Fans Rage over Strike Witches Shovelware

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Fans are bewildered and enraged by recently unveiled screenshots for the upcoming Strike Witches Xbox 360 shoot-em-up Strike Witches: Shirogane no Tsubasa – graphics are said to be PSP quality, and all for a top tier $80 price tag.

The screenshots:

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The reaction:

Looks like a freeware game.

Could easily be a PS2 or even PS game.

The PS3 just can’t do this kind of sophisticated lighting!

Totally looks like a cheap doujin game.

PSP is it? Ah, Wii, right? It’s for… the Xbox 360?

Looks worth 800 points, no more.

Something like this is fine. It’s just a character game after all.

I thought it was for the PSP!

And they want $80 for this doujin quality…

Some are even saying that it is the game which is the extra to the Nendoroid packaged with the limited edition.

Anime spinoff games have a deserved reputation for being little more than cheap cash-ins at the best of times, but this title appears to be plumbing new depths. Of course, that does not mean it will necessarily bomb – the fans in question are noted for buying anything.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People expect waaay to much out of games based on anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think it's just a glamorized version of a fighter jet arcade game.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They'll buy it and love it. Why create something of value, when people will pay to be spoon fed shit from the rectum of corporations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well heres 360s disgaia 3. Defenetly Japaneese developers are at the bottom of the industry, save for capcom.

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    Comment by Herboo
    02:40 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It aint too bad but would have been alot better if it CAVE,MOSS,MILESTONE or G-REV that developed it.

    Who is the developer of this anyway?

    Might this be 5pbs shooter?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it looks good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hyped fans = Fail

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    03:56 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like a "I just bought this game editor engine for Kidz..." patch job.

    Though, to be fair, it's almost painful for me to look at those leggings. Holds their legs in a rigid "V" shape with two hazardous spinning blades. They'd have to have legs as strong and conditioned as a ballerina to avoid crashing the blades together and while the armor would probably protect their feet which are above the rotors, it might disable the device causing them to crash. IMO, they'd be better off on an "Old School" broomstick or perhaps a pseudo-science tech modernized one...

    However, it's obvious their gear is just for endless "look at the lil girl's panties! Wowww!" drawings.

    But I'm thinking, how COULD it be made into a "Good Game"...? This is obviously just a "Shooter Clone" but again, what kind of game could be made of it?

    For instance;

    3D game- Having them able to fly in an open "Aerial Arena" is more realistic, but wouldn't the player then just be staring at their butt the whole time, less of that "Angle panty shot" that they are trademark for?

    Sandbox- Like "Bully" but with loli girls. I've only seen parts of one episode, but they go to school too, they aren't just fancy "Child Soldiers". They have to manage the stress of tween student life but once in a while an "Air Raid" siren hits and it's open air arena, but then they go back to being awkward schoolgirls...

    Sex game- Like some "Dojins" I've seen. Brief shoot em up, good values for such a game, followed by "Comfort" them after the battle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it looks like a game from the first nintendos and where
    is the pantsu? we need more pantsu angles!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Glad I don't own a X-bwaks 3shitty. Also glad that I'm not obsessed with Strike Witches.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a cheap game for a cheap anime

    this is because this is a not important anime at all is just a cheap moe anime which in the future will be nothing.

    this is not like hokuto no ken or dragon ball or a real anime with no time of expiracy.

    thats why they dont want to expend money on a cheap anime like this.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Raiden II puts this to shame

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    05:03 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So............Its not going to be a Star Fox clone?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This series is utter garbage. You have to be a moron to have put money into this game. If you're one of these morons, learn a valuable lesson and don't humiliate yourself further by watching crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then at least make a PSP Port

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    About time they made a game for the PSP too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WELCOME TO DEATH BY CUBE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't mind buying this.
    ....if it didn't cost $80.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whats the price matter, lol? You all know at least half of 360 owners have their shit modded and they get their shit for free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, let's see them get the nendoroid for free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    unless the thing is live only...

    which could be possible since it would be too tiring to make retail box version..
    (looking at the effort made by the maker..)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well it is on the 360 what do you expect

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    99% of japanese software is shovelware nowadays.

    The majority of japanese games are either ds or psp too.

    Its sad to think that the japanese once used to rule the videogame industry and were responsible for over 90% of the videogames on the market. How times have changed.

    Japanese games industry, just like its anime industry is a sad sad thing now

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't look that bad :/

    Gamers these days are such graphics whores...

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    06:42 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As expected with Failbox 3shitty >.> (Note I do have a 360 and I love it... but it's slowly failing in my eyes... seriously I've been playing my Wii more than it now)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have been trolled.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the screenshots was taken from touhou..... >_>

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    touhou game sprites still look better than this

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of Star Fox 64

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    man even the psp can do better than that shit (O_o)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a third person shooter that bugs me. If only they took some ideas from the PS1 game Omega Boost (did anyone ever play that?) and improve it, it's better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 14/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why am I not surprised? This is like a Strike Witches version of Strikers 1945.

    I'm fairly surprised that the screen isn't buried in homing lasers and WWII-era projectiles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 14/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    first Final Fantasy XIII, after Xenoblades, and now Strike witches, looks like they took the idea from the doujin game....

    i expected another thing

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 08/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strike Witches STG!
    indies free game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTltCxTCO-Y
    http://gavie.net/play/movie.php?t=26188

    Review
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP9sWjSPnGk

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whoa, a shitty anime got a shitty game? surprise surprise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 01/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and this is all that the 360 is capable of doing

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel pity for whoever buys this...They COULD do a better job.

    Also don't compare Touhou to this abomination,a single Touhou game is easily worth more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 14/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I knew it was gonna suck the moment I saw the screen shots. I normally like to give a benefit of the doubt but knowing the show and then seeing this it's like, "why did I even bother?"

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    18:48 14/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "plumbing new depths"
    of the bottom of the barrel,...

    Still considering that fans will buy just about anything,...

    It won't neccesarily bomb, then again it may not neccesarily mean that it will be played,... considering collectors try to keep their purchases in the case and in the original plastic wrapping.

    All things considered, they could of made the girls a little more pleasing to the eye and opened up a few variations for on the ground activities, just for the incentive of actually plugging it into the - uh - console.

    My impression - lame,.... fail....

    mayby they'll stop production of the second run and update the code with better graphics and more moe eye candy.
    Since the majority of potential playing otaku are grown-ups.

    o.o*????

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I won't even blame Microsoft for this. The guys who made this game are just plain lazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Space invaders

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    Comment by DualStorm
    07:44 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this game seems to be a clone of that free strike witches shoot-em-up game that was covered in san here... except its in 3D. Because if you compare both of the games the formation, the pairings, weaponry tracers are almost the same...

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2008/09/21/shooting-witches-strike-witches-game-download/

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet sadly, people will still pay the full price for it.

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    Comment by motaku96
    08:27 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This doesn't look very promising. But they still have a chance to improve since these are just the first shots. Looks like it's just 2D which is a shame. It would have been nice if it was free roaming Third person view. Then you could get nice pantsu shots. Well, hope the gameplay is fun at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm waiting for the moment when it is revealed to be another Beta.

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    Comment by Imyou
    09:58 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate to rain on your uh... shimapan, but...

    1) Anime games have an abysmal hit to miss ratio. I can count good ones I've seen in the last few decades on one hand.
    2) Shovelware game for shovelware anime. *cough* I mean really, how good would it be without fanservice?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And we can't even see pantsu? Blasphemy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    just how much detail can they really be expected to put into 3D modeled anime characters? the second last picture looks indistinguishable from any figurine

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow this just proves that xbox sucks ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol what a retarded thing to say






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