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GF Rating
5.5

890 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

So much action and better than they say

posted by Weeble (TACOMA, WA) Jul 16, 2007

Member since Aug 2005

30 out of 31 gamers (97%) found this review helpful

OK Who's reviewing this game? Did they even play the actual game or just the demo? Well maybe just not fans. That said this is a fine game and extremely frenzied with non stop cosmic fire fighting action. It's in space so you can't expect a lot from level design, its...space dummy, there's nothing in space. But wow the ships look really nice and have a Gundam feel for those who remember.
The story is fair but contrived, and as you might expect poorly dubbed. I'll say the worst thing about this game is the music. what the heck is wrong with Square Enix? They use the worst, cheesy music that might make someone want to shove a pencil in their own ear. Bad music and voice acting aside, Project Sylpheed is a very well executed space fighting game. Truly intense action, fair levels of difficulty, and lots of outfitting of your ship. You have plenty of ways to strategize with the careful selection of appropriate weapons, all somewhat predictable but fun nonetheless.
some people may find the HUD confusing, but given a little time and attention through the tutorial, its not nearly as hard as if you just try to play with out learning the controls first hands on. Is Project Sylpheed flawed? Yes. But it is also a lot of fun for those who like sci fi, or arcade like aircraft fighter games, and easily worth the modest price tag of $39.99 new.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

GREAT MUST PLAY, BUT WAY 2 SHORT

posted by hisuphola (SKOKIE, IL) Aug 6, 2010

Member since Jul 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

My title says it all!
I cant give it more than a 8 because you can beat it very fast a few hours, and playing it again (you can keep weapons etc...) only offers for trying to achieve everything which there is plenty of.

Story: 4/5 Great heart pulling anime like Sci Fi story, but WAYYY too short.

Gameplay: best space game I ever played/ read about, aka including ones coming in future, offers plenty of styles of play though mainly differnt MachineGun/Lazer & Multi Guided Rockets & Anti Big Ship Missles, but you can experiment with other things instead of All weapons like bossters and cartidges.

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GF Rating
7

Good

This game and I have a love/hate relationship.

posted by HrdcrGamr (HIGLEY, AZ) Jun 2, 2010

Member since May 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

At times this game is fantastic. Flying around in space taking on squadrons of sometimes 50 or more ships at a time with insane weapons like nuke and emp mines, rockets, cannons, rail guns, and missles that lock can lock on up to 60 enemies at a time can be incredibly fun.

But, the frequent time limit set on most of the missions is kind of ridiculous. The game won't tell you how long you have to beat the level. But, after a certain amount of time, your teammates will tell you, "In 3 minutes it will be impossible to continue combat." Almost always for absolutely no reason. One time, there was only 1 enemy left, with a entire armada of ships attacking it. And there's me about 2 seconds away from a lock on. Yet they retreated and I failed the mission. How exactly was that impossible?

Pro:

Great graphics
Fast, frantic space combat
Nearly the only space shooter released in years
Entertaining anime cutscenes
Tons of enemies on the screen at once
Epic Battles
Smooth Controls

Cons:

Time limits are annoying and really take away from the experience.
Cutscenes are entertaining, but are a little over the top.
A lot of the missions are very similar. Kill all enemies, escort warships, destroy battleships, etc.
Each mission have sub objectives, but the game never tells you what they are.

Overall though, I really enjoyed Project Sylpheed. And hey, its a next gen space shooter. You don't see many of those nowadays. So if you are a fan of the genre or if you ever felt like a little Macross Plus in your Ace Combat, give Project Sylpheed a try.

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