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R-TYPE II (universal) $1.99 > $0.99

08-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,693
R-TYPE II (universal) $1.99 > $0.99

TA Review 4.5/5 http://toucharcade.com/2014/02/13/r-type-ii-review/
"R-Type II falls just a bit short of the first game, in my opinion, but due to the relative scarcity of rereleases, it's likely to be a slightly more fresh experience than the original game for many people. I'm not sure whether the step up in challenge is something people will like or not, but that should factor into whether or not you pick this game up. If you bought the first R-Type and couldn't make much progress even on unlimited mode, you should probably steer clear of the sequel. If, however, you relish a serious challenge, R-Type II is going to suit you just fine. It's not quite the experience the first game was, but it comes awfully close, and that's enough to put it in the top tier of shoot-em-ups on the App Store."

148 Review 3/5 http://www.148apps.com/reviews/rtype-2-review/
"To help mitigate some of the extreme challenge there’s that unlimited lives mode, but the problem with it is that everything starts to get a bit grating after an extremely short matter of time. The music, which sounds cool for the first minute? It is now the soundtrack of death. Simple enemy formations now become challenging because they require more attention from the player than just rote repetition, but when trying again and again that’s just what happens, and then those sections become difficult and the cycle of frustration continues unabated.
R-Type 2 is unrelenting, and only shmup experts will see much of this game without rage quitting. The port is solid, but the game is only for a limited audience."

Last edited by mrbiggles; 08-21-2014 at 02:04 AM.
08-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,661
Great game. Highly recommended.