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Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Liam Dowds (51)
Written on  :  Nov 26, 2003
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

Did I Miss Something?

The Good

Gunstar Heroes is to me a very basic shoot em up with decent graphics. However this game is critically lauded & praised so highly that it confuses me.

The Bad

The premise of this game is run & shoot, keep running & shoot some more. Which doesn't require much thought. It is at a frantic pace, but this serves to do bad rather than good. Simply put, it is too fast. With the amount of action going on it is very difficult to keep up.

This game to me is one for the graphics junkies. The gameplay is minimal at best and doesn't have enough going in order to keep your attention. I have however pushed my way through the game, but to no avail. I can't seem to like it.

Although there were some touches that I liked, it's not enough.

To me it's the SNES game that never was. Too many colours, too little gameplay.

The Bottom Line

I think you either love it or hate it. I'm in the latter camp.