You thought the days of the 2D side-scrolling shooter were long gone, didn't you? Well, say hello to the tough-to-pronounce (and even tougher to spell) Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer, which is a hectic old-school shooter with some very pretty visuals. This is just the kind of title that will appeal to those who remember the golden age of gaming, where reactions were paramount. Of course, these days, this might be a game that has difficulty getting past those epilepsy tests; remember Wipeout HD? That ran into similar problems, and this looks even nuttier. Anyway, we definitely want to hear more about Soldner-X, as we're expecting it to be a downloadable title for the PSN.
11/26/2008 Ben Dutka