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Raiden V: Director’s Cut

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Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 10, 2017
PCOct 10, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Moss Co., Ltd.

Publisher: UFO Interactive Games

Genre: Arcade

THE ORIGINAL BULLET-HELL IS BACK! Arcade hit Raiden first left its mark on the shooting genre 25 years ago. The easy to learn, hard to master series arrives in its most modern and advanced form yet! Join the war for Earth's future-where the tide of battle holds constant surprises. Game Modes: Story Mode - All new story full of twists and turns! The story alters depending on your performance! Boss Mission - Defeat bosses under special conditions and compete in the leaderboards! Gallery - Dozens of character, concept, and game art waiting to be unearthed! Features: Supports 1 - 2 players (offline) New ship damage system (uses health bar, not lives) 3 distinct ships with different Defense, Mobility, and sub-weapons New "Cheer Attack" that greatly boosts sub-weapons for a short time Voice Acting for the first time in the series Director's Cut exclusive levels

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A director's cut that for once makes a significant difference, with new levels and the return of co-op – although the underlying game is still slightly flawed.

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Raiden V tries to add something new the shoot 'em up genre which is admirable, but unfortunately most of the ideas don't live up to expectations. The Cheer system may have worked better if you could let spectators view your game, and the running commentary is like trying to listen to couple arguing at back of a bus when you're at the front and have someone playing loud techno music on their phone right next to you. For a shoot 'em up there is a lot of content and the main mechanics have clearly been honed to perfection over the last twenty five years, making this a good, solid entry to the series.

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Raiden V: Director's Cut is a solid, retro-flavored shooter that does a lot right but doesn't innovate or advance the genre forward in any way.

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All in all, it's a decent ride of a game and done really well, but I find that because of the high price point, only the shump veterans should look into getting it.

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