When Koei isn’t over the latest, slightly remodeled Dynasty Warriorsvariant breeds, something unusual usually comes out of it: Last year, the usual principle of mass brawling was packed into fresh SciFi environments and provided with an esoteric background story – and that was it Crimson Sea for Xbox. Despite extensive gamer apathy, the company is now attempting a sequel, which this time appears exclusively for the PS2.
The main hero Sho is back on board, but this time he has the pretty Feanay as an equal partner. As usual, you go into battle against omnipresent alien hordes in around 60 missions, but the course of the game has been noticeably reversed: there is no longer an escort squad, you are always on your own and clean up with two guns (rapid fire or powerful shot) and psionic abilities . You can now replenish your equipment by collecting the ‘Origins’ left behind by faded enemies, you only need to visit the trader infrequently. In addition, the missions have become more straightforward and, thanks to special attacks or spectacular combos, are more action-packed.