OXM Online writes: "Ikaruga came out for Xbox Live Arcade this past week, and I instantly thought, "There's a game that everybody should play and won't." Another shooter? A really difficult one? With a funny name? And it's more than 400 Microsoft points? Pass, sayeth the general populace. That's my sad prediction, anyway. We did our part; we gave it a good review and explained why we think it's cool.
I hope I'm wrong, but if it does get overlooked, Ikaruga will be in good company. Hidden among the Boogie Bunnies and Battlezones, there are several XBLA gems that go underappreciated, while some other games get almost overplayed. It's time for some fresh games in your XBLA list - and I think these should be them."