Summary: ...If intense difficulty and aggravation equates fun in your vocabulary, that is. These two titles are from a perhaps bygone age of shmups which were as rewarding as they were difficult. This Playstation2 launch title is a bit rare, and really only worth more than say, $20 if you know what you're getting into. Still worth trying out if you're collecting classic games.
Summary: youll need it this game is tough and like many reviews before me have stated its not for everyone but im not one to give up easy so im keeping it anyway rtype is childs play compared to this but I love a good challenge so if you want a game that will keep you up all night and fustrated all day this is the game for you good luck stay sharp and have fun.
For fans of oldschool shooters, this is PURE GAMING HEAVEN!
M. B. Link "wildfirelink", Amazon
10 January 2004
Summary: Gradius III & IV(2000). A PS2 collection of two classic arcade space shooters. Back in the 80s and early 90s, space shooters were a very popular breed of arcade game. The first many didn't offer much more than just firing at endless ships over and over again, but several others opted to add something unique to the formula.
Summary: When I grew up, I had a Nintendo and then a Genesis. These systems had awesome, fun games. Then when PS1 and N64 came out, game developers tried to take every game that was cool on previous systems and make it 3-D. Usually, these games were not nearly as cool or fun as their side scrolling predecessors from the past. For example, Castlevania was cool on NES but terrible on N64.
Summary: I think that gradius made an impact on the jet game industry. There hasn't really been a flying game that has been as good as gradius. The game is short yes, but it is fun to play and is good to play with your friends. For new gamers this game is very frustrating and can cause you to turn off your PS2 and throw the controller onto the floor and scream at your TV. But I would recomend this game any day.
Summary: While I'm not certain if its possible to love and hate something at the same time, I am sure that you can be draw to an object and thoroughly repulsed by it in the same breath. I say that because that's how I often feel about this game and its barrages of endless enemies, its boards that fill like mazes with clutter, and its array of weaponry that you have to have to make it through levels.
Summary: THIS GAME IS SO BAD. I REMEMBER WHEN THE ORIGINAL GRADIUS CAME OUT FOR NINTENDO, THEN LIFE FORCE: GRADIUS TWO, THEN THE FINAL GRADIUS TO COME OUT WAS GRADIUS 3 ON SUPER NINTENDO. NOW PLAYSTATION MADE GRADIUS 3 AND 4 AND THESE TWO GAMES ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE ORIGINAL THAT CAME OUT ABOUT 15 TO 18 YEARS AGO. THIS GAME IS SO AWESOME TO PLAY YOU'LL BE PLAYING IT THE WHOLE NIGHT YOU'LL LIKE IT THAT MUCH.