Globe and Mail game critic Chad Sapieha writes:
The PlayStation Store has provided us one last small hurrah for 2009: PixelJunk Shooter. This deliciously uncomplicated and habit-forming downloadable game for PlayStation 3 is from Japan-based Q-Games, the studio behind all of the PlayStation 3-only PixelJunk games to date, including last year's brilliant, genre-defying PixelJunk Eden.
The concept behind their latest effort is that space-faring humanity is swiftly running out of resources, forcing us to embark on ever more perilous missions on ever more hostile planets. I think there's a warning somewhere in here about the cost of our culture's seemingly relentless expansion, but I quickly forgot about any potential social commentary the game's makers may have be striving for once the action began and I started to lose myself in the Zen of rescuing little orange men.