developer: Traxmaster Software
publisher: Traxmaster Software
Game mode: single player
Exception is a platform action game developed by an independent developer Will Traxler, operating under the banner of Traxmaster Sofware. The main source of inspiration for the author were the series Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania.
The action of Exception takes place inside a computer, whose appearance evokes associations with the Tron film series. The machine was infected by an authoritarian virus. The resistance is fighting with him, as do the player.
In Exception we observe the action from the side. Campaign is divided into 128 levels located in sixteen different worlds. The game is distinguished by the fact that the stages are transformed in front of us and the camera changes position freely, so that what is currently a ceiling can become a floor or a wall after a while.
When we cross these boards, we not only jump on the platforms and avoid numerous traps, but also face hordes of opponents. In our path there are both private, hostile programs and fifteen powerful bosses, who are presented as giant monsters. We eliminate enemies in close combat, and the key to success is to perform evasions, rapid counter-attacks and combine attacks in spectacular combinations. The set of standard blows is complemented by six special attacks, which we unlock and improve with the use of artefacts gained along the way.
Although Exception can only be played on its own, online rankings are a substitute for multiplayer mode, where we can boast of our achievements.
Exception graphic design brings to mind the above mentioned film Tron - the shimmering colourful interior of the computer is highlighted by omnipresent neon signs. The party is accompanied by a catchy synthwave soundtrack with songs by Kalax and Waveshaper.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTS 250 / Radeon HD 5750 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2