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Parents' Guide to

Bullet Soul

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Throwback space-shooter lacks depth, variety, fun factor.

Game Windows , Xbox 360 2017
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Dodge, shoot, dodge, and shoot some more -- this action game is simple and effective but lacking reason and depth. Bullet Soul is an arcade shoot-'em-up that's frenzied and colorful, but it's essentially a wash/rinse/repeat formula, even though the background changes. The weaponry really doesn't matter since the mechanics ride the same rail from one end of a gaming stage to the other. While the game has some allure initially, and the challenge to improve your score is persistent, the problem is the lack of variety. The background flashes past your vehicle, providing little more than a tableau of color as a background for explosions and robotic enemies sliding down from the top of the screen. It's difficult to like the game beyond 10 minutes, although it can bring back fond memories of dropping coins into a arcade machine at the local hangout. And to its credit, the graphics are serviceable. But apart from it's nostalgia, which isn't priced that well for the action, you shouldn't expect a lot of depth to pull you back time and again.

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