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Red Star - PlayStation 2

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Platform : PlayStation2
Rated: Teen
4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
Metascore: 72 / 100
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Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 2

The Red Star tells the tale of an alternate Russia, the URRS, where massive technology and futuristic weapons are wielded by its army, The Red Fleet.

Product Details

Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000HKMP1U
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 20, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,900 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform for Display: PlayStation 2 Verified Purchase
Having never read Christian Gossett's graphic novel, I can't comment on how well The Red Star for PS2 captures its mood and style. What I can say is this is a very fun action game that proves there's still life in Sony's last-gen console. When I saw this listed at Amazon as a $15 special and described as a classical hardcore 2D shooter, I decided I'd give it a try. Having spent some time with it, I would gladly have paid $20.

There's a polish to this title that most licensed games lack. The gameplay is finely tuned, and spans multiple old-school genres. Melee combat reminded me of Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and other classic "walk to the right and beat up guys" arcade-style brawlers. You also have a missile weapon, which you can fire in one direction while moving in another, a bit like Smash TV, except instead of a second stick for shooting, you hold the R1 button and press fire to stay facing in the same direction when you fire. This works fine, but I would have liked using the right analog even better. Finally, the boss fights, where the screen gets filled with so many bullets you can barely see straight, brought back fond memories of Ikaruga. Similar to that game, the collision detection is pretty forgiving, allowing you to be grazed by closely-spaced enemy shots without taking a hit. A changing camera perspective guides you between the various styles of play, from side view to top-down, and sometimes somewhere in between.

A few additional gauges round out the gameplay. When guarding against attacks, you'll need to keep an eye on your shield to be sure it doesn't give out. Your gun can also overheat and become temporarily unusable if you fire it too much in a short period of time.
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 2 Verified Purchase
A few years back, third party publisher Acclaim (best known for providing a number of lame, licensed titles dating all the way back to the 8-bit era until finally going under in 2004) had a few titles in the works before going down, and recently a few of which have seen the light of day. Red Star is by far the best of the bunch, and it offers some classic run'n gun action to boot. Based on the respected graphic novel, Red Star takes place in an alternate reality Soviet Russia as you run, gun, and brawl your way through the game, which provides solid blasts of action throughout. To spice things up a bit, every now and then the game's perspective shifts to a top-down shooter-esque type while throwing another horde of enemies your way. Co-op play is where the real fun of Red Star is to be had though, as memories of Contra and Gunstar Heroes will quickly flood back in your memory. The only real downsides to Red Star is that the game is pretty short, can get repetitive, and at times has a very steep difficulty range. All that aside though, you can't beat what you get with Red Star for it's budget price, making this game pretty much a steal. All in all, if you want some more than solid action on a budget with a slightly different flavor, give Red Star a look.
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 2
The Red Star has finally arrived and it's a blast:

If you like fun and easy shooters than this game is for you.

If you like throw back arcade style action games like Contra and Gun Star Heroes than this game is for you.

If you are the newer generation of gamer who is used to easier, hand-holding, and friendlier type of games this one will kick you in the face and may not be your cup of tea.

Nevertheless, the bottomline is this:

1. It's fast paced and fun!

2. It's easy to figure out the controls!

3. It's great alone, but even better with a friend!

4. The action is intense and the music matches it well!

5. After years the game is finally here!

6. The price rocks!

The negative:

1. It's for an older system so it's not as sophisticated as the next generation games we are being spoiled with in 2007 versus 2004 when this game was supposed to come out.

2. Some levels and enemies may just be too tough.

Overall I say this is a must buy for PS2 action gamers. I will say I am still disappointed this never came out for the X-Box, but at least it's here and I know I'll be keeping this one in my library of games for years.
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By m.r mojo on June 4, 2010
Platform for Display: PlayStation 2 Verified Purchase
I went into the red star thinking "man I hope this game is good" but wow. I think the best way to describe the red star is take your favorite beat 'em up and seamlessly cross it with your favorite top down shooter and presto you have the red star in a nut shell. the games graphics are dated even for ps2 standards but the gameplay is flawless controls are spot on the and the enemies never feel cheap so if you die its your own damn fault. the only con I can think of is that the game needs a checkpoint system some levels go on for to long and you only have one life to make it through so its mess up once back to the start. I personally find that cool as it adds to the challenge but I can see others getting frustrated about it.
look this game has a long list of positive reviews for a reason pick it up you wont be disappointed.
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