230 Comments
Posted by TheFreeMan

I really like the art style. Anime fits rail shooters.
 
Probably immediately bump it up to hardcore since it was looking pretty tame, but it did get relatively hectic at points. Seriously though, crank this shit up to 11. Rail shooters should always be crazy, in-your-face, full of enemies (though not necessarily crushing on the first level) and whatnot. The one bit that killed me was when the game basically stopped and made you wait for ships to pass by. No, you should go fight those ships and a hundred robo-suits should come out and try to murder you at the same time or something. 
 
Potential. Hopefully later levels add the crazy.

Posted by RVonE

I love the look of this game!
Posted by stafax

I liked Yars Revenge when I was a kid, this new version does nothing for me

Posted by m2cks
@FirstBossCutman said:
" "We didn't want to simply make a Yars' Revenge HD Remix" What a fucking moron. This guy clearly doesn't know his target audience. Also, not being sarcastic when I say this, it's 2011. I need voice acting in my on-rails shooter, not text. I can't read text and pin point enemies at the same time. C'mon, Starfox 64 had voice acting, it's simply inexcusable for there NOT to be voice acting in an on-rails shooter. "
No offense buddy, but making the case and citing Starfox 64 as an example does not help it. Need I remind you the laughable phrases the characters uttered throughout the game (that are still being quoted as of today because of their double entendre nature)?
 
As of the game, I'll go out of my way to defy the haters and say that I'll reserve my judgment until the game is finished developing and is released. Hell, who knows- the game might be completely different by the time it's finished!
Posted by JackSukeru

Looks alright, camera moves slower than I would have liked.

Posted by Hailinel
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Soo... it's a rail shooter. With generic anime art. Way to go guys. "
What exactly is generic about it?
Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar

This looks amazing.

Posted by ptys

I think Atari going marketplace is a good move, can't wait to see if they bring back Berserk! My childhood favourite. Well only cause it was either that or Pac Man.  

Edited by SuperWristBands

This actually looks pretty cool. Having seen the gameplay I am down.
 
On the down side, I don't like four armed people. Creeps me out.
 
Edit: Okay, having watched the whole quicklook I am totally sold.

Posted by XChairmanDrekX

Hmmm, doesn't really look like it has the oomph that other rail shooters like Sin and Punishment have.  I don't know about this one.

Posted by needforswede

God I hate these commenters, complaining about shit you're not even going to buy.  Fucking morons.  This is why gamers are always depicted as incredibly whiny and douche-y babies.

Posted by MiniPato

Bar Yarglar? Is that the alien counterpart of Bob Loblaw?

Posted by Oni
@avantegardener said:
" *Sigh* We have 'reimagined' Tic-Tac-Toe. You can play as either  the righteous 'Captain O' or the dastardly 'Baron Von X'. "
Haha, don't give them any ideas! I lol'd though
Posted by Superman64
@needforswede said:
" God I hate these commenters, complaining about shit you're not even going to buy.  Fucking morons.  This is why gamers are always depicted as incredibly whiny and douche-y babies. "
I don't think your comment really helped shed that image.
Posted by danimal_furry

I don't hate this game. I also don't know if "rail shooter" is the best description of games like this. Maybe "dual free-floating rail" DuFFeR. I like that.

Posted by Eribuster
@danimal_furry said:
" I don't hate this game. I also don't know if "rail shooter" is the best description of games like this. Maybe "dual free-floating rail" DuFFeR. I like that. "
Don't see your sense in that. Seeing as how we have vertical-scrolling shoot'em ups and horizontal-scrolling shoot'em ups, I think 3D-scrolling shoot'em up would fit perfectly. Sin & Punishment, Star Fox, and Panzer Dragoon all have the level scrolling at you, behind you, and from side to side. 
 
This Yars' Revenge seems to be dangerously sedate for a shmup, but I am interested in seeing more of it. If there is mouse aiming in the PC version and if it is at the right price then I will probably buy it. Well, after I finish a few runs of Sin & Punishment: Star Successor.
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor
Finally.  Fucking finally! Somebody gets it!  We don't want rehashed fuckin'
old games of years ago. We don't want games that are the same but just
touched up.  Revamp the whole fucking mess from head to toe.  I think the 
guys are Atari are really thinking intelligently for once.  Kudos! (A very rare
compliment from yours truly).
 
@ptys said:
" I think Atari going marketplace is a good move, can't wait to see if they bring back Berserk! My childhood favourite. Well only cause it was either that or Pac Man.  

"
God yes!  We need a remake of this.  I think I got this game as a birthday present
back in the day.
Posted by MistaSparkle

I hope to see more of it further on in development cuz right now it doesn't look so great.

Posted by ArbitraryWater
@Hailinel: Perhaps a little clarification. It's not especially distinctive, and probably cribs from some steampunkish animes that I can't name off the top of my head because I don't watch anime. Ghost in the Shell? That's one of those, right?
Posted by Hailinel
@ArbitraryWater:  I can see the Ghost in the Shell comparison in the character designs, though Ghost in the Shell is cyberpunk, not steampunk.  That being said, this game is definitely not trying to be Ghost in the Shell in terms of its design.
Posted by yyZiggurat

Lots of haters in the first page of comments.  I kind of like it.

Posted by animateria

Looks okay.
 
The real problem is that the background moves too slowly.
 
Even if it's empty space like the boss battle, the clouds in the background should be flying by faster.  
  

It would also be nice if the boss hid in the clouds and shot missiles and then reappear. 
 
 
They need to play more Japanese Shumps to spruce up the presentation. Especially the already mentioned Sin and Punishment.

Posted by Sinkwater
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @RoyCampbell said:
"This may be the first Quick Look I can't watch all the way through. At 6 minutes in, I'm callin' it! "
Im glad im not the only one, there was just something..missing, idk. The game needs something to be interesting, it just seems way too slow.  "
Welcome to most of my QL EX experiences.
Posted by Jimbo7676

Man this looks bad.

Posted by Mattalorian

I do appreciate the artistic approach, but all things considered, I don't think this looks very good.

Posted by b33
@avantegardener: i support your idea and opinion
Posted by Mar

This is very disappointing. Even to this day the original Yars' Revenge is unique and timeless. To see what Atari have done here - make an anime on rails shooter where, seemingly, not much happens at all - it's just very sad. An iconic game that was a system best seller deserves so much more than this.
 
A legend of video game history is being brutalized here folks, all for the sake of a few bucks.

Posted by TheHT

Can't be a good sign when the dude talkin for your game talks about how they didn't have enough time/resources on more than one occasion.

Posted by CaptainTightPants

This looks interesting, I am always up for an on rails shooter. The only thing I would say is that they should speed it up a little.

Posted by The_Moose

I like the grafix :)

Posted by T0mF5

This game needs to have some guy yelling at me that my health is low or that I am about to take down the boss.

Posted by drakesfortune

As someone who played the hell out of Yars' Revenge for 2600 as a kid, my reaction was this.  YARS' REVENGE!!!!  YEAH!!!  Anime style....errr....rail shooter.....ewwwwww.  I was truly excited for a minute there.  I hate rail shooters and anime, so I guess I'm not the audience for this game.  Which is odd, because I am the audience for Yars' Revenge.  I went through and played a few hours of Yars' Revenge a year ago on my PSP, and I still had fun with it.  That was one of the best 2600 games.

Posted by Patman99
@drakesfortune said:
" As someone who played the hell out of Yars' Revenge for 2600 as a kid, my reaction was this.  YARS' REVENGE!!!!  YEAH!!!  Anime style....errr....rail shooter.....ewwwwww.  I was truly excited for a minute there.  I hate rail shooters and anime, so I guess I'm not the audience for this game.  Which is odd, because I am the audience for Yars' Revenge.  I went through and played a few hours of Yars' Revenge a year ago on my PSP, and I still had fun with it.  That was one of the best 2600 games. "
My thoughts exactly. 
 
When I heard that they were going to remake Yars' Revenge I was stoked... Then I saw that it was going to be an on rails shooter and my dreams were all but crushed.... I guess there is always gameroom...
Edited by John1912
@Branthog:  I dont know that using Yars as a IP is any less risky then developing a new IP.  WhoTF remembers Yars revenge.  i played it/may have owned it, and had to google pics to remember what it was or looked like.  I think using old IPs like that is more plain lazy, and prob saves some money in trademarking a new IP then anything else.
Posted by The_Hiro_Abides

I like good rail shooters. This... looks too slow. I hope they have enough time to speed it the eff up!

Posted by Vitor

Anyone else get the feeling that the Yars' connection was shoehorned in at some point mid-development?  
 
All that talk about 'putting in references where they make sense' sounds like them trying to slot a triangle shaped block into a square hole. Not at all like something designed from the ground up as a re-imaginig of the series. 

Posted by Icemael

My god... it's like Sin & Punishment, except even more boring.

Posted by ikaruga

doesn't look too bad. The art style kinda reminds me of ikaruga(I'm a big fan in case you didn't see my name). The game moves too slow though, hopefully the higher difficulty will be a lot more chaotic

Posted by SCROLLua

it looks interesting, but gameplay concept doesn't look appealing to me

Posted by heatDrive88

 Ick. Almost fell asleep during this Quick Look - twice.  Game just looks really boring and bland unfortunately.

Edited by TWrite

Something about the way enemies fly at the screen is throwing me off.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

looks a bit slow for a game of this type, even on the hard difficulty.. although i'm sure that was an early level. overall it seemed like kind of an awkward quick look, because really, what is there to ask about a rail shooter?

Posted by reddwarf42

When did Yars Revenge become Space Harrier?

Posted by HadesTimes

Wow, it's like Panzer's Dragoon but not.  And it's a downloadable. Nice. Just as long as they don't try and come out with this at $15.00.  But $5-$10 I'd probably be in.  Definitely at $5.

Posted by Ersanven

I'll be all over this one.

Posted by Rorie

I really hope Atari has learned how to market games. They've been pretty bad at it the last few years. 

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Posted by wewantsthering

I like the idea of the anime artwork, but the gameplay looks repetitive and boring...

Posted by thebigJ_A

Is it me, or does this game seem too quiet? I mean, I know the sound is down so we can hear them talk, but I'm barely hearing anything. The gun doesn't make much noise, there's no background beat. The only time you hear anything is when an enemy explodes, and even that seems muted.

Posted by thebigJ_A

hard mode didn't seem much harder