Depot Games: Adagio
#9 during March 2009
Links: Web Site
, Adagio v2.00 Demo (Mac OSX version)
, Adagio v3.03 Full Release (Windows)
Category: Space Shooters
Developers: David Grace
Adagio is a shoot-em-up (shmup) based upon such classics as R-Type, Gradius, Project X and ThunderForce. It features retro classic gameplay along with a detailed, anime-like story. Along with graphics stylistically appropriate for the late 80's/early 90's, it features detailed bosses and secrets in every level. If you like games from the height of the shmup golden age, then this game is especially catered for you. :)
Version 3.03 is a whole-new version with improved music, artwork, cutscenes, and weapon powerup system. The full version will include six levels and the intriguing conclusion to the plot. It will also include the ability to record and playback your gaming sessions, allowing you to trade demo files online to show off your achievements!
Adagio is the indirect sequel of HalfLight: It takes place after the original game, but from the perspective of the so-called bad guys!
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Version 3.03 is the fully-tested final version of Adagio. It has a ton of bug fixes including a bunch of new editions and features, including higher-resolution cutscenes and a new unlockable reward system.
There are also lots of secrets, including a whole new unlockable ship that you can acquire! Plus, a new difficulty level has been added. Called "shmup god", it will challenge those who enjoy a good fight.
Note: OSX port of v3.03 is on the way.
Adagio has been ported over to Macintosh OSX! So, now those with Apple systems can enjoy retro shooter action. This version includes a few bug-fixes and changes that will be incorporated into the final release. (So technically it's v2.01 but I'm trying to keep my demo number scheme consistant. :)
Overall Rating: 9.5
8A high quality game but it is quite frustrating. It's hard to tell where the playfield is sometimes and the projectiles don't stand out against the background. I find that I have to look directly at the ship to avoid being killed so I can't concentrate on what I'm trying to shoot.
10This game really does have that retro feel, its really like playing an aged classic. It has what I consider to be the 3 retro elements down to an art being intense play, good quality music and real retro graphics.
I also like the now typical Gaping Wolf story telling approach. It reminds me of the talking lion thing in HalfLight.
One minor thing (for later on). It would be nice if I could use "enter" on the menu as well as Ctrl but I am not complaining.
10Very polished, console type shooter. And I mean really polished. It's fun - esp. when played with a game pad.
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