P.N. 03 GameCube
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  • Summary: A colonial settlement on a distant planet goes out-of-control after a Computer Arms Management System goes haywire. Enter Vanessa Schneider, a freelance mercenary and robot killer with a grudge to settle in this action game. But will Vanessa's dark past collide with her ultimate mission?A colonial settlement on a distant planet goes out-of-control after a Computer Arms Management System goes haywire. Enter Vanessa Schneider, a freelance mercenary and robot killer with a grudge to settle in this action game. But will Vanessa's dark past collide with her ultimate mission? Find out as you guide her through futuristic environments, performing stylish spin moves, devastating combos, and powerful attacks. Remember to collect power-ups before you battle the game's robots, machines, megaweapons, and transforming enemies. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Once you synch up with Vanessa and the rhythm of the game, it's impossible to put down and clearly meant to be assailed three times (or more), which is also the only path to unlocking every suit and the secrets within. [July 2003, p.16]
  2. Although the stilted play control makes it frustratingly difficult to move at times, the overall playing experience is very engaging. [Oct 2003, p.137]
  3. If you're not into the idea of constantly shooting and blowing stuff up, this may not be the game for you. Up to this point I have used the word shooting sixteen times in this review, and there's a reason for that. That is the bulk of the game.
  4. Those expecting an action adventure game will be severely disappointed, however if you are looking for a great old school shooter in the vain of "Space Invaders," "Ikaruga" or "Raystorm," then P.N.03 is well worth buying.
  5. While P.N.03 does provide some solid shooting action, the incredibly repetitive levels and unintuitive controls significantly detract from the experience.
  6. 55
    Visually dull, painfully boring and completely short of Capcom's usual high standards.
  7. Feels like it's just a block of jello. It could have been molded into something new, but instead, Capcom just left it as is, a block. It's uninspired, generic, and there is no reason to play it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BlancoA.
    May 14, 2003
    10
    I had a great time with this game at E3 this morning. The control is excellent and the graphics really jump out at you. This will be a I had a great time with this game at E3 this morning. The control is excellent and the graphics really jump out at you. This will be a must-buy game, I'm sure. Expand
  2. ThomasK.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    Its pretty damn good, nice moves nice controls good looking too.
  3. PaulR.
    Oct 29, 2003
    10
    You either get it or you don't. If you're expecting something that handles and feels like all those generic 3rd person ps2 games You either get it or you don't. If you're expecting something that handles and feels like all those generic 3rd person ps2 games out there, you'll feel v constricted and agree with the 40 ratings. If you're up for timing & sequences of moves and totally unique handing, you'll love it like I did. Expand
  4. FutureAlien
    Sep 10, 2003
    8
    I was really looking forward to this game and I am quite satisfied now that it's here. The action is quite like old-skool shooters but I was really looking forward to this game and I am quite satisfied now that it's here. The action is quite like old-skool shooters but instead of a spaceship you get to control a dancing one-girl-army named Vanessa, who has to progress through 10 or so levels, blasting various mechanical foes and dodging their fire. The gameplay is simple yet challenging enough, rewarding skill with extra points, which can be used to buy Vanessa new clothes... sorry, suits, each with its own characteristics and special moves. The graphics are very good - everything is clear despite the continuous blasting. The only gripe I have is the 30fps screen refresh - it would have been great to have the game run at 60fps, but alas! BTW the PAL version should only be played on the 60Hz setting, since on 50Hz things are a lot jerkier. The sound effects are mediocre but the music is great, if a bit repetitive. The gameplay is great for people who can appreciate it - get this game if you're an old-skool shoot 'em up fan, or if you're bored with all the by-the-book games and looking for something different, but don't expect to be playing it for months on end. Expand
  5. TimH.
    Sep 22, 2003
    6
    I was ready to give this game a fair shake and forgive some of its serious gameplay flaws. I was waiting to see what happened once I upgraded I was ready to give this game a fair shake and forgive some of its serious gameplay flaws. I was waiting to see what happened once I upgraded to better suits and such but you know what happened? The game was over and credits were rolling!!! Glad I just rented it! So here are my gripes: - Why can't the dumbass chick move and shoot at the same time? - Why does she do a stupid little piroette when you press back on the stick instead of hauling her ass outta trouble? - Why the music/dance theme when it has no gameplay elements at all? Shooting to the beat for extra points would at least have been novel. Expand
  6. May 28, 2012
    5
    This game coulda been good but it felt incomplete. Combat was fun but repetitive.
  7. BlueFalcon
    Apr 28, 2007
    3
    1st thing I would say about this game is the character is awesome. She's stylish, deadly, graceful, unique, and even hot. The HUGE thing 1st thing I would say about this game is the character is awesome. She's stylish, deadly, graceful, unique, and even hot. The HUGE thing that ruins the game is the repetitiveness. Both the levels and enemies are all the same - it's ridiculous. Imagine playing Super Mario Bros level 1-1 with only koopas as enemies. As you advance you're still playing level 1-1 but with more koopas. That's what it's like. Expand

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