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Raedon
07-14-2008, 03:45 PM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/07/galagarevamp.jpg

Who knew Pac-Man: Championship Edition would be so good? The surprise XBLA hit has inspired yet another modern Namco remake, Galaga: Legions. Legions will arrive exclusively on XBLA, and will come from the same team that brought us Pac-Man: CE. Expect the same kind of visual redesign and addictive retro gameplay. With this and Space Invaders Extreme (DS/PSP), the retro shooter is back in full force.

via:Joystiq

Phosphor Dot Fossils
07-14-2008, 03:46 PM
*drool*

MrSparkle
07-14-2008, 04:30 PM
hmm as a huge galaga fan i dont know what to make of that really over the top super busy screen shot. hopefully the gameplay is preserved.

blissfulnoise
07-14-2008, 05:13 PM
The gameplay appeared to not really be preserved. During the movie you were able to shoot (and be attacked) on both sides.

It looked very, very Q? which I love visually, but don't think meshes well with Galaga. But, that said, Space Invaders Extreme was just as visually over the top and it plays amazingly. And I will never doubt the Pacman Championship Edition crew until they give me reason to do so.

Color me impressed but slightly skeptical.

DefaultGen
07-14-2008, 06:58 PM
There's as much Galaga in this game as there is Mario in Doki Doki Panic.

diskoboy
07-14-2008, 07:38 PM
The game in motion...
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/239376.html

Yeah - I think I'll be buying this.

Raedon
07-15-2008, 10:21 AM
Looked like fun to me. Just have to wait and see about how well it holds to the original. It's not as close as I'd like it to be (like Tempest 2000) but without hands-on and that little sliver of a video I'm holding off judgment.

Nature Boy
07-16-2008, 12:23 PM
The did *such* an amazing job with Pac-Man C.E. I'll definitely be checking this out.

c0ldb33r
07-17-2008, 12:24 PM
I'm pretty excited about this. I'd like a disc version.

diskoboy
08-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Did anyone pick this up today? It's a damn good modernization of Galaga.

I like the fact that you can choose between the new graphics, 1981 Galaga themed gfx, and Gaplus/Galaga 3 themed gfx.

The gameplay is frantic, and tense. The addition of your ships "Drones" being able to separate from your ship with a simple flick of the right stick - genius!

Definitely a worthy follow up to Pac-Man CE. I can't wait to see what classic Namco plans to update, next!

c0ldb33r
08-20-2008, 12:01 PM
Did anyone pick this up today? It's a damn good modernization of Galaga...
I didn't know this was coming out today! I'll have to download it once I get home from work :)

Is it as good as Pacman CE? What are the achievements like?

Princess-Isabela
08-20-2008, 01:46 PM
just bought it.
wow!
mechanics in this game are pretty amazing, I was expecting simple shooter and it turned out to be quite sophisticated with your satellites positioning and strategy planning.
graphics looks excellent(very sharp) and music is pulse pounding.
another fantastic game you should get :)
I'm in 3rd world hehe.

first review is up:

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=218825

c0ldb33r
08-20-2008, 02:05 PM
Wow! http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=lOwsgYXbblQ

This looks nothing like Galaga, but does look really, really fun :)

diskoboy
08-20-2008, 02:33 PM
Wow! http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=lOwsgYXbblQ

This looks nothing like Galaga, but does look really, really fun :)

It may not look like much on the surface, but the gameplay is surprisingly deep.

The video you've linked to is playing in regular gfx mode. I always play in vintage or ancient mode, with the updated Galaga/Gaplus sprites, to make it a more 'authentic' Galaga experience.

Achievements are fairly easy, like most of Namco's other arcade titles. They're mainly for clearing the stages for the adventure modes and championship modes.

Raedon
08-21-2008, 02:16 PM
The game kicks ass. I was up until 6am playing and stopped only because the sun was coming out.

Raedon
08-21-2008, 02:26 PM
The guy in that video doesn't use the 2 drones effectively. When you drop them you can have them shoot up down left and right. He is just dropping them off shooting upwards. They are essential to clear many later side entering masses of enemy waves so you have a spot for your ship or they just roll over you like they did at the end of that video.

diskoboy
08-21-2008, 02:43 PM
Neat! I somehow managed to unlock the Galaxian themed gfx.

My Galaga machine is getting jealous of it's newborn baby brother ;)

This game gets hard as hell starting around Stage 3.

Nightwing
08-21-2008, 02:55 PM
I played the demo,loved it & will be getting this for sure.