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2 hours ago, Let us measure said:

Was the R-Type Final 2 demo only available for a limited time? Tried to access it from the PS4 last night but couldn't find it for love nor money.

I got it off the PS Store website and downloaded to console from there; I couldn’t find the demo on console version of Store either.


The demo isn’t great :(

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On 09/04/2021 at 20:31, Triple A said:

I got it off the PS Store website and downloaded to console from there; I couldn’t find the demo on console version of Store either.


The demo isn’t great :(

 

On 09/04/2021 at 20:45, Spoonman said:

i found it in the store, i think i had to search "final"... maybe

 

Thanks both, found it. 

 

I like it! Simple first level with gorgeous lighting, a cool atmosphere and a frozen dobkeratops. It seems to play similarly to Final 1 in terms of pace, and that's a positive in my book. It's been a while since we've had a fleshed out, non-bullet hell side-scroller so I'm looking forward to the full game. 

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MagiGhostDEADline. Boghogs submission for Bullet Hell Jam 2021

Haven't had time to try it yet, looks nifty - https://boghog.itch.io/magighostdeadline

 

Somebody recommended Patriot Dark on the shmups discord a few days ago, from the ring^-27 guy, it's belters, been having fun with that over the last couple of nights. You can get it here - http://www.sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm

 

yeah that new aleste game is looking rocking! Even better than branch.

M2 were been dropping hints that it's coming to console eventually so we just gotta wait. Directed by the lad who did akai katana and rolling gunner.

 

What a lovely sunny day!

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4 hours ago, ImmaculateClump said:

MagiGhostDEADline. Boghogs submission for Bullet Hell Jam 2021

Haven't had time to try it yet, looks nifty - https://boghog.itch.io/magighostdeadline

 

Blimey, his games are like crack!
I lost at least an hour there. I only zoned back into reality when I noticed my back was aching from yanking the stick around so much.

 

There's your score to beat - 793

 

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Don't ask me why I was playing it windowed, I've no idea.

 

Might be worth checking out some of the other games! - https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BulletHellJam2021

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This ones quite interesting! Maledictus - https://pens-n-pixels.itch.io/maledictus


I wasn't sure what I was doing until after a few runs, but you need to stop shooting for long periods of time and let the blue gauge on the left build right up and then shoot and you do a big hyper bomb sort of thing and turn all the bullets into gems.

 

So you play through the stage and find out the best parts to hyper through. You focus when you fire so it's quite clever in that the best places to hyper are where there are lots of dense bullet patterns so you have to survive for a long time without shooting or focusing.

 

Canny good!

 

There's your score to beat on that one - 81,273,900

 

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Aaaaah, this is a much better place to check the submissions rather than trawling twitter like an eejit - https://itch.io/jam/bullet-jam-2021/entries

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1cc'ed Patriot Dark today. Well chuffed. My heart was properly banging at the end.

Looky, thought I was on the final boss so I just pissed all my bombs away and then I was like naaaaaaaaaargh! :lol: - https://streamable.com/4fmxvo

Fab game!

 

 

Trap15, the firelancer/exa sdoj guy was bigging up guardian force the other day. Random inclusion, but I'll take it! :D

Cotton 2 any good?

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16 minutes ago, phillv85 said:

Physical versions of Deathsmiles 1+2 coming to PS4, Switch and Xbox on 16th December in Japan it seems.


Digital too? I assume that would be a version that would work on series X? Can never take anything for granted with these crazy shmup developers.


“Cave collection! .... on PC Engine! In North Korea only.”

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I would guess so on the digital front. I don’t even know why I’m so excited, I’ve got DS1 on all 3 regions on 360 and the arcade PCB and the standalone DS2 and the copy in the CAVE shooting collection which are all plenty good enough. I still feel like a kid at Christmas seeing this release.

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Any other Deathsmiles II apologists in the house?

 

It was pretty early on in my bullet hell journey but I remember really enjoying my time with it and it felt great fun to score in.

 

There's something really hypnotic about the combination of the ridiculous slowdown, the ghostly rings flying around and all those evil tadpoles swimming straight for your heart.

 

I remember laughing my back off the first time that lanky gog shows up at the end of the library stage and storms up and down the hallway going "MEEEEEEEEEEHH!".
Voiced by Joker Jun, fact fans.

 

The funfair stage is amazing! I love the creepy dancing teddies at the end.

 

The end boss is an evil father christmas called Satan Claws as well, I mean that's no Tyranosatan, but it's a worthy follow up.

 

I wonder if I'll still be as forgiving of it all these years later now that I'm a card carrying shmupnerd!

 

A couple of new playable characters coming to the cotton reboot in early may, one overpowered and focussed on survival and the other built for score.

 

Feels like Studio Siesta giving you your first rock for free when you see their trouble witches dlc!

 

Says there that they're be improving visibility in the patch as well.

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Steam page for that capcom thingy is up , looks like you can buy the games individually if you prefer.

 

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/20635/Capcom_Arcade_Stadium_Packs_1_2_and_3/

 

I can only ever remember hearing bad things about this, performance issues, input lag, botched autofire.

 

It's literally a crippled version of mame.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/lof9oq/capcom_arcade_stadium_uses_mame_for_emulation/goar36r/

 

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Arcade Stadium noticeably suffered from having to make their own sound cores (and also from some performance and input lag issues caused by jamming MAME into the middle of Capcom's RE Engine, but there's nothing we can do about that)

 

We'll see, maybe they ironed out the kinks since I last looked into it. Did they keep patching the switch version?

Will try the free game and see what the guinea pigs say when they've tried some of the other games.

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1 hour ago, ImmaculateClump said:

Steam page for that capcom thingy is up , looks like you can buy the games individually if you prefer.

 

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/20635/Capcom_Arcade_Stadium_Packs_1_2_and_3/

 

I can only ever remember hearing bad things about this, performance issues, input lag, botched autofire.

 

It's literally a crippled version of mame.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/lof9oq/capcom_arcade_stadium_uses_mame_for_emulation/goar36r/

 

 

We'll see, maybe they ironed out the kinks since I last looked into it. Did they keep patching the switch version?

Will try the free game and see what the guinea pigs say when they've tried some of the other games.


The reviews I saw on YouTube for Progear and other things seemed to think they were fine. No issues mentioned. 
 

I’ve been waiting for this since it came out on Switch. Will get the Xbox release. Hopefully any issues will disappear on more powerful hardware. The Switch could struggle with Pong if it wanted to. 

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Can anyone recommend a decent one on switch that gives that great twitch gameplay without being an actual nightmare bullet hell?  Like Smash Bros I usually struggle to follow the action when shit is flying everywhere. 
 

The last game of this ilk I enjoyed was Resogun as a marker of how hectic I can take on. 

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I think you'd enjoy Black Bird normal mode, iknowgungfu! - https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/BLACK-BIRD-1455740.html

 

Oooh, that cotton 2 collection is coming to pc too, nice one!

 

 

11 hours ago, Pockets said:

The Switch could struggle with Pong if it wanted to. 

 

To be fair to the switch, it could and should be emulating these games with zero issues, so capcom have dropped a hard boiled bollock there in terms of optimising efficiency.

 

I read somebody saying that the fancy 3D cabinet is still being rendered even if you turn it off, pissing away battery power and cpu cycles on something you can't even see, causing stuttering in games because the cpu is being maxed out. I mean, jesus christ!

 

XCUTE(me) - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1597240/XCUTEme/

Hmmmm, baiting the waifu wankers, but the gameplay looks solid. Could go either way!

 

 

edit: "sexy boss's cloth damage!" :lol: It's caladrius blaze all over again.

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Yaaas!
Been waiting for a discount on these!

 

https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP9000-CUSA00062_00-ALIENATIONGAMEEU

https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP9000-CUSA00005_00-RESOGUN000000001

 

Had resogun already but my nephew stole my account and I had to make a new one, so paying full price again would have felt like a right kick in the tits!

Not played alienation, but it must be fun!

I'm back home now but my ps4 is sitting in an aldi bag so I need to set that back up and get those buggers bought as soon as I get a chance.

 

Marky Mark's done a video on the excellent cho ren sha 68k if you're interested.

Fantastic game!

 

 

  

On 08/04/2021 at 16:27, Spoonman said:

I'll post back tomorrow with a story of what I *have played* tonight. Adios.

 

What happened there, spoony? I was looking forward to your roundup! Did you have to bump your gaming session?

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1cc'ed Zenodyne R normal mode today. Brilliant fun!

88,813,000. Don't know if that's any good or not. I had loads of lives going into the last stage but I wanked most of them up the wall making daft mistakes during the final boss.

Need to do Zenohell now and then I've beaten all of the grybanser fox games, normal mode at least.

Ive done the zeno trilogy backwards, started with the last one and worked my way back.

Just an example of the crazy hijinks we get up to this thread. Right, guys?

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On 28/04/2021 at 07:45, Death Adder said:

Snapped up Cotton, thanks for the heads up.

 

The collection? I thought that wasn't out until later in the year?

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Got my ps4 set up again and got those games today.
Here, resogun is all shmup, innit?
I always thought it was an honorary shmup, like it was allowed into the clubhouse but it had to sit at the back with the twin stick shooters.

 

I've never been a huge fan of the dualshock controllers and could never really get into the game because of that, I think.

Tried it on a 360 pad, hmmmm, wasn't really feeling that either, so I plugged my arcade stick in and epiphany.wav
It instantly felt right, like it all finally made sense!

 

I've just checked on youtube and I was on the final boss there today. I would have gotten my 1cc, the boss had the teensiest slither of health left!
Should get it next time, and hopefully improve my score because it was pretty pants. I kept letting the humans get abducted, I was too busy braying the baddies.


Runs last a bit too long, it seems. That was my only real complaint, I think.

 

So yeah, late review, I know, but resogun is good :D

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