Posted on January 9, 2008, Chris XBLA Wednesday 1/9: Omega Five and Tron
This week’s two Xbox Live Arcade games are now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Omega Five, a beauty of a side-scrolling shooter, and the classic Tron are the new additions, and will run you 800 and 400 Microsoft Points, respectively. You can read more about both games in their announcement stories here and here.
I had a chance to briefly try out both games before I started this story, and my extremely brief impression is that Tron is a faithful port and Omega Five is a gorgeous, but ultimately shallow game. I don’t want to be too hard since I played the game for less than ten minutes, and the trial version of the game doesn’t give you a whole lot of time to really see what it’s about. The trial is definitely worth downloading, if for no other reason than to show off as a graphical triumph to your friends.