When Diehard GameFAN tries to defend games made in Japan nowadays, and how they're not all in a downhill spiral, Spectral Force Genesis is one of those games that people can hold up as a counterpoint. It's lazy, uninspired, brings nothing to the table yet takes a lot off of it, plays terribly, and asks for a massive time sink with virtually no discernible reward. Diehard GameFAN doesn't even feel bad for spending five thousand words kicking the crap out of it. Idea Factory made a lazy game, and Ignition Entertainment was just as lazy in localizing it. They get what they earn.