Excerpt: This is gaming history. Shooters, at some point in the last few years, mutated from one kind of twitch game to another. The endlessly inventive bastardry of the 8- and 16-bit period turned into the real-time bullet mazes you see in Ikaruga or Mars Matrix .
Summary: Konami's Gradius V first hit PlayStation 2 in 2004, and it was very highly received by fans of the Japanese shoot 'em up (or shmups) genre. Despite being called Gradius V , it was actually the sixth Gradius title, along with prequel Gradius Gaiden , and the first to be released on consoles instead...
Excerpt: Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing at times; reminiscing when games used to be challenging rather than bloated with a number of useless extras to keep up the pretence that a game contains longevity.
Excerpt: Shooter fans will have a lot to celebrate this winter as Konami releases Gradius V, a brand new installment for the PS2. The return of this venerable series looks likely to please hard-core veteran players with its incredible visuals, inspired level designs and simultaneous play, GV should push the...
Summary: At long last, players have the chance to
pilot the legendary Vic Viper in Konami's flawless Gradius V for the PS2.
Updating the classic series with new twists while remaining true to the spirit,
renowned developers Treasure have given the franchise a contemporary feel with
new weapons and power-ups.
Excerpt: A single red strawberry... luscious, juicy and sweet. Pop one in your mouth and it literally oozes goodness, the taste lingering on long after the bowl has been left bare. Try dipping it in a soft sweetened cream however and you'll soon find a taste explosion the likes of which simply cannot be...
Excerpt: Certain things are better off left in the past. Silly trends like acid-washed jeans and terrible games that threaten to ruin their franchises like The Contra Adventure have no business living on as anything more than ugly memories. The Gradius powerup system is another such thing.