First review seems favorable

#1 Edited by RVonE (4638 posts) -

IGN has a review up and it scored pretty well. 
I sort of liked the first game, but thought there was a lot for the developers to improve upon. I hope this second entry is better than the first one. 
 
Anyone else looking forward to this one?
#2 Posted by RVonE (4638 posts) -

So, I played it today and I love it. It is improved on almost all fronts when compared to the first game. That said, I think the first soundtrack is a lot better than this one. Oh, and it seems a bit short; even for a shmup.
#3 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

What is this game

#4 Posted by RVonE (4638 posts) -

It's a new shoot em up (like Gradius or R-Type). 
It was released on PSN yesterday. Check out this gameplay video.
#5 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Oh, k.

#6 Posted by KyroDK (1 posts) -

The game-play is better in this one, then in the first one.
 
Some of the things I had a problem with was the chaining system, I really didn't like that you had to switch weapon to complete a chain, and that you standard weapons could run out of energy and had to recharge.
Another problem (still talking about Söldner-X 1) was the 2nd level, my god that was a unforgiving, maze like level, with very small passages and cheap deaths.
 
The bosses have also been greatly improved, and so far I have not seen a lame boss like the 2nd boss in the first Söldner-X.

The graphic style has change a little bit, mostly because of the bullets, they are now big colourful balls that moves pretty slow, the thing is... there are a lot of them, it really is more of a bullet-hell shooter now.

Don't know about the music yet, I really liked the first ones music, it's now more in the background now.
 
I would give Söldner-X 1 around 7 of 10.
Söldner-X 2 is so far a 9 of 10..

#7 Posted by Gunrock (144 posts) -

Sweet, i was thinking of getting this, il get it when i get home.

#8 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4487 posts) -
@KyroDK said:
" The game-play is better in this one, then in the first one. Some of the things I had a problem with was the chaining system, I really didn't like that you had to switch weapon to complete a chain, and that you standard weapons could run out of energy and had to recharge.Another problem (still talking about Söldner-X 1) was the 2nd level, my god that was a unforgiving, maze like level, with very small passages and cheap deaths. The bosses have also been greatly improved, and so far I have not seen a lame boss like the 2nd boss in the first Söldner-X.The graphic style has change a little bit, mostly because of the bullets, they are now big colourful balls that moves pretty slow, the thing is... there are a lot of them, it really is more of a bullet-hell shooter now.Don't know about the music yet, I really liked the first ones music, it's now more in the background now.  I would give Söldner-X 1 around 7 of 10. Söldner-X 2 is so far a 9 of 10.. "
OMG YES. That 2nd level got on my last nerves. Difficulty wise, it made no  sense to put it right after the first level. Just thinking about it makes me angry.

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