Summary: If you like shoot 'em ups (shmups), you need this. Just like all Cave shooters, the game play is frantic and full of fun. Just like all Cave shooters, the idea is to get as far as possible on a single credit. This is a throwback to the game play of old where arcade goers went only for high scores and their initials on the game. For those that want to see the ending, sure, you can play away and it's an "easy" game. Throw enough continues at it and you'll win.
Summary: Simple to pick up but offers depth and clever power ups and scoring mechanics. Beautiful graphics, but smart choices in bullet and collectible items' colors prevent the onscreen madness from being too confusing. This is a bullet hell shooter, so theres constantly a screen full of stuff to avoid but the difficulty is perfectly balanced. Theres really nothing to complain about.
Summary: I've always admired Cave shooters. They practically invented the "bullet hell" variety of shoot-em-ups, where you're dodging literally hundred or thousands of bullets. This game is no different. 3 different planes to choose from, beautiful 2D visuals, and intense shooting gameplay with challenging bosses await those who play this game.
Summary: This is a cave shooter so of course it's "bullet hell" like all of their shooters (that I've played). It's actually horizontal which is somewhat strange for the genre, I actually thought it was vertical prior to purchasing because I wasn't paying attention. You get 3 characters. There is lots of stuff flying at you at all times. It would be frustrating if there weren't infinite continues. Control is fantastic (thank God!).
Akai Katana - Technical and deep, easy to learn, hard to master
17 March 2013
Summary: I bought this game off the Xbox Live marketplace since it looked interesting and I enjoy shoot em ups (I.E. Shmups) from time to time. My past shooter titles I have played include the Thunder Force series and Death Smiles. After playing it for about 30 minutes to an hour and taking the tutorials to get the hang of the scoring and offensive/defensive systems in the game, I was truly impressed at how deep this title is and very hooked by the fast moving and fun gameplay.
Summary: Been playing shooters since the 80's/90's back in the arcade days so I'm a big fan of these. I own all the shooters (disc and xbox live arcade) for my Xbox 360 (and a bunch for the PS3). This is one of the better ones. Nice graphics, sound, and music. Great for casual fans and hardcore fans that replay it for scores. If you read the instructions, it has a little bit of strategy. I'm glad companies are bringing some of these games to the States as Japan gets all them.