Conclusion: Sin and Punishment: The Star Successor carries on the Treasure tradition splendidly. The difficulty may scare some players away, and Star Successor probably isn't for them. However, anyone that has fond memories of old school gaming and owns a Wii, this is definitely one release to check out.
Summary: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor takes adrenaline-soaked adventure to inspiring new heights. Packed with nonstop arcade-style thrills, intense boss battles and precision pointer controls, the game challenges players to rack up high scores as they fend off waves of enemies in a stylish postapocalyptic world.
Excerpt: They never should have sent Isa Jo. He was just a rookie. A child, compared to the other soldiers. But that wasn’t the problem; he could’ve handled the mission. The objective was simple: destroy the enemy recon unit from the other dimension. That’s all. Isa had both the weapons and combat skills to get the job done. As the son of the protagonists of the original Sin and Punishment , he was also far stronger than a regular human.
Conclusion: I’m not going to lie and tell you I didn’t find myself frustrated and lobbing profanities while playing this game; a good shooter will do that to you. What sets this game apart, however, is the sheer fact that I persisted until I had won. You see, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is the evolution of the shooter and a seriously significant step toward assuaging the genre for the mass market without dampening the legendary level of challenge that defines it.
Excerpt: Treasure, creators of Gunstar Heroes and the classic shoot 'em up Ikaruga , developed a Nintendo 64 game very late in the console's life. So late, in fact, that an American release was skipped entirely, and it wasn't until the Virtual Console that it found its way to the US. The game was Sin & Punishment, and while it took years for a proper release outside of Japan, it still found its way into the hearts of gamers, and is often referenced as a forgotten gem of the...