ShadowKnight508 (Level 19)

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 Hello, my fellow AnimeVice members, and welcome to this my first attempt at writing about a anime-related game (something other than my prior blog reviews of Elfen Lied, Kampfer, Sora no Otoshimono, or KanoKon). Today, I will taking a look at the recent PSN release of the Gundemonium Collection, which was developed by Rockin' Android and published by Sony Online Entertainment


 This game seeks to punish the weak and leave grown men crying at just how hard this collection of bullet-hell games can be.
 This game seeks to punish the weak and leave grown men crying at just how hard this collection of bullet-hell games can be.

Game: Gundemonium Collection (consists of the following 3 games):
1. Gundemonium: Recollection
2. GundeadliGne
3. Hitogata Happa
 
This collection of bullet-hell shooters will leave you frustrated, broken, and might even induce a controller-tossing rampage that will result from you getting embarrassed by the unrelenting action and massive amounts of projectiles that make these types of games so hard. In classic bullet-hell shooter fashion, these three games (the hardest being Hitogata Happa, which when translated to English, roughly means a "Humanoid Explosion") will pit the player against massive waves of enemies that fill the screen with wave after punishing wave of projectiles and attacks to avoid before the player can successfully bring them down. Players must make wise choices when it comes to using their powerful special attacks and bombs when playing, for the in-game "Friction" points system rewards you with massive point bonuses. 

The 3rd game: Hitogata Happa will test how well your reflexes are...be prepared to fail levels on a regular basis until your skills improve over time.
The 3rd game: Hitogata Happa will test how well your reflexes are...be prepared to fail levels on a regular basis until your skills improve over time.
What is a bullet hell game, you ask? For those gamers who are new to the concept of the bullet hell genre, this is how it works: The player is tasked with taking down their foes by avoiding massive waves of enemy attacks and they must find a way to defeat your foes in order to progress in the game to the next part. For example, think of the boss parts that appear in the Steam game Beat Hazard!. This game is not a anime-related game, but for when you face off against the massive boss ship or the two smaller ships which can absorb a massive amount of damage while dishing out several devastating attacks that can quickly kill you, it compares to the basic elements of bullet-hell games.  You must dodge the punishing waves of enemy attacks and slowly chip away at the boss/bosses until they are defeated.  See the image below for more detail:

A example of facing off against 2 bosses and dealing with other enemies at the same time in Beat Hazard.
A example of facing off against 2 bosses and dealing with other enemies at the same time in Beat Hazard.

This collection (which can be purchased by single game on the PSN for $5.99 or all 3 for $14.99), is a must own for all gamers who enjoy the tough, brutal world of bullet hell games. If you enjoyed the challenging Touhou Project (also known as Project Shrine Maiden with the 12 games released since the 1990's) games, then the Gundemonium Collection is a must buy.
 

The Good:

GundeadliGne
GundeadliGne
Classic Bullet Hell shooter, great graphics, amount of on-screen madness will leave you sweating nervously as you attempt to survive, challenging and engaging gameplay will challenge the player to achieve the glory of successfully beating the game without using a continue.
 
 
 
 

The Bad:

Very frustrating to play (especially for those not used to fast-paced shooters), very difficult to successfully play unless you have practiced (if you found that the first two games were hard, just wait until you try Hitogata Happa), player might become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of action taking place on screen at one time (just wait until the final boss of GundeadliGne...it will leave you crying as the boss lays a massive barrage on you and you are almost powerless to prevent your demise). 
 

Overall Score: 4.5/5

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