posted by Kenholio (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Nov 9, 2009
Member since Jan 2003
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
I like top down shooters and this one is insanity, I somewhat remember playing some version of this in the arcade. Definitely for the hardcore or fans of this genre... but the part I can't get over is WHY this game, which is basically an arcade port, is pressed on a disc and sold for $30 or more when it totally could have been a $10 download on Live ???
While growing up and living in arcades I loved to play games like Raiden. I knew then as I know know now that games like this were designed to both challenge me and eat up my quarter reserve (which it usually did), yet I continued to play again and again and again. So when I noticed that there was an Raiden for the Xbox 360 i grabbed it up. and played it again and again and.........then put it back in the envelope and sent it back to Gamefly. realizing that I had just waisted the last 15 min of my Life. The game play, which has a look of an old 1990 arcade game, was way to complicated for even the best game player in the family (not me). My 15 year old son wasn't even able to make it too far into the game before he said, " Dad this game is pointless. It is way to difficult and way too repetitive. so my opinion is that you should forget about Raiden IV and take it out of your Q if it is there cause you will more than likely do as I did play it a couple of times and just send it right back wishing you had the last moments of your life back