posted by 35yrgamer (CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY) Nov 6, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
The point of playing any video game is to have fun. And this game delivers in spades. Multiplayer is crazy fun. The graphics are weak, but passible. The control is the best I have seen on the Wii. I want to see more top down shooters that play like Alien Syndrome. I want a Wii Gauntlet asap. This is one of those games where the good out shines the bad. The story is generic, but so is Halo, so is RFoM, so is FF, so are countless other games. The camera is a tad out of wack, but you can rotate it easily with the nunchuk. The bosses can be epic, but you can always find a way to win. The graphics are weak, but the screen is filled with gun fire, enemies, flashing lights and effects. So many games draw pretty enviroments but save for one or two things remain empty, AS will swarm you. You could point out three or four reasons to not play the game, and I can only counter with one good reason to play it: Its fun. This is the way games should be 300MPH, shooting in all directions, white knuckles, crazy chaos, and it gets better the more players you have playing. Do yourself a favor, rent it. Don't expect Halo, but get ready for a fun ride. Oh and to the people that play 10 mins, call it boring, and slam the game...sucks to be you, your missing out. Of course it starts slow, they are giving you story background, and allowing you to learn the controls and game menues. By the time I hit stage 5 I was hooked, 25 stages later I was unable to put the thing down. Great Game, and a great suprise.
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
I personally love this game. It has easy controls, and lots of baddies to be killed. It kinda reminds me of X-Men Legends and Champions Return of Arms. Lots of weapons in the game and a high lvl content. This game will provide hours and hours of gameplay while running solo are playing with your friends.
Of course the camera will sometime be a bit frustrating, but it is to fix by rotating your nunchuck (i don't know if that's how you spell it). But overall it's a good game and everyone can have fun playing.
Back in the mid-eighties, Alien Syndrome was an addictive run-and-gun quarter-muncher that quickly followed-up its arcade success with multiple PC and console ports, most notably on the Sega Master System.So now its on the Wii with obviously better graphics and color but is the gameplay better?I think the gameplay has gotten better so for that i give it an ABOVE average!