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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

by ExedExes Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:19 pm

I just got off Twin Cobra I & II for the Yolympics competition. TCII was developed by a pre-Giga Wing Takumi and it was interesting to see the ideas they had for it.

Other than that, Crimzon Clover World Ignition. I just love saving replay files.
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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

by marlowe221 Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:24 am

MUSHA question - Am I supposed to be holding down both shoot buttons at the same time, basically all the time? You know, the regular shot button and the green/red/blue item button?

It's a hand cramping experience!
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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

by dunpeal2064 Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:31 am

Yeah, you hold down both constantly. Might be able to remap the buttons, but I can't remember as its been years since I played Musha
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by marlowe221 Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:36 am

dunpeal2064 wrote:Yeah, you hold down both constantly. Might be able to remap the buttons, but I can't remember as its been years since I played Musha


OK, cool. That is what I thought I was supposed to be doing but wasn't sure.

But it kind of makes you wonder why they even bothered to map those weapons to separate buttons - is there any situation when I wouldn't want both weapons firing at the same time?
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by retrosportsgamer Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Sarge wrote:Hoo, boy. I remember working through Jamestown when I first got my gaming laptop. That last stage was tough! I did manage, but at times, it did feel impossible.


Have never made it past the second form of the final boss myself. Tremendous game, poured a ton into it for PS4.
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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

by marlowe221 Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:01 pm

retrosportsgamer wrote:
Sarge wrote:Hoo, boy. I remember working through Jamestown when I first got my gaming laptop. That last stage was tough! I did manage, but at times, it did feel impossible.


Have never made it past the second form of the final boss myself. Tremendous game, poured a ton into it for PS4.


My biggest issue with Jamestown is that I have a hard time telling where my hitbox actually is.

I much prefer the Crimson Clover style of having a blinking light in the middle of my ship that says, "right here, dumb ass!"
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by marlowe221 Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:33 pm

How difficult is Crimson Clover World Ignition considered? Because I suck. It takes me 3-4 credits to beat Novice.

Actually, I suck at pretty much all shmups. No 1CCs to my name. :?
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by ExedExes Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:38 am

We played the original (read: imported from Japan in a group buy) for the old Shmup of The Month. I was able to get to level 3 on a credit. THOSE were the days!
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by marlowe221 Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Someone in the Random Gaming Thoughts thread recommended Danmaku Unlimited 2 when I bitched and moaned about all the anime girls in modern shooting games. I snagged it for $0.99 on Steam and I'm playing it with my Fighting Commander 4 pad.

It's pretty good so far. It's got a meta-upgrade system which is cool but it means that you can't earn a 1up in-game.

I've got 5 hours in it already and I got a 1CC! On Easy difficulty, so it probably doesn't count. :D

But I'll take it; I don't have that much pride. I do feel like I'm making progress in this game pretty fast. On normal difficulty I can get to Stage 4 (out of 5) on 1 credit if I'm really on my game. But it feels possible, if that makes any sense. I can finish Normal difficulty in 2 credits.

Either this game isn't that hard, or it has just clicked with me for some reason.
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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

by retrosportsgamer Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:53 pm

I picked up Ghost Blade HD on the XBO, but wanted to note my surprise that it made the WiiU eShop! Not many shmups for the old U; kind of wish I held off.
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