So there is a little problem with the Swarm review. The problem is, I can’t exactly review it. There is a big glitch in the Xbox360 version of the game that is pretty much preventing me from completing the game.
In Hothead Games’ new game Swarm, the Xbox version has a bit of a problem. While on the overworld map, when you move your level-select cursor over level two, or select level two, 80% of the time the game hardlocks my Xbox.
Now since this is such a limiting glitch in the game, to the point where I cannot even finish the game, I’ve decided to hold off on my review of Swarm until I can actually play the game.
I know you’re thinking: “Alex! You’re giving them a free pass?! That isn’t fair! What about the consumer who bought it before it gets patched?!”
Don’t worry guys, this extreme mishap will factor into the final review, and I’ve decided to take an entire grade level and 10 points off. A game that is not playable when it releases is simply unacceptable. Now other than this glitch though, I like the game, so I want to give it a fair shake on its merits as well.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Alex@irrationalpassions.com.
Stay tuned for that Swarm review guys!