OrbitalBeard, on 29 May 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:
What a retarded comparison. It's easily one of Treasure's best. I cannot fathom a real Treasure fan disliking it.
Dragonseeker, on 30 May 2012 - 12:07 AM, said:
Sin and Punishment is one of best rail shooters of this entire generation. The game has badass bossess and is hard as hell.
I'm a huge Treasure fan, but S&P2 just doesn't do it for me. A great shooter/action game is easy to play, difficult to master. S&P2 is difficult to play, annoying to master. It probably isn't helped by the crap-ass resolution of the Wii which makes everything look and feel more cluttered. It's my least favorite Treasure game, by far. Games like that were cool in the Saturn & N64 days because they were working within technical limitations. But today? Nah. The only on rails shooter that is cool any more is pretty much just Rez, but that's not because it is a great game from a gameplay standpoint, it's just a great game from an aesthetics standpoint.
On rails shooters were meant to die with the hardware that couldn't handle more than that. And there's no 3D shooter in existence that even comes close to being as good as a solid 2D one, especially the Treasure greats. And if you really like shooters, and you want to bring up consoles and quirky games that they have, then you should be jumping all over the 360 for the fact that they have brought numerous Cave shooters to the US for the first time ever. The worst Cave shooter is at least as good as Treasure's best.
This is just another one of those games that the starving Wii crowd thinks is great because, let's be honest, it is probably great compared to the rest of their library. It's a cash-in sequel to the nostalgia-fest that is the original N64 game. If you want evidence of that; I bought it less than a year after release for $17 and it's still on my shelf because the $5 I'd get for it isn't even worth my time.