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posted by PanicBlitz (SEATTLE, WA) May 21, 2009
Member since Oct 2007
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The entire goal is to bombard your senses while forcing you to concentrate on what's important, i.e. the thousands upon thousands of projectiles flying your way with intent to destroy you. This is, for many gamers, insanely frustrating and easy to be turned off to after five minutes of playing. But if you give it a chance and get the hang of it, it's incredibly fun and satisfying. Also, if you're a fan of good soundtracks, the highly Drum 'n' Bass influenced music in these games is amazing.
So, if you've ever been interested in classic-style shooters before, and have some patience, give these games a try and you might find they're something worth sticking with.
Not So Ultimate
posted by JimmyDean (ALBERT LEA, MN) Nov 29, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I really couldn't care less about a lackluster menu that I look at for all of five seconds. I simply didn't care and if you do care greatly about fancy menus, you probably shouldn't rent this. However, you probably shouldn't rent this game anyway. The collection consists of three shooters which, to me, 2 of the 3 were simply dull and uninspired.
All three games are made by the same company and they basically all play the same. You have an option to use a sword that swipes bullets out of harm's way or a gun to push back the would-be invaders. The thing is, in Karous and Radio Allergy, your sword might as well be a toothpick... there's hardly anything there to make any sort of impact whatsoever. Both titles are relatively the same and both are relatively dull, mindless shooters with no real tactical prowess needed. Lots of enemies come at you and you shoot. Done and done.
Chaos Field is really the only title that stood out as being worth playing. Your sword is a decently sized weapon that helps greatly in reducing clusters of impending doom and is actually a tactical advantage in a lot of situations. You have the choice between three different characters with varying weapons and maneuverability to accommodate your playstyle, which was also a nice feature. Finally, I enjoyed that instead of hordes of incoming ships, you basically are pitted against massive bosses nonstop... which I found to be engaging, intense game play.
Chaos Field is actually quite a bit of fun, but unfortunately doesn't bring enough life, fun or excitement to procure a recommendation for the set. I really wish they had included two shooters that weren't simply lifeless predecessors to Chaos Field. Variety is a good thing when you're going for "Ultimate".
posted by Nortexwind (WICHITA FALLS, TX) Feb 24, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
5 out of 17 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
posted by redsox (DANIELSON, CT) Feb 15, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
3 out of 13 gamers (23%) found this review helpful
posted by bere0814 (YERINGTON, NV) May 26, 2009
Member since May 2009
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
posted by jjbfine32 (TRANSFER, PA) Aug 14, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Not even really for the shmup enthusiast.
posted by megumegu (Lakewood, WA) Mar 4, 2009
Member since Dec 2003
posted by EvilD68 (BUFFALO, NY) Feb 20, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
posted by Belly1 (BETTENDORF, IA) Feb 19, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
What a Joke
posted by camping (MILPITAS, CA) Feb 13, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
posted by Starcrush (JUPITER, FL) Feb 11, 2009
Member since Nov 2006
At first this game sounded neat yes? A shooter, 3 of them in one. But no, this is very deceiving.
You get 3 shooter games, but the catch is they are almost exactly the same. You will find yourself dodging lots of little dots of light, most of which you have a difficult time discerning good dots from bad dots, so finding a powerup is a game of chance.
If you do not have a epileptic seizure by the end of level 1 you may be lucky enough to get into level 2, if you have enough lives left by then. Chances are you will be destroyed and then have to start ALL over again in this techno nightmare.
All in all, in my opinion, this game is absolutely HORRIBLE. I returned it to my mail box within the first 1 hour. I then started playing Gradius III on my virtual consule.
Yeah, the Shooter Collection in my opinion is a disgrace to all scrolling shooters.
Stay away from this "Collection"
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 3, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
If you like Raiden and other types of this genre, then you'll love the bland visuals and the almost impossible to dodge enemy fire.
Wait. Those are things you aren't supposed to love about a game. My bad.
The levels of this game aren't very engaging and I got bored after playing six or seven of them.
The boredom turned to frustration when the game makers limited the number of credits I have to play with to three(3). So, I have to play out the first few levels dozens of times over.
If I bought the game, then I should be able to set the credits to what I want it to be - even infinite credits.
Adding to the misery is the fact there's nothing different about these three games. They play out the same way, have the same power ups and shields, and the aforementioned enemy fire that's really hard to dodge.
Ultimate Shooter Collection also lacks artwork or sounds to unlock or challenges to undertake here. There's just three very basic, ugly shooters.
Ultimate Shooter Collection should just stay in the past, and the Wii has to stop going digging up old games and instead make fresh, innovative new games. SKIP IT.