So Radirgy then. Not a game I was overly familiar with until quite recently, simply because it usually fetches quite high prices when listed on eBay and because I like a bargain I was unwilling to shell out for such a frivolous item. That changed when I noticed the game on sale for a rather decent price over at Games World and decided that my life needed more cell-shaded, 2006 Dreamcast shooting in it. Nary a day later, Radirgy was sat spinning in my NTSC-J Dreamcast and now I've had time to play the thing properly I'm going to share my thoughts on it.
Ghost Blade review, I'm not a massive fan of the shmup genre in general. That said, upon playing Radirgy quite a bit since I got it, I can now comfortably say that it hasn't really changed my opinion on vertical shmups: that they're fun and mildly diverting for a while, but ultimately a bit repetitive and they get boring quickly.
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Dreamcast Scene though, so head over there if you'd like to know who the bespectacled, purple-haired girl on the the cover is.
The usual shmup staples are here - varying difficulty modes, a Tate mode if that's your bag, and some alternative play modes from the main game. The music is pretty crap though, which is odd considering the game is about radio waves or something. To be honest though, there's not much to make you go back to Radirgy once you've complete the main story - at least not as far as I could see. If you're a fan of the genre though, then Milestone's shooter ticks all the right boxes in that it's playable, offers moderate replay for high scores and it looks damn good.