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8.2 out of 10


The Japanese arcade hit Ikaruga comes to Xbox LIVE® Arcade! Trea Read more

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Overall 8

The Trick is Mastering the Polarities

James E. Ranshaw, Amazon
6 May 2009
  • Summary: I've always wanted this game (for multiple consoles), so I was thrilled when it came my way to the Xbox so I could finally get it. You can have a lot of fun with this game, that is for sure, but you can also get very frustrated. Now that I mentioned it was frustrating, let me mention a few tips about the game to help ease the frustation (no spoilers).
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Overall 8

Fun but Difficult

clompjes "clomp", Amazon
8 April 2009
  • Summary: This is a Japanese arcade title that first showed up on home consoles on the sega dreamcast. It's pretty hardcore as far as difficulty goes, but it still looks great and plays well. All of the basic shooter gameplay elements are here of course, as well as a unique polarity system where you can absorb damage from the same polarity to generate powerful attacks. It is a vertical shooter which means that on widescreen tvs, you'll only be using about 1/3 of your screen.
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