Novastorm (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (3 votes) 2.3

Critic Reviews

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment
The Playstation video plays smoother and looks sharper than the 3DO or PC. The quality of the control, for another; the movement in the 3DO version was too loose, but the Playstation version has the perfect amount of momentum, inertia, and other big words. Best of all, Novastorm is tough enough so you won't beat it in a day, making the graphics all the more rewarding.
CD Player
Obwohl sich das Spieldesign ziemlich simpel und langweilig anhört, spielt sich »Novastorm« erstaunlich gut. Auf allen drei Systemen erleben wir ein stimmungsgewaltiges Action-Epos mit wunderschönen Computer-Optiken und nervenzerfetzendem Laser-Feuer. In Sachen Präsentation schneidet die Playstation-Fassung mit Abstand am besten ab: Bildschirmfüllendes FMV in atemberaubender Motion-JPEG-Qualität haben weder die 3DO- noch die PC-Variante zu bieten. Da Novastorm gerade auf diesen optischen Reizen basiert, macht die Playstation-Version auch am meisten Spaß. Wer von solch »primitiver« Weltraum-Ballerei nicht grundsätzlich verschreckt wird, der sollte einen Probeflug im Novastorm-Universum wagen. Je größer Monitor oder Fernseher und je wuchtiger der Boxen-Sound, desto besser.
All Game Guide
All things considered, Novastorm is a nice looking game that anyone can beat within a few hours time. The locales, over the enemies, will be your biggest problem, though it's not devastating to the game's overall enjoyment. While Novastorm is fun, it offers no variety and little replay as you'll always know what's going to happen. After getting fully powered, the game will be a breeze. Only for the die hard shooter fans or the occasional rental.
Les sprites sont tellement plats que la disproportion entre le précalculé exceptionnel et les vaisseaux pourris rendent le jeu inintéressant.
GamePro (US)
This game will hold you attention only until you tire of the scenery. Stick with the solid 16-bit shooters until a worthy game graces the next generation platforms.
Game Players
It's frustrating and pretty bad. The best thing about it is the soundtrack, but even that's not enough to recommend this game to anyone.
The Video Game Critic
Novastorm could have been a decent arcade-style shooter, but it feels a little undercooked.
The terrain you're being flown over interacts with you, which is pretty cool. However, it can also destroy you. And since you never know which way the track is going, you usually end up running into the very thing you were trying to avoid. This game is just one frustratingly annoying sequence after another. Don't bother.