| paleface [sys=MD; cat=Shooter_Vert; loc=JPN] |
|Depressing "run around on the ground" style vertical shooter. It's kind of like a vertical shooter version of Castlevania or Ghouls 'n Ghosts or something, and it is hard as heck. Unfortunately, it isn't really charming enough to keep you coming back for more, as it likes to throw all kinds of annoying obstacles, useless powerups (every powerup chest you open defaults to the wimpiest weapon, and you have to take time out to shoot it in order to cycle it to something you want--and every chest seems to have the exact same selection!), and enemies moving too quickly for the boggy framerate at you, without so much as a "by your leave," or attractive presentation. And the first boss, this big worm thing, just kind of runs you over.|
They tried to make it seem involved by letting you hold a shield over your head by holding down one of the buttons, but as far as I can tell this just gives you the illusion of safety, and really just makes it frustrating, because you'd rather be shooting than cowering.
This game didn't want me to love it.
|Oh, and if you die, you have to restart the entire level. Blargh.|| |