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  • Summary: In Gun Valkyrie players suit up as either Kelly O'Lenmey or Saburota Mishima to battle hideously oversized arachnids with a variety of character-specific weapons. Amidst rock formations housing huge number of aggressive monster approaching from every direction, you must scan the 360-degree area while running and shooting the creatures. It's a race against technology to save the world form complete annihilation! Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. This is one of those rare games that is so great, on so many levels, that you get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about it. [Mar 2002, p.18]
  2. An awesome shooter with superb graphics, and the thumb-numbing game play is challenging but not too hard.
  3. I predict that diehards will cherish this game for ages. Unfortunately novice players will get frustrated after the love affair with the graphics ends and the real challenges begin.
  4. Even with all of these great aspects, I feel that a terrible mistake was made by not including any multiplayer modes or extending the game time.
  5. I've never seen a shooter that I could really consider a linear game before, but rather than let you destroy monsters your way, GUNVALKYRIE has too many movement puzzles that can only be solved one way that the designers anticipated.
  6. No amount of graphical frosting can save GV from its terrible, overly complex controls...GV will frustrate the hell out of you. [Apr 2002, p.143]
  7. 40
    Utter frustration. Every part of the controller is used, including both analog sticks, which have dual functions. It's nearly impossible to master these controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. WilliW.
    Mar 19, 2002
    10
    Yes it's very difficult, but its fun to play still.
  2. NicholasB.
    Mar 19, 2002
    9
    Confusing controls but how is that the game's problem. the reviewers are just to supid to know how to use the controls. Great graphics, great story, and thrilling to mow down hordes of aliens. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2014
    9
    Its difficulty leads to an enormous amount of fun and it really drives you to keep going. It's action packed, rewarding and satisfying. Interesting story and good graphics for its time. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is a lack of polish. Expand
  4. PatrickM.
    Mar 20, 2002
    8
    This game gives you an amazing amount of control over your character. While the learning curve is steep, the rewards are great once you master them. Sprint across the ground then thrust up into the air, whip around 180 degrees and rain death upon aliens below -- thrilling! You have to get past thinking about what button to press and just think about what you want to do, and have your hands be trained to do it for you. Very satisfying if you're willing to put in the effort. Collapse
  5. Uter
    Jul 31, 2004
    7
    I can understand why this game has had such polar reivews. It's got a great introspective story, in a stylish and original universe. But it does lack a certain polish in spots, and of course the control is poor. Mostly just the camera control is unintuitive. Overall I think it's a respectable game, but nothing too special. Expand