By Josh Speer / February 4th, 2013
To start things off, I need to clarify one thing – I am generally not a fan of the XBox 360. I generally view the games on the system to be repetitive, uninspired and frankly boring. They do amazing things with graphics ( granted ) but frequently don’t cater enough to an old-school gamer like me. Then somebody goes and makes a game like Caladrius.
Tentatively scheduled for a April 25th release in Japan, it’s a vertical SHMUP by Moss, the people who brought us Raiden, with sound by Basiscape and art by Suzuhito Yasuda, artist of the well loved Shin Megami Tensei : Devil Survivor series. Players can choose from three different characters to play through the game with, and there is also different game modes such as boss rush, score attack, world ranking and story mode, which includes voice acting. Cue massive fanboyism…
Add the fact that character portraits of the pilots frame the gameplay, and beautiful absurdity like boss pilots wearing purple dresses, and this author is suitably impressed. So impressed he can’t hope but dream that such a gem somehow makes its way to the fledgling Wii U one day. For those that do own a 360, enjoy the following screenshots!
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