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Crimson Dragon
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Taking Flight With Crimson Dragon

GIN
28 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Crimson Dragon offers a unique perspective to the panoply of rail shooters available to gamers. Fighting your way through Draco, a planet slowly being taken over by the Crimson Virus, the player encounters a bizarre array of monstrous creatures that do not hesitate to send harmful power blasts your...
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Tedium Can Fly

GameCritics.com
22 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Not realizing that the game has Kinect functionality and watching the dragon perform dozens of unprompted barrel rolls.
  • Pros: Saori Kobayashi's magnificent soundtrack.
  • Cons: So this is what next-gen graphics look like, eh?
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Crimson Dragon Review

Hardcore Shooter
12 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Not the return to form we’ve been hoping for with a rails shooter. Take a pass on this one.
  • Pros: ○ Nice visuals
  • Cons: ○ Expensive ○ Dragon taming system is mundane ○ Recycled everything
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Crimson Dragon

High-Def Digest
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Yukia Futatsugi, best known as the creative force behind 'Panzer Dragoon,' is coming back to the on-rails shooter genre with 'Crimson Dragon.' Previously announced as a Kinect-required Xbox 360 game, Futatsugi's studio, Grounding Inc.
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Crimson Dragon

GameTrailers
22 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series, Crimson Dragon takes to the skies of a mysterious planet on the backs of mighty dragons, but can a game with a borrowed legacy and an obscure genre rise above the clouds or does it crash in a fiery ball of jagged polygons?
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Crimson Dragon Review

IGN
18 November 2013
  • Summary: Crimson Dragon is a competent arcade shooter, but its heavy grinding and weak presentation drag down the pace.
  • Pros: Good on-rail controls, Deep RPG elements
  • Cons: Dull presentation, Lame A.I. characters, Free-flying controls
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A Spiritual Successor Derailing Its Own Fun

Game Informer
18 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Resurrect the on-rails shooter genre with a spiritual successor to Sega’s classic Panzer Dragoon series, but fail to recapture the glory Graphics: The environmental design is exotic, but the graphical detail isn’t much better than last-gen games.
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Expert Review

polygon.com
18 November 2013
  • Summary: This Panzer Dragoon spiritual successor has such a great soundtrack, in fact, that I mention it now, at the beginning, before things get terribly, terribly dark. So, let it be said: Crimson Dragon is a misguided, frustrating, confused game that I didn't enjoy whatsoever and would recommend to only...
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Death from above.

GameSpot
18 November 2013
  • Summary: Crimson Dragon is an on-rails shooter that revives the cherished Panzer Dragoon series under a new name, fitted with light RPG elements and a dash of asynchronous co-op. Unfortunately, these added systems don’t make a meaningful impact on the game at large, and the genre’s focused action is...
  • Pros: Later stages exhibit refined level design and visual appeal.
  • Cons: Camera controls get in the way of your ability to fight effectively., The dragon growth system is unrewarding.
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Crimson Dragon

Destructoid
18 November 2013
  • Summary: Almost 'Panzer' quality As the spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon franchise, Crimson Dragon has some big shoes to fill. The talent is there, as the former director of the first three Panzer games and a Panzer composer are attached, but the prospect of Kinect gameplay and an Xbox One...
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