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Red Star - PlayStation 2
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Platform: PlayStation 2
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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.Read more ›
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!
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.
look this game has a long list of positive reviews for a reason pick it up you wont be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
:difficulty is extreme
:you have no healing items
:you can upgrade your weapon and health between levels
:you can choose one of two... Read more
After watching Mark of Classic Game Room fame do a review of this game I had to pick it up, and sweet buttery Christmas am I ever glad I did!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This game reminds me of Hunter: The Reckoning-Wayward for its isometric view and gameplay. My only gripe is a lack of characters though I'll forgive this because of the developers... Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by John
This game is awesome. This game is truly awesome. I love this game!
If you're a fan of the old double Dragon style games that used to be popular before the PlayStation... Read more
I just started playing this game, and thought, it was hard initially, but it got easier, as I learned the moves, and special moves, and all the other nuances, that make this game -... Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Hui-Kee Wong
This game is an incredibly fun action shooter title. It is definitely worth the price Amazon is offering for it. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Andrew Turner
Don't let the red stars price tag scare you, just because it's the cheaper than wii carnival games doesn't mean it's anywhere as bad. Read morePublished on April 27, 2009 by C. Policastro