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by shadowless_kick
October 10th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1785
Views: 224063

Re: Shmups

how come no one told me about Sega's Astro City Mini arcade stick? I've been getting frustrated playing ESP Ra.De. on the PS4 using the pad, and was pretty sure I'd go for the Mayflash F500 for compatibility and the relatively low price, then I found out about this . arcade sticks are such a surpris...
by shadowless_kick
October 7th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

I don't plan on getting either, but I do enjoy reading up on them both as release dates near. from where I'm standing, I think the reasons people may be less excited than in times past are: 1. less of an obvious graphical leap. I haven't seen anything that really screams next gen . it seems the majo...
by shadowless_kick
October 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Tetris Effect and Tetris 99
Replies: 13
Views: 5509

Re: 443: Tetris Effect and Tetris 99

At its core, Tetris has to be one of the most flow state-inducing games there is and the developers of Tetris Effect did an excellent job tapping into that potential and building a beautiful game around it. The marriage between the audio and visual elements is seriously impressive; it feels like eve...
by shadowless_kick
August 20th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Indie games to get excited about
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Indie games to get excited about

The Pathless by Giant Squid and Solar Ash ( Kingdom ?) by Heart Machine are my two most anticipated games, indie or otherwise. very thankful they'll be released on current-gen consoles, as I have no intention of upgrading. the traversal and archery mechanics in The Pathless look so fluid and trance...
by shadowless_kick
August 15th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1930
Views: 406119

Re: Videogame News

this newly announced MVSX Home Arcade has me really intrigued: http://www.snkmvsx.com/index.html . not terribly interested in the the KOF-heavy games list, but if it's built well and is relatively easy to add games to (it's got six buttons instead of SNK's usual four—it's begging to have Street Figh...
by shadowless_kick
August 15th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 706
Views: 127342

Re: Games Completed 2020

Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors came back to this after a hiatus and beat normal mode with Kunoichi. Yaksha unlocked! I've barely touched the other two main characters yet, however, so I'll get to "her" in good time. the final boss fight gave me serious flashbacks to Turtles In Time's first S...
by shadowless_kick
August 9th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 391873

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Killer Instinct - ‘Rumble’ (Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate) The soundtrack to the original Killer Instinct is a cheesy, fun time, but Riptor's theme is great even divorced from nostalgia. The impactful drums and abrasive synth give a sense of weight and intensity, while the flute adds a touch of the...
by shadowless_kick
August 9th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 706
Views: 127342

Re: Games Completed 2020

I beat Celeste today, and I gotta say it lived up to its massive reputation. I really enjoyed the incredible craft that went into every screen — definitely a game where you can feel the love/passion of the people behind it. I'm ready for something else now, but I'll definitely return for all the str...
by shadowless_kick
July 8th, 2020, 1:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: playing on an internet-virgin Switch/avoiding system updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: playing on an internet-virgin Switch/avoiding system updates?

EDIT: I suppose just going online to download the update patch and then going straight back offline wouldn't make much difference to your experience though, if you're trying to keep notification free etc. yes, this is likely to be the route I take, but even it has potential pitfalls, as I mentioned...
by shadowless_kick
July 7th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: playing on an internet-virgin Switch/avoiding system updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

playing on an internet-virgin Switch/avoiding system updates?

my Switch hasn't connected to the internet since I purchased it and I've wanted to keep it that way for as long as possible. today, though, I slid in a copy of ESP RaDe and was hit with the "A system update is required to use this software" message. I figured this day would come eventually. I've don...
by shadowless_kick
July 6th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9927
Views: 1663372

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I recently started playing Celeste . even though I'm at the very beginning, I'm starting to understand why it's held in such high regard. I love the fact that it's a platfomer in the absolutely purest sense of the term and that it doesn't hold your hand at all. going from "how is this even possible?...
by shadowless_kick
May 10th, 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9927
Views: 1663372

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

but it is still fun to beat the stuffing out of goons. However, taking them out by stealth is still just as fun as before. I've never played the Arkham games, but I did play Spider-Man, which I've heard borrows a lot from them. The Stealth Takedowns in SM were so satisfying to pull off. I just neve...
by shadowless_kick
May 10th, 2020, 1:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1785
Views: 224063

Re: Shmups

I'm not really a big fan of the bullet hell subgenre, I've come to realise. I still love 'em, in general, even though I don't play how perhaps even the developers intended for them to be played. that's also why I tend to avoid in-depth shooter discussion online, as the hardcore are much more in lin...
by shadowless_kick
May 9th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1785
Views: 224063

Re: Shmups

excellent. thanks, guys. Not a fan of procedurally generated content, personally, although it has its fans. I'm not usually into roguelike elements, but those same features in a shooter intrigue me. I prefer playing by "feel" rather than more structured pattern memorization and the like, so I think ...
by shadowless_kick
May 9th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1785
Views: 224063

Re: Shmups

anybody have any experience with Steredenn? I'm thinking of nabbing it for the Switch, but I'm concerned about the screen-shaking effect that it seems to use quite liberally. I'm worried it'll be too distracting, especially for a game that already has a reputation for high difficulty. what say you?
by shadowless_kick
May 2nd, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9927
Views: 1663372

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ninja Saviors. I took a break from it after repeatedly getting stomped by the martial arts master boss. I can beat him if I get lucky, but until I can confidently take him on, I can't clear it on one credit, which means no unlocks... also, I've got this on a Switch Lite, and since I bought it for g...
by shadowless_kick
May 2nd, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 171
Views: 80012

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

duskvstweak wrote: March 25th, 2020, 2:53 pm Over on my podcast, Previously on X-Men, we got to interview David Hayter about his time working on the first two X-Men movies!
this was a great interview with some really insightful questions. makes me wanna go back and revisit those films, as I haven't seen them in years.
by shadowless_kick
April 29th, 2020, 12:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 171
Views: 80012

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

cool - thanx for checking it out.
that track is 'Daisuke' by El Huervo, one of those music/art/design do-it-alls who just make you green with envy.
by shadowless_kick
April 28th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 171
Views: 80012

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

I recently finished a short mix of tunes unified by a 'rainy day' theme. some electronic, a lil' beat-centric Jazz, indie rock... even some game music is represented. I tried to cast a wide net stylistically. give it a listen when you're in a mellow mood (or would like to get into one). https://soun...
by shadowless_kick
April 24th, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 391873

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

‘Silver Ice Sheet’ is the stage 4 theme from Capcom’s shoot-em-up ’19XX: The War Against Destiny.’ It's one of those tracks that managed to cut through the din of the noisy arcade and make a real impression on me on the few occasions I was able to play this game in the wild. I love the laid-back, al...