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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular opinion / Hot take thread - get it off your ch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:13 pm 



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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular opinion / Hot take thread - get it off your ch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:16 pm 


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Is Defender a shmup? I'd classify something like Commando or Ikari Warriors as a shmup even if it's not forced scrolling, but Contra or Metal Slug are platformers with shooting elements. Otherwise Super Mario Bros is a could be a shmup, too.


Defender is a form of shmup. So is Commando, Ikari Warriors, Jackal, and Smash TV. They don't have autoscrolling and in a subgenre of shmup that is sometimes referred to a push scrolling shmup? Smash TV, Monolith, and Enter the Gungeon would be examples of arena shmups, where the combat area is a fixed size but you can still move freely around it.

The jumping, platforming, gravity elements of run 'n guns make them too distinct to be considered shmups. The way you move around obstacles and make your attacks is fundamentally very different from an autoscrolling shmup like Gradius, and anyone arguing Contra is a shmup also has to argue something like Mega Man is a shmup. Run 'n guns have a very distinct feel in terms of how you move around the screen, compared to an autoscrolling shmup where you can fly anywhere you like, which is why they are not considered to be the same genre, despite many run 'n guns allowing you to flood the screen with shots akin to a traditional shmup.

Run 'n guns are considered distinct and thus not the forum's focus, but they and more melee combat-oriented platformers are very much appreciated around here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=45206
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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular opinion / Hot take thread - get it off your ch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:35 pm 


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Ikaruga is not fun to play.

RSG is even less fun.
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Super Aleste is a terribly boring game.


Amen.
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I find most of Compile's stuff to be hit-or-miss. I enjoy Spriggan and MUSHA but they're both very poorly balanced. Super Aleste, Zanac, Gunnac, etc are all overly-long and have too many stretches of nothing much going on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:04 pm 


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I really don't care for multiple loops, and making the player clear the game twice in order to properly beat it is bullshit. Give me a normal and expert tour-de-force instead.

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4. "Anime girls" in shmups should be celebrated, not derided.


Like in Touhou or Deathsmiles....?


I think anime girls are used effectively in both games, yes.

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If you are a grown man, and you are unironically into "anime girls", then you are a fucking loser.


Care to elaborate? I'd find it stranger if a (straight) man disliked anime girls than if he liked them, seeing as they're literally just illustrations of women. Additionally, I'm not sure if your specification of a "grown man" was literal, or if that language was just used for effect, but not everyone on this forum is necessarily a man, lol.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:36 pm 


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Story of Eastern Wonderland is not as bad as people make it out to be. Not a great game, but not horrendous like I've heard some people claim it is.


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Care to elaborate? I'd find it stranger if a (straight) man disliked anime girls than if he liked them, seeing as they're literally just illustrations of women.


a lot of anime girls are basically softcore child porn. this is obvious to everyone in the world, other than the people that are into anime girls aka borderline CP


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el_rika wrote:
bottino wrote:
I really don't care for multiple loops, and making the player clear the game twice in order to properly beat it is bullshit. Give me a normal and expert tour-de-force instead.


Is there a single shmup-er on this planet that wouldn't agree with this?


Yeah, you might be right. I suppose I just had to get that off my chest then :P


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I've repeatedly tried to enjoy Gradius as a series.
I have not manged to do so.
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Flobeamer1922 wrote:
Story of Eastern Wonderland is not as bad as people make it out to be. Not a great game, but not horrendous like I've heard some people claim it is.


I don't know anyone who's claimed it's horrendous. A bit rough around the edges and the constant revenge bullets in Lunatic are annoying, as is the need to button mash to max out firing speed (contrary to other Touhou games), but it's a perfectly decent shmup. Love the music in the PC'98 games.
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Contra shattered soldier and Neo Contra are SHMUPS i like them very much.
Especially shattered soldier, one of the best games ( for the first levels, the later levels i throw the gamepad away )


Ayy a fellow fan of Contra SS :)

Got an S-Rank like a years ago and I consider it as my favorite Contra, SS is pretty much what if Irem STG team are comissioned to make a Contra game.
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pretty much what if Irem STG team are comissioned to make a Contra game.

But they did do that, it's called Gunforce.
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pretty much what if Irem STG team are comissioned to make a Contra game.

But they did do that, it's called Gunforce.

You mean Gun Force Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island?!?

I never played the arcade game, but the Super Nintendo port plays like ass.


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Nex Machina would be my favorite game if they just implemented a goddamn floating mouse cursor.

No, fuck you, I don't want to play these games with a pair of thumb sticks. Slap a basic crosshairs where my mouse pointer is supposed to be. Fuck this "relative aim" bullshit.

Is this Eugene Jarvis' fault?
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Soukyugurentai is better on Playstation than on Saturn. The additional ship (yellow boi) is a blast to play as, and the CGI cutscenes, though grainy, add a lot of atmosphere. The reported "major slowdown" is simply not an issue during regular gameplay, and only appears during a few scene transitions where nothing is shooting at you. The Saturn version looks sharper, no argument there, but the added content of the PS version makes up for it.
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MathU wrote:
But they did do that, it's called Gunforce.


I know. What I meant is Contra game with Irem STG design philosophy, like R-Type where you have to use right weapon and memo heavy on some parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:41 pm 


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PAPER/ARTILLERY wrote:
Ikaruga is not fun to play.

RSG is even less fun.


That chaining enemys is irritating, i better not play these games.

Radiant silvergun is nice programmed,
i just add coins and watch how inspiring this game is for me as developper wannabe,
only i sold my saturn and need to install some emulator on my rpi4, hope it works ( with savestates ).

One thing i have to get off my chest also now : i can not win with r-type delta even with savestates, stupid collisions.


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Soukyugurentai is better on Playstation than on Saturn. The additional ship (yellow boi) is a blast to play as, and the CGI cutscenes, though grainy, add a lot of atmosphere. The reported "major slowdown" is simply not an issue during regular gameplay, and only appears during a few scene transitions where nothing is shooting at you. The Saturn version looks sharper, no argument there, but the added content of the PS version makes up for it.


I've spent a lot of time playing Souky on PS1 [mostly because I didn't have a Saturn for a while] and... yeah, the slowdown isn't the worst issue. It is extremely noticeable though, and the game does bog down weirdly hard when it does. I do like the extra stuff in the PS1 release too.
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i almost always set player lives to 5 but not use any continues as compromise

Get a rope.
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most psikyo games are meh
i don't like esp ra de's scoring system
mushi 1.5 is much better than 1.0 in every way except for non-max formation
limiting extends is lame and discourages players from scoring
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Ikaruga is not only a boring game, it is also a RACIST game.

It pits blacks and whites against each other and even has bullets of opposite color deal more damage in a blatant promotion of racial hate.

Even though this has been pointed out by woke reviewers time and again, most people still pretend there's no issue and/or can't see the truth.

Well, for those people, I've now got proof they won't be able to ignore - I discovered that the game has a TLB, and what does it look like? Well, see for yourself (**warning: strong emotional content - do not look if you are a sensitive person**) :

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Yeah, I was speechless as well. It really makes everything clear.

This game is a disgrace and should be pulled down from Steam instantly :x


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DoDonPachi 1 had the best music in the series! <:-[]


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mushi 1.5 is much better than 1.0 in every way except for non-max formation
limiting extends is lame and discourages players from scoring


I'm pretty sure those aren't hot takes or unpopular opinion.


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Ikaruga is not only a boring game, it is also a RACIST game.

This game is a disgrace and should be pulled down from Steam instantly :x


It is impossible to cut off this metempsychosis forever.
Even though the ideal is high, Ikaruga is going to get lost in the "trash Ika" bandwagon facing unreasonable burdens. I am not regret
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