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Composer interview: Super Time Force
6 years ago

Composer interview: Super Time Force

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Xbox Wire recently posted an interview with Jason “6995” DeGroot, composer for Capybara Games’ highly anticipated downloadable title Super Time Force. DeGroot describes the soundtrack as based “around NES …
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Rise from dust in this new Sine Mora teaser

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Sine Mora is less than a month away and we’re booming with excitement over the shoot ’em-up from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture. In this new teaser, we see …
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Sine Mora comparing normal and insane difficulties of bullet craziness

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PlayXBLA recently put up a new video with gameplay from the upcoming shoot ’em up Sine Mora, comparing different difficulties in the game. Between Normal and Insane, one is …
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Radiant Silvergun review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Radiant Silvergun review (XBLA)

Radiant Silvergun was developed by Treasure. It was released September 14, 2011 and retails for 1200 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Way back in 1998 a little game called Radiant Silvergun was released in Japanese arcades. Shortly thereafter it was ported to the Sega Saturn, but again only in Japan. But a funny thing happened that really doesn’t happen all that often. Somehow through word of mouth and game magazine hype this little game developed a following in the rest of the world. People started importing the game so they could play it. The only problem was that RSG was a limited release even by Japanese standards. Prices skyrocketed. Even today a copy for the Saturn could fetch between $150 – $200. Out of the reach of most gamers, this game continued to have great word of mouth for the last decade. It was, in truth, one of the most popular games that no one had ever played. But that is all behind us now. Finally the rest of the world gets to see what Radiant Silvergun is all about.

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Sine Mora trailer asks questions and shows off environments

While we don’t see a lot of gameplay in this new trailer for Sine Mora, we do see more of those gorgeous graphics and environments. The trailer does a …
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Radiant Silvergun hands on preview
8 years ago

Radiant Silvergun hands on preview

First person shooters typically use the right trigger to fire; for various styles of attacks, beat ’em ups often use X, Y and B; Radiant Silvergun has different weapons mapped to A, B, X, Y, left and right bumper and right trigger. In short, its heavy on the guns. Radiant Silvergun, developed by Treasure, will be joining Guardian Heroes (also developed by Treasure) in the Saturn-to-XBLA port ship. Much like Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun also has some older mechanics that work surprisingly well despite being difficult to acclimate to.

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Rewind Review: Triggerheart Exelica (XBLA)
8 years ago

Rewind Review: Triggerheart Exelica (XBLA)

Triggerheart Exelica was developed by Warashi and retails for 800 MSP. It was released on February 27, 2008.

Shoot em’ up (shmup) fans are an interesting crew. Most of them are not interested in fresh gameplay mechanics but simply the hunt for a high score and notoriously difficult challenges. Triggerheart Exelica attempts to throw a new concept into the genre—a hook mechanic—but the draw for hardcore fans will continue to be an immeasurable difficulty level that has them perfecting their skills and memorizing bullet patterns. If Triggerheart Exelica were to be judged by its challenge level, it would exceed expectations, but upon extraction it simply lacks the bells and whistles of better titles in the genre.

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