Summary: This is one of the best shooters to come in a long long time. With the exception of Cave's bullet hells, Omega Five is an exceptional piece that should be noticed. Not sure where 1UP is coming from with their review. Maybe they just aren't schmup fans.
Summary: Wow, never would i have thougt that the makers of Harvest Moon would come out with a kick ass shmup, but Natsume has delieverd just that. Never mind the story because their is none, what you get is a beautiful looking HD shooter with a high level of difficulty, solid controls, catchy music , 4 short but very sweet levels, great boss battles, and 4 characters to choose from all who look and play very differently from one another. One of the very best XBLA titles out.
Summary: Omega Five. What a great game. I wasn't expecting much when I dropped the $10 for this to be honest. Maybe a fun little diversion, but nothing special. What I got was an honest to god BLAST of a game. It's finely crafted, engaging, and FUN. Hats off to Hudson for giving fans of hardcore shooters this love letter.
Summary: Fantastic shmup...very well balanced it can be cleared on a credit but never feels too easy Like a cross between forgotten worlds and r-type ..and it's a horizontal shooter which means it'll fit your widescreen TV well unlike vertical shooters which use about 1/4 of the screen space Unlocks more credits the more you play which is a nice touch, all in all essential for any Shmup fan.
Summary: Maybe, just maybe, someday a scrolling shooter developer will wake up and realize that by including only one ridiculously high level of difficulty they're effectively excluding anyone and everyone who doesn't possess the twitch reflexes of an 11-year-old. When that day comes, the other 99.99% of the population might actually enjoy a game like this.
Summary: I had never been a fan of the extreme shooter, but after giving the Metal Slug series a try, I decided to give this a go as well. I was pleasantly surprised to find the gameplay so inviting and addictive, considering my lack of skill in such games. There's a bit of variety in that you can play as multiple characters, each having separate weapons and special attacks.