4 A new slant on an ageing genreeviroboy | 13/01/2008 | See all eviroboy's reviews (2)At first I wasn't convinced. Had I bought a duff game? Was I just not very good? The game certainly throws you in at the deep end, but if you stick at it, open your eyes and your mind you soon get into a rhythm and the game fits like an old glove.Based on a hugely popular series in Japan and with it's slick anime visuals it's a joy to watch and play. You pilot a Rounder, basically a fighting mecha with varying weapons and combos to perform. Each character has it's own rounder and set weapons and performance. The trick is finding the right balance to your particular gaming style. Do you want superior firepower but slow movement relying on tactics or do you like to hit quick and often but lacking a little punch? Individula tastes prevail, but to complete the game unlocking all achievements you need to play as every character so you need to find the right starting point.The game itself runs very smooth and the graphics are excellent, showing off the 360's capabilities just fine. It doesn't need to look like a fine painting, it's a fighting/shoot em up in an anime style. It does exactly what it says on the box and I love it for that. It suits the style just fine.As I said at first the game does require a little patience until you find your rhythm, but then again which game doesn't? Give it the time it deserves and you'll be reaping the rewards!It's not often we get to play the same games the Japanese drool over so get it while you can. A sure fire cult hit in my opnion.