Richard Eisenbeis: "One of the most interesting things about Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is its art style. Like more than a few games, it has cel-shaded graphics and bright colors which give off a distinct and beautiful look. But what makes E.X. Troopers stand out is how committed it is to being a manga-in-motion. Every cutscene is a mixture of still frames and animated scenes all set up in a manga page format, complete with panel frames and voice bubbles. While this style in a game is rare, E.X. Troopers is not the only game to utilize a manga-inspired format.
In the past, we looked into games that were trying to bridge the gap between game and anime; so now let's take a look at games that try to do the same only in regard to manga."