If you’re a shooting fan you know Raiden, you probably love Raiden, and you’re likely to want this Raiden. More casual folks, it’s a toss up
There’s both reassurance and a bit of disappointment when it comes to long-running genre series that absolutely look and play fabulously but don’t tend to deviate far from formula. That’s what we have with this new Raiden title, which absolutely plays well, has intense arcade shooting action, and honors its lineage. The thing is, for the typical person seeing multiple games from the franchise they’d be hard-pressed to really tell them apart. That’s both the strength and the curse here when it comes to recommending the title. For die-hard shooting fans it’s what you’d expect and probably an automatic purchase. For someone unfamiliar the good news is that, in general, it doesn’t really matter at which point you start since they all have very common quality DNA, so maybe you’d be best looking for which one is on sale and seeing how you like it before getting more.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]