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Available on:Nintendo SwitchDec 14, 2017

Developer: GULTI Co., Ltd.

Publisher: KAYAC

Vertically-scrolling widescreen shooter "RXN -Raijin-" Japanese game developer & shoot'em up specialists Gulti and "The Fun-Loving Corporation" Kayac are proud to present the all-new "RXN -Raijin-". The project commemorates Gulti's 10th anniversary, and the team has delivered a title that emphasizes the fundamentals of the shmup genre - shoot, dodge, destroy. The vertically-scrolling shooter utilizes the entire width of the 16:9 field, resulting in challenging, strategy-testing gameplay. Enjoy the story elements of the game, featuring a star-studded cast of voice actors.

RXN -Raijin- Reviews

RXN -Raijin - is a bullet hell shooter, with most of the traits that can be found in these games, for good and for bad. It does feature some good controls and the gameplay is quite decent but its combat segments are too short. Adding to that a progress system that doesn't give any incentive to make different choices and a plot that is immediately forgettable and the result is a game that could have gone further but as it is, won't stand out among its peers.

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When it's firing on all cylinders, running fast and smooth with massive and beautiful enemies getting obliterated by hundreds of lasers firing in all directions to furious metal guitar solos, RXN -Raijin- is everything an old school shmup fan needs, and a strong call back to what made the genre so revered in the first place. Unfortunately, the game also has some missteps ranging from the tolerable multi-pilot levelling system to infuriating slow down. The structure and chapter length suit short sessions, but may leave some players wanting more to chew on. At times thrilling, and at others confounding, it's a flawed but nonetheless enjoyable straight-up shmup.

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For the price that RXN -Raijin- costs, you could easily buy a handful of much better arcade shooters instead. While its eastern flavour attracts to some degree, it doesn’t substitute the sluggish performance and cheap presentation that this game provides. If you want a moderately easy arcade shooter with tiny levels that you can grind to death, then RXN -Raijin- may very well be something you’re looking for. Otherwise, you may be best saving your pennies.

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