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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: October 22, 2008 (12:00 PM)
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Very nice review. Got your point across quickly and emphatically. This is one of those reviews where having those screenshots really helps. You say the game's a Metal Slug clone, I look at the pics and am like, "Yep....sure is." As a funny note, while I was looking up Game Boy games for my ill-fated attempts at Drella's tournament, I found word of a pure Metal Slug ripoff on that system. There's a part of me that really, really wants to play it just to see if it's as bad as it sounded. I just have to remember where I found out about it, so I can get it's name again.

Anyway, I think the problem that developers like the ones who did this game are having is trying to find that fine line between challenging and inane (or as you said about the lack of checkpoints, "it's not 1988"). Metal Slug-types are manic, challenging and short, so they go for little things to make them more difficult and in this case, they went too far in that direction, which seems to make the whole thing more frustrating than anything else.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 22, 2008 (12:22 PM)
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Thanks Rob, I think this is the first time I've gotten feedback from you on a review, so I'm especially thankful.

Yeah the game was all set to be a short and intense blastathon and then the developers had to go and pull some Ninja Gaiden circa '88 nonsense with the MISSION FAILED back to the title screen move. Totally kills things, unless you enjoy redoing long unremarkable, middle-of-the-road action sequences over and over until you manage to get it just right.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: October 22, 2008 (12:54 PM)
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Just something I'm trying to do more of, Marc. I think one pet peeve a lot of people seem to have is the overall lack of feedback on reviews they submit. And since I read nearly everything on here and have an opinion about a lot of them, I'm trying to push myself to make more of an effort to give feedback to more reviews.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 22, 2008 (10:12 PM)
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Well nobody likes to write in a vacuum. ^_^

So it's LAZINESS to blame AS USUAL Rob. TSK TSK. Well what else is new, really. =D And here it is, I thought it was just you walking around thinking you're better than everyone else. (Although it could be that too.)

Seriously though, the only reason I don't comment more is I don't read enough of the reviews. If you actually do, I'd say the tough part is already done, no?


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 23, 2008 (01:22 AM)
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It sounds like the only disaster was deciding to play this game.

Har har har.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 24, 2008 (07:25 AM)
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Ha, you don't know how close I was to using that bit of corniness in the actual review. ^_^


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Author: psychopenguin
Posted: October 24, 2008 (07:50 AM)
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I agree with Overdrive on the screenshots making the case for your review perfectly. This review would have been decent without them, but with the screenshots and your Metal Slug comparisons, the review becomes short and sweet yet to the point. I really liked this review. One thing I noticed is that you really seemed to drive home the MS comparison, I think focusing on the game itself a little more at the beginning would have been cool. And I didn't really learn much besides it's hard, the guy can't shoot like he's in Contra, and it's a MS ripoff. But, I guess that's all I really needed to know so it's good you didn't go off on unnecessary tangents.

Now, I'll stop rambling.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 24, 2008 (07:54 AM)
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Ha, trust me PP, that's all the game's about. Just imagine you're playing a so-so copy of Metal Slug that looks good, sure, but your shooting skills are limited and the game kills you at a boss and sends you TO THE TITLE SCREEN. What more to say?


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