on May 19, 2011
S&P, for those who don't know, is the long-awaited sequel to a Japan-only "rail shooter" released way back on the Nintendo 64.
The game is a rail shooter, which means that your character is constantly moving forward in the level, with your control input limited to up/down/left/right to avoid enemies, and of course the fire button.
What makes this so much fun is the great level design, over-the-top amounts of enemies, and general "coolness" of fighting through swaths of enemies using your laser and sword. Games like these by nature are extraordinarily difficult to start, and require practise and patience to see through. Thus, not for kids but great for teen/older gamers.
One complaint: while the game promises two player support, the second player is limited to the role of supporting fire; his/her character does not even appear on screen so all the player gets to do is hold the fire button down while Player 1 gets all the action. So... take turns if you're playing co-operatively.
on July 5, 2010
Treasure has been known to develop some of the most intense shooters of all time (Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun) but none come close to the greatness of Sin & Punishment Star Successor. This game has some of the best bosses and enemies of this generation and the action never stops. If you like straight up hardcore action games then this is a must buy.