A little foreword before this review starts proper: Due the fact cusses abruptly become ♥♥♥♥♥♥ for some odd reason. Which do not, in my humble opinion, expound upon how this game rocks on many known, and unknown, levels. To wit, I will be replacing cusses with various words that are found on sweethearts. Now, on to the review proper.
What else can I say about this game that has not been already said by many countless others. The controls are solid, the acting is top notch, the difficulty follows a decent curve (starts off pretty easy at first, but you'll need to have that knowhow to keep yourself in one piece come the latter half of the game let me tell you), the graphics are swank, and just.... EVERYTHING!! EVERYTHING about this game looks and feels like it had been crafted very carefully and very heartfeltly by people who knew how to make a FOGing great game.
As of writing, I had just 1cc'd the game on easy, will intend on attemping the same on normal soon. There art many feels abound in this game, ending on a wonderful note (not spoiling anything here).
To the souls at Edelweiss; You. HUGing. ROCK! For making such a masterwork of a game, that indeed leaves many a triple A release green with envy. And the people at AGM PLAYISM also rock in the same manner for translations and bringing this jewel of a game to the other side.
Sometimes it's easy to lose track of where you're are at certain times, but that adds to the fun just as much as it detracts in certain cases. And although I know that shmups aren't everyones kinda cuppa. I do know that this is hands down, one of THE best shmups out there on the steams this year. Not even counting the fact that it had a Metacritic rating of 93, which made it the highest rated PC game of this year thus far.
To all of you avid shmup lovers and indeed, anyone willing to give the genre a whirl. GET. THIS. GAME. You will not be disappointed.