Excerpt: It was Longfellow that said, "...into each life some rain must fall," which sums up the feeling I had after playing R-Type Command . I didn't realize how much the glut of really good strategy and tactical titles for PSP recently had spoiled me, until fooling around with this game for a while.
Excerpt: R-Type Command is nothing like what I was expecting. R-Type has been known for its ultra-hard side scrolling shooting action set in space. You know the drill, save the earth from disgusting aliens and somehow you are the only ship left alive.
Summary: Atlus' R-Type Command is a deviation from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.
Summary: You're not going to find a perfect game in R-Type Command, but what you will find is an engrossing tactical role-playing game that turns the genre on its side. While some long-time fans of the franchise may be disappointed by the slow-pace, R-Type Command is the type of crazy mash-up I want to see...
Summary: If the 21st century has given us anything it's the ability to mix and mash completely disparate art forms together. One has to look no further than the record industry to see popular "Mash-Ups" that involve taking a little Jay-Z and mixing it with The Beatles.
Summary: If you like R-Type, this is definitely a “hit or miss” title. The look and feel of R-Type is there, but the game play is much deeper and extremely slow-paced. On the other hand, though, if you enjoy a good RTS from time to time, even if you’ve never heard of R-Type before, this game may be worth...
Pros: -Truly feels oldschool., -Extremely long., -Large amount of ships to choose from., -Cool bosses., -Very unique approach to the RTS genre., -Authentic R-Type style soundtrack.
Cons: -Load times are way too long., -Serious balance issues., -Early portion of the game may be too difficult for some people., -Graphics could have been much better with a little more effort.
Excerpt: For over two decades now, the R-Type series has been synonymous with a specific brand of mindless space shooter. In these games, strategy and planning aren't as important as twitch reflexes and simply shooting everything that moves.
Excerpt: R-Type Command Publisher: Atlus USA Developer: Irem Genre: Tactical RPG Release Date: 05/07/2008 R-Type is just a hair below Gradius as the most successful and well-known 2-D shooter series in North America.