GAMECUBE PREVIEW: CHAOS FIELD

Are you a Shmup fan? If you are, then you'd know what a "shmup" actually is. If you don't, then you probably aren't.

All right, I'll stop speaking in riddles and abusing commas. A Shmup is a Shoot Em Up and Q-3 Entertaintment is bringing one of the best - aside from Raiden 3 - to the GameCube.

If you're giving this preview the once over, you either thought Chaos Field was another FPS or RPG, when in fact it's actually a vertical space shooter; much like the incredibly wonderful Ikaruga that was released a year and a half ago for the Cube.

Chaos Field features multiple play modes, five levels with three stages each, three playable characters with unique ships and characteristics, and a multitude of different attacks and weapons.

We know that it will definitely be appearing the UK, but aren't sure about a North American release. After all it's been about 15 years since shmups were all the rage. You kids just don't seem to play them that much anymore. Chaos Field promises to give that twitch gaming thumb of yours quite the work out. Stay tuned for more release details.

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System: GameCube
Dev: Q-3 Entertainment
Pub: TBA
Release: TBA 2005
Players: 1
Preview By Vaughn
RATING (OUT OF 5)
OVERALL
NA
GRAPHICS
NA
CONTROL
NA
MUSIC/FX
NA
VALUE
NA