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by Stanshall
February 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

KSubzero1000 wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 1:24 pm
the most dedicated lunatics
I prefer the term connoisseur, I'll have you know.

Now go and take your JPN nemesis to the cleaners!
by Stanshall
February 23rd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

Without being glib, I will say that a PC is on my mental shopping list, behind a new mattress, office chair, bathroom, kitchen cupboards, holiday and carpets. By that measure, I should definitely be getting one by 2025! If money were no object I'd like to get one of those console sized beast gaming ...
by Stanshall
February 22nd, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

Cheers, I did see that one while doing a little bit of research and it swung it for me. The only downer seems to be that you can't change the controls so I'm stuck with the arcade button config, whereas I'm normally a thumb bomber (not a euphemism, though I don't know what it would euphemise, it jus...
by Stanshall
February 22nd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

KSubzero1000 wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 9:36 am
Are there no depths you won't sink to? :lol: :lol:
Haha. Hey, don't shame Cave, I'm sure this visual novel is an artistic triumph befitting of Dodonpachi.

Edit: Probably NSFW.

https://www.3djuegos.com/juegos/7510/in ... 598793.jpg
by Stanshall
February 22nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

I think I said elsewhere but I'm really looking forward to playing DDP properly once Instant Brain turns up next month (hopefully). I heard that it runs too fast in Retroarch and it's always felt much faster than the footage I've seen elsewhere so I've never really stuck with it. It's supposed to be...
by Stanshall
February 22nd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

That's such a fantastic cover, I'd love to see some Ikaruga design based around that type of Taoist/MES dualism. Either way, I won't be inflicting them on anyone in public.
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

I'm definitely looking forward to your future progress with Ketsui & Co! Glad I could clarify a bit and I'm sure we're all pretty much on the same page with the game, no matter how much or little we enjoy it individually. If my uncharacteristic reaction says anything to me, it's that there's defini...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

First of all, I will have to take full responsibility for any of the above, but I'm sure it's just a running joke rather than a genuine celebration of tossing this amazing game into the dustbin. It's all been 100% prompted by me over the weeks and months, and I think anyone else is just playing alon...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Haha, thanks. I feel like I am one inch taller and slimmer for the day. I will print this thread off for my eulogy for one of my brothers to read. They can show the S++ footage as the casket goes behind the curtain. Wait, I feel like I made this exact same joke several pages earlier...Ha, that will ...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Thanks, mate. I will do, and this time I mean it! :lol: I'm totally out of the zone right now, but this gave me the perfect motivation to go back to it when I have the time. I can't seem to get away from these games without something pulling me back in! For a genre that all seems so superficially ve...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Do you know if the boss choke ruined an even higher score, or is it purely a matter of "max chain + absorption bonus"? I'm not really up-to-date with the intricacies of this game's scoring system any more. I'd say 30k for the three seconds I lost but that's it. The scoring for shooting and absorbin...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

THE KING IS DEAD.

LONG LIVE THE KING.


by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Only Ikaruga brings out that dubious new age self-talk in me. Fake it til you make it. Might be the quotes at the start of the stages, coupled with my ego and nervous system trying to circumvent their own mortality. If you stare at the abyss long enough, you know how it goes...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Literally just headbutted the wall of my house down.
Spoiler: show
with joy
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

I woke up and did the threading the needle first go, and got 3.39m.

Better boss strat and I would have got it. Today is the day.
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

Ehh, no sign of anything called anything like that. It was a buried memory so while it felt like DOJ in my imagination, it was probably some Shoot Em Up Construction Kit thing.
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

I grew up playing on keys before we got an Amiga, too. I had a BBC Micro and CPC464 but I was always Z/X for L/R and then some punctuation keys on the right hand for U/D. Castle Quest and Repton 3 represent. This sounds like a bullshit retcon but the first game I remember playing was Harrier Attack ...
by Stanshall
February 21st, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2361
Views: 93579

Re: Shmups

Bravo! Awesome stuff. I haven't played on keyboard for probably thirty years but that's how Prometheus plays DDP, I seem to remember. Impressive that you can take that muscle memory over to stick. And yeah, curious whether you dig into the chaining or whether enough is enough there. Either way, grea...
by Stanshall
February 20th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Ha, even you don't believe that! That S++ is going to continue to torment you until you have it. Don't play responsible adult with me now. :P You're absolutely right, I don't really believe it but I literally have to keep walking in the other direction now. It's not doing me any good and I don't ha...
by Stanshall
February 20th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ikaruga
Replies: 135
Views: 7299

Re: Ikaruga

Thanks, Haze. It's largely been quite satisfying and fun, even though I never quite reached my goal. I think I probably could get there but I've concluded that my current strats are very close but not good enough for S++. That's the God's honest truth. I thought I had it but I actually don't. I'd ne...