Oh. My.God. this game is one of the most amazing things i have ever come across in my life. at first, i was a little skeptical, what with its horribly low rating and terrible, undeserved reviews. yet, i gave the game a chance anyways. THANK GOD I DID. It was incredible! i bought 4 copies for me and my family. Give this game a chance. think about it this way; if America didn't take a chance, for a little something that today we call FREEDOM, where would we be today? i strongly urge all of you to go out and buy 234 copy's of this game. do it.
gamers (96%) found this review helpful
Why in the world are they still making side scrolling shooters with the graphics of a game straight out of the nineties? Don't they realize they should get creative with the type of fire that the players/enemies use in this genre and get better graphics?
Apparently not, for in Saint, you are cast in such a side scroller shooter as some guy who's out on some quest to do something. (Story here is very convoluted and confusing).
But all you are really doing is scrolling through sections, blowing up enemies until you get to the boss, then you blow him up. This is one game that should've been a downloadable type - for far less than $20.
I know, it sounds like I'm oversimplifying the game, but there's really not much more to it than dodge enemy fire, shoot enemy, get powerup and repeat.
To be more precise, the levels play out the same: first part you go left to right, then part you go from the outside in, then in the last part there's a side to side boss battle. You beat the boss, then you repeat the same process over again in the next stage.
The weapons are forgettable; for most of the time you'll be using the standard sphere attack, which is very weak. The other powerups and weapons you get along the way you will lose when you die (and I'm sure most of you will lose a life before completing a level of this game).
Adding to the misery is the fact this game looks like it was made ten or more years ago with the blurry graphics and the bland text only cut scenes between stages.
The only people who should try Saint are die hard shooter fans, but even they might get tired of the repetitive nature of the game. SKIP IT.
posted by SurfFreak (LAGUNA BEACH, CA) Sep 24, 2009
Member since Jun 2004
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Don't even waste your time. I knew it was going to be bad when the old time graphics popped up during the load screen. This is a side scroller and its not very good. I made it all of 5 minutes before packing the disk up.