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by TrashPanda Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:39 am

PretentiousHipster wrote:Welcome! Trying to get into shmups too but am having trouble with their difficulty. Is there any you found that are good starting points?


Well, like about 80% of the fandom under 35, I was dragged into Shmups proper by Ikaruga, as there's nothing overly "complex" about it, it's just a little tough. For something modern, defender-clone Resogun on the PS4 is pretty good. There are a lot of systems to learn to get the most out of it and get the high scores/rescue all the humans that are never explained, but it's very pick-up-and-play it terms of how soon you can get playing and having a good time with it, and it has a number of difficulty levels to chose from.

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/the-best ... et-started has a number of suggestions, and whilie I haven't played most of them, I found Trouble Witches Neo to be a reasonable starting point, as it clearly marks your hit-box with a bright green dot, letting you get ton of practice in finer dodging. Game itself is a little so-so, but a good entry point if you've got nothing else in mind.
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by Note Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:11 pm

TrashPanda wrote:Hi, just another nineties kid here looking to chat about games!


Welcome to the forum! I also enjoy shoot 'em ups, even though I'm also not too good at them. Lol.

BomberDino wrote:I wonder if there are any other Saturn fanatics from Maryland here.


Saturn fan here, but I'm a bit north of you!
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by shaggy Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:21 pm

Been around the site for awhile but finally created an account and finally posted! I'm from WI and like all gaming but especially the retro stuff. My favorite system is the NES with the Sega CD second. RPG's are my favorite. It's great to finally be a part of the community!
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by prfsnl_gmr Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:58 am

shaggy wrote:Been around the site for awhile but finally created an account and finally posted! I'm from WI and like all gaming but especially the retro stuff. My favorite system is the NES with the Sega CD second. RPG's are my favorite. It's great to finally be a part of the community!


Great to have you! Join a conversation and let us know what you think about some video games!
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by ElkinFencer10 Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:30 pm

shaggy wrote:Been around the site for awhile but finally created an account and finally posted! I'm from WI and like all gaming but especially the retro stuff. My favorite system is the NES with the Sega CD second. RPG's are my favorite. It's great to finally be a part of the community!

Whooo welcome to the party! Go play Muv-Luv and Hyperdimension Neptunia.
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by pilgrimteeth Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:38 am

Howdy, gang!

I'm new around here, didn't hear about this place until seeing it mentioned on The Cover Project, I think, where I've been hanging out for a while. I wish I had known of you sooner, really miss the forums-heavy part of my life from the mid-to-late 2000s where posting on places like GameRenders and the original Xbox forums was fairly literally all that I did.

I collect comics, action figures, and video games. I've got a little bit of everything from NES right up through PC and PS5 and I'm always looking to pick up new things. I'm a big fan of fighting and FPS games, mostly. My Wife is big into puzzle and platformer games. I've got a kid on the way who will hopefully love everything.

I'm currently playing mostly Valorant and Escape From Tarkov, but dabbling in single-player and retro games, too!

Hope to be around for the longhaul.
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by Note Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:09 am

shaggy wrote:Been around the site for awhile but finally created an account and finally posted! I'm from WI and like all gaming but especially the retro stuff. My favorite system is the NES with the Sega CD second. RPG's are my favorite. It's great to finally be a part of the community!


Welcome to the forum! Great choices of consoles too. I haven't played as many Sega CD games as I would've liked to, so that's something I'd like to correct in the next year or two.

pilgrimteeth wrote:Howdy, gang!
I'm new around here, didn't hear about this place until seeing it mentioned on The Cover Project, I think, where I've been hanging out for a while. I wish I had known of you sooner, really miss the forums-heavy part of my life from the mid-to-late 2000s where posting on places like GameRenders and the original Xbox forums was fairly literally all that I did.


Welcome! I really still enjoy the message board format for chatting about hobbies. I think it makes it much easier to deep dive into topics, as opposed to social media.
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by prfsnl_gmr Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:40 am

Agree completely. We can get into much deeper discussions and analysis here than other places online.
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by SamuraiMegas Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:16 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Agree completely. We can get into much deeper discussions and analysis here than other places online.

And when you stick to a forum for a while, you actually start to learn the other posters' usernames and little tidbits about them that you actually end up remembering, because you see the same names over and over again. Much tighter sense of community. I know more about what some of y'all are up to then my own (extended) family members :lol:
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