For all you reviewers who like multi-unit shooters like this, check out Shoot 1UP on XBLIG. It's a great game released a while ago with very similar gameplay to this game.
What I really like about this game is the control over formations and how that integrates into gameplay. However, I have one gripe. The system where as you change formation it pauses to show you info about it... that's unnecessary because you can already see what the formation is like when you do it! And since this is a twitchy shooter, having that pause is teeth-grindingly annoying when I want to quickly switch around to take something behind me or on the sides. The little icon can still pop up showing formation information, just maybe off to the side instead so as to not obscure view of the formation and let the formation itself come up instantly on your units.
Fix that one flow breaking 'pause' and the game mechanics will be perfect.
the pause is necessary for the mouse wheel control so you can select which formation you want, trust me when it was instant it was a lot worse as ladybugs would spread out when you were cycling through the formations and hit stuff without you wanting it.
love the gameplay
this is my first review and i have been on the site for years. the fact that the different formations were even an option and useful, just wow
i was so close to finish the game, 2 seconds more and i would have won...
Great game. Made even better by the fact that it took three days to make. I managed to win by using formations 2 and 4
the only problem was that it was way to easy it needs more of a challenge