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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:01 pm 



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steveovig wrote:
that I can just blow stuff up and dodge stuff

With that mindset I'd be tempted to give Graceful Explosion Machine a try - I'm not by any means suggesting to bypass a classic like Blazing Star in favour of GEM but I might be inclined to defer playing it until I'm in a "less casual" mood.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:08 pm 


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All shmups are fun if you just blow stuff up and dodge. Blazing Star is no exception.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:18 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:51 am 


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The scoring system in Blazing Star is really simple (but a little opaque), so I'd say it fits your needs well.
Scoring high in the game basically involves killing things for medals and not letting any of them off the screen. The penalty for dropping a medal isn't even too bad, and it's easy to adjust your game to push for more medals at key locations such as boss fights. To me it feels like a natural part of just blowing stuff up, and going for the medals does make the game a lot more fun, but it's really fine to ignore it if that's what you want.
More than anything, Blazing Star is about survival. You don't even get extends or bomb.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:04 pm 



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Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:07 am 



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ratsflif wrote:
http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/aca-neogeo-blazing-star-switch

Now I need to start reading the guides to figure out this scoring system...

I checked that link:
About the genre;First Person? I thought it's shooter.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:52 am 


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Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.


Blazing Star is not pre-PS1. It came out in 1998. PS1 is from 94/95.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:24 am 


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What should be done, then?

Uh... Hm. For example, understand that a Blazing Star remake has the slimmest chance of happening and be satisfied with the port, and keep looking for those other things in new games/media.

Or maybe go on a quest to make a fan remake yourself. And prepare to get a DMCA takedown notice once all the hard work is done. Or better yet, rebrand it as a completely original property with an original story.


Stop humouring him.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:40 pm 



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Sumez wrote:
Goompaolo9500 wrote:
Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.


Blazing Star is not pre-PS1. It came out in 1998. PS1 is from 94/95.

Sorry for my misunderstanding. Now I say the graphics looks like PS1 but only for Neo-Geo. More like Midway Wolf Unit Graphics.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18 pm 


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As an avid Pulstar fan I've tried again and again to get into it but every time I get so annoyed by that retarded announcer that the best I can do is credit-feed to the fourth or so level and then just give up. What a stupid design choice.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:42 pm 



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I somewhat fail to see what Pulstar and Blazing Star have in common, or how Blazing Star is a sequel to Pulstar, other than having "star" in the title, featuring similar gameplay, and having the protagonist of Pulstar as a playable character in Blazing Star.


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