Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We interrupt ongoing GTA coverage...
...for this Ikaruga review.
I had never played the game before, but I came away impressed, if not enthralled. Very few games fit neatly into just one of the categories I named in the New Taxonomy of Gamers series, but Ikaruga is the quintessential perfectionist game. It requires you to do the same thing over and over again as you improve only incrementally. If you find yourself able to beat it on hard mode without dying, you can upload your video to YouTube and even get mentioned in reviews! To me, the reward's not worth the effort. But I understand the temptation to master something like this. It puts you in elite company.
Still a cool game, though. I'm glad I finally played it after all this time.