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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
28 January 2012
Excerpt: The genre of “bullet hell” games is well represented on the Live Arcade, so does Bangai-O HD stand out? This might not be the best or hardest game of this kind out there, but Bangai-O HD is great fun. If you love screens that are jam packed with bullets, this is all you. While all games of this kind have insanely frantic moments, imagine a game where you can fire a thousand, even a million bullets in one attack. This is that game.
Conclusion: I would say if you like the sound of the game, take the metaphorical leap of faith and buy it, if you give it a chance, you probably won't be disappointed. This review was written because I feel this game has not received the attention it deserves. I have done my best to reflect the true nature of this game in an unbiased fashion. All of what's written in this review is of course just my opinion.
Excerpt: Bangai-O is one of those games that if you mention it people will either look at you like you are crazy, or light up with delight. This Treasure shooter has roots as far back as the N64 and has made...
Pros: + Variety of levels, + Tons of content, + Level editor, + Progression is never hindered
Excerpt: Here's a title that should come with a surgeon general's warning: may inspire feelings of inadequacy about your gaming skills. Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is the third installment in a series of experimental shoot-em-ups from the cult developer Treasure. Instead of relying on your ability to masterfully dodge a barrage of bullets, each level here presents itself as an oblique, self-contained puzzle. And they're often impenetrable in their esoteric formal innovations.
Conclusion: Concept: Put Bangai-O’s insane bullet hell action on a console that can actually handle it
Graphics: When the screen is crowded with projectiles and enemies, no amount of high-def can help you see any better
Sound: Hearing the chain of exploding enemies after you unleash 1,000 missiles at once is quite satisfying.
Summary: Like many other offerings from its developer, Treasure, Bangai-O is an arcade shooter that caters to a niche audience. If you're not familiar with the series, the first HD incarnation might be a good place for you to get into it, provided you can handle the intense challenge. The game continues the acclaimed tradition of brutal yet smart gameplay that seen in its Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, and DS iterations, and it won't disappoint those who enjoyed it before.
Pros: Challenging and addictive, Controls smoothly, Plenty of levels, plus a level editor, More missiles than you can shake a stick at
Cons: Difficulty may scare you away, Laggy online multiplayer, Created levels can only be shared with friends
Excerpt: It’s pretty hard to figure out exactly what’s going on in Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury. With hundreds of robots, missiles, giant ants, lasers, and various fruit flying around the screen at once, you’ll have a tough time tracking your little flying mech, much less keeping him alive. But that’s what makes the game so compelling: it’s all about finding ways to deal with the chaos. All the insanity means that Bangai-O isn’t exactly beginner-friendly.
Pros: + Fast shoot-’em-up action, with an amazing number of enemies and projectiles onscreen at once., + Tons of levels, plus even more with the level editor.
Cons: - Too difficult for non-hardcore gamers; occasional slowdown., ? Will anyone be able to beat every level? We’re not so sure.
Conclusion: Five. Not days, hours or even minutes, but <i>seconds</a>. That's the countdown to death in Bangai-O, the rock hard, futuristic shooter from Treasure. Though you shouldn't be surprised; this is the developer that brought you Ikaruga, possibly the hardest game residing in your Xbox Live Arcade cabinet right now. And on first impressions, Bangai-O seems even harder. That's steeping aside from the five second death knell for a minute.
Pros: Stages may be short, but there's plenty of potential of increasing scores. Opens the next stages even if you can't complete the current one.
Cons: You can get frustrated because of poor objective cues on certain levels. You'll need a big TV to be able to see what's happening clearly.
Conclusion: Missile Fury si prefigge di dare nuova linfa vitale alla serie, ma a nostro parere fallisce parzialmente nel suo intento. Un gameplay ibrido tra i due passati capitoli è una buona mossa, alternando livelli dalla progressione lineare ad altri in stile arena o che strizzano l'occhio ai puzzle game. La varietà è quindi presente ma la sfida fin troppo elevata farà scappare a gambe levate chi si avvicina per la prima volta alla serie.