>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tetsuo Gaiden is a space blast-fest of impressive proportions. Blast your way through wave after wave of aliens as you conquer your way through their home space. Can you and your battle-craft conquer through? Will it be a slaughter? It's all up to you... (Stop looking so worried!)
Usually, most shooters fall short of being entertaining. Happily, thats not the case with Gaiden. Fans of the classic arcade game Galaxian will be right at home here. However, they've taken it a step farther by making it an adventure with a scrolling FMV background, which is smooth scroll, and very cool with lots of activity, and really nice CGI rendered look. However, the actual game graphics layed over the FMV is just standard shooter fare, but thankfully does not get lost in the background.
The sound, ripped straight from the classic gaming days, is very crisp, and brings back the feeling from the old arcade fun. Control is pretty much dead on, but I really had the feeling that it needs more weapons. While gameplay is dead on, it's just not as deep as it could be.
Overall, a good shooter, and good fun for all ages. Though those who play alot of shooters may initally find it simple, it still has enough to keep even the most die-hard fan happy.