X360 Monday, October 2, 2006 | 10:08 PM

The first 10 minutes: Project Sylpheed

The first 10 minutes: Project Sylpheed

First (and last?) game published by Square Enix to be Xbox 360 exclusive, Project Sylpheed is a space 3d shooter that will without a doubt remind quite a few of the excellent Wing Commander series. Lots of excellent looking cutscenes, story driven fights and lots of chatter, the list of similarities is long. But I'm certainly not complaining! The gameplay is quite good, after the first few minutes where everything is quite confusing everything clicks and the flight controls and weapons feel natural. I'll keep playing and will do a second part video with more details, at least if I manage to unlock the next levels as the game is quite hard, even in normal difficulty. You all know how a gamer I can be ;)
You'll certainly notice that the 720p version is a 495 MB monster. It took more than 2 hours to encode it and I didn't feel like restarting again after cutting some parts of the video. So go wild!

The first 10 minutes : Project Sylpheed

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Commented on 2006-10-02 22:35:42
Well atleast the graphics dont suck....
Commented on 2006-10-02 22:45:41
I loved Sylpheed on my Sega CD so here is hoping this is quality.
Commented on 2006-10-02 22:47:03 In reply to Shawnzee
Posted by Shawnzee
Well atleast the graphics dont suck....
lol. i get lost in these games.
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:03:17
This is next-gen!!!
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:15:36
495 mb's Holy ... !!
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:19:47
back in the days i bought a sega CD specifically for sylpheed and the lunar series.

looking forward for this game!!

will it be released in NA???
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:21:22
Looks like fun. Can't wait to play it.
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:23:04
that's pretty interesting. i like it.

does it have Live support? i could see this being quite a lot of fun on live.
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:34:36
HUD is very cluttered.

Gameplay looks good though. Any big bad bosses?
Commented on 2006-10-02 23:35:01
Omg,so boring.

Commented on 2006-10-03 01:10:38
awful cgi cutscenes, do them in game engine you bastards, other than this doesn't look like anything a ps2 couldn't do, but theres only so much you can really do with a space shooter like this, but the models couldve been so much better
Commented on 2006-10-03 01:13:13
So confusing @_@

The gameplay to me seemed wierd and interesting.
Commented on 2006-10-03 01:45:40
Looks awesome, sadly I doubht we get it here :/ there havent ben many good simulators like this, and the ONLY one releasing nowdays is contaminated with STARFORCE! GAH. No way in hell I buy it.

Decent Freespace is the far greatest game ever made in this category, I miss them so much ><.

PS it's fair easy to leaern how to navigate in games like this ^^.
Commented on 2006-10-03 01:53:28
Been playing this game myself since it launched.(was suprisingly hard to find on launch day.) I agree with blim that the game isnt all that easy, been stuck on lv4 for 3 days now.

The graphics realy are not that great, but its definantly above what a PS2 could do. Not sure why people use those comparisons all the time.(As well as PS1 comparisons, which is just laughable.)

If your a shooter fan, this game is great. If your not into old school shooters, than pass it up, its as simple as that. The only regrettible thing is that there is no online at all in the game.
Commented on 2006-10-03 03:23:35
Is anyone having trouble getting the high-resolution video to work? I think maybe my download corrupted. :\

Oh well, this looks pretty interesting. If it comes stateside, I'll probably buy it. I just hope that if it gets dubbing, it isn't crappy.
Commented on 2006-10-03 04:09:26 In reply to U_K_Narayan
Posted by U_K_Narayan
If it comes stateside, I'll probably buy it. I just hope that if it gets dubbing, it isn't crappy.
If it's ever released statesides, I hope it doesn't get any dubbing at all. But if it does, i'd like it with a jap VO option. US dubs always suck.

Anyway! Game looks like fun, and I love story-driven stuff =P

Since I won't be getting any StarWars space combat soon, I'll be looking forward to this one.
Commented on 2006-10-03 04:18:36
Well, for me the graphics looks good. Not more than this. ^^
But whatever! Looks fun and this matter! =)
I need play this game a little to decide if I will buy it...
Commented on 2006-10-03 04:44:10
i can't believe you didnt get any GOW footage. the one thing we wanted to see too. good thing we've got gametrailers
Commented on 2006-10-03 04:52:05
you won't see any first 10 minutes gameplay on gametrailers. we've seen enough GOW as it is, anyway.

thanks, blim! maybe i'll order this. i was hoping it would be a regular shootemup.
Commented on 2006-10-03 06:29:07
I can't believe people complain that their's not enough GOW footage when this site has uploaded hours and gigs of awesome videos in the past few weeks... yeesh go to ign and watch their measley 20 second clips...

As for this game I hope this isn't the only Square game to come out for the 360
Commented on 2006-10-03 08:07:16
looks like square soft are to busy blowing sony to give us anything other than game FODDER
Commented on 2006-10-03 09:20:16
Well doesn't matter we Have Eumatsu san, Sakaguchi san and friends working on games for us just so we get the same experience ;). So it isn't like we should miss em :).
Commented on 2006-10-03 10:26:07
Well to be honest with you I think this is looking very nice. If it'll be released in Europe it'll be a day one purchase, that's for sure
Commented on 2006-10-03 12:21:12
This will definitely blow away Kojima's Zone of the Enders 3 for ps3.
Commented on 2006-10-03 15:27:50
Maybe it's only me, but i like the music at 5:15 min alot....

Hope there will be a pal release !!

btw,do you get too fly only one kind of ship, and only the same weapons?
or like Wing Commander different ships with different weapons!
That was one of the best games ever, with the FMV and the story line, the alien battle just loved that one! and strike commander ofcourse.
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