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Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception (Xbox 360)

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Project Sylpheed is an arcade-style shooter and is the follow-up to Silpheed: The Lost Planet on the PlayStation 2. The game's story takes place in the year 2632, five hundred years after humanity left the solar system. Under Earth's rule, 11 different star systems have now been terraformed and colonized. However, there are a number of groups who object to Earth's rule and desire independence; four of them have joined forces and formed a rebel group called the ADAN Freedom Alliance. The main characters in the story are Katana Faraway, Ellen Bernstein, and Margras Mason; all are young pilots having just joined the Earth's military, the Terra Central Armed Forces (TCAF). Following a suspicious accident, Margras joins the opposing ADAN forces to fight against his former friends and home planet. You control Katana in the game, and as missions are completed the story progresses.

While previous Silpheed games utilized a top down view of the action, Project Sylpheed features a fully 3-D view from either just behind your ship, or a first person view from within it. During the game you'll need to complete a series of missions; these are varied and include having to destroy all opponents in an area or defend an allied ship from attack. Initially there are fewer enemies and you don't have powerful weaponry, but as the game progresses the enemy increases in count and abilities and you can upgrade your ship with more powerful weapons. During a mission several sub-objectives may also become available which can be completed (some of the sub-objectives also unlock Xbox 360 Achievements when completed).

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project Sylpheed" -- European/Canadian title

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The Press Says

GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Jul 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 7.75 out of 10 78
GamersHell.com Jul 30, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Thunderbolt Games Aug 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Xboxdynasty (XD) Jul 16, 2007 6.4 out of 10 64
Armchair Empire, The Sep 13, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Jul 23, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution Aug 16, 2007 C 50
GameCola.net Jul, 2008 4.8 out of 10 48
Gamer 2.0 Jul 30, 2007 4.1 out of 10 41

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Servo (55924) added Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception (Xbox 360) on Sep 16, 2007