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This is not a great game by any means, but the other reviews here are not giving it any justice.
It has a steep learning curve, you will not start enjoying this until you have played for at least 20 minutes or so, and get used to scanning with one hand, and moving around with the other.
One thing to be very clear about: You do NOT have to look at the bottom screen, everything you can see on the bottom screen is in the top screen, where the enemies are, where you are making the pings, and the enemies themselves you reveal, appear as blips before you ping them.
Once you get the strange gameplay down it's fun and different. The visuals are beautiful, and different from stage to stage, even your avatar changes from stage to stage. In one it's a butterfly, another it's a large sight for a gun, in another it's a blazing blue phoenix. As well the backgrounds and enemies change from stage to stage to suit the same theme.
The game's 3D is mostly for show, quite a good show in my opinion. The only real use for the 3D is that the power ups slowly risse from the background, you can't get them til they are at the same level as you, which I found interesting.
I would most definitely not recommend buying this game without trying it, and like most 3DS games, it's overpriced at 40 bucks, but this game is worth a rent, especially considering how few different games there are for the 3DS at this time. If you have a 3DS give it a try, you might like it, I've already decided to keep the copy I rented.
posted by Joshua2010 (CONGERVILLE, IL) Aug 10, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
Most people turn this game down just because you really can't figure out how to play right away. This game takes a couple of hours to figure out how to play, but experiment with different buttons and what they do, and before you know it, you will pick up the gameplay and find this game isn't so bad. I figured out for those people who think that it's hard to look at both the touch screen and the top screen at the same time, you can use the A button to cast sonar so you only have to look at the top screen.
In a nutshell, this is one of those games where you want to rent it to see what you think of it. And I want to say one word to the people who think this game is too hard: EXPERIMENT!!!!!!!
posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Mar 24, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
The gameplay itself was unique and interesting. It just isn't my style of game. I don't get all the "hating" that people are doing on it. It is a decent game. There is no call for knocking a game just because it isn't your kind of game. In fact, If people can't rate games subjectively (rather than just, "I sucked at it" or "Not my kind of game" so "I'll just trash it") then I don't see how any review on this site could be trustworthy.