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Rail Shooting at its Best

posted by Fusiliryan (PHOENIXVILLE, PA) Oct 23, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

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

I could not believe I found this game on Gamefly. Needless to say, I was excited to play it. I had only ever heard great things about this game, and now I know why. Rez is a rail shooter. As the player, you only control the reticle. You fly through each level locking on and shooting down various enemies. This may not sound like much, but the game play is truly terrific. The colors, music, and fast-paced shooting mesh to give you an experience you will not forget. Unfortunately, it is short. You could complete all the levels in two sittings, if that. This is one of those games that you buy and come back to again and again. Rez, however, is a very rare find, so you're probably better off renting it. You should definitely give it a shot.

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Simply Incredible

posted by Irishboy (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Oct 9, 2006

Member since Sep 2006

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

I Own the DC version, but ive played both versions. This game is Hands-Down the best rail-shooter ever. With amazing music tracks and simply stunning graphics, its kinda shocking thats its listed a available.

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A refreshing game in a sequel driven world

posted by Bustastuff (JAMAICA PLAIN, MA) Apr 19, 2006

Member since Apr 2005

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

A light techno beat drums in the background as you take control of our vector drawn character locking onto each enemy and with each kill comes a new note of music to accompany the music in the background, welcome to Rez. Really Rez is a simple game with a great score of evolving music in the background, the game play is simple...almost too simple, but I think that is the true charm of it, that its not a 50 hour trudge of collection quests and useless side quests, but more of an experience. The game has a nostalgic feel to it for the atari and intellivision generation, almost reminiscent of those days with green tanks chasing you down in the original battlezone, and that's something that drew me into game even more. The evolution of the music is a pretty cool feature as well, which gains a new layer of sound with each stage that is successfully passed, which leads up to a boss fight with great music. The story is pretty much your as this being who is "hacking" into a computer system and the character that your controlling is the physical representation of your hacking, and instead of dealing with nasty code you just lock on and shoot. As much as I love the retro graphics and the excellent sound of the game as a whole its very hard to entirely recommend this game as a solid buy, because of its high price tag and the fact that the game can be beat in a couple of hours. There are unlockables that change the game and add another level to the game but all in al the experience while very good, is over far too soon. Now if the price were to come down (which is highly unlikely because this is a kind of rare game) then I would say definitely pick this up, but as a rental I whole heartedly feel that any true retro gamer or anyone who likes a gaming "experience" must play this game, and as long as you accept it for what it is I think you'll be thoroughly enjoyed.

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