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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Released On Steam For Linux

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Thanks to Aspyr Media we now have Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions day 1 on Linux, and the reviews are good.

It has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam, so it looks like it's a good hit!

I have fond memories of playing one of the Geometry Wars games waaay back when I had an Xbox 360, so it's incredibly pleasing to be able to play the latest generation on Linux.

About the game
Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter.

Features
- Over 50 single player levels including Adventure and Classic Arcade modes
- 3D grids and over 10 battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia
- 4 unique companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe
- Cooperative and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes
- Community and Friend Leaderboards

You can grab it on GameAgent (Aspyr's store) and support them directly, or if you prefer you can go to Steam directly.

If you login to your GameAgent account you get 10% off too. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Beamboom 26 November 2014 at 2:48 pm UTC
"It has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam, so it looks like it's a good hit!" -> by that logic practically every single game on Steam is a good hit. Seriously, the game have to be *broken* for it to accumulate a "mostly negative" rating.

But the actual reviews are good for this game, so in this case we indeed got a winner!

http://www.destructoid.com/review-geometry-wars-3-dimensions-284223.phtml
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/25/7279307/geometry-wars-3-dimensions-review-xbox-one-PS4
http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/geometry_wars_3_dimensions
liamdawe 26 November 2014 at 3:24 pm UTC
Actually I find the Steam reviews overall rating very valuable, but this arguments has been done to death on another article.
natewardawg 26 November 2014 at 3:55 pm UTC
I've found the user ratings to be pretty useful myself as long as you remember the target audience of the game. For instance, if you hate Hidden Object games a rating of Overwhelmingly Positive probably means the game will not be very fun for you, but if you love Hidden Object games, then Very Positive or higher probably means you'll really like the game.
dude 26 November 2014 at 6:52 pm UTC
An arcade twin stick shooter ported by Aspyr!? Wow, sure thing I will buy it. But I need my salary first
N30N 26 November 2014 at 7:28 pm UTC
I gave it a quick try (it's only a 85.5MB download) and it looks pretty good. I'm looking forward to playing with some of my competitive family members over the holidays.

But I did come across two quirks.
  • I would have liked a bit more antialiasing but there are currently no graphical options in-game (seems it'll be added in a future update) and attempting to force it results in a black screen.

  • Navigating the menus with a keyboard, the escape key nor any other appear to be mapped to back.
    Edit: after a bit of searching I've found it's backspace for back.

Cadre Cola 26 November 2014 at 8:07 pm UTC
Not bad. I'll probably pick this one up soon. Between this, Fotonica and Tales of Maj'Eyal, I will probably be set for the remainder of this year.
Swiftpaw 27 November 2014 at 2:25 am UTC
If you like other Geometry Wars games, you need to get this.

If you haven't played Geometry Wars, you need to get this.

Either way, get it nao! Seriously, it's a very addicting arcade shooter.

P.S. There are some crashing issues for me when playing co-op, you can get past them but it can get annoying. Aspyr has a patch already coming though so hopefully it will fix it. It will add resolution selection as well. Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/2nec5z/geometry_wars_3_dimensions_out_now_on_steam_for/cmctzkb
Beamboom 27 November 2014 at 12:12 pm UTC
natewardawgI've found the user ratings to be pretty useful myself as long as you remember the target audience of the game. For instance, if you hate Hidden Object games a rating of Overwhelmingly Positive probably means the game will not be very fun for you,

This we agree with, but that goes for real reviews too. They have to be seen from that context. For example, I hate racing simulators. So, not even a simulator with a metascore of 95 would be of interest to me.

natewardawgbut if you love Hidden Object games, then Very Positive or higher probably means you'll really like the game.

And this is where we disagree.
If you take a few minutes and have a look at some random games on Steam, you will find that an overwhelming majority of them are summarised as "very positive" or better. "Overwhelming" to such an extent that it loses all value as a guideline, unless you happen to be of the opinion that 9/10 released today are very good, and in that case one does not need any reviews anyway.

I mean, what I describe here is not just personal opinion, it's based on observation. I urge those of you who don't believe what I am saying here to do the following:

1. Open your Steam client and find some games in your library you'd rate as mediocre at best, head to their store page and check their user rating summary. Just do it.

2. Then, go to a metascore site (metacritic or gamerankings) and look up the title in question.

Then finally get yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and reflect for a while on your observations.
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