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  • Summary: Wave Cannon attacks by trans-dimensional fighters equipped with firepower equivalent of that of a battleship. This game is thoroughly focused on expressions of how enemies are destroyed. The feeling of exhilaration in the destructions is thoroughly pursued.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 29, 2021
    86
    R-Type Final 2 is an aesthetically brilliant ‘reboot’ of the classic arcade game by Irem Corporation. Old players will feel at home, either when approaching the game with the strategies of the past, or when they try to change habits by exploring the new possibilities offered by the game.
  2. May 1, 2021
    83
    R-Type Final 2 is an excellent shmup and a worthwhile follow-up to one of the best shooters in the PS2's library. It could have gone a bit further to make it a more fulfilling experience but what's here is wonderful nonetheless.
  3. May 5, 2021
    80
    It is hard to think of a product more suitable for experienced R-Type Final 2 r-typers. In slavishly retracing the trail left by the famous Eighties arcade shooter, the revival operation by Granzella Inc. modernizes the playful recipe here and there. of departure, finally returning an experience with a high nostalgic rate, with a lot of difficulty well above the average, just like in the old days. Whether this is the true finale of the series or not, try not to miss the exciting opportunity to take flight among the stars again.
  4. Edge Magazine
    May 20, 2021
    70
    There's always a place for classic concepts executed well, and despite being somewhat rough around the edges,that's precisely what R-Type Final 2 delivers. [Issue#359, p.116]
  5. Jun 21, 2021
    70
    R-Type Final 2 is a blast from the past, a good revival of the genre with a modern twist on it. Frenetic and incredibly hard is a good pastime, but can become frustrating in the long term for the pixel perfect accuracy needed.
  6. Jul 7, 2021
    65
    R-Type Final 2 is about as niche as niche gets. It represents a genre that’s hardly en vogue, and it’s a traditional, hardcore example of an experience that ferociously clings to its roots. This is not the shmup I would gift to someone in hopes of luring them into the genre, and it’s an especially difficult sell with the rather astounding $40 price point before DLC. All of this makes R-Type Final 2 a game with a fairly narrow scope, but anyone directly within that Venn diagram will be in for an exceptionally-produced, technically excellent iteration on a legendary franchise.
  7. 50
    R-Type Final 2 just doesn't live up to the hype, or the weight of its own history. Ultimately, it feels a little unfinished, like they underestimated the initial Kickstarter and had to deliver a game, even if it wasn't the one we all dreamed it could be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. May 6, 2021
    10
    amazing game it remind me Gradius 5... need little more work for music more techno.. house song
  2. May 5, 2021
    10
    Machacamarcianos de la vieja escuela, donde también hay algo de estrategia.
  3. May 13, 2021
    9
    I’ll start off with the bad. There are lots of visual effects which sometimes make it hard to see what kills you. It’s not a game ruiningI’ll start off with the bad. There are lots of visual effects which sometimes make it hard to see what kills you. It’s not a game ruining problem but it has happened to me a few times. It’s worth the trade-off to me as I enjoy the bright flashes and vibrant colors. Final 2 has much more visually attractive graphical design than Final 1 was.

    The good is that R-Type is back! Everyone’s favorite ships, favorite weapons and favorite enemy - the Bydo! It’s a really fun and addicting game. It has a ton of replay value which is good because you’ll need those replays as practice to progress through the game. That’s right, the arcade quarter-muncher difficulty is back in full “force” (R-Type pun intended). If you decide to get the DLC or Digital Deluxe version then you’ll get 6 reimagined stages from previous games in the series.

    If you’re a fan of old school shmups then it’s a must-buy. R-Type is back and has a fresh coat of paint.
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  4. May 6, 2021
    8
    It's R-type. Either you know what to expect or you likely won't care at all. Tons of ships to unlock. A boatload of customization options.It's R-type. Either you know what to expect or you likely won't care at all. Tons of ships to unlock. A boatload of customization options. Several difficulties, and a whole universe of enemies to btfu. If you like shmup's this is definitely one of those. Expand
  5. May 12, 2021
    6
    I like this game so far! However I think there's some stuff I'd change. I really hope that we see better balance in the game
  6. May 2, 2021
    5
    El juego es mediocre y bastante decepcionante, muy pobre técnicamente a día de hoy y no pasa de simple Arcade de naves del montón sin apenasEl juego es mediocre y bastante decepcionante, muy pobre técnicamente a día de hoy y no pasa de simple Arcade de naves del montón sin apenas ninguna idea nueva y relevante para el género y para la saga, tras tantos años desde el primer R-Type Final de PS2.

    Pase que fue un Crowdfunding y no deja de ser factura indie, aunque la marca no lo sea, pero merecía mejor resultado técnico y nuevas apuestas.

    El juego tampoco ofrece un modo Free Play para un entrenamiento decente, lo cual, sino estás dado al género, te aburrirá rápidamente. La saga siempre fue así, un impacto en la nave y vida fuera, y en su modo principal es lógico que así siguiera, pero para un juego de consola, memorizando zonas y patrones de diversas formas y para echarle horas, se antoja muy parco en opciones y más con cargas entre medio tediosas.

    El producto falla también al intentar introducir algo de narrativa sin gracia alguna, que hubiera quedado de lujo contando más y mejor la guerra contra los Bydo, a modo de escenas concisas sin extenderse innecesariamente y por ejemplo, pero tampoco es acertado en eso. Pretenden incluso algunas lineas de diálogo y hasta decisiones como parece tener al principio, pero no pasa de una simple cinemática anecdótica de inicio.

    En conclusión, R-Type Final 2 es un SHMUP demasiado continuista y conservador, a fases sueltas y sin conexión alguna entre ellas por planteamiento. No es mal juego pero sabe a muy poco para un producto de consola y a su precio. A simple y llana recreativa. A eso ya lo has jugado mil veces. Es el sabor que te queda.

    Se esperaba mucho más de él: Más modos, más contenido, fases más imaginativas, no tan cortas y planas, jefes bastante más trabajados y un diseño de juego en general con más sustancia para la saga y para esta entrega, sobretodo costando el juego 45-50€ de salida que no es poco.

    No tiene más que un aprobado raspado y siendo generosos.
    NOTA: 5/10
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  7. May 3, 2021
    4
    Sadly, there are just too many flaws to enjoy the game in it's current state: God-awful bloom, horrible unbalanced difficulty curves, anSadly, there are just too many flaws to enjoy the game in it's current state: God-awful bloom, horrible unbalanced difficulty curves, an in-game currency system that forces monotonous replay to unlock new craft, and terrible checkpoints. Expand

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