There is a lot of talk about how extraordinarily difficult Bangai-O Spirits is. Man, was I disappointed :/ It's a very good game and I still like it, but I was highly surprised by how I could beat most levels in just a single try. I'm certainly not a hardcore player, I usually give up in frustration when trying to play a Nintendo Hard
game. But, I guess compared to the majority of the DS audience I'm still quite hardcore. Though, all that only counts for the stages in which you don't encounter Longai-O. I still don't really have a clue how to safely defeat those. And that one stage in which you encounter 3 or 4 of them? Sheesh, never beat it. And the weapons are sweet, but I thought that especially the variety of the EX-weapons and their combinations would be more diverse. I really dislike that the shots which are supposed to just bounce of walls also home in on enemies, nearly just like the actual homing missiles.
Anyway, it's still a very, very cool game, of course. It's very unique and unusual, but still very well done and polished. I just think it's not all it could've been.