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by shadowless_kick
January 19th, 2020, 12:46 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Battle Garegga
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Battle Garegga

I got this when it was last released physically, but have only fired it up once or twice so far. I mentally prepared myself for a struggle based on all I'd heard about its complex systems and mandatory suicides and whatnot. Seemed intimiating. Gotta say, though, I was surprised at how accessible and...
by shadowless_kick
January 16th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I recently beat River City Girls and really enjoyed it. The presentation is fantastic, with the world and characters really bursting with life and personality. (One touch I really appreciated is the iPad/tablet screen that doubles as the game's menu. Kyoko, the bubbly girl, has cutesy animal sticker...
by shadowless_kick
January 13th, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1093
Views: 248748

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

'Stasis Awakening' - Disasterpeace - Hyper Light Drifter This track plays as you approach the lair of the boss of the western region. When I first encountered this area, I was overwhelmed by the amount of enemies that sprouted up. The deep bass rumbles, low synth tones and slow pace all do a great j...
by shadowless_kick
January 13th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Mega Man X, the SNES game, on my Switch. I understand your frustrations, though I was happy to find it was still quite fun for me on a recent playthrough. Nearly everything you mentioned, however, I find applicable to Shovel Knight, which is deeply indebted to the Mega Man series ...
by shadowless_kick
December 26th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your most played game this year
Replies: 52
Views: 4047

Re: Your most played game this year

for me, it's Dead Cells . I remember posting on this very forum shortly after it released, asking for advice on whether or not I should take a chance as a non-rougelike player. 'glad I decided to dive in. I've still yet to beat the 1-cell difficulty, but the satisfaction of gradually discovering the...
by shadowless_kick
December 19th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Definitely going to keep going until I can at least beat it in Beginner Difficulty. you can do it! Journey Mode destroyed me too, but I eventually came out on top. on the other hand, I’ve still yet to get an A ranking in the clear-40-lines-as-fast-as-possible challenge. I thought I’d done it once I...
by shadowless_kick
August 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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 17th, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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, 3:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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, 4:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85936

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 10th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 3:15 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, 2:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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, 3:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85936

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, 3:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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 2nd, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8995
Views: 1110958

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, 11:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Furi
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

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 20th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Furi
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

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 4th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85936

Re: Shmups

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 11:18 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, 11:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85936

Re: Shmups

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Guwange PCB
:shock: :shock: :shock:
by shadowless_kick
February 25th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2257
Views: 85936

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,...