Soldner X2: The Final Prototype – The Last Chapter (DLC)
1 December 2010
Excerpt: Soldner X2: The Final Prototype: The Last Chapter (DLC) Soldner X2: The Final Prototype is an arcade style, side scrolling, space shooter. Comprised of beautiful levels and high action game play, the sheer number of lasers, missiles, and bullets flying at one time can keep even the most experienced gamers on the edge of their seats. Multiple difficulty settings allow the casual gamer to have fun, while keeping competitive players challenged.
Review: Soldner X-2: Final Prototype (Sony Playstation 3)
14 August 2010
Summary: Soldner X-2: Final Prototype is one of the best shooting games I’ve played in years, and compares well with Gradius V as the best side-scrolling shooter we’ve seen in a decade. Tight control, great collision detection, great action, a variable difficulty curve depending on player ability, fair challenges… there’s a lot to like here. If there were more “free” stages to play than the four we get initially, this would be a Game of the Year contender.
Excerpt: It's funny how many different types of gamers are out there these days. For example, I work with a guy who won't play anything but fighting games and/or "shmups," the bullet hell 2-D shooters that are as popular as ever in Japan, but not so much here. His love for the genre that gave us classics like Gradius, R-Type, Lifeforce and The Last Guardian runs deep, so deep in fact that he has taken to importing components with which to build arcade pads to his own...
Conclusion: Fun, but ultimately unrewarding, Soldner-X 2 brings a gorgeous looking side-scrolling shooter to the PSN, but they forgot to bring the innovation along with it. Definitely worth checking out if you need a fix though.
Conclusion: Just like its predecessor, you can’t go wrong with picking up Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype. Whether playing alone or with a pal via the offline co-op mode, you can expect a thrilling ride from beginning to end. There are very few games that are a requirement to own, especially within the shooter genre and I’m happy to say that Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype is one of those titles.
Excerpt: If there’s one genre in all of videogaming that is balancing dangerously on the edge of extinction, it’s the side-scrolling shoot-’em-up (affectionately nicknamed industry-wide as ‘shmup’). Back in the day (i.e. the 16-bit era), 2D games were the rule, not the exception, so it was a given that certain companies like Konami and Irem would release a shmup or two amidst the slew of more mainstream offerings.
Excerpt: A frantic flight through massive danger, this side scroller is anything but predictable. Mind blowing levels with abundant enemy fire to dodge keeps players on the edge of their seat. With this surprisingly exciting game loosing concentration for an instant can spell disaster for the player’s powerful spacecraft.