0 Day: Attack on Earth Review
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System: X360 (XBLA) Review Rating Legend
Dev: Gulti 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Square Enix 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Dec. 23, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-8 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

However, the best example of your teammates' worthlessness comes in the form of a small, spherical orange foe. When these enemies find you and get close enough, they'll attach themselves to your ship, making it impossible for you to fire or break free by yourself. As your life continues to dwindle due to this enemy, you are completely reliant on the rest of your squad to save you. All I can say is don't hold your breath. Your A.I. teammates are more than happy to just let you die, not even attempting to take a stray shot at this parasitic enemy. This is truly frustrating when you are on your last life and your final target has only a few shots worth of health left in them (and at any other point in the game, honestly).

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Things work slightly better when playing with friends online. At least you can call out for help when paralyzed by the spherical orange enemies and actually expect to get some aid. Of course, good luck convincing your friends to pay fifteen dollars (1200 Microsoft Points) for a severely flawed game that only lasts about four hours (if you're lucky). After all, this game's infuriating to play by oneself, and it doesn't have an extremely strong online component.

Besides the online co-op, your only other options are for eight player competitive matches of capture the flag and control the points. There are already plenty better shooters available on XBLA, most of which are cheaper than this one, that are way more deserving of your time and money.

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Unless you like constantly fighting with a sluggish camera, brain dead A.I. that refuses to do anything but fly straight to their deaths, or are just really into realistic looking aerial photographs of cities (which is about the one thing this game got completely right), then I'd suggest saving your fifteen dollars for a better title.

By Adam Brown
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
Truly the best part of 0 Day. The environments look good thanks to the very detailed depictions of New York, Paris, and Tokyo, and the various enemies you encounter are also rather unique and interesting-looking.
2.8
Control
Handling your ship is easy and accurate, but the sluggish and unwieldy camera constantly mucks things up.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Nothing really good or bad worth noting; truly average.
1.6
Play Value
Almost unplayable by oneself and difficult to find others to play with online. 0 Day is a really short game that you'll likely not come anywhere close to getting fifteen dollars worth of enjoyment out of.
1.9
Overall Rating - Avoid
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • With a huge arsenal of heavy-power artillery at your disposal, climb into your fighter jet and wage fierce battles against massive creatures from outer space.
  • The Arcade exclusive 0 Day Attack on Earth gives you full range of motion and attack while you engage in air strikes over real-world cities, such as Tokyo, New York and Paris.
  • Team up with-or battle against-players from around the world in online co-op.


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