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.
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?
Conclusion: The spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon offers a compelling on-rails experience, even if it feels a bit lacking in some areas. With multiple dragons to own and level up, as well as and addictive scoring system complete with leaderboards, there are a few good reasons to plop down $20.
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...
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.
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.
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...