Whenever I scrolled through the Arcade portion of Xbox Live's store, I would instinctively avoid Triggerheart Execlica. Not that I have a deep-rooted hatred for the vertical shoot 'em up or anything like that, but whenever I read its description and looked at the supplied screenshots, it just came off as a very, very typical shoot 'em up experience. Sci-fi theme. Check. Alien invasion. Check. Super-powered female protagonists. Check. Bullet hell onslaught featuring pink, red, and purple projectiles filling the screen in spreadshot, diamond-shaped, or tropical depression variations. Check. It doesn't sound like a bad time to be had, but with so many more "inviting" titles gracing the Arcade library, Triggerheart always played second fiddle.
But upon finally giving it a chance, reading the How to Play and tutorial portions, something surprised me: this game has a gimmick. Why this wasn't mentioned at all in the store description--that vital place where you really need to convince people to buy your product--is beyond my understanding.
Community review by pickhut (November 05, 2018)
Alternative tagline: Hit the Road, Jack.
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