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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 1:32:03 AM

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I just say this game for sale today (no demo where I am). All I have found
out about it so far is that it is a shooter (shmup). If it is any good, I
may have to get a DS sooner than I had planned (waiting for Castlevania).

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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 1:49:25 AM

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> I just say this game for sale today (no demo where I am). All I have
> found out about it so far is that it is a shooter (shmup). If it is
> any good, I may have to get a DS sooner than I had planned (waiting
> for Castlevania).
>

Kind of bad form to reply to one's own post, but a little more research
found some gameplay videos at play-asia.com. Looks way cool. Looks like the
lower screen is for display only?

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-ba-70-s13.html
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 7:11:53 PM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 21:49:25 -0500, TheLightsAreOn
<fake@thisaddress.com> wrote:

>Kind of bad form to reply to one's own post, but a little more research
>found some gameplay videos at play-asia.com. Looks way cool. Looks like the
>lower screen is for display only?

no the lower screen lets you switch weapons and other things... I dont
rem what the other thing it does is(only going by what I read in
reviews) IGN.com gave it a 8.0 review. I ordered it online last
weekend (couldnt find it locally anywhere!) so I should have it
sometime this week and will let you know. It does look cool as hell.
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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 11:19:07 PM

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> Kind of bad form to reply to one's own post, but a little more research
> found some gameplay videos at play-asia.com. Looks way cool. Looks like
> the
> lower screen is for display only?
>
> http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-ba-70-s13.html

Lower screen has a radar and allows you to switch weapons.
Sort of useless because the action is so hectic (yes I have the game)
that if you take your eyes off the upper screen long enough to look
at the radar you are probably going to die. Also, since there are buttons
that are not used, it would have been easier to switch weapons that
way. Otherwise the game is lots of fun - especially if you like shooters
like I do. Not much depth, but then who expects that in this type of game.
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 3:00:27 AM

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>
>> Kind of bad form to reply to one's own post, but a little more
>> research found some gameplay videos at play-asia.com. Looks way cool.
>> Looks like the
>> lower screen is for display only?
>>
>> http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-ba-70-s13.html
>
> Lower screen has a radar and allows you to switch weapons.
> Sort of useless because the action is so hectic (yes I have the game)
> that if you take your eyes off the upper screen long enough to look
> at the radar you are probably going to die. Also, since there are
> buttons that are not used, it would have been easier to switch weapons
> that way. Otherwise the game is lots of fun - especially if you like
> shooters like I do. Not much depth, but then who expects that in this
> type of game.
>
>
>

Looks like I will have to 'cancel' a few Gamecube and XBOX game
purchases, and get a DS and this game.

Thanks for the input.
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 6:01:00 PM

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"TheLightsAreOn" <fake@thisaddress.com> wrote in message
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>>
>>> Kind of bad form to reply to one's own post, but a little more
>>> research found some gameplay videos at play-asia.com. Looks way cool.
>>> Looks like the
>>> lower screen is for display only?
>>>
>>> http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-ba-70-s13.html
>>
>> Lower screen has a radar and allows you to switch weapons.
>> Sort of useless because the action is so hectic (yes I have the game)
>> that if you take your eyes off the upper screen long enough to look
>> at the radar you are probably going to die. Also, since there are
>> buttons that are not used, it would have been easier to switch weapons
>> that way. Otherwise the game is lots of fun - especially if you like
>> shooters like I do. Not much depth, but then who expects that in this
>> type of game.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Looks like I will have to 'cancel' a few Gamecube and XBOX game
> purchases, and get a DS and this game.

Reviews are kind of bad from what I've seen - one gave it a 5 out of 10. Not
that I always agree with reviews though..
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 6:01:01 PM

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On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:01:00 GMT, "Raph" <raphs@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Reviews are kind of bad from what I've seen - one gave it a 5 out of 10. Not
>that I always agree with reviews though..

IGN.com gate it a 8.5 out of 10,but Gamespot and 1UP.com gave it a 6.5
out of 10. Not really overall bad reviews. Most of the complaints
(aside from the awkward lower screen controls) were sort of silly,
like not enough depth and poor storyline etc.. These people must be
too young to appreciate a good shooter for what it is: A shooter!!
LOL

Im still waiting for my copy, looks like a fun game and gfx look
superb.
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 10:04:57 PM

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"kevin" <kevnospam242@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:01:00 GMT, "Raph" <raphs@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Reviews are kind of bad from what I've seen - one gave it a 5 out of 10.
>>Not
>>that I always agree with reviews though..
>
> IGN.com gate it a 8.5 out of 10,but Gamespot and 1UP.com gave it a 6.5
> out of 10. Not really overall bad reviews. Most of the complaints
> (aside from the awkward lower screen controls) were sort of silly,
> like not enough depth and poor storyline etc.. These people must be
> too young to appreciate a good shooter for what it is: A shooter!!
> LOL
>
> Im still waiting for my copy, looks like a fun game and gfx look
> superb.

Hehe - didn't see the IGN review...an 8.5 there is usually worth checking
out. When you get a chance to play it you should post your impressions.
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 1:40:37 AM

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>
> "kevin" <kevnospam242@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:t8hfe1dit4k9b27gllrqglln09rffbm86c@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:01:00 GMT, "Raph" <raphs@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Reviews are kind of bad from what I've seen - one gave it a 5 out of
>>>10. Not
>>>that I always agree with reviews though..
>>
>> IGN.com gate it a 8.5 out of 10,but Gamespot and 1UP.com gave it a
>> 6.5 out of 10. Not really overall bad reviews. Most of the
>> complaints (aside from the awkward lower screen controls) were sort
>> of silly, like not enough depth and poor storyline etc.. These people
>> must be too young to appreciate a good shooter for what it is: A
>> shooter!! LOL
>>
>> Im still waiting for my copy, looks like a fun game and gfx look
>> superb.
>
> Hehe - didn't see the IGN review...an 8.5 there is usually worth
> checking out. When you get a chance to play it you should post your
> impressions.
>
>
>

I always try to avoid site/magazine reviews. They will always be slanted
one way or the other (very high or very low). I did see a score of 5.5 at
one site or another while researching, and when they mentioned lack of plot
or story, I gave an out loud laugh. The only plot I need is: See enemy -
Shoot enemy!
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 11:20:47 PM

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On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 18:04:57 GMT, "Raph" <raphs@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hehe - didn't see the IGN review...an 8.5 there is usually worth checking
>out. When you get a chance to play it you should post your impressions.


I recieved it today in the mail. The Graphics are great. The game
is pretty hard, altho I have not had much of a chance to get
accustomed to the controls which are pretty complex, there are 4
different "sets" of weapons and you need to remember which weapons are
best at what time etc... needless to say I haven't made it very far
yet.

It's hard for me to say with this one, because there is a steep
learning curve (for me at least). I think I will be better able to
tell you how I feel about it in a few days.
!