D+PAD: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review

D+PAD Magazine writes:

On the face of it, Xbox Live is the best place for a title such as Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet to exist. With the likes of Shadow Complex on 360’s Arcade and PixelJunk Shooter on PSN, it’s clear that side-scrolling adventures have the chance to make a real impact on the gaming masses, as long as they couple imaginative ideas to enjoyable gameplay. The influence of the tried-and-tested formula of Metroid and Castlevania (colloquially known as Metroidvania) is abundantly clear in Shadow Planet, but is this adventure as much fun as its spiritual predecessors or is little more than a twisted wannabe?

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