Excerpt: There are many ways a critic might embark upon a review of Gitaroo Man , the 2002 Koei-published rhythm game, and yet no summary feels like it truly offers a satisfactory overview of the experience.
Excerpt: As Brad described, Gitaroo Man features a story about the loser, his puppy-love crush, and his journey towards heroism. Corny? Is it ever, presented in the cheesiest way possible complete with silly, very-Japanese cutscenes between stages.
Excerpt: There's no denying that this game is good. That, in itself, is pretty amazing given Koei's past. What's truly astonishing about Gitaroo Man, though, is it manages to take the character-based rhythm genre to an entirely new level.
Excerpt: Rhythm based games have always been high on the quirk factor, and for a very quirky genre they’ve done quite well. Well enough to spawn sequels like rabbits and merit localization like in Parappa the Rapper and Um Jammer Lammy . That’s all well and good, but stagnation has crept in to this genre.
Pros: Amazing gameplay, Excellent selection of songs, Eccentric story and characters, Very good “music videos” and graphics
Cons: Slightly on the short side, Requires more skill than the average gamer is ready to try for
Excerpt: It's only March, and it's already been a great season for diverse gamers. For proof, we need look no further than the niche genre of music gaming. For a category of entertainment that had formerly been labeled too Japanese for western tastes, music games seem to be here to stay.
Summary: Ninja Gaiden est pour beaucoup une série culte. Aussi étions-nous ravis de découvrir un nouvel épisode, un spin-off qui plus est, promettant de dépoussiérer la licence. Yaiba : Ninja Gaiden était le candidat tout trouvé. Malheureusement, ce nouveau jeu n'a pas l'envergure de ses illustres aînés.
Pros: Univers sympatoche, Mauvais goût assumé
Cons: Action parfois confuse, Manque de finesse, Intrigue absente des radars, Un peu trop caricatural