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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 pm 



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Has anyone whose game was shipped by Asendia seen any movement on theirs? Mine departed a hub like a week ago and hasn't updated since.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:22 pm 


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Has anyone whose game was shipped by Asendia seen any movement on theirs? Mine departed a hub like a week ago and hasn't updated since.


I'm in the same boat. According to the Asendia tracking, mine's in the air somewhere.
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 pm 


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Asendia is garbage.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:37 am 


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Thanks to the Cozmic Collection, I've finally been able to 1cc all arcade versions of Darius 1!

Darius (Old) was my first 1cc, many many years ago, fondly cherished and remembered.
Darius (New) was a few days ago, and somehow I managed a no-death run all the way through Great Thing! It was really unexpected, but the important thing was that I kept myself purposefully underpowered.
Darius Extra was earlier this night, and while it wasn't as clean (I should have had at least two more lives than I did), it was nonetheless a scrape-by-my-teeth finish against a particularly nasty final boss (Strong Shell). Check the video linked to see how close I was to getting my teeth kicked in.

It's nice to come 'full circle' in some ways, back to the game that kicked off my shmup achievement list.

Some weird things I learned while playing Extra (and New):

1) in New/Extra, enemy shots cannot pass through orbs (blue, green, red, gray, yellow). I inadvertently used this to my advantage at points, sometimes using them as impromptu shields while machine-gun spam enemies came barrelling down. This is not a consistent strategy due to the random speed and trajectory of many orbs, however.
2) I never realized this, but in Darius Extra you will be 'pushed' from a ceiling if you collide into it (or floor). If you move into a floor/ceiling, you will be forcibly pushed up/down (and unable to change direction or input). I kept on wondering why I would periodically lose control - one time I was below Keen Bayonet and was accidentally shoved right into him, killing me instantaneously. Similarly, in a late zone in Darius Extra, I accidentally got too close to the ceiling and was shoved - right into an environmental obstacle. Let that be a lesson to would-be fish fryers. (or is that fish friars?)
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:27 pm 



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FRO wrote:
Johnpv wrote:
Has anyone whose game was shipped by Asendia seen any movement on theirs? Mine departed a hub like a week ago and hasn't updated since.


I'm in the same boat. According to the Asendia tracking, mine's in the air somewhere.


Has yours updated at all since?


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:35 pm 


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Just received a DHL shipping confirmation today. Anything from overseas that I've ordered recently has arrived in roughly a week via DHL, but I'll be sure to post updates.
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:33 pm 


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My first shipment has been in transit for 3+ weeks. It's like they chose the cheapest possible shipping for these things, is that normal for this place? I know it's coming from overseas but c'mon.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:47 am 



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Yeah if they had gone DHL this would be here by now but it does seem they used the shittiest shipping people they could find for the cheapest amount. I will never buy from SLG again.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Yeah, the tracking from their site says it's DHL, but its very obvious that it's not, so I think its just some kind of placeholder or something. The last couple orders I've had from them are usually like 3 weeks or so to receive (here in the US) from the time the shipping confirmation arrives.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:14 pm 


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I hate digital but I weakened and paid for the arcade collection. Switch version.

I am loving it. I have 1CCed Gaiden a few times on Saturn and MAME, and have tried and disliked the PS2 Taito Legends port and this is a gorgeous.

Darius 1 & 2 were never really playable at home. I have a distant memory of the 3 screen original in the arcade but that was a long time ago. Darius 2 was just a step too far for the Saturn - bless it. I have toyed with Darius 2 in MAME but my monitor just isn't big enough for it to be enjoyable.

This makes those 2 games highly playable and enjoyable on a big screen. Playing on a 50" TV. I'm playing them at the "fit screen" setting which is good compromise - pixel perfect is available but nice to have a bigger image. The warped full screen option is madness and for people with no taste.

Even with joycons (have only just got a Switch and am looking at 2D control options) this is joyous to play. M2 are geniuses.

But for me it's slightly tainted. Digital. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:32 pm 



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drunkninja24 wrote:
Yeah, the tracking from their site says it's DHL, but its very obvious that it's not, so I think its just some kind of placeholder or something. The last couple orders I've had from them are usually like 3 weeks or so to receive (here in the US) from the time the shipping confirmation arrives.


I don't know what typical DHL numbers look like, but my order says DHL shipping in this format: RL123456789CH. I haven't been able to track it online for the last three days.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:38 pm 


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prophetic wrote:
drunkninja24 wrote:
Yeah, the tracking from their site says it's DHL, but its very obvious that it's not, so I think its just some kind of placeholder or something. The last couple orders I've had from them are usually like 3 weeks or so to receive (here in the US) from the time the shipping confirmation arrives.


I don't know what typical DHL numbers look like, but my order says DHL shipping in this format: RL123456789CH. I haven't been able to track it online for the last three days.


Assuming you're in the US, you can put it in on USPS tracking and it may have some info there.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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prophetic wrote:
drunkninja24 wrote:
Yeah, the tracking from their site says it's DHL, but its very obvious that it's not, so I think its just some kind of placeholder or something. The last couple orders I've had from them are usually like 3 weeks or so to receive (here in the US) from the time the shipping confirmation arrives.


I don't know what typical DHL numbers look like, but my order says DHL shipping in this format: RL123456789CH. I haven't been able to track it online for the last three days.


Sorry that's not DHL all of their emails say DHL but it's not. It's Asendia. You can track it here https://tracking.asendia.com/ it won't show up on USPS until it gets scanned in the US.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Really need to get a good 2D controller. I'm still loving this but the analogue stick just isn't fit for purpose (none are) and it is winding me up now. And it's too easy to hit the lower shoulder button and go into the pause menu too. You get a countdown coming out of pause but it's still annoying. I could reconfigure that I suppose but I need to get a proper controller if I'm going to be playing shmups on the Switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Johnpv wrote:

Sorry that's not DHL all of their emails say DHL but it's not. It's Asendia. You can track it here https://tracking.asendia.com/ it won't show up on USPS until it gets scanned in the US.


Thanks for the asendia link. My package status is on "Information received" since 8/10. Not yet "Handed to Asendia."

How are others' US based tracking information looking? I ordered the PS4 limited edition.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:57 am 


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prophetic wrote:
Johnpv wrote:

Sorry that's not DHL all of their emails say DHL but it's not. It's Asendia. You can track it here https://tracking.asendia.com/ it won't show up on USPS until it gets scanned in the US.


Thanks for the asendia link. My package status is on "Information received" since 8/10. Not yet "Handed to Asendia."

How are others' US based tracking information looking? I ordered the PS4 limited edition.


My two packages have been in transit seemingly forever.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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prophetic wrote:
Johnpv wrote:

Sorry that's not DHL all of their emails say DHL but it's not. It's Asendia. You can track it here https://tracking.asendia.com/ it won't show up on USPS until it gets scanned in the US.


Thanks for the asendia link. My package status is on "Information received" since 8/10. Not yet "Handed to Asendia."

How are others' US based tracking information looking? I ordered the PS4 limited edition.


Mine has been in the air for over 2 weeks now.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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steveovig wrote:
Asendia is garbage.

This is the honest truth. My Asendia tracking info went from order created on 8/10 to order created on 8/14. Still not "handed to Asendia" yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:43 am 


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I actually just got my copies of Cozmic Arcade and Console in the mail today (midwest US here)

Games are cool, but holy hell, you do not want to play with the hd rumble on Switch turned on lol, whoever thought it was a good idea to have that going full blast during boss fights is insane, and there's no in-game way to disable it either, you have to turn it off from the switch config menus :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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After spending a week in Order Created/Handed to Ascendia mode, my order has just been upgraded to Departed from Ascendia.

We'll see if it arrives by October.
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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drunkninja24 wrote:
and there's no in-game way to disable it either, you have to turn it off from the switch config menus :roll:


Look under options > other > body sonic strength
You can turn it down or off in game.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Rastan78 wrote:
drunkninja24 wrote:
and there's no in-game way to disable it either, you have to turn it off from the switch config menus :roll:


Look under options > other > body sonic strength
You can turn it down or off in game.


Ah okay cool, weird way to word that option but good to know its there.


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"Body Sonic" was Taito's name for the feature of having speakers installed beneath the players' seats, but yeah it probably could have done with some clarification in parenthesis. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Mine has departed from Asendia and is now In Transit... we're really cooking with gas now.
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Mine just landed in Chicago. PS4 Standard version. Lets hope it comes in one piece. I saw someone on the Strictly Limited Facebook page posted theirs and WOOF...I'd be livid if my package came in looking like that after all this time.
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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Looking at all the English writing in the series it's almost surprising they didn't call vibrating seat cushions something even stranger than body sonic. Some priceless writing there in Gaiden's endings.

Didn't they clean up the English a little in the overseas version?


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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Both of mine have been in NYC for a couple days. I guess it'll finally get here soon. I've seen people on Facebook who have gotten theirs, so it's only a matter of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Darius Cozmic Collection [Switch, PS4]
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I guess I'll make another reply and say that my Console version finally came today, so be on the look out. The shipping status never really changed, so it was a shock it came today. Still waiting on the Arcade version.


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