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: 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.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: With R-Type Final, fans of the series have a reason to rejoice and be saddened at the same time. On one hand, it provides a very solid shooting experience from start to finish, chock full of nostalgia, beautiful graphics and great gameplay.