Even though Dangun is one of my top 5 stg's, I actually do agree.
I don't find it so much overwhelming as very exhausting and "heated". I've joked several times before that the game leaves me feeling dehydrated, 'cause it's so hotblooded without any "cool" moments to balance it out. You're pretty much always racing against the clock and feeling like your behind, without many moments where you can kinda sit back and enjoy some fun dodging or pulling off a few tricks.
I don't consider it a "flaw" though, so much as part of the games character and what makes it a unique experience, and I find it an achievement in itself that a game can be so consistently evocative. I would like a STG with a similar focus but more melody to the thrash though (which was one of my main goals with Aeon Zenith).
Anyway, more Stella Vanity:
So this game turns out to be really up my alley. There's very much an emphasis on destruction, what with the dual subweapons and overkill system, paired with two hyper modes focused on massive bullet cancels and increasing the speed enemies appear at while overcharging your weapons. It's a pretty fun, and in the vein of scorching death stg's like Kamui.
Too bad I as of yet only understand like 50% of the system lol
Also still plugging away at Phantasmagoria of Dimensional Dreams
. Making it to the rival battle pretty consistently with a 50/50 pass rate. Sailor of Time is still kicking my ass, but now I usually get her halfway down before dying.
PODD is life.
Squire Grooktook wrote:
(ironic considering the teeny zako toy helicopters feel completely wrong)
I just assumed that the zakos are unmanned drones, then the size makes sense
That's what I figured too, but being shaped like helicopters and tanks (down to having cockpit windows and such), it does make them look like toys. Some more obviously robotic designs would have helped.
Then again, at times I'm not quite sure what's supposed to be deep in the foreground...
Japan an almost perfect society always threatened by outsiders....................
Instead I am stuck in the America's where women rule with an iron crotch, and a man could get arrested for sitting behind a computer too long.
Aeon Zenith - My STG.