Summary: If you are a fan of turn-based strategy and aren't locked into the notion that all R-Type games must be frantic shooters, you'll enjoy this game. Most maps are long and narrow and require wiping out all enemies as you move towards a goal. What makes the game interesting is the unit variety.
Pros: Nice map and enemy variety, deep strategy without being overly complicated, no memorization required (unit details available at a glance).
Cons: Poor ending, long load times for battle animations, clunky menu interface (in main menu, not during battle).
Summary: this game is great for new gamers all the way up to the experienced. great for kids because it is easy to understand and play and its great for others because its simple and time consuming so u can enjoy a game
Summary: I read a number of reviews and hesitated at first. But when it hit discount I figured I had nothing to lose. As the other reviewers noted, this is not the classic R-Type game. It is a strategy game along the lines of the traditional hex-based wargames.
Summary: I bought this for my video game-addicted son who is in the Air-Force along with another much more expensive game that just came out. He liked this one better. Other than that I have no idea what the game does, it did come with a model of one of the spaceships in the game, he loved that because he...
An effective strategy offshoot of the R-Type series
Roy Basilisk, Amazon
28 August 2008
Summary: The R-Type series takes an interesting detour with this competent hex-grid strategy game. It mixes the flashy style of the classic shooters with slower-paced balancing of tactical considerations. It is important to note that the flashy animations are entirely optional.
Summary: I like this game, in fact after playing it for a month I'm declaring it my favorite PSP game, and I have all the must plays. I'd give it 5 stars but I can't edit that. It's a lot different than the older R-Types which I've all played. First, you can save whenever you want.