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  1. geldra

    Shmups

    This is a shame. Checked the trailer out and it looks pretty cool. Can you play online versus friends or just randoms? This is the kind of game where you'd think cross plat would be beneficial to keep the "rival" count up.
  2. 100% Double Dragon, Afterburner and Operation Wolf (and probably Thunderblade to a slightly lesser extent) releases on the C64. I was absolutely obsessed with these four games and was desperate to have a version of them in my home. I’d probably only be 11 years old or something at the time and was obviously oblivious to the fact that the C64 had pretty much no hope of doing these justice. Which is partly right, because Double Dragon and Afterburner were fucking horseshite (I still have the poster that came with Afterburner somewhere). Surprisingly Thunderblade wasn’t too bad and Op Wolf was actually a damn fine conversion all things considered. Its odd that this obsession in some small part still persists today. I’m always buzzed to play these games (3DS ports of AB and Thunderblade were super good) and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve bought DD. I remeber getting Sega Ages Vol 1 on the Saturn and my jaw hitting the floor at finally (FINALLY!!!) having a 100% accurate version of Afterburner. I had a 29” Trinitron CRT at the time. My 11 year old self’s brain would have melted at the prospect. Happy times man. i deffo relate to @Alex W.with obsessing over MGS2 n’all. I think I bought a Jpn dvd release of the original trailer thingy (jumping off the bridge in the rain) for like £30 I was THAT desperate to see the game.
  3. geldra

    Shmups

    @Mrs HorriblemanDont forget Psyvariar. (All of the Psikyo stuff is solid) When is Devil Engine due for release? Watched a few vids yesterday and I like the look of it.
  4. They need to jump on the Exa-Arcadia bandwagon and get their shooter stuff on it.
  5. geldra

    Shmups

    Another slight limitation I put on myself is that I don’t like autofire (unless it’s part of the mechanics, like Garegga I guess). I kinda love bashing away on the buttons (oyoy!), part of the enjoyment, even if it gets tiring.
  6. geldra

    Shmups

    Shmup? Blimey, difficult one. I dont think I have one. I’ve always loved them, I know that much. I remember loving watching peeps play Thundercade down the arcades in South Shields, and I think from there I’ve always loved them. Probably a bit left field but if I was stuck on a desert island and there was bizarrely a working arcade machine on the beach (that was waterproof and had a solar powered generator) with one shmup, I’d choose Galaga 88. Love that game. So jolly/cute without lapsing into vomit inducing. (Stylistically I love esprade, for what it’s worth. I think it was @breaksmithwho introduced me to that) @Mrs Horriblemanwhat’s your fave then? (And anyone else.) And what was your gateway?
  7. geldra

    Shmups

    I cant bring myself to play any shooter on any difficulty less than normal/default. And I only ever allow myself 1 credit. I guess that’s the reason why I’ve never finished any shooter ever, in like 25 years. edit, convinced I should be able to 1CC clear Strikers 1945 Plus. But I burn at 1-4 That should probably go in the “dirty gaming secrets thread”. Though I barely finish any games, so why should shmuppers be any different. Out of interest @Rsdio, how are you approaching Garegga? Going for the clear/distance? Or maximising score in the stages you can do?
  8. geldra

    Shmups

    Think it was the Neo Geo version (1945 Plus) that had issues. Think they’re fixed now though.
  9. geldra

    Shmups

    Nabbed Black Bird (Switch) on the recommendations here. Fantasy Zone type stuff doesn’t usually appeal and I wasnt really a fan of the art style in vids but... from the whole 15 mins I’ve given it so far I really like it. Picked up a couple of shooters over the Xmas period, Battle Garegga and Ketsui (PS4). I’ll never scratch the surface of them (or many games ever to be fair), but I’m happy I can give them a blast every now and then. Garegga melts my brain as to how it all works. Deffo the “dark souls” of vert shooters. Or is Dark Souls the Battle Garegga of Metroidvanias? Anyway... Despite the above, the shooter I’ve played the most of lately is Strikers 1945 Plus. Did the Switch port ever get fixed? Just smashed my highest score of 320K ish, now sat at 380K (new year, new me and all that). Need to clear 1-4 as my next milestone. Think i’m playing it a notch or two over default difficulty (using the P-38).
  10. geldra

    PlayStation VR

    In terms of Time Crisis style games, there’s a few shooting gallery modes in the London Heist that are pretty good (part of VR Worlds). To be fair London Heist is very Virtua Cop/TC anyway. Never played it but didnt Bravo Team get slated because it wasn’t an FPS but more like TC? Theres also that Korean sci fi game that is an on rails shooter. Mortal Blitz.
  11. geldra

    Battlefield V

    Cool, I’ll be on.
  12. geldra

    Battlefield V

    Has anyone broken up for Xmas and fancy some day time BF (PS4)? psn id: Ford-UK
  13. geldra

    Battlefield V

    Thank you!
  14. geldra

    Battlefield V

    Reckon the pop in stuff will be addressed by patches or is that baked into the engine? Also, probs a dim question but what’s the difference between TTK and TTD?
  15. geldra

    Battlefield V

    Had a swell time with this over the weekend. Loving it. Anyone on before 9 tonight (PS4)?
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