Chaos Field GameCube
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  • Summary: Chaos Field is O3 Entertainment's adaptation of the space-shooting Japanese arcade hit of the same name. The game includes three characters, five levels, and multiple weapons to assist you in your 2D shootouts. During gameplay, you can shoot other bullets as they fly at you and use an energy field to absorb the ones you miss. The game will be released on the Dreamcast in Japan. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. A must-have for shooter enthusiasts, as its presentation is killer and its challenge heavy enough to drop you to your knees.
  2. In everything but gameplay, this game is basically standard fare.
  3. This vertical-scrolling shoot-'em-up tries to follow in the footsteps of genre classics like Ikaruga and Raiden, putting its own interesting-but-flawed spin on some aspects of the you-against-the-universe formula.
  4. It's like fighting a fireworks display. Sometimes the enemy blows up. Sometimes you do. There's no strategy; no hook that makes you think about how you'll do better next time. [Feb 2006, p.99]
  5. 60
    If you are a diehard shooter fanatic obsessed with breaking high score lists Chaos Field will provide a relatively large playground for you to do your thing. The lack of two-player mode or online ranking simply seals the deal, proving once and for all that Chaos Field is simply outgunned as an arcade port.
  6. Despite its nonstop action and requisite techno soundtrack, Chaos Field never ascends to the level of a shooter classic, like GameCube's beautiful "Ikaruga." It's all about finding a sweet spot and plugging away.
  7. The hit detection is more of a miss, the presentation is far below the standards set by so many of the game's contemporaries, and even the Chaos/Order gimmick could have been fleshed out and utilized far more than what the gameplay offers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. DevinD.
    Sep 4, 2006
    7
    This game is not Ikaruga. Nothing will probably ever be able to recreate that exact formula. It is however a decent shooter. When I first saw this at gamestop it was $40. I simply waited until it was $25. Now you could probably find it for twenty. I have played better shmups for free. I have also played worse shmups for a lot more. For $20 you are getting a good shooter fix for the genre starved Gamecube. Graphics are 'meh' but the sound is excellent and the gameplay decent. Expand
  2. RyanM.
    Mar 5, 2006
    7
    Of course those few will come to bash this game for not being Ikaruga. Ikaruga it is not, but it IS a respectable shoot-em-up worth a purchase. i expect this game to become rare as well, and in the whole scope of the genre, there is no reason why this game should be bashed over the supposed superiority of Ikaruga. this game keeps up equally in challenge, the graphics are crisp and fantastic, and the game is so simple and fun...for a bit. the main plague to this game is that there is nothing else to it, a common fault in the genre. but fans will expect that, and hopefully come to this game offering it the praise it deserves. A 2d shooter is a rare commodity, cherish it and be hopeful that we will see ones in the future, better than chaos Field and maybe excelling the reasonably overrated Ikaruga. Expand
  3. tonyG.
    Jan 31, 2006
    4
    if you like shooterstry to track down ikaruga. it's rare but worth the hunt ... this chaos field sux.
  4. Dec 28, 2012
    3
    This game is too boring. if it had been released around the time of Super Mario Bros, somebody might have actually enjoyed playing the game. The game would be much nicer if it was given a real story mode with mid-stage saving. I got this game for $3 and am not sure if it's even worth the money. Expand