On sale this week via XBLA are a set of "Anime-Inspired" Games. While I'm not really sure how Anime Inspired these games are but I was excited to see certain games up for sale.
When Radiant Silvergun was announce for XBLA, I was super excited. The Saturn Japan only release had always been on my games to own collection list. But when it came out at 15 dollars, I talked myself out of buying it.
Not because it's not worth it. Logistically, it's a steal. If you look at eBay the damn import still sits around a couple hundred bucks and that's if you have a way to play Japanese Saturn games.
But for me, I knew I'd buy the game, play the first couple levels and then be done with it. I'm not at a point where I want to invest hours replaying levels over and over to progress through memorization. So at the time, it wasn't worth the full price.
This week at half price, I finally bought the game. You should too.
Hard Corps: Uprising
Again, Hard Corps was a game I passed on initially because I knew a lot of the gameplay would be spent replaying levels and learning the patterns.
The game also played pretty slow and the xbox controller can be a bit cumbersome.
Initially the co-op drew interest but with online, I saw a lot of instability, which quickly dashed any of my hopes.
But for 7.50, I totally fine owning this game for the possibility of playing it in the future.
Who knows when?
||I'm really up in the air about this one so maybe you guys can help me out.
I bought the original DS release interested in it's fast paced mayhem. I played it and had problems with seeing what was going on. Also the controls frustrated me a bit.
I felt a lot of times, I wasn't really understanding how I passed levels and just that a lot of things were blowing up. At five bucks, I feel that I should just pick this up just to give it a second try.
I've played this at PAX last year and remember not liking the extremely busy visuals.
What do you think?
There's no way I should pick this game up right? I mean it looks ridiculous. I didn't even know what kind of game it was. After looking at the screen shots, it looks to be a basic top down shooter but with land characters.
Also it's developed by CAVE which I don't know if it's a good thing.
On the one hand, they make a lot of difficult shooters. I'm not interested in playing more of that stuff.
On the other hand, they made Nin-2 Jump which is one of my favorite games from this year.
Could this be something different enough to be good?
Have any of you played this?