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When classic shoot ‘em ups like Ikaruga and new, HD titles like Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype are sold for cheap via download services, a $50 retail product such as Deathsmiles becomes a questionable purchase. If one were to judge solely on playtime, they’d see a game that lasts 20 minutes. Calling that a pittance isn’t an exaggeration; it’s fact. In most shoot ‘em ups, the underlying value comes from challenge and replayability, ...37 out of 40 found this review helpful.
The scrolling shooter. Back in the mid 80's and early 90's they were pretty hot, but now it's all about FPS, RTS, and GPS. Like most of the gaming industry, I've long since moved away from games like Life Force, Einhänder, and Gradius to boom headshots but every now and again, I'll revisit. That time is now with the release of the first legitimate Cave title on North American consoles, Deathsmiles. Deathsmiles was originally released for Japanese Arcades in 2007 and has undergone several differ...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
I'm a lover of the shooter genre and have been a big old-school player, combing through years of insane romps through bullet ridden levels. Throw in a dash of Japanese styled mayhem and I'm all over it. This release, which I had no idea was coming sparked my interest immediately. So much to the point that I didn't care about reading any reviews before picking it up. Problem is 30 minutes later I had already made my way through all the levels and unlocked over 200 achievement points, with only a ...1 out of 7 found this review helpful.
I have spent nearly a week dabbling around on this game and have to admit that it possesses some non-simple, unidentifiable element of fun within its nest of flying cow heads, skull orb collecting, pink bullets that may or may not hurt you and flying, just recently post-pubescent angel schoolgirls. Admittedly I am a sucker for cheesy, niche titles such as these. I am not really sure why. They have just always scratched some unforeseen itch that I acquire from time to time. However, I have ne...0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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