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.
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.
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: 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: You might think that you know the drill by now: nasty alien warriors known as Bydo have set their sights on Earth and now you're the only one who can stop them from mounting a successful invasion.