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Very Good

This Set The Foundation For Rail Shooters!

posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Mar 17, 2008

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Member since Nov 2004

11 out of 18 gamers (61%) found this review helpful

Sega actually has something to brag about (they had Sonic until every remake is for the trash).

Anyway; I was never much of a Sega Fanboy or shooters but I always try all the games that come out. This is defintley the original and not enhanced; the sound is ok and the graphics (especially 2) is horrific.

I was going to send it back until I played 3 (worth the rental); it is sort of like Ghost Squad. Even though there is Umbrella Chroincles I suggest that you rent it because it is very fun. Metriod Prime 3 should have been mostly on rails because you can get lost with that map.

There is not much here but just simple fun gameplay and isn't that what this industry is about; the choice is yours but you won't regret it as much as you think.

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Really Bad

Needs better resume

posted by decifal (BON AQUA, TN) Nov 15, 2009

Member since Nov 2005

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Game is alright for when it was made.. But my god, they desperately needed to add a save feature, or at least a resume where you left off...

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This Old House'

posted by lightsaber (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 12, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

10 out of 17 gamers (59%) found this review helpful

This month sees the re-release of 2 of SEGA's most beloved lightgun games (House of the Dead 2- arcade/dreamcast only and House of the Dead 3 which was an arcade/xbox exclusive) all in one package. Most hardcore Dreamcast fans like myself remember HOTD 2 as a great edition to the Dreamcast library as Xbox Owners will have similar memories of HOTD 3 but these games haven't aged all that well graphically. The gameplay is still very tight for this type of game. Any gamer or Sega fan boy looking for a nostalgic ride down memory lane will find it here. Everyone else will problebly pass this up to play Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles as it's a true step forward for the on-rails shooting genre. But all lightgun type shooting games owe something to SEGA because games like House Of The Dead layed the foundation for all great lightgun shooters to build upon. So while this is a great history lesson from a company that has the right to brag about it's place as one of the greatest delevlopers/publishers of all time this game will only appeal to those people who remember SEGA fondly as i do. The rest of you will problebly see a substandard oldie not worth your time. The choice is yours.

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