This one cuts through most games out there,
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This review is from: Akai Katana - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I can barely hack a decent score on "Slash" mode, but this game is fun all the way to the end. I'm not too keen on the other two modes... as in, they feel more difficult for me, but, then, I'm a total casual gamer when it comes to these. I know there's a method to the madness of gathering a ton of points and you gotta play this a few times for a few hours to know how to do it (or just watch videos of expert gamers racking up points). Overall, it's got good graphics (lots of varied planes, jets, and other bizarre flying machines), good sound FX, and it's fairly challenging, but not completely frustrating; my only complaint would probably be that the music isn't as varied or as catchy as it should be - it sounded more like variations of the same theme. Still, I'd definitely recommend this one above most CAVE games to anyone new to the genre and because it's one of the few modern side-scrollers for the 360 that doesn't suck (see Otomedius and Strike Witches) AND is available on disc for a decent price.
I already had the import, but it's great to see a domestic disc release for these kinds of games.