Conclusion: Namco Bandai did some really good things with Galaga Legions DX. They maintained the integrity of the original game and added some fun elements, including the ability to freely move anywhere onscreen, to make the experience exciting.
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Pros: + Fantastic visuals & sound, + Frantic gameplay, + Some nice fan service
Cons: Makes your thumbs sore, Not a massive amount of content
Conclusion: It doesn't take long to blast your way through all of Galaga Legions DX's 10 areas; in that sense, it is a short and easy game. But the real struggle here is for leaderboard domination, which is not so easy.
Pros: Fun shooting action that rewards skill and efficiency, Constantly evolving waves of enemies, Attractive visual options that make good use of classic sprites.
Cons: Little sense of danger, Poor leaderboard integration.
Excerpt: Galaga Legions DX transforms the measured enemy lines of the 1981 arcade shoot-’em-up into a psychedelic swirl of alien ships, mini-bosses, and chain-reaction explosions. Neon-blue lines swoop across the screen to announce incoming swarms, and Galaga Traps let you occasionally commandeer a small...
Pros: + Plentiful enemies and lots of varied attack patterns; flexible controls., + Bright galactic battlefields and copious special effects rendered in six snazzy styles.
Cons: - Only nine areas to clear; no multiplayer; rewards rote memorization over twitch skill., ? Why don’t the aliens use their tractor beam anymore?
Excerpt: How do you take a concept that is over 20 years old and drag it into the next generation? It’s a hurdle many developers are scratching their heads over, but no one does it better than the very smart folk at Namco Bandai.
Excerpt: For me, it's going to take one hell of a 2D shooter to prize my bleeding eyes away from that other Xbox LIVE Arcade exclusive downloadable 2D shooter, Bizarre's stupendously addictive Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Is Galaga Legions, the latest in the 27-year-old (dear God!