You know what? I don't write reviews. I don't have the patience to write a well crafted explanation of a games basic story out line, game play mechanics, graphics, sound and achievement difficulty. I have read enough poor reviews done by other people to know that ranting on a game doesn't count as a review.
I fired up Space Giraffe for the first time in ages to see if I could make any more progression into the game. After playing for 15 mins I had gone up from level 24 to 25 (100 levels total) to which I gave up before I threw my controller at the T.V.
Space Giraffe is a rail based shooter space invaders type game, similar in vein to Tempest 2000 of Atari Jaguar days. You have to shoot 'things' coming towards you while bulling off enemies who get to your last line of defense (as long as you have some 'power zone' left). What makes it confusing as hell as that through the muddle of background lights (similar to the Xbox music visualization screen) and sheer insanity of the vector graphics and small objects means that you cant see what the hell is going on. Which leads to frustration. You really cant see what the fuck is going on. Maybe taking acid might clear it up, but that's not the way I game. The game is supposed to encourage you to listen to the sounds to know what is going on, and it does work in parts however I end up just stumbling around dying. Often.
Achievements are hard as hell, prob due to the patience of a saint required. Overall I'm writing this as a warning that this game truly is a confusing piece of shit and easily my most regrettable game to have started on my gamer card. I'm prob going to get heaped with neg vots for this rant, but If it stops one person from buying this game I consider it worth it.