You Rock the Body in MicroBots

Electronic Arts releases MicroBot, a new game that takes players inside the human body. The game is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and coming Jan. 4 on PlayStation Network ($10). The arcade-style shooter created in collaboration with Naked Sky Entertainment challenges gamers to control a microscopic ship on a mission to destroy a biotechnological infestation.

Players battle malicious enemies as they travel through the bloodstream, bones, lungs and brain. The rhythms and fluids of the human body create an environment that affects movement and gameplay, providing combat advantages and additional hazards to overcome.

In addition to a Story Mode, MicroBot features a Challenge Mode, where either one or two players can see how long they can survive the battle using just one ship configuration.

Is MicroBot edutainment masquerading as entertainment, or just an interesting setting for a shooter game? Players will have to judge for themselves, but maybe younger players can learn a little science and biology in the process, and that’s a good thing – assuming, of course that the game itself doesn’t suck..

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