Summary: Shoot-em-up enthusiasts hold an odd position in 2012. The best of the genre is behind us, immortalized in the coin-op perfection of Eighting, Toaplan, and Seibu Kaihatsu games, and CAVE is always there to supply us with one gem per 2-3 years. It’s easy to be spoiled.
Ether Vapor Remaster Review | A Change Of Perspective
29 June 2012
Conclusion: The Short Version: Ether Vapor Remaster is an incredibly solid and versatile scrolling SHMUP that packs a surprising amount of variety. Uninspiring visuals aside, this is a quality package for genre fans.
Pros: Solid and responsive SHMUP mechanics, Versatile trio of weapons, Refreshing changes of pace and perspective
Cons: Dull and derivative art style, bland backgrounds, Projectiles can be obscured by smoke and particle effects., Little in the way of personality and lasting appeal