Excerpt: Shoot-em-ups comprise a genre not for the faint of heart, from scrolling shooters like Lords of Thunder to bullet hells like Ikaruga and Perfect Cherry Blossom where the player has to dodge overwhelming amounts of projectiles while attempting to finish a level.
Conclusion: For shmup aficionados and lovers of Japanese anime culture, Mamorukun Curse is a worthwhile play because it contains all the trappings of the genre with a few interesting twists. It’s not a particularly long game but those who crave top score spots and harder difficulty will find a reason to play.
Review: Mamorukun Curse will make you do exactly that: curse
16 August 2013
Excerpt: There's a clear line that separates the familiar shoot 'em up genre from titles like Mamorukun Curse . The most obvious thing to understand is that this is very much a brutally tough Japanese bullet hell shooter designed specifically to cause anger, frustration, and possibly madness.
Summary: Mamorukun Curse! is a solid shooter with interesting mechanics that happens to be set in an uninteresting world. The hypercolorful art style will no doubt appeal to many fans of the genre, but even for them, the enemy designs won’t provide much of a draw and the various bullet-masking effects and...
Summary: When you think of classic arcade shoot-'em-ups, you probably think of spaceships or military vehicles blasting away grotesque alien scum and armored battalions. In recent years, however, many developers have taken the genre in a different aesthetic direction, with cute, colorful characters and...
Pros: Exciting, challenging shooter action, Cursing gives gameplay a lot of depth
Cons: Visual problems impact both the aesthetic and the gameplay
Conclusion: Mamorukun Curse! is rated E-10 with ESRB descriptors of Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes, Mild Language, and Use of Tobacco. You do shoot down monsters with magical looking bullets, but they just explode and disappear when defeated.
Excerpt: Mamorukun Curse is part shooter, part anime, and all spiritual warfare. If you take into account it has one of the strangest after life beliefs ever to enter my Playstation 3. Players take on the role of one or multiple members of dead people in the Netherworld.