Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst
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Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst may be a better version of a capable shoot 'em up, but the fact that it's pretty much the same experience albeit more fine-tuned makes it a tough game to recommend if you already bought the vanilla version.
Is Bullet Soul Infinite Burst worth it over the vanilla version of the game that was released back in April? I say yes especially for the affordable asking price and given that Burst Mode is really fun to play with and considering the additional overhaul of Normal and Caravan modes. Newcomers to the series are also welcome to grab their copy as this is basically the definitive version of the game.
It's true that Bullet Soul Infinite Burst doesn't offer the obvious new stages, characters, or difficulty options that would have guaranteed a double dip for fans of the original. Despite this, Infinite Burst warrants existing because of a single new mode that is so endlessly captivating.
Bullet Soul Infinite Burst doesn't reinvent the bullet hell wheel, but it offers a very approachable game for newcomers, as well as a highly addictive gameplay loop for those who get sucked in. It may not be a classic, but it's certainly good fun.
In short, Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst is a better structured and more confident shmup than its predecessor.
I rarely talk about the music in games, but it's catchy and fits the atmosphere enough to make one feel like they are standing in front of an arcade cabinet instead of sitting at their PC.