Critic & User Reviews
Strange but not a bad game
posted by DAlkaiser (PALM BAY, FL) May 16, 2011
Member since Jun 2009
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
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 LocoMotive (SAINT CHARLES, IL) May 13, 2011
Member since Sep 2010
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by DEATHTRAIN (WASHINGTONVILLE, NY) May 13, 2011
Member since Dec 2010
2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Basically, the menus are clunky and unpolished. The game needs you to do a tutorial on the menu system that's how unpolished they are. Then your in the game and you have to navigate the 3d screen dodging and collection objects while looking at the bottom screen pressing on moving objects.
This doesn't sound difficult until you die in 10 seconds and your back at the menu screen. I handed this game to the 6 guys that work for me today to get their opinions, they are all big game players, and each of them hated it.
Decent Game/Not My Style
posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Mar 24, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
Lefties need not apply.
posted by disturbed666 (BARBERTON, OH) Jan 6, 2012
Member since Sep 2011
More foresight would be appreciated in the future
A very strange shooter...
posted by Joshua2010 (CONGERVILLE, IL) Aug 10, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
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 AlexMcB (NORFOLK, VA) Jul 13, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
If only I had three hands.
posted by Jarebear (SANTA FE, NM) Jul 3, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
What Am I supposed to do?
posted by sonic4ever (SOMERDALE, NJ) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Mar 2010
Passable as an ipad app for 3 bucks.....maybe
posted by BadLarry (DEER PARK, NY) May 26, 2011
Member since Jun 2005