Friday, September 3, 2010

RECOM: Sin & Punishment: SS by Rocket

US Title: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
EU Title: Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies
by Rocket (Contributing Author) | Edited by Mop_it_up (Site Editor)

Here's a very nice arcade style rail shooter that's all about running and gunning. Developed very closely between Treasure and Nintendo, there are seven main levels, which actually sounds kind of offputtingly short.

If it were any longer, it would be a bit too much, and one wouldn't be as likely to return to it. With an RPG, for example, you'd usually just play once or twice because it's so long, but with this kind of game, you could just have a quick go of any level you completed and have a great time with it.

What you're mainly doing the whole time is shooting, dodging, charging big shots, and batting enemy shots back at them (this one is really fun). The action is very heavy all the time, and it requires every bit of your attention and focus to play.

The Wii Remote's pointer helps to make it a more improved experience than the first game, but you have a variety of control options, and the buttons are 100% remappable.

What we've got is a game that's really easy to just pick up and play, yet extremely action-packed with lasers and explosions everywhere, and makes for a good challenge. It hits that sweet spot where a game instantly satisfies and tests your skills at the same time, which makes it one of the best.


Maxi said...

I should probably pick this up some time. Gah my backlog is getting bigger.

It is a nice read Rocket but I would have liked to see more on the different modes.

Rocket said...

Yay it's up! Thanks Maxi. I know what you mean - I didn't even mention the online scoreboards but I wanted to recommend it based on my experience and what I enjoyed about it.

Greg Vs said...

Nice Recom, Rocket! I'd like to pick this up, but I'm probably going to wait until Toys'r'us has one of their amazing sales. It's just not a game I would excel at, but I want to give it a chance.

Rocket said...

Thanks Greg! Although you're right to wait for it to go down in price it's much better to spend that much on this than on an RPG or any other game that's measured in tens of hours.

It's scarce enough here and one chain of shops actually bumped it up in price after the first week.

So yeah, whatever your priorities are.