ARS - The enemy gate is down: 5th Cell debuts innovative shooter Hybrid

"What did you think when you found out we were making a shooter?" 5th Cell's cofounder and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka asked me at the Game Developers Conference. I had recently heard the company talk about the need to innovate and create new genres and ideas in each game it makes, so I was aware the new title wasn't just going to be a shooter—the other shoe was about to drop in their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade release.

And drop it did, as Hybrid is the best Ender's Game game that has nothing to do with the books. Here's how 5th Cell turned the third-person shooter genre on its head.

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Active Reload2965d ago

It looks interestingly decent to say the least. I'm glad they went for the 3rd person perspective rather than the 1st. I hope they succeed in delivering a quality title to us gamers while at the same time garnering a reputation for doing just that.

sp1deynut2965d ago (Edited 2965d ago )

"What did you think when you found out we were making a shooter?"

I thought, "Oh yay...another dev has sold out, and is trying to capitalize on the popularity of shooters on the 360" This game will fail miserably....I'd much rather have Scribblenauts Kinect on XBLA, than this garbage.

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Pretty much just looks like they got Vanquish and Halo and slammed them together. I can't really judge it yet though.