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Official Xbox Magazine UKJul 13, 2011Five hours of playing this game will kill the entire genre for you, too. [Aug 2011, p.99]
Dec 13, 2016Well this Star Raiders is not a good remake but IS NOT a bad game.
THE BAD :
[Ergonomics]. It's not easy to end a mission. (1)you must pushWell this Star Raiders is not a good remake but IS NOT a bad game.
THE BAD :
[Ergonomics]. It's not easy to end a mission. (1)you must push select, (2)find the galactic map with R1/L1, and (3)find the new option which appears at the bottom of the screen. Wouah, not very intuitive...
[Selection Screens (Map, equipment, statistics...)]. Not easy (again) to use a double navigation. R1/L1 for principal menu and "arrows" for secondary menu. But you just need a little practice...
[Videos scenes between primary missions]. It's only drawings that move...and some drawings are very, VERY Ugly...
[Others]. Nobody says that only primary missions are important for the score (1A, 2A, 3A,...) all the other are useful only to have credits. Sometime, you really don't kown where are these bloody containers or the exit. You are forced to search every inch of the level. Only ten primary mission, and thirty in whole... and when you finish game, you can't start again a choosen mission. For me this is the only very bad aspect (and you are not launched by an capital starship and you don't have to land)
THE GOOD :
Well, fortunately fights and graphics in mission are good.
Manoeuvrability is good and you have a great precision. It's rare on ps3 where you can be an pilot in space as in StarWars, Galactica or Macross(Robotech).
I found the excitment i had when i played (long years ago) at Elite on C64 or Tie Fighter on PC.
You have three forms SpaceShip for dogfight, and you can switch (in the same mission) with a GerWalk form (or Guardian in Robotech) or a Turret form (a static postion). You can upgrade your ship (but i never find how to change my starship's coque), for munitions you have a satellite to refit, and if you explose you'll be resurected in 5-10 seconds.
And if you waste too much time in an mission you can redo it immediatly.
[Commands]. You don't have the SAME commands when you switch forms This need some training. Sometimes it's VERY hard to switch because you don't activate the good form and you scratch on an rock face. Find the good weapons, can became a real difficulty. For instance To neutralize a capitalShip you need the heavy weapon of the turret but to clean the space arround the capitalShip you need to fight with the light weapon of the spaceship form....
[Missions] they are repetitive. There are lot of mission with only Dogfight and some to destroy capitalship, go inside asteroids, find weapons in an artificial satellite, erase a starbase... Well, you are a pilot, you want -above all- have dogfights, no ?
For a PSN game, i think it's a good game.
In resume 7/10 because Cheap, pleasure to pilot, but with a weird ergonomic, some difficulties and no possibilities to redo missions done.… Expand
May 14, 2011A great looking game that falls short with repetitive game play. For those nostalgic of Wing Commander, FreeSpace, and HomeWorld will findA great looking game that falls short with repetitive game play. For those nostalgic of Wing Commander, FreeSpace, and HomeWorld will find parts of this game enjoyable. The most outstanding part of this game is its gorgeous graphics. The storyline is forgettable, and the game play is fly to a sector, kill all bad guys, resource collect, fly back to base ship, upgrade weapons, then repeat. The story line is written word, and the words are so small on HD you need a magnifying glass to read them.
The shallowness of this game and repetitive game play will keep most from liking this game for very long. If your a Wing Commander, FreeSpace or HomeWorld Fan, and have 800 extra MS points, then you may want to pick this game up.… Expand
Oct 6, 2011I've been looking for a space combat shooter, so I tried the demo for this game, especially when I saw it was on sale. Now I know why it wasI've been looking for a space combat shooter, so I tried the demo for this game, especially when I saw it was on sale. Now I know why it was on sale, it sucked! The graphics were horrid and the gameplay was boring. I know a demo doesn't represent an entire game, but it shouldn't represent the worst of a game either. From what I experienced, avoid this game.… Expand