Excerpt: Weird Japanese gaming concepts seem to be slowly but surely making their way over to the US and the UK. You can buy a copy of the outstandingly weird and incredibly funny Katamari Damacy from retailers in the States now, and Capcom have decided that Under The Skin ( Meiwaku Seijin: Panic Maker in Japan) is fit for public consumption in the UK. Under The Skin sees you taking on the role of a little blue alien by the name of Cosmi, who hails from the Mischief Planet.
Conclusion: If Viewtiful Joe and Gregory Horror Show weren't enough, Capcom have made yet another unique game that isn't attached to any of its other long running franchises. It’s good to see developers doing this instead of just churning out sequel after sequel, and even though you could argue Capcom do make a hell of a lot of sequels from their various franchises, they also create fresh games like Under the Skin too.
Pros: Different from everything else out there., Some of the panic attacks are very amusing.
Cons: It's very, very short., Can occasionally frustrate.
Conclusion: While Under The Skin lasts, it is some of the most crazy-zany-wacky-madcap fun you are likely to experience, but sadly it does not last very long. Due to the slightly repetitive nature of the game and its lifespan being rather on the short side, I believe that Under The Skin should be looked upon as something of a novelty game, but a very interesting one at that.
Excerpt: On savait Capcom prompt à nous proposer des titres au concept parfois très recherché, mais avec Under the Skin, on atteint le point de non retour. De son titre original Panic Maker, Under the Skin nous projette dans la peau d'un alien bien décidé à semer la zizanie sur la planète Terre. En résulte un chaos urbain sans queue ni tête qui ferait presque passer les Bratisla Boys pour des gens normaux. Il fallait oser !