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Xbox Live DOTW: R-Type Dimensions for 800 Spacebucks


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#31 nexen

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:11 PM

Question: Do Silver members get this deal too?

#32 RollingSkull

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

HNNNNNGH. I just bought this a week or two ago for 1200 buckazoids!

i have R-Type final for the ps2, is there any reason i should also get this?


Only that R-Type Final is a giant stinky, slow-as-hell turd compared to R-Type 1 and 2, which is what this one contains.
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#33 thrinn

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

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Nope.

#34 RollingSkull

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:52 PM

ikaruga... (shmups) that matter.


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#35 rbenns2

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

Not a bad deal. I've always loved the original R-Type, and the ability to switch between new and old graphics is awesome!

#36 johnny konami

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:19 PM

Thought about it. Would have bit for $5, as I really liked the demo (at least in terms of the new graphics and being able to switch back and forth) but I'm remembering all of those frustrating moments trying to beat the damn thing on TG-16. I just think $10 bucks is too much for me - especially after getting Ikaruga for $5 a few scant weeks ago. I actually can't believe I payed the full $15 for Marvel VS Capcom 2.. I'll pass for now I think.

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#37 RollingSkull

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:07 AM

It isn't that frustrating with the infinite mode. Now you can challenge yourself to beat it in as few lives as possible... a much better scoring metric in my opinion.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:09 AM

hmm tempted but still not sure. Might just put the 800 pts towards castle crashers which I have yet to buy.

#39 eastx

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:30 AM

Yeah I got R-Types on my PSP thru PSN. That, and I've already played R-Type 1 and 2 to death on my GBC. Not to mention I own Delta and Final too. Shit, and Tactics.

I'll never buy this.


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#40 Jonsoncao

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:52 PM

Yeah we do. We support the ones that aren't just sorry graphical upgrades and actually do something more.



Yeah I got R-Types on my PSP thru PSN. That, and I've already played R-Type 1 and 2 to death on my GBC. Not to mention I own Delta and Final too. Shit, and Tactics.

Honestly, they should have done something *gasp* different like rerelease R-Type 1,2,3 and Leo in one package or upgrade 3 and Leo. People have played the first two games to death. Leave them alone and move on.

I'll never buy this.


this one contains both 1&2 with HD graphics..........
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#41 FurryCurry

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:43 PM

Is it fun being a hypocrite? You paid $6 for the PSOne version. This version is now $4 more and has graphical improvements, but apparently it's an insult to humanity that it exists and costs so much. That's bad logic.


R-Types has extras that make it worth it. It's certainly the start to the series encyclopedia of info that Final included.

this one contains both 1&2 with HD graphics..........


but that's it. I'm not that hard up on 3D graphics. I'd rather have what I just said.







But this does have co-op. I will give it that.

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#42 thrinn

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:13 PM

this one contains both 1&2 with HD graphics..........

but that's it.

But this does have co-op. I will give it that.

And online co-op at that.

The other huge feature is online leaderboards, which may not seem like much, but it constantly raises the bar on how well you have to play and thus gives the game a lot of replayablity.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

I was gonna get this at 1200 points ... but at 800 it's a must.
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#44 Megaten

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:35 PM

Meh, I don't understand the arguing on this thread. For some people like Furry, this might be a redundant title. But I mean...this is R-Type. Just how many people are in a similar situation? This isn't exactly a mammoth series after all.

Anyhow, I bought it and I'm loving it so far. 2 games, in retro mode and HD, with leaderboards and online co-op, and that Einhander camera angle...seems like a solid deal to me. And one thing that really makes me love it is the stat tracking! I absolutely love a game that'll show me all the stats like this one does.

The games are (kinda obviously) pretty short, which is my only knock against it. But I did catch myself looking at the 'time played' stat last night and it saying something like 3+ hours, when I thought I had only been playing for ~1...so that's a pretty big testament to a solid, fun game if you lose track of time while playing.
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#45 nexen

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

Yes, this is a silly argument. Value is in the eye of the beholder as always.

Any way you slice it though I don't think that $10 is an egregrious enough asking price to get all hot and bothered about. Game seems worth it to me unless you don't like shmups enough or have R-Type 1 & 2 available already and are satisfied with that. Leaderboards + cleaner graphics may be even worth a double dip for some in the last category (they are to me)

Also - the whole "SUPPORT GAME GENRE X" argument is always lost on me. It's like people yelling at me to like something more than I do. I get that you are trying to ensure more games of the same type but I highly doubt that these grass-roots forum campaigns of ALL CAPS are helping at all.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

I'd bite if it was $5. $15 is insane, $10 is just a little to much for me, as I'm not the biggest shump fan.
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:34 PM

Now I just need a 360 to buy this game :shock:

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:32 PM

I'd bite if it was $5. $15 is insane, $10 is just a little to much for me, as I'm not the biggest shump fan.


$5 bucks is my magic pricepoint. I know it seems cheap (guess that's why I'm here) but I seriously wonder what sales figures would look like once they dropped it to a trivial amount. It's a gamble for them, but heck.. why not take a gamble on a week only sale? I pretty much jumped on any full game (not so keen on DLC deals) for 5 dollars on XBLA, and I bet I'm not the only one.

#49 Az986

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:05 AM

I just picked this up. I forgot how much I suck at shooters lol. Oh well its good fun. I already own R-type on the virtual console but the graphics are very cool. Achievements look to be hard though

#50 neoKEN

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:07 AM

I'll pass, especially when I got Ikaruga which went for $5.

#51 FurryCurry

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:37 AM

I think I just got annoyed when that guy was telling me to support the genre. I'm one of R-Type's biggest fans and I felt annoyed by someone telling me that I should get this release too.

Like I said, there are four other R-Type games deserving of a rerelease/remake. 3, Leo, Delta, and Final all deserve to get a spot in the lime light again. It's like watching someone skip over Street Fighter 3 Third Strike or Darkstalkers to rehash Street Fighter II. Oh wait....

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#52 RollingSkull

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

Final doesn't. Final was pretty awful.

I'm behind you on a 3 remake though.
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#53 Captain Wrong

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:23 PM

I would have felt better about buying this had it been at this price than full. $15 always seemed a little steep (but not too much so, I guess, as I bought it anyway.) R-Type isn't my favorite series, not by a long shot, but I'd love a compilation of all the games.