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 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 collect models as well.
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. I have never really played those original R-Type games anyway so I get to treat this game with a clean slate. Pros: - It is very addictive - Even if you lose a battle you don't lose all your ships.
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. Since the attacks are canned animations with annoying load times, you can thankfully choose how and when these are shown. That includes: full-screen, full-at-random, windowed, windowed-at-random, or off.
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. Second, you can customize your attack plan using specific equipment suitable for each mission.