Conclusion: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is a fun shooter, but it’s not quite a grand adventure. Nintendo deprived their fans of the first game for so long, and now they answer the cry with something that feels a bit outdated. It’s also a fairly anemic package in light of the asking price.
Conclusion: Overall, it's an extremely well polished game of reflex that will enthrall players with its brisk pacing, ludicrous story, and out of this world innovative gameplay concepts. So, if you liked the original Sin & Punishment or any of the traditional Star Fox games, you will absolutely love Successor.
Excerpt: When we train in an artistic discipline, we learn the forms before we attempt personalized expression. Beginning dancers learn to tango. Before tackling freeform poetry, you learn sonnets and sestinas. Aspiring guitarists learn to read music through 12-bar blues.
Excerpt: In late 2007, I downloaded a little gem of a game from the Wii Virtual Console that never made it over to this side of the ocean titled Sin & Punishment and immediately fell in love. The fast paced action and stellar (we’re talking N64 here) production values had me hooked.
Summary: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is an unapologetically balls-to-the-wall, did-I-just-see-that sequel to the Nintendo 64 cult classic. You have to know what you're getting into to enjoy what Treasure has put together, but for gamers who long for games to make a little less sense and embrace a little...
Pros: Epitomizes some of the best parts of old school Japanese design, Sometimes unbalanced challenge, but never impossible, Absolutely insane enemy design – so insane, it often doesn't make sense
Cons: Not much for the second player to do, Most players won't have much reason to play a second time, Score mechanics are designed for high-level play only
Excerpt: Since the early 90's, Treasure has been making some of the most intense action games around, from the moment they first wowed us with Gunstar Heroes on the SEGA Genesis. Silhouette Mirage, Bangai-O, Ikaruga — these guys know how to deliver hardcore thrills.