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Old 11-27-2004, 07:10 PM   #34
blueskied
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Originally Posted by bemanisuperstar

Ikaruga
Reviewed for: Dreamcast


Gameplay-

White distorys black Black distorys white. rotate Often play the game for 20 hours and unlock stuff.
Pretty simple but it works. The Simple gameplay ALMOST makes up for the just there Graphics. Be warned this isn't an Easy Game. It's not prison rape like Border Down is. But you will Need to play awhile until you unlock free play. I can beat Normal in 10 credits min.
However to unlock everything as I said YOU MUST play the game alot and you'll get bored with it after awhile. But if you like the Genre as I do, Then you will play this game a little longer I'm splitting the Score here for Genre Fans and Non Genre fans
The Controls are good but you've played this before.

Fans of Shooters- 4/5

Noobs to the Genre 2/5


Overall-

Well I ranked this as a Top shooter when I first got it but there are better games out there. Zero wing 2 is a much better game. Mars Matrix, Giga Wing ect.
Still it's Treasure and while it isn't Radient Silvergun (a Game I never played the rom was empty)
It's a decent fun game that requires more work than needed to unlock everything.
and YES that final Boss is the same Final Boss from Radient Silvergun

Final Score 3/5
Thanks for the hilarious review!! I'm always amused by people who review ikaruga without even taking the 2 minutes it requires to figure out the game system. I'm referring to the fact you didn't mention the chain system & bullet eating (and the related fact that it is usually more advantageous to kill enemies as the same color, rather than the opposite color as you erroneously state), which are ikaruga's greatest appeals and innovations. This is really
the reason so many people play this game 500+ hours and consider it the best
shooter ever crafted. Please don't even compare it to Radiant Silvergun, especially since you admit you've never even played it and sadly you cannot spell it either (cf. "Radient" in your post)!!! Yet you assume RS is better for some mysterious reason. You're a funny guy (in an ignorant sort of way). As someone who has played both, I can say RS really pales in comparison to ika. Also, WTF is Zero Wing 2? Are you referring (in a way which shows you really know nothing about shooters) to Zero Gunner 2? Zero Wing was an arcade shooter by Taito from 1989 ported to the Genesis and TCD in the early 90s, but they never made a sequel.

A piece of advice:
If you're going to review a game, at least take the time to learn the game system,
spell previous games in the series correctly, and use the correct titles when referencing other related games on the system and/or in the genre.

Last edited by blueskied; 11-27-2004 at 07:14 PM.
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