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  • bone-on 29 Apr 2021 23:33:41 735 posts
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    @Dirtbox

    Yeah from videos the main ship looks huge I presume it has a small hitbox?
  • Dirtbox 30 Apr 2021 05:25:46 92,357 posts
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    It does, yeah. Everything is still a little on the hoofing side, but I'm starting to get a feel for it. Some of the pickups are a little obscure in the looks department, but it's not actually a bad game.
  • Dirtbox 1 May 2021 04:05:20 92,357 posts
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    Strongly recommend this one. It's pennies and it's pretty awesome.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/416380/The_Hurricane_of_the_Varstray_Collateral_hazard/



    Edited by Dirtbox at 04:09:25 01-05-2021
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 1 May 2021 21:18:26 3,095 posts
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    What’s everyone’s preference for orientation? I preferred horizontal but vertical has so many better games
  • Rogueywon 1 May 2021 21:21:40 11,648 posts
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    My all-time fave, Tyrian 2000, was vertical, so maybe it's vertical for me.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 1 May 2021 21:24:58 3,095 posts
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    Gradius v and blazing star are mine. Even Mario 3D worlds “shump” section s are vertical
  • Dirtbox 2 May 2021 00:56:06 92,357 posts
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    Vertical makes more sense to gauge where your hitbox is.
  • Rogueywon 2 May 2021 01:00:29 11,648 posts
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    Nearly, nearly beat R-Type Final 2 on the second-from-lowest difficulty. I swear your hitbox in that fills half the screen.
  • Dirtbox 2 May 2021 02:43:28 92,357 posts
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    Can't believe people are actually being suckered into buying it, but I suppose it's the most basic bitch of all shooters that even your father has heard of. There's 35 years of evolution between that turd and modern shooters.
  • Samildanach 2 May 2021 14:37:18 599 posts
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    @Dirtbox
    A bit harsh. R-type is a stone cold classic that is just not for you. Probably in the same way that Ikaruga was a horrible experience for me, yet it is a highly thought of game.

    I'm still waiting for my R-Type Final 2 backer's code, despite non-backers being able to buy and play it now. Grrr.
  • Samildanach 2 May 2021 14:41:35 599 posts
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    By the way, the excellent Infinos Gaiden is having a very rare sale for the next couple of days:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/771070/Infinos_Gaiden/

    Soundtrack by the man behind the brilliant Thunder Force V ost.

    Edit:
    Btw, the original Infinos (Gaiden being effectively Infinos 3) is a free download on the dev's site below, though it is far more basic in all ways:

    http://picorinnesoft.web.fc2.com/game.html

    Sadly Infinos 2 disappeared with the demise of the Playism store.
    The Infinos games may be of interest to those thinking of buying the upcoming Andro Dumos 2, as it is the same Dev behind them all (just one guy I gather).

    Edited by Samildanach at 15:23:37 02-05-2021
  • Dirtbox 3 May 2021 01:14:02 92,357 posts
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    Samildanach wrote:
    @Dirtbox
    A bit harsh. R-type is a stone cold classic that is just not for you. Probably in the same way that Ikaruga was a horrible experience for me, yet it is a highly thought of game.

    I'm still waiting for my R-Type Final 2 backer's code, despite non-backers being able to buy and play it now. Grrr.
    Ikaruga is crap too. I worked on Brighton Pier when the first R-Type cab in the country arrived and played it to death, and it was massively influential to the point where most shooters that came after it for around 7 years was a rip off. But it's pixelated tedium, continues to be and will always be. It's the only game where I die out of boredom, trying to hurry the game along as it glacially potters through it's achingly slow setpieces.
  • Phattso 4 May 2021 11:07:13 27,101 posts
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    @Rogueywon how many continues does R-Type Final 2 give you? I don't have the chops for 1cc or even 5cc if I'm honest, but I do fancy some pew-pew.

    I don't even like R-Type, I just want to piss off Dirtbox. ;)
  • Dirtbox 5 May 2021 01:08:33 92,357 posts
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    Here's the full playthrough, maybe that'll help you make your mind up.



    Short, uneventful and boring. You should get the first game, it's the same but better. And it doesn't have paid DLC on top of the $70 entry fee.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 01:15:06 05-05-2021
  • Rogueywon 5 May 2021 07:32:31 11,648 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    @Rogueywon how many continues does R-Type Final 2 give you? I don't have the chops for 1cc or even 5cc if I'm honest, but I do fancy some pew-pew.

    I don't even like R-Type, I just want to piss off Dirtbox. ;)
    Varies per difficulty. On "normal", which is the middle of 5 and the highest I've tried, it's 3. On the next one down from that it's 9 and the bottom gives 99.

    I made it through on the second lowest using 7 continues, after a few runs to learn the waves. I had a run where I lost my very last life on the very final enemies before the last boss.

    I'm going to stick with that difficulty for a while but work on getting the number of ccs down next. Once I've got it below 3, I'll have another go at normal.

    There's one particular section in the fourth level where I always seem to absolutely burn through the lives.
  • Phattso 5 May 2021 08:15:02 27,101 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Short, uneventful and boring. You should get the first game, it's the same but better. And it doesn't have paid DLC on top of the $70 entry fee.
    I have Dimensions on 360 BC but ivenlmayed those to death, along with Neo back in the OG Xbox days when I modded one into an emulation box.

    £35 for the digital copy. That’s a pound per second of enjoyment. Seems fair. :)
  • Phattso 5 May 2021 08:15:54 27,101 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Varies per difficulty. On "normal", which is the middle of 5 and the highest I've tried, it's 3. On the next one down from that it's 9 and the bottom gives 99.

    I made it through on the second lowest using 7 continues, after a few runs to learn the waves. I had a run where I lost my very last life on the very final enemies before the last boss.
    Heh, galling. Thanks for the info.
  • bone-on 5 May 2021 08:47:02 735 posts
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    I'm not an R-Type fan but will bite when it hits £25
  • Dirtbox 6 May 2021 08:40:43 92,357 posts
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    Eurogamer gets a namecheck.

    Spoiler: He thought it was shit.

    A lot of buyers remorse around for this one at the moment, people are still clinging to the pedigree, saying you have to savor it. It's just shit though.



    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:11:48 06-05-2021
  • TheGreenYamo 6 May 2021 09:00:33 492 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Strongly recommend this one. It's pennies and it's pretty awesome.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/416380/The_Hurricane_of_the_Varstray_Collateral_hazard/

    I bought this over the weekend, it is indeed great fun.
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