It may not be anything particularly extraordinary or hardcore, but Starnia is an entertaining shooting package that succeeds at providing a uniquely fresh shooting experience. It offers an interesting mix of traditional shmup conventions and modern game design innovations.
Strania is yet another example that old formulas, if updated, can still work and be enjoyed by every gamer.
If Duæl Invaders is designed as a confidence booster, then Strania is here to remind us that, deep down, we're all pathetic narcissists that need taking down a peg or two.
The survivors of the '80s with a lust for vertical scrolling shooters and a friend available could enjoy some afternoons of moderate fun. Everybody else should think twice before put the credit's card wheels in motion because there is really nothing new under the sun for this genre.
This one just fell flat. It uses an outdated weapon changing system that's more annoying than useful, doesn't do enough to engage the player in combat, and feels unfinished.