Excerpt: When I first heard of the so-called \'Capcom Five\' -- five titles (now four -- one of the games got axed) developed and published by Capcom \'exclusively\' for the Gamecube -- I thought this game had the most unfortunate name out of all of them. I mean, Product Number 03? Even Viewtiful Joe has a better name than that -- \'viewtiful\' might not be a word, but at least it\'s quirky (and oh-so-Japanese).
Conclusion: I guess that's all there is to say. So, to sum it up, many have complained about the repetitiveness of the game, and while I can see where they are coming from, it's still fun to destroy these robots using uber cool power moves and acrobatics, so it doesn't really get old. The enviornments and enemies get better and better as you progress, keeping the game fresh, and just the fluidity of everything is really nice.
Excerpt: Capcom’s unique PN03 is set to light up the Gamecube this fall. This intriguing shooter stars a sexy heroine as she battles an army of deadly mechs and robots in a variety of bleak environments. PN03’s gameplay mechanics are quite interesting, as players attack their robotic foes using energy from their hands, not the standard weapons. Visually, the game’s stark, minimalist design is quite striking, giving it a unique look.
Excerpt: old school (Ûld skÛÛl) adj. a video game inspired by those of antiquated origin that forgoes current technological advancements and focuses on straightforward, yet demanding gameplay mechanics. When it comes to video games, every once in a while you just have to go old school. Sure, the Morrowinds , GTA3s and Halos are all fantastic and worth every moment you spend with them, but sometimes you need to switch gears a play something less complicated.
Excerpt: The rather bizarrely monikered P.N.03 is Capcom's latest attempt to recapture the old school spirit which had been somewhat overlooked in recent years. Instead of incorporating fancy combat mechanics and lavish open levels, P.N.03 simply offers pure shooting action. The basic plot is that the heroine Vanessa F Schneider (potentially the worst name ever given to a character) is a mercenary hired to clear a colonized planet of robot type things called CAMS by an unknown...
Pros: Great old school action, Presentation is spot on, Genuinely rewarding, High replay value
Cons: Not for everyone, Boss fights very disappointing, Controls can take time to master, Short
Excerpt: Capcom brings their frenzied shoot-em up style into a 3-D world with P.N.03 (Product Number 03 if you're wondering). Lots of action Capcom style, but can they get the job done in that extra dimension? Click here to find out.