YMMV / The Red Star

  • Adaptation Displacement: There's a comic book too. Good luck finding a copy.
  • Breather Boss: The Susk Marauder is significantly easier than the level leading up to it.
  • Cores-and-Turrets Boss: Many bosses take this form.
  • Game-Breaker: Maya. It's obvious why she needs to be unlocked.
    • First, there's her spear - an energy projectile that counts as a melee attack and travels through walls. Many bosses, but especially Ikarius (who otherwise has That One Boss qualities) become downright sad with it.
    • Even worse is perhaps the wall. An energy barrier that not only damages enemies that come into contact with it, but also reflects bullets which can damage the attacker. The more bullets there are, the more effective it gets. And the further you get in the game, the more bullets the boss will shoot at you. See where this is going?
      • Seeing how in the comics her main job in the army was to be a gaint 5k flying battleship's main gun the devs got her right.
  • Scrappy Level: Chapter 08, Means of Destruction.
  • That One Boss: Ikarius and Volkov Liftkannon AC-13.
  • What Could Have Been: Averted. Acclaim had the game completed already in 2004, but no one wanted to publish it before Acclaim went bankrupt. Three years later, XS Games luckily picked it up.