If NASA implemented a space combat training program, there's a good chance that it would be easier to complete than Project Sylpheed. This game holds nothing back, and would love nothing more than to hear that it forever imprinted a Game Over screen into the minds of its players. Just figuring out the complicated control scheme takes hours of training, but ends up being well worth the effort. The battles that unfold are the very definition of harrowing, and are so beautiful that you have to force yourself to block out the explosive visuals to focus on the war at hand. The missions are fairly repetitive, but the rewarding quick-trigger combat and thrill of overcoming the worst of odds makes Project Sylpheed a memorable play for gamers who daydream of galaxies far, far away.