Summary: Whilst many developers think that shmups have no place in modern gaming, that there is no demand for full release games with graphics made from the ground up rather that just polishing some old sprites and slapping HD on the box, Under Defeat really sets the standard for Shmup releases in the future, and not only that shows that the genre when done right has a demand in today's video game market.
Summary: As a fan of the original Dreamcast game, this is a fantastic port. Usually I find these HD, deluxe, reimagined games of old to be a wast. Rehased ideas, with little flare of what made the originals the retro gaming darlings we know of today. This is proof that sometimes a gaming company can get it right. For those of us who can't affored the highly over priced cost of a Dreamcast copy of this game, I HIGHLY suggest picking up this one.
Summary: There aren't really any choices for an on disc shmup for the PS3 but even if that weren't the case this would be a good game. I've never played the Dreamcast version so I can't say if that's better or not but that seems irrelevant. The reason you'll want to buy this one is the wide screen compatible mode. The initial setup has you playing in a mode where you have move to gunship to fire the direction or opposite direction of flight.
Summary: I ordered this for my 6 year old because he loves shooter games, and I didn't want him to play the T+ games. He played this for about 30 mins, declared it too easy, and turned it off. It's arcade style, like something I would have played as a kid. Today's kids just demand more by means of better graphics and a higher skill set, which this game did not deliver. Definitely not worth the $30 I paid for it.
Summary: Only a die hard fan would notice the very minor differences between the original DC version and this PS3 port. This version can be had at a fraction of the price, and has a few new features such as two additional helicopters and widescreen mode with it's own soundtrack. Everything you love about the DC version is intact, including the option to rotate your monitor.
One of the best, if not the best, shmups on the PS3
15 December 2013
Summary: Worth the price of admission just for the OST. It's short but sweet and intense, just like the game. There's also gorgeous high resolution art included on the disc in PDF format. As with most shmups, you don't often experience the characters in-game, but their portraits do appear between levels. The game itself is very traditional, more like Raiden and Raizing-style shmups than bullet hells like Ikaruga and Shikigami no Shiro.
Summary: I bought it because it was a shmup on PS3. And it is, however, it is not as good as some of it's competitors. I would give it a 5 for everything but I have to knock it down because I think the Dualshock 3 controls just aren't where they need to be. Still a great game if you like this sort.