Reviews and Problems with Silpheed: The Lost Planet
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$... down the drain (MINUS one star!)
E. S. Dummit, Amazon
18 June 2001
Summary: A Father's Day gift, otherwise I would not even have touched it. Why anybody would knowingly pay... for a 1970's vintage scrolling shooter game for the PS2 is beyond me! What a waste of code and processor power! Nothing original here, nothing exciting, nothing new in the two-dimensional arcade-style scrolling shooter. And the packaging is somewhat deceptive in leading one to believe it is a modern PS2 sort of game.
Summary: I bought this game off the hype I picked up from this site and these exact reviews. Bad idea, thats fifty bucks I'll never see again. Oh, the pain. My wallet is woeing. To be honest, the game is "presented" well, but at a total loss. I used the cheat code to open all of the 9 weapons available and I was STILL highly dissapointed. You'd expect some cool laser weapons or high speed action, like Raiden, but I couldn't find myself playing longer than 10 minutes at a time.
Excerpt: I happened across it in the bargain bucket in Woolworths and said a tenner for a PS2 game cant be bad, but I was wrong! I took it home and put the disc in and was greeted with visuals that would not have looked out of place on a Playstation 1 rather than a PS2. The gameplay was okay for a couple of shots but the lack of a real continue or save feature hampers you and after a couple of shots you feel like flinging it out the window rather than going over all the old...
Pros: A bit like Axelay/Super Aleste from the Snes days
Cons: Its ten years later and should look better .
Excerpt: As a video game jounalist of over four years, I am quite used to seeing games released that totally miss the point. Silpheed: The Lost Planet is one such game. The PS2 is supposed to be a "Next Generation" console, so why is a game that is several years old being released. Developers should be pushing the system further and harder, not just throwing any old thing together to make a quick buck.
Pros: Fast and fun while it lasts, impressive in places (though not many) and makes a great frisbee .
Cons: Too short by a long way . Frantic, often to the point of frustration . Not particularly new or innovative .
Summary: Das Spiel ist ein typischer Weltraumshooter a la C64, und solche Spiele können ja ganz witzig sein, hier allerdings ist dem nicht so. Die Mankos: Man kann das Spiel nicht abspeichern, das heißt, jedes Mal, muss man komplett von vorne beginnen! Das Spiel ist viel zu schwer, ich habe es im einfachsten Modus gespielt und brauchte teilweise Stunden, um von einem zum nächsten Level zu gelangen.