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Did you call it a shmup?

It's shoot em up not shmup 3 27.27%
 
It's not bullet hell it's bullet heaven! 0 0.00%
 
Bang bang pull my bullet trigger! 8 72.73%
 
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I know it's not the most common genre people play but I know those who do REALLY do. It's one of my fave genres alongside RPGs and Action games of various forms. I mean my avatar is pretty obvious to those who play them.

I played so many and love so many. Older Arcade stuff to Cave to more modern stuff. I am waiting for Ikaruga physical to ship for Switch end of October. Switch and PS4 have been a resurgence of these games from ports of older games to new sequels or new IPs. I could list a hundred that I love but this topic is just for the general discussion of it...unless I am like the only on this forum who does love them. The only one I want to mention for now just because it's a new IP and one game I love. Astebreed. To me, this feels like a spinoff of ZOE. Shmup/hack n slash hybrid and it's brilliant with a brilliant OST. On Switch, PS4 (I got the physical from LRG), and PC.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

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Dude, you are speaking my language!

I absolutely love Astebreed. I actually wrote a review, if you'd like to check it out.

I can't get enough of shmups, and Switch has been a phenomenal platform for them -- both old and new.



I love shoot'em ups!! ^^ I should really look into more of them on Switch eShop.



Can't say I am a huge fan of the genre, but I like shmups and tend to play them from time to time even though I'm bad at them



 

derpysquirtle64 said:
Can't say I am a huge fan of the genre, but I like shmups and tend to play them from time to time even though I'm bad at them

No worries. I'm not the best either. Despite the gif I posted. I never beat Radiant Silvergun lol



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YESSS
I have played so many of them because of the Switch. I've played a lot in past and loved them but the last 3 or so years has been glorious.
I've discovered so many because of the Psykio collections that imported through Playasia.
Also one that I hope gets more love is Velocity 2x. It mixes it's shooter genre with other stuff but it keeps the speed and shooting throughout.
I think the games that kicked off me buying so many shooters was Sine Mora EX & Rive on the Switch.
Ah I need to get a new job so that I can get some more!



Soren0079 said:
YESSS
I have played so many of them because of the Switch. I've played a lot in past and loved them but the last 3 or so years has been glorious.
I've discovered so many because of the Psykio collections that imported through Playasia.
Also one that I hope gets more love is Velocity 2x. It mixes it's shooter genre with other stuff but it keeps the speed and shooting throughout.
I think the games that kicked off me buying so many shooters was Sine Mora EX & Rive on the Switch.
Ah I need to get a new job so that I can get some more!

Velocity 2X is great! I really enjoyed RIVE as well. 

What was your favorite from the Psikyo collections?





Veknoid_Outcast said:
Soren0079 said:
YESSS
I have played so many of them because of the Switch. I've played a lot in past and loved them but the last 3 or so years has been glorious.
I've discovered so many because of the Psykio collections that imported through Playasia.
Also one that I hope gets more love is Velocity 2x. It mixes it's shooter genre with other stuff but it keeps the speed and shooting throughout.
I think the games that kicked off me buying so many shooters was Sine Mora EX & Rive on the Switch.
Ah I need to get a new job so that I can get some more!

Velocity 2X is great! I really enjoyed RIVE as well. 

What was your favorite from the Psikyo collections?

Ah I love Gunbarich! I've never played a game that managed to mix those genres together so well before. It's truly unique.
Sol Divide is brilliant. I also love Strikers 1945 II and Samurai Aces. Oh and Dragon Blaze and well I like them all but yea it just makes me wish that company hadn't been bought out and shut down.



Grew up playing the Gradius series (III on the SNES and V on the PS2 being my all time favourite games in the genre), played a lot of Raiden on the PS1, and more recently Resogun which put a nice spin to the genre.