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Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Image
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  • Summary: Launch into aerial mayhem as an elite Murakumo unit sent to suppress a rampage of renegade mechs. Blaze through cityscapes at supersonic speeds, lock on, and destroy targets with experimental Murakumo weaponry before all is lost.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. For all the fun the game offers, and it is fun, it is brutally short... Admittedly there are a plethora of options to "unlock", but the game itself is all too brief. There is no versus mode either, something that would have added greatly to the replay value.
  2. It both gets old quickly and also feels frustratingly similar to plaing a Roadrunner cartoon in which your target is the fleet-footed bird and you're the poor, starving schlub strapped to the rocket and headed straight for the cliff. [Apr 2003, p.86]
  3. 58
    The lack of manageable control and the nearly on-rails gameplay are just two of the sorest sore thumbs that stick out, which if fixed could have made the game at least halfway enjoyable.
  4. Manages to get old before it even gets going, due to a clunky interface, poor design, and one of the hokiest English dubs in recent memory. [May 2003, p.61]
  5. Full on style but short on substance. Although it’s firing on all cylinders in terms of presentation, the repetitiveness is disheartening and becomes too boring to make Murakumo even a recommended rental.
  6. The principal function of moving around is a chore and, combined with the overly fancy (and illegible) heads-up display, makes completing even the simplest missions more irritating than gratifying. [Apr 2003, p.68]
  7. My friends, this game is gorgeous, but while the "Armored Core" series was innovative and addicting, this game is boring and repetitive. Like that cheerleader in high school you always wanted to date, once you get past the looks, these is nothing but hot air.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MojoJojo
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    Sweet. I hope for a wave of fast-paced mecha shooters to hit North America.
  2. OmarH.
    Mar 2, 2003
    10
    Very good game and good graphics!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2003
    0
    Sucks.