Reviews and Problems with Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
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4 May 2012
Conclusion: You know that point in history when we discovered America then fought in the Interstellar War? Yeah, that was pretty cool. Developers Final Form Games have created a colorful recreation of that war and named it Jamestown.
Conclusion: Its nice to know that there are people out there that still believe we need games like this one. Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a lot of fun and it gets way better if you play it with friends. If it weren't for the weird controls, this would have made a much better impression.
Pros: Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony has a particular visual style that makes it stand out. Maybe it's the 16-bit graphics or the hectic action on the screen, but it has a strong personality. Also, the music is outstanding for an indie game. It fits perfectly in battles and in menus, and the soun...
Cons: There is only one problem with Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony and that is the control scheme. For some unknown reason, indie developers can't seem to get this aspect right. In this case, Final Form Games chose to implement a lag between the action of the player, albeit on keyboard or with a...
Excerpt: Welcome to the dance of death. The setting is a steampunk alternate history in which the British have colonized the New World (Mars, obviously) and are being attacked by the Spanish and their Martian allies.
Excerpt: Ah, the old school. You know where you are with the old school, don’t you? The comforting feel of a rubber key; the reassuring beep of an internal speaker; the familiar aching muscles in your forearm after a furious waggling session (fnar!
Pros: Nice graphics and music., Great setting and story., Ticks all SHMUP boxes.
Summary: The year is 1619, and mankind has reached the New World. No, we're not talking about the Americas--we're talking about Mars. As a British colonial on the lam from king and country, your best chance for amnesty lies in uncovering the secrets of the legendary lost colony of Roanoke.
Pros: Smart difficulty curve, Numerous unlockables add longevity, Vaunt gauge is a great offensive and defensive tool, Stylish artwork, Supports up to four players in local co-op
Excerpt: Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a shoot ‘em up that has a bit of an odd premise. It takes place during the 17th Century, and involves a British colonization of a new world, but the only thing is: the “world” is Mars!
Conclusion: The Short Version: Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a charming, challenging and thoroughly worthwhile SHMUP. It's an arcade classic for the new decade - and you'll be hard-pressed to find better on the PC.
Pros: Authentic arcade thrills with a new twist, Beautiful and unique artwork, Great value as well as quality
Cons: No online multiplayer, Have you ever tried to fit four players around one monitor..., ...when at least one person has to use the keyboard?