Summary: R-Type series is a classic SHMUP [Shoot em Up] series that well know for its stunning visuals and great difficulty, R-Type Final does not disappoint. The 2.5-D graphics are beautiful and push the PS2 to it's limits, because of this there is inevitable slow down/slight framerate drops. Use this to your advantage. You can set the difficulty to your choosing.
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15 July 2009
Summary: R-Type Final for the PS2 is a classic arcade game brought to the big screen. You get about 100 different ships to side-scroll along in blasting mayhem. First, it's important to make this very clear. This is a SIDE SCROLLER SPACESHIP SHOOTER. This is very old school. If you're the type that hates arcade games, you probably should move on. It is not three D although some of the graphics do their best to give you that feeling.
Summary: I owned almost every game system since Coleco and so played plenty of games but space shooters are my personal favorite. There are not too many great space shooters in the "new" age of PS3, XBox360, or Wii. Let me say that the last space shooter for the PS2, R-Type Final, made a grand exit and remains the best shooter of all time. Hands down! Not even Gradius can come close. The levels are intense and beautiful. The weapons are a eye popping feast!
Summary: If your tired of all the first person shooters and RPGS... This game rocks.. It was 1990 all over again for me.. Love the game.. Since i didnt have anm original playstation I can only comment that the 3d effects they added in this version make the game more appealling for me :) The only issue I have is that you cant play 2 player.. But i can forgive that.
Summary: I really enjoy top down and side scrolling shooters, so take this opinion with that in mind. The only problem with R-Type is that dying sucks. When you die you restart from a usually bad position without any powerups. Once you unlock free-play this can make the game frustrating when you are playing new stages or playing with a different ship etc. However overall I think it's the best of the R-types and one of the better side scrollers out there.