230 Comments
Edited by Grissefar

Controls: Dual stick rail shooter. Yuck.
Conversation: Awkward. Meh.
Game: Slow and boring. Uff.
 
Today is not the shining moment for the Giant Bomb. Ryan did a good attempt though.

Posted by kortex

music is lame - almost fell asleep

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

If you're going to have dialog during play for a game like this, it needs to be voiced. I am not going to be reading ANYTHING while I have to shoot at enemies. Period.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@jim_dandy: I love how the game just looks like it's constantly glitching out. That man's soft voice however...SOLD
Posted by CaptainFish

The boss was pretty slow, and probably needed some different levels. It's always more interesting when bosses lose hulls to reveal different firing systems underneath, and get different movement patterns.

Posted by Chris

I wish they would give Panzer Dragoon this treatment.
 
We could use a Panzer Dragoon with next gen graphics.

Posted by dr_mantas

The guy just sounds tired with the game, he probably knows how boring it all seems.

Posted by McQuinn

This looks like shit. A bad rail shooter from a bad choice to remake.

Posted by buft

i do enjoy a good rail shooters

Posted by fox01313

Wot's all this then??!?!   
 
While the game looks good esp. with the world's look, it could have been called something like 'General Wiggins quest for the Ruby Thorax' or something along those lines. Agreed with Ryan yes some Atari IPs should be brought back but why this? There's other good IP stories to go with over this, though if they're dipping in this bizarre part of Atari 2600 games it seems the next thing they are going to do is a PSN/XBLA remake of the E.T. 2600 game.
 
I'm still waiting for a a first person mode of Mappy with the same visual choices as Pacman Championship DX (yes not Atari but you get the point on being creative as well as making something people will want to play, with this Yar's Revenge I don't feel it will grab too many people).

Posted by scottygrayskull

Man, everyone's just shitting all over this game in the comments. I don't know, not a big fan of rail shooters but it looks pretty cool.

Posted by EveretteScott
@avantegardener said:
" *Sigh* We have 'reimagined' Tic-Tac-Toe. You can play as either the the righteous 'Captain O' or the dastardly 'Baron Von X'. "
<3
Posted by Demmetje

This doesn't looks that good...

Posted by fazzle

sweet!  Panzer Dragoon Orta 2! 
 
..oh wait.

Posted by wrecks

Yep, they should have gone with the HD Remix idea. This looks pretty terribly boring.

Posted by Aquavelvaman

 I wonder if you can aim with a mouse in the PC version.    

Posted by jim_dandy
@avantegardener said:
" *Sigh* We have 'reimagined' Tic-Tac-Toe. You can play as either the the righteous 'Captain O' or the dastardly 'Baron Von X'. "
Captain O is my porn name.
Posted by sear

Man.  This looks way, way, way better than it has any right to be.

Edited by ryanwho

Ew, gringo anime. This game needs 1000% more bullethell. There's not much going on at all. Hell, level 1 of Gummi Ships has like 3 times as much shit going on.

Posted by Little_Socrates

...still can't care after 12 minutes. Sorry.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

Looks kind of interesting, reminds me of the Panzer Dragoon games.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

This game makes me think of Global Agenda, if Global Agenda was a dual stick shooter.
 
So far I feel like watching it for 18 minutes was about all I need from this game.

Edited by DiGiTaL_SiN

Meh, boring.

Posted by WrathOfBanja

Needs moar Falco.

Posted by DoctorWelch

More like Yawn's Revenge, am I right???

Posted by Poki3

Game looks OK. I think it really needs voice acting. Who has time to read the text during a game like this?

Edited by SuperJoe

It's unfortunate that in 2011 a giant fly isn't as marketable as a cute anime girl with wings.

Posted by Set

what kind of nerd doesn't enjoy anime-inspired rail shooters? looks sick

Posted by GunnBjorn

 
Ouch...

Posted by blacklab
@mantasradzas said:
" The guy just sounds tired with the game, he probably knows how boring it all seems. "
Both Ryan and the dev really seem like they are sleepwalking through this situation.
Posted by Winsord

Looks neat, but man does that reticle move fast.

Posted by DukeTogo

i like a good rail shooter, but I need to see more, so far this looks way too bland and slow.
 
Panzer Dragoon Saga set the bar for rail shooters, so far nothing has come close.

Posted by Elusionar

Nice art waisted on  mediocre gameplay.
Posted by davidh219

I REALLY hate the fact that this guy keeps saying "re-image" instead of "re-imagine". So much fail is in this video. 

Posted by minorinya
@Rox360 said:
 Edit: I have to say, though, it looks good for what it is. I kinda enjoy the strange syntaxes and names in the dialog. The main character never says "I" or "you". She refers to herself as "this-one" when talking to the "Bar Yargler". I don't know why, but I really like that. "
It's a somewhat bastardization of certain honorifics and speech syntax of Japanese - probably to follow along with their "anime" theme.
Posted by Romination
@SuperJoe said:
" It's unfortunate that in 2011 a giant fly isn't as marketable as a cute anime girl with wings. "
We must hang out in different circles.
Posted by Cincaid

I absolutly love the artstyle, would love to see a RPG in that world. Sadly the game itself is nothing for me.

Posted by Nasar7

"We wanted something that makes sense in today's game marketplace....so we made an on-rails shooter" 
 
lulz

Posted by prestonhedges
@Set said:
" what kind of nerd doesn't enjoy anime-inspired rail shooters? looks sick "
in an arcade?  sure.  on a console?  probably not.
Posted by LaszloKovacs

Seems like I'm in the minority here, but I think this game looks like it's got potential.

Posted by Norusdog

yah.  Atari.  Fire these guys.  This game looks like shit.
 
I wish Giant Bomb guys would give it to these guys and say what's on their minds like they would in an in-office QL.
 
Though then I guess they wouldn't get invited to many of these..but whatever.
 
this game looks like garbage.

Posted by TheMasterDS

Wow that game looks incredibly lacking. It's just very plain and without any high points or low points. It's just a bunch of samey shooting.

Posted by IBurningStar

Really diggin the art style here. Not so sure how long the actual gameplay could keep my attention, though.

Posted by kalmis

Looks decent but this is really not my genre. 
Recent Game (tm) or Retro Gamer had an article from the original dev and he was not too hyped about this game.

Posted by Hailinel
@LaszloKovacs said:
" Seems like I'm in the minority here, but I think this game looks like it's got potential. "
Yeah, I don't really see where all the hate is coming from.  They said upfront that the game was being demoed on Easy difficulty, and I don't know whether half the people in here complaining about the art style are actually expressing their own opinion or parroting that old "Anime is for jerks" meme.
Edited by TadThuggish

I still hate EX and Road Show quick looks.  It shows off the game, but the Giant Bomb crew never gets to spout any critical opinions (the reason why Giant Bomb even exists, and why I visit).

Posted by GunnBjorn
@Norusdog said:
"yah.  Atari.  Fire these guys.  This game looks like shit.  I wish Giant Bomb guys would give it to these guys and say what's on their minds like they would in an in-office QL.  Though then I guess they wouldn't get invited to many of these..but whatever.  this game looks like garbage."


18:06... 'Nuff said.
Posted by tourgen

Yars deserved better.  The original had some neat and very different gameplay elements.  They "re-imaged" that into a boring rail shooter.  I am sad.  The level geometry they demo'ed look very cool though.  I'd like to see a 3D platformer done up in that style.

Posted by GunnBjorn
@TadThuggish said:
"I still hate EX and Road Show quick looks.  It shows off the game, but the Giant Bomb crew never gets to spout any critical opinions (the reason why Giant Bomb even exists, and why I visit). "

At 18:06 Ryan was fairly honest...
Posted by JetForceGemini

Looks pretty great. It's been way too long since we've had a new Panzer Dragoon game. I think I'll go pop in Orta later...