1UP: Sin and Punishment Star Successor Review

Many people may take one look at Star Successor and peg it as just another Wii, on-rails shooter, which really isn't doing it justice. This is a game that clearly takes after traditional vertical or side-scrolling shooters: You have your playable character, able to move freely, dodging seemingly insurmountable enemies and floods of bullets, while the detailed world around them zooms by. It's a bit like that other Treasure game, Ikaruga; you know, the one that some shooter fans loved more than their parents? In other words, Star Successor is worth picking up.

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eagle212887d ago

On the 27th, this Sunday, Best Buy is offering buy any Wii game and get the second for 50% off.

I might have to pick this up. :)

EvilTwin2887d ago (Edited 2887d ago )

Man, I had resolved to keep myself on a budget and not by any other games until Other M drops.

But I'm sorely tempted here. The Wii is perfect for light gun/rail shooter games, and it's gotten some solid ones...but this looks like it's THE definitive one for the console.

Mahr2887d ago

Twin, as your attorney, I advise you to read what this person had to say about the game in question:

lightningsax2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

Agreed, Mahr.

Treasure is a developer that serious gamers should be required to follow. The rest of the industry sure does (look at the new Kid Icarus preview alongside this game!). Get this one first, and then get the original on N64 if you like it.

This game was the system seller for me, after years of holding back on getting a Wii. Worth it for sure - the soundtrack alone is reason to buy it!

Although - @Eviltwin - it's only somewhat a rail shooter. Maybe half that and half bullet-hell shmup. Sometimes it feels like I'm playing Panzer Dragoon, but other times I feel more like I'm playing Radiant Silvergun. For those of you who don't know, that's a very good thing!!