I played the first viewtiful joe for the ps2. It was pretty cool.
I might just check this one out
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Just what I wanted, something to pick up and play without the hassle of 20 minute video sequences. A 2D action game, I guess. Like in Miami Vice, I had to write something only being a couple of levels inward, so this shouldn't be so much of a review than a suggestion.
So far, your tasks are pretty simple but the challenge is is that it is VERY fast paced with alot of action happening on that PSP's small screen. Not serious of a game at all, the music is a zany jazz-scat sort of deal, on top of the characters following suit.
There could be alot of levels, for I played 4 and happened to unlock another couple from collecting puzzle pieces(a very odd thing in a 2D shoot-em-up style, except with fists and flying feet). The gameplay is refreshingly quick and addictive. The multitude of characters, around 10, is a nice touch, and each character has different attacks. The multiplayer is adhoc for 2 or 4 people. Haven't done any multiplayer though.
I like this game based solely on its quirks. The sounds you will hear are cliched "movie set sounds" and are done fairly well(for a comical game). Such as CUT! and "ACTION!"
Gameplay, since you are the hero who is actually only making a movie, has such powerful weapon boosts such as Sound FX, Slo-Mo, and Hyperspeed, to name a few. There could be more. Using Sound FX, you can hold down the trigger buttons to build up a punch. Once released, it will manifest itself into an onomatopoeia(such as Whiff and THUMP), causing damage to wherever it lands. Slo-Mo slows down time, of course, allowing you to gain your bearings again. A nice touch, since the flow of the game is that of a waterfall - it never stops. And Hyperspeed sets you on fire, causing you to fly just by nudging the analog stick upwards. You move quicker while everything else stays at the same frame/sec measurement, and anything you hit cannot hit you back, though you deal constant damage to it.
I reccomend this game, should you be able to find it, and I absolutely adore its whimsical and intriguing atmosphere. Not something that typically happens in a video game these days is the developers' complete lack of reality. This game is something to go and rent, download, buy, borrow, or steal. I don't care how it gets done, it needs to get done.
Go for it. It's an absolute blast trying to keep up with all the action on screen. To fast paced for me, but I'll get used to it.
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