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Bang! Gunship Elite (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 1.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.5


The Press Says

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70
Game Over Online
When it comes down to it, Bang! Gunship Elite is a battle of flash vs. substance. It follows the arcade shooter formula to a tee really and if you look close enough, you can see there's not a great deal under all that eye candy. There's nothing unique about Bang! Gunship Elite, so fans of the genre hoping to find something new in this title will walk away unsatisfied. On the other hand, if what you're after is an action-packed, no-brain shooter than Bang! Gunship Elite's gorgeous, high-speed, intense battles will surely do the trick.
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PC Player (Germany)
Junges, aufstrebendes Programmier-Team hat nettes Spiel mit netter Grafik - so könnte Rayland Bang! angepriesen haben. In der Tat sieht das Ganze mit den Explosionsringen, den Lichteffekten und farbigen Nebeln auch sehr schick aus, der letzte Schliff fehlt jedoch. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad beispielsweise ist so hoch, dass Einsteiger schon nach kurzer Zeit die Maus auf die Matte werfen werden. Außerdem ist die ständige Ballerei gegen Aliens auf Dauer recht langweilig. Es passiert einfach nichts neues bis auf weiter entwickelte Waffen und Feinde. Das erinnert an Roland-Emmerich-Filme: Geradlinig und technisch gut, aber nach dem vielversprechenden Anfang bald öde.
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PC Zone
Progress, schmogress, Bang! operates on the same premise (or lack thereof) behind hits like Galaga. Put terrible voice acting, great graphics, huge guns and a license to kill into one title and you've got the gaming equivalent of an Evil Dead film. It may be shallow, but it's entertaining.
60
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
А вообще, обидно, что никто до сих пор не додумался совместить что-нибудь суперинтеллектуальное и разнообразное типа Imperium Galactica 2 с продуктом а-ля Bang!, да еще реализовать на том же графическом уровне, что и обе эти игры. Сколько благодарностей со стороны поклонников можно было бы состричь. Смешение жанров не всегда плохо, на мой взгляд, и иной раз способно внести в игру много нового, прибавив ей определенного шарма. Но пока этого нет, сидим на попе ровно, жуем невкусный К'а и ждем Шедевра.
60
GamePro (US)
Space sim veterans won't find much to challenge their dogfighting skills in Gunship, but the overall difficulty of the missions makes up for it somewhat. If you're up for a relatively mindless space shooter (not simulation), then Gunship should fit the bill nicely.
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GameStar (Germany)
Im Kampf gegen nimmermüde in Scharen anrückende Gegner hat mich die nette Optik länger vor dem Monitor gehalten, als das laue Spielprinzip. Die Levels sind viel zu gleich, um mich längerfristig zum Weiterspielen zu motivieren. Dazu kommt der gepfefferte Schwierigkeitsgrad. Ein klarer Fall für Profis.
50
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Sure, the game looks good while you’re tearing through nebulas and asteroid fields with 10 vivid weapons, but beyond that, there’s no there there. You can’t substitute cotton candy for the meat and potatoes of strategy and a good plotline. Try STARLANCER or FREESPACE 2 if you want a game with substance, ‘cause BANG’ doesn’t cut it.
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Computer Games Magazine
There is fun to be had with the game; at times it plays just as it was designed, a fun space shoot 'em up that lets you put your brain on auto pilot while you gun down everything that moves. The repetitiveness of the gameplay and a few questionable design decisions negatively affects the overall experience, however. Bang! Gunship Elite is another example of a game that sports graphics that make you want to stand up and cheer and gameplay that induces hair loss due to nerve-bending frustration.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Bang! Gunship Elite proves yet again that eye candy alone cannot sustain a title, as the vast majority of its gameplay proves to be extremely tedious. Blasting enemy ships into fragments is entertaining for brief periods of time, but rapidly becomes a chore. Arcade fans looking for some mindless action might find some fun here, but starfighter simulation veterans should steer clear.