Excerpt: As one of the D+PAD team elegantly put it this month, “XBLA has scrolling shooters up the f’ing ying-yang”. So what makes Omega Five worth your time and, perhaps more importantly, 800 of your MS Points?
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: At 800 Microsoft Points, Omega Five is a great shooter that's definitely worth the download if you're a fan of the genre. The game looks absolutely gorgeous with fantastic sounds, and highly addictive gameplay. It may be a tough sell to casual gamers due to its length and high degree of challenge, and to that we say try the free trial before you buy.
Summary: If you’re an oldschool gamer and you can handle a challenge, this game is definitely worth buying. Anyone who can’t handle the challenge, for whatever reason you may have, skip this game until Natsume releases a difficulty option patch, if that ever happens.
Pros: -Nostalgic, nostalgic, nostalgic., -True arcade-like design all around., -Cool sound track, even if a bit cliche., -Awesome tribute to a dying genre., -Good amount of well-designed characters to play as., -Fitting achievements., -Unlockable challenge modes add some replay value., -Incredible graphics for an XBLA game., -Cool weapons.
Cons: -Might not be worth the money, considering the length., -No online multiplayer., -No way to change difficulty., -4 stages seems a little short, even for the genre.