Top Critic Average
Raiden 5 is a peculiar, scrappy yet refreshing diversion from the genre norm of bullet hell.
The core gameplay is as excitingly well-crafted as usual but some strange design decisions, and odd omissions, make this an underwhelming sequel.
In many ways Raiden has been left in the dust by its successors. The series that have survived have moved on and tried new things in an attempt to remain relevant, whereas MOSS is content on clinging to old-school sensibilities. While I don't think Raiden V will be a massive breakout hit, it's welcome in my living room any time.
I love the shooter genre, and feel like we don’t see enough of these titles anymore. I am always happy to see a new one crop up, but with its lack of modes and hefty price tag, it feels like this game is really taking advantage of the players like myself just wanting a new game in the genre.
The translation is unbelievably, hilariously bad.
Raiden V is a good, solid shooter and it helps that it's got the power of its heritage to draw on.
Raiden V’s true longevity comes from its leaderboards, where true fans of the game will strive to hit the high scores
Raiden V is undoubtedly a top of the line shooter.
Raiden V is packed to the brim with content, but I couldn’t imagine finishing all of it, unless I was a true fan of the series. It’s still fun to play with an appreciative birds eye view, but the high asking price lessens the experience to something only a professional would ask for. In that scenario, it’s the head of it’s game.