Excerpt: What was I supposed to think? Can you imagine the ambivalence I felt when I heard a new R-Type game was coming out, but it was to be the last? Even as I excitedly started up the game, I thought to myself: This is the end. "This last song is dedicated to all the lovers...
Conclusion: And blowing things up is a big, big part of the R-Type Final experience. The controls handle much like that of the game’s predecessors, as players are able to adjust the speed of their ship, select between rapid fire and a high-powered shot that needs to be charged before firing (up to three levels...
Excerpt: There is at least some truth to the cliche that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. However, just because the dog in question can't learn something new doesn't mean he can't take what he already knows and do it a little better.
Excerpt: I write this having spent (wasted? spent? wasted? spent?) an entire sunny August Saturday playing R-Type Final . During this time the game has made me seethe with anger, curse the developers, and even question my very interest in gaming itself.
Excerpt: There are only two reasons, as far as I can tell, for anyone to not like R-Type Final . One is simply not liking shooters. That's okay. It's clearly indicative of some kind of deep moral failing on your part, but it's okay.
Excerpt: R-Type Final adapts a 3D world to a 2D gameplay style, and it does it rather well. It allows the camera to move freely to different angles while maintaining that 'flat' feeling of flying from the left side of the screen to the right.
Excerpt: But though years had gone by and the desires of the general public had passed into new things, smaller companies came to realize that maybe there were just enough gamers who remembered and loved the old ways that games could be made for them without it being a financial black hole.
Excerpt: Even though I hadn't really played more than a few hours' worth of the previous R-Type games, I was sad when I learned that Irem was retiring the respected franchise. There's something about seeing a good thing come to an end that puts a lump in my throat.
Excerpt: Sorry this review is a bit late. With my recent forays into the music section and everyone’s favorite countdown, I’ve just not had the time to do a review. Hell, we’ve all been slacking in the review area, but that changes now.