Excerpt: should come with universal entertainment built right in. Take two old-school styles - beat-‘em-up and shooter - and blend them together, thereby giving the gamer a unique experience, one that's nostalgic and unique at the same time.
Excerpt: It's hard to tell what The Red Star actually is. One part shoot-'em-up, one part beat-'em-up, and all parts "old school," this adrenaline-fueled hybrid is a blitzkrieg embroiled in frenetic gunplay and hard-hitting melee combat.
Conclusion: Perhaps it's because The Red Star is flying so low under the radar, after an inauspicious period in development, that to come out smelling unexpectedly sweeter than it should let's us forgive the majority of its foibles.