Excerpt: The Dreamcast had a rabid fan base of both players as well as developers. Some dedicated developers continued to produce Dreamcast games years after the system was officially abandoned by Sega. Under Defeat is one such game.
Excerpt: There’s a lot of history behind Under Defeat , and usually, this would solve the age old dilemma on how to start the introduction to a review. But I can’t help but feel it’s a complete waste of time.
Excerpt: Everything changes. In the late 80s and early 90s, it seemed like you couldn't walk into a video store without finding a bunch of shooters available for rental or purchase. The genre was white hot and crammed full of recognizable names from Gradius to R-Type , Thunder Force to Darius .
Summary: : Deathsmiles is yet another wonderful shooter for the Xbox 360 that’s packed to the brim with awesome, and it’s sure to please genre fans, though anyone who doesn’t have much interest in the genre isn’t going to find themselves swayed by this.
Excerpt: Under Defeat is a 3D vertical shooter arcade game that was released in Japan in 2005. It has since been ported to Dreamcast, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The Deluxe HD version offers HD textures, widescreen support, practice modes, new weapons, and dual stick controls to fire them.
Pros: Fun arcade shooter with multiplayer support
Cons: Players share credits/retries; story text is small and hard to read; pricey
Conclusion: The Deluxe Pal Edition contents 3 Discs: -The Game including the Black Lable expansion -A Soundtrack CD -A CD with screensavers, wallpapers, icon etc for your laptop or desktop pc. So highly recommended for fans of Ikaruga, Kof Sky Stage, Guwange, Mushihime Sama Futari, Espgaluda, Raiden and so on.
Conclusion: Final Score 10 out of 10 Pros: -Colorful, detailed sprite-based graphics in Xbox 360 mode. -A somewhat haunting yet catchy soundtrack. -Can shoot left and right which is a nice change. -Its a horizontal shooter! -Extra modes/Black Label content will keep shoot-em-fans very busy (and happy!).