Raiden: Fighter Aces
For those who miss the arcade days!
This game will take you back a decade. Remember those days at the arcade that would suck your quarters like no tomorrow, and you would go home with a blister from button mashing at those pesky flight action games? Raiden: Fighter Aces does just that, except in the comfort of your home and with one flat price. If you miss that experience, this might be for you. The difficulty is just as you would remember. You will die a lot until you get the hang of it. And even then, there can be the barrage of enemy fire you can't avoid. It can be frustrating, but there are difficulty levels that can be toned down for more casual gamers, or those who are new to this type of genre. That will be appreciated, since the learning curve, like any game in this manner, can be described as only "easy to learn, difficult to master". The controls and responsiveness are what you would expect. Use the thumbstick to move, use the buttons to shoot. Although it is simple, the sensitivity of it is a plus. Speed of movement is based on the pressure you apply, meaning you won't weave one enemy's fire to swirve way off your intended designation straight into another enemy. As another reviewer said, a stick adds much more of the arcade feel to it, but is not needed to enjoy the game. The graphics, interface and sound can all be described simply as an arcade kind of experience, which I would assume is exactly what the developers went for. The colors are bright, the music is zany andthe enemies range from simple to "OHMYGOD LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!" From tiny explosions from drone craft, to big roaring booms from bosses, to the detailed background of a land stage, to the ship details that you will likely miss from dodging fire and downing enemies, it's all there. The storyline got a low score because...well...these games never really have a story. Maybe a tiny backplot as to why you're shooting thousands of things alone, but that's about it. It was about the gameplay, and I can't be mad at the game for that. All in all, this game probably isn't for everyone to play over and over, and will likely be shunned by the generation of gamers who missed out on an arcade and jumped straight to Halo and Gears of War. But for us gamers who loved the arcade and were saddened to see the rapid decline of them, we appreciate these things and enjoy them. Raiden: Fighter Aces is a trip back in time, and something I would recommend to you.
A MUST HAVE
Several shooters for the price of one? What more can you ask for? In addition, this game costs only $***** while an original one need to invest close to $****: from an economic point of view, it is a good deal. From a fun point of view, it's the same thing. The shooters are references of the genre. They are graphically very pleasing to watch, the grip is immediate. You are happy in the first few minutes of games and the shooters are not very difficult to make in easy mode but when you switch to normal mode, the challenge is very tough. To fully enjoy this game, I advise you to use an arcade stick instead of a joystick. I found that the sensations were better. But playing with the original joystick provides, nevertheless, some good moments. Since I bought this game, I will not leave it even if I have Wolverine and Riddick to complete. I have only one advice to give you, buy the game.
Must have shmup.
This game is a great shmup. 360 in Japan has recieved a flood of hardcore arcade shooters. Now we get the pleasure of having one get localized. Valcon even said if this does well they will bring more over. Lets hope so! The achievements in this game add great replay value. The graphics are true to the arcade version. The controls are refined and their are a variety of options. For $20 this game is amsot have for anyone who is a fan of arcade shooters. It contains all 3 Raiden fighter games. With the ability to change number of credits and difficulty. It also has a boss run mode for those of you who want an insane challenge. There is no online multiplayer but it does have offline. The game also features the ability to record videos and psot them online so you can brag to the world about how great youa re at shmups.
Three Arcade Perfect Ports; One Low Price
The Raiden Fighters Aces games are some of the finest arcade shooters in existence. This collection is incredibly polished and has many options to allow the player to customize the experience to their liking. If you're a fan of Raiden or arcade shooters in general, this collection is an absolute no-brainer. You won't find a better deal for a measly $20 or less.
- No slowdown, buttery smooth and slick
- Great interface that allows for customization
- Perfect 1:1 arcade ports
Buy this collection ASAP!