If you are looking for a way to really get into anime, and I mean really get into it, then you’ll be excited to play Liberation Maiden. Not only do you follow the exciting story of a president who is determined to save her country from the deadly grip of the Dominion, but you get to sit in the driver’s seat of the best Mech suit that future technology has ever created. Liberation Maiden is ready to take you on your first mission.
This action shooter game is full of excitement and adventure. The first few minutes of the game’s opening sequence feels like you are watching an action-packed BattleTech style anime. I almost forgot I was playing a game. Once the opening sequence is over, the fun begins.
Players control the Mech suit as it flies over locations overthrown by the evil Dominion. Destroy enemy turrets and fight to take back control of the land by destroying energy stealing Conduit Spikes.
Once you’ve destroyed the main Conduit Spike in one area you will be tasked with repeating the mission in a new area. Each area has an increased number of turrets and lasers to destroy making it harder to reach your main target.
The Mech suit is outfitted with nodes that act as both a weapon and armor. That is to say, nodes are used to send out missile blasts, but they are also used to shield you from incoming attacks. If you run out of nodes from firing too fast, you will be vulnerable and exposed to attacks.
To fire on the enemy, tap the target. The Mech suit will send out enough firepower to destroy most turrets with one blow. To fly around, use the virtual D-pad on the left side of the screen.
The virtual controller is a bit awkward and difficult to maneuver. I don’t think it is a poor translation from analog controls. I think the movement is supposed to be awkward at first and, once you get the hang of it, it will become second nature.
This game is both simple and action-packed at once. You don’t have to do anything but shoot at turrets and Conduit Spikes and fly from one area to another, but the battle scenes are so intense that you will sometimes find yourself lost and confused while trying to avoid being destroyed.
What I liked: The graphics are amazing and the storyline is incredible for fans of Tech-based anime stories.
What I didn’t like: The virtual controller is difficult to maneuver. The levels, while increasing in difficulty, seem a bit repetitive. There are only five levels and they don’t take all that long to complete.
To Buy or not to Buy: If you are a fan of action shooter games, this is a fun and exciting version. The price is fairly steep for something so simplistic. It won’t take long for you to breeze through the five levels. However, the graphics and gameplay are so well done that it makes it worth the price for fans of the genre.
- Name: Liberation Maiden
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Level-5 Inc.
- Price: $4.99