Great Arcade Style Shooter With Many Options And Few Drawbacks,
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This review is from: Akai Katana - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Akai Katana will not disappoint the fans of Cave games. You do get the same over the top bullethell action, lots of explosions and all that. You should keep in mind that this is published by a U.K. Company rising star games, not by the publisher who makes the Japanese versions of Cave games and thus the menu and the options you get to change around are a little different. I mean there are many options, all the standard practice modes, backgrounds, screen flipping. But some important options are missing. For example if you play with the xbox controller you cannot move the ship slowly by slightly tilting the stick. It moves as if you're just moving an on off switch. This can create problems when you look for that small open space to escape millions of bullets headed your way. There are also not many filter options for the image quality. But otherwise this is good. Of course, the fans will enjoy this much more than a standard casual player. The game itself is about 1gb only when you install it to disk. Would be nice if they made a combo release with a couple games on one disk.
The plot and story make as much sense as any other cave game, which means they kind of make sense but all you have to know is you have to avoid dying and getting as high a score as possible. Mostly you'll see technology here that varies according to time periods with World War I and II inspired designs to futuristic designs. Not much organic stuff that you may see in Bug Princess.
One thing for sure is that this game so far has got the funniest Achievements I've ever seen in an Xbox game. I do not want to spoil it, because you have to start playing to see them yourself. The guys who made the achievements are pretty clever.