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Klatrymadon

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    Shmups, black metal, communism

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  1. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Excellent, thanks! I use a Saturn pad for most home ports of shooting games so this will be a treat. Do you get any lag when using them wirelessly?
  2. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Be aware that only the normal version of Gaiden is on it, btw! It's well worth it just for that and "version 2" of Sagaia, imo, which I've never seen anywhere as a ROM dump. It's great, and quite different from both version 1 and Darius II. It's like having a new Darius to play! Just bought one of those Hori d-pad joycons for this. It only works in handheld mode, though - what's the best wired option for a good d-pad?
  3. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Recorded some more ham-fisted fumblings, this time just to show off the sheer excess of Darius Gaiden's Extra Version.
  4. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    It's been out on PC for ages, too - the news was presumably about the "Special" version, which was an update that included more English localisation, the Tatsujin ship, etc. It was free to owners of the original version, at least on PC. The arcade game is a good time and a high-water mark of the cute/batshit 90s 'parody' shmups that I miss so much, so I'm looking forward to picking this up soon!
  5. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Dickhead here went and bought the BEEP version of the Darius Cozmic Collection Special Edition. I don't normally go in for expensive LE stuff but it's Darius and I've been selling some other games so it was mostly funded by cannibalising those. It comes with a lot of different games and multiple versions of each, including 'version 2' of Sagaia, which is another rearranging of Darius II that most players won't have seen before. It also contains the second volume of the "Omnibus" arrange album, the Darius Odyssey art book and a bunch of miniature arcade marquees. The games are all ported by M2 so I have no worries at all about how they'll turn out - they're in safe hands! It's a glorious package and I'm so incredibly excited about it. (It's a real shame that so much of the content is missing from the standard version, though, which starts to look a bit light by comparison. It might get more people into the first two games, which are still brilliant, but the LE should maybe have been justified in terms of its excellent, unique physical goodies rather than its containing another load of games on the cart.)
  6. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    I've played the demo and it was great fun. Had a compelling mix of mechanics from Crimzon Clover and Ketsui. I haven't splashed out on a CD copy yet because apparently it's getting a Steam release this year! Will it be on the UK eshop on the 28th too?
  7. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Yeah that's the way to use it, really! Obviously rolling by waggling left and right doesn't give you the same advantage and makes things a lot trickier, so some purists will insist on ignoring the dedicated roll button, but I really like how it changes the flow of things - it only diminishes the challenge if you're a very high-level player, which I'm not! :p
  8. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Yeah it should run fine, and doesn't seem to be hardware intensive at all (and shouldn't be, being based on an ol' Taito G-NET game). Can confirm there's a roll button, BTW. I've only spent 5 minutes on it but I've been really impressed with how beautiful it looks, and how customisable it is, both in terms of the combinations of ships and modes available and the amount of display and control options there are (including, crucially for me, xinput/direct input support). It's a really solid port/update that's received a lot of care - no DotEmu shite here!
  9. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    I'm almost certain it has an auto-roll button like the PS2 version, but I'll confirm this when I get home as I've just bought it on Steam!
  10. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Yeah you'd probably like the Sengoku Aces, Strikers, Gunbird and Sonic Wings games too. Those are all cut from the same cloth, though differentiated by a few key mechanics. Gunbird 2 is my fave of that lot, and it's also on Switch IIRC. :)
  11. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    The Dreamcast version is superb, but the Switch one is by all accounts pretty terrible. Missing enemy formations, items disappearing randomly, completely different game balance (some choppers are absurdly powerful etc), a 16:9 aspect ratio rendering a lot of tricky sections trivial, issues with contact with things you're supposed to be able to fly over, etc. It even has a minus sign in the title in admission that it just isn't the same game. :p Some of these issues may have been fixed in patches, but I wouldn't get my hopes up for any big improvements. It was developed without access to the source code, IIRC. Edit: you can't go wrong with the Psikyo ports and most of the Neo Geo ones, though. Highly recommend Dragon Blaze and Blazing Star. Last Resort too, but only if you're up for a strict R-Type-style memoriser.
  12. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    I've had it on Steam for ages but haven't really spent much time with it yet - I'll definitely bump it up the to-do list now! I have the other Exceed games and need to give them another go, too. Graze Counter is probably my fave recent example of the type, and has a similar risk/reward dynamic of charging a hyper-attack and releasing it at the right time for more damage/points, but I reckon that's already pretty well known here?
  13. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Same here! I still play Revision on the PS2 pretty regularly. It's definitely still head and shoulders above everything else that has attempted to place 'grazing' as a central gimmick , imo - it just has so much more going for it than that. I remember when I first bought it and caned it for a few weeks. I noticed that it had started replacing its own 'superplays' with my replays and thought I might be (finally) performing competetively at something. A glance at a few youtube vids and shmups forum leaderboards soon sorted me out.
  14. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    As I understand it, one of the big draws of Psyvariar Delta is the new "Delta mode", so it shouldn't be a repackaged Complete Edition. It comes with Medium Unit and Revision, but also this new version. I haven't seen any details regarding the differences to the Delta mode, though... Edit: ah, fair enough, Stanshall! It did seem odd that so little info was available... :p
  15. Klatrymadon

    Shmups

    Wow, I'd completely forgotten about the dual analogue support! I've been using a stick, but controlling the familiar manually gives a clear advantage. Yeah, 1.1 was introduced on the 360 port, though I'm playing the Steam one here. Currently there's plenty of slowdown in vanilla 1.1 but still none in MBL 1.1.
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