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Frantic 3

rated 3.75 / 5 stars
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Jan 23, 2013 | 9:14 AM EST

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Time for even more Frantic bullet dodging, ship destroying chaos!

15 Levels + 15 much harder Bonus Levels
Lots and lots of Bosses & Mini-bosses
Massive combinations of Upgrades
Deep Scoring System
Tons of Intense Bullet Patterns
A modifier system and 5 ships to customise your destruction




Rated 4 / 5 stars

This game series definitely improves greatly with each installment.
I especially love the Kamikaze mode in this version, and that you finally can focus.
The only thing I can complain about is how few songs there are, which is a series-wide problem. Would it be too much to ask for two stage themes and two boss themes?

Nevertheless, well done.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fantastic! Although there were a lot of choices, the gameplay and concept were terrific! Although this could be improved.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

... I love this series, but sadly, this instalment is, at the time of this review, suffering from slow-down issues, although that could be the results of my ageing computer. Still, of all the bullet hell games I've ever played, and I've played quite a few, frantic remains amongst the absolute very best, this one included!

This is an early review, based on the few elements I've seen so far (i.e., I've barely scratched the surface of what seems to be a very large game!), but I'm doing it now because I enjoy the series so much and I felt it was about time to leave a review for at least one of the games, specially since they share so many (good) elements, and I certainly don't want to forget to do this. Allow me to detail me analysis:

- Graphics remain top-notch. I like the clean design you use for everything, and the overall aesthetics of the ships, and that you purposely use plain backgrounds so as to allow for better contrast. I also like the shot patterns and the small animations throughout, it's pleasing on the eye.

- The music selection is very good, although not quite as blood-pumping as the songs from the original game, which I feel fit the game better (but maybe that's because I haven't gone far enough yet). Sounds effects, whilst sparse, are well used and feel about right.

- Controls are perfect. Seriously. This is what makes this game so good, the keyboard controls are very good, but the mouse controls feel just so natural and well developed that it's always been a stand-out element the games. And, given the nature of these games, this is probably the single most element of all, so huge kudos for continuing to get it right!

- Gameplay remains as challenging and as interesting as ever, with lots of enemies and ways to play. Thanks to the immense amount of customization, this game always provides so many different ways to tackle it and lots of interesting, self imposed challenges, that it's huge asset. Love the addition of a one-hit shield mode too! This flexibility comes at the cost of any narrative, but frankly, who gives a damn; gameplay is king.

- Sadly, I've suffered significant slowdown whilst playing this time around, which is a significant problem for a game like, particularly when the game then suddenly speeds up! I.e., if it was consistently slow, it'd be a shame, but still enjoyable; but inconsistent game speeds is a big issue, when finesse is such an important part of the game.

still, overall, this is an fine addition to the series and I look forward to your future games, in addition to, hopefully a frantic 4!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

update the health, or delete it because everytime you get hit once you already die, update it


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I realy enjoyed this game.... Its hard which i like about it...... It reminds me of Ikaruga( i havent played Ikaruga but ive seen gameplay and found it interesting)... The shop system is exelent and simple,and my only complain is the background.... Why is the backround white like its drawn on a notebook XD .... And the soundtrack SUPERB!

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