The only real negative about the game – i.e. although it's very hard, it's not going to be marked down because of it – is the price. Strategy Informer would have preferred it if the game was split in two and cost 400 Points a piece. Instead you're forced to buy two games which are very much the same for double the price. Although the work that has gone into R-Type Dimensions is admirable, the price point is a little off putting so trying before buying on this one really is a necessity.