SBG: R-Type Dimensions Review


"The last sticking point is price, and this is a symptom of a larger problem with the XBLA service. A year ago R-Type Dimensions would have sold for 800 points, and I'm just not seeing the requisite upgrade to warrant a perceived 50% price increase. Microsoft used to have it right, XBLA is an impulse buy outlet, and $10 is about my ceiling for impulse buys. If I'm going to pay $15 or $20 for a downloadable game it had better be as large and polished as Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty. No matter how polished it is, a port of a 20 year old game just isn't worth $15. R-Type is just as fun now as it was when I first played it though, and price can't change that."

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