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GF Rating
5.5

887 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

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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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Decent plot, okay game play, mediocre targeting.

posted by Seablazer (SHOREHAM, NY) Aug 7, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

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

This game was pretty good. I might even purchase it from Game Fly in the future.

After 4-5 levels, you'll learn the intricacies of the game, and how to make the wonky targeting system work for you. For some reason, lock on was spotty. Sometimes, you'll get a lock-on with an ASM, but instead of having the said listed 4 simultaneous lock-ons, you'll get 1, and then have to wait for a reload... Which brings me to another complaint...

The reloading of weapons is pretty lame. If I am carrying a missile that can fire up to four at one time, why is is that when I fire one, I have to wait 4-5 seconds to fire another when in actuality the remaining three missile are ready to go???

However, once you learn the system, controls, and flight characteristics, you'll probably enjoy yourself.

If you are looking for easy achievements, I'd look elsewhere. You will need to play this game through AT LEAST 11 times through to get all the achievements. This is due to one needing 10,000 shootdowns and shooting down enough enemies to total over 1 GIGATON of weight. This will take 11 or more play throughs... I sent the game back with 7 playthroughs and 700 megatons downed (1000MT = 1GT). You're other option is to just replay the Super Battleship levels 500 times. The reason being that each Super Battleship is equal to 1MT.

Good luck, and enjoy...

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