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Alien Syndrome review

How can you go wrong with guns and aliens?

Certain controls just don'twork as well on the PSP. The system has long since accepted it's inability to fire weapons accurately, but we've seen top down shooters that perform much better than this. Since you can only fire in the direction you're running/facing, you'd best equip some kind of auto targeting item or up your critical hits stats. At least if youwant to make it through this infested spacecraft with any ammo. It can't hold a candle to the roving reticule found on the Wii, but fortunately, the Melee combos fare much better with buttons.

The PSP's small screen does a lot to mask the pitiful graphics of theWii version. But as passable as the visuals are on the portable, they're largely bland and lifeless with enemies just as repetitive and uninspired as the level design. A little more variety and intelligence in the enemies could've saved this shallow shooter, but alas, the fast paced action quickly devolves into yawn inducing tedium.

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DescriptionDespite an interesting RPG system, control issues, blah design and repetitive blasting cause this shooter to fall short of nearly twenty years worth of anticipation.
PlatformWii, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
Release date24 July 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)