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by shadowless_kick
August 21st, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Dead Cells has become much less fun ever since I switched to Hard mode. I've activated one (ONE!) Boss Cell, and now grazing some spikes or catching a hit from the most basic foot solider will decimate 95% of my life bar. also, damage dealt isn't always consistent; sometimes it seems normal, other t...
by shadowless_kick
June 16th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

They just announced yesterday that Ikaruga is getting a physical release in the West. :| I did a thorough sweep of the net looking for any concrete news on a physical release before I bought the digital version. I swear they were waiting for the money to leave my account before signing the damn con...
by shadowless_kick
June 16th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I got Ikaruga on the PS4 sale the other day and it's my first time playing it since the Dreamcast.

"WOW, I forgot how great this game is!"
"WOW, I'm really bad!"
by shadowless_kick
June 11th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

I too spent some time on the shmups forums in the past before reaching the same conclusions everyone here has already mentioned. it's a surprisingly joyless place for a site dedicated to video games. most of the posters there are real-life Comic Book Guys from The Simpsons—embodying the ugliest nerd...
by shadowless_kick
June 9th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Did you play the originals..?
I mean, it's definitely a call back, but it was used with more restraint in the originals. it feels like the Mania team were having too much fun designing the levels. they are gorgeous, tho.
by shadowless_kick
June 9th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Sonic Mania was a surprising letdown for me. everything about the presentation was fantastic and it's obvious the creators have genuine love for the classic series. unfortuantely, I felt control of Sonic was too often taken out of my hands while the stage itself just flung me around various springs ...
by shadowless_kick
June 2nd, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

My Life in Gaming has a new Q&A video with the M2 Shot Triggers team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKkCTB2eWRw
by shadowless_kick
June 2nd, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

can't vouch for the performance on the Switch, but Hyper Light Driter is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite games. I highly recommend it.
by shadowless_kick
June 1st, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

back around the time of its release, I made a post here about Dead Cells , basically asking for advice about whether or not I should give it a try. I liked the aesthetic a lot, but other rougelikes I've played (Risk of Rain and Enter the Gungeon) were not my cup of tea at all. well, I finally played...
by shadowless_kick
March 22nd, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Furi
Replies: 17
Views: 1686

Re: 374: Furi

I'd say yes — the story does some interesting things. if you can get through it without sacrificing too much time, give it another crack on easy.

also, keep in mind that some of the later boss patterns are impenetrable; you simply need to survive long enough until they drop their guard...
by shadowless_kick
March 19th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Furi
Replies: 17
Views: 1686

Re: 374: Furi

LOOKS Furi has a great look. I love the color scheme and the relatively flat, stylized presentation. The character designs are unique and hit a sweet spot that shouldn't seem to exist between wacky and deadly serious. The visuals really shine in the environments during the walking scenes between fig...
by shadowless_kick
March 3rd, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 10:18 pm
The downside: The price. The price. And that's not a full kit, so no artwork. :(
back when I got the 2 boards I did, Guwange was about 50,000 yen or so. ugh...
hopefully it'll get the M2 ShotTriggers treatment one of these days.
by shadowless_kick
March 3rd, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 9:06 pm
Guwange PCB
:shock: :shock: :shock:
by shadowless_kick
February 25th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

Speaking for myself (whether it's the best or not I'll leave others to debate), use the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+. It covers both PS3 and 4 (both still very much plugged in), and covers every game that doesn't require the second analogue stick. Pricey, though, but it's solid,...
by shadowless_kick
February 24th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

speaking of the 360, I've got a HRAP EX-SE on that console that served me well my brief time with the system, but I need recommendations on a good shmup-friendly stick for the PS4. not into modding/customization, though, so something right of the shelf is what I'm lookin' for. anyone?
by shadowless_kick
February 21st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1839
Views: 64907

Re: Shmups

After my buddies got heavy into the tournament side of fighting games, I sorta fell out of the love with the genre and retreated to the SP refuge of shoot-em-ups. It’s now my favorite genre. Funny that ESP Ra.De. was mentioned, as that’s probably my second favorite and always seems to be overlooked ...
by shadowless_kick
February 4th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

even though I've never been into horror and have always been a bit of a wuss with such things, I gave the RE2 demo a whirl and I think I actually wanna get it... Wargroove, Wargroove and a little bit more of Wargroove this weekend. literally just heard of this game this week. I think I shall make it...
by shadowless_kick
January 27th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

a couple of hours into my newest purchase, Tetris Effect , and it has totally charmed me. it really leans into the whole new-agey, "journey of discovery" thing, but though it's easy to scoff at, I've been embracing it and approaching the game as a kind of meditative come-down from more intense title...
by shadowless_kick
January 10th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Celeste Games like this are not usually my thing (as I am terrible at them) but I am still loving this game and playing it daily. Up to Chapter 3 and at 300 deaths now think I am near the end of it. The soundtrack and the fact that each one of those 300 deaths has felt 100% my fault has kept me goi...
by shadowless_kick
January 9th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1048763

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Trust me, Okami picks up. You quickly start getting different combat mechanics that allow you to do different things, and experiment in battle. I hear ya, but I don't know if I'm willing to maintain the slog until then. we'll see. I'm starting Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It's part of my res...