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 .
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.
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: There are many who would have you believe that the 2D Shoot-em-up is a dead or dying genre. Hardly any such games are being released for the current generation of consoles, particularly outside of Japan.
Excerpt: Whoever says that classic shooters are dead should be subjected to Gradius V. For the last few years I have heard the same bull about the 2D shooter being a dying genre now that 3D has taken over.