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  1. NickyDrinks

    Shmups

    Just tried it and can confirm it works :-)
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    Shmups

    Shikondo is on sale on the Switch for £4.28 and the excellent Rive is £6.74, both well worth it if you don't have them already.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    I've got 2 monitors (one DVI, one HDMI) and have had no problems with it running on the default main display so far.
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    Devil May Cry 5

    I love how when you go to Continue it shows the cutscene that ended the last chapter beofre the menu, such a small thing but makes it so much easier for me to remember what the hell is going on. Edit : And a photo mode, perfect
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    Shmups

    I went through the game on Novice just to see the later stages and was literally 2 seconds worth of shots at the end boss away from a 1CC. I know it's only Novice but still totally infuriating! When we get a wider release of this hopefully we'll see more videos of very high level play, the game seems really well suited for some ridiculous stuff. Edit : Rolling Gunner I mean
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    Shmups

    Cheers for the heads up, just bought it using an eshop gift code from one of the online sellers (I assumed they might be dodgy, but the code worked totally fine). Only had a chance to try the first level but it plays great on the Switch. I didn't see any language options so the tutorial is in Japanese but they're pretty straightforward and are explained in the Bullet Heaven review posted above. I'm gonna have to get Psyvariar on the Switch now that I know buying them that way works.
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    Devil May Cry 5

    Cheers! Are they considered one of the legit sellers? I'm always wary of key sites cos of the likes of G2A.
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    Devil May Cry 5

    Seems there isn't gonna be a PC demo because of the data-mining that went on with RE7. Real shame because although I've played the PS4 demo several times I'd like to be able to see how high I can push the graphical settings. I'm hopeful that it'll be as well optimised as RE2 which let me whack everything up full with a 1060, I didn't notice that much slowdown on the base PS4 except with lots of particle effects firing off at once. The wait for this is agonising, I keep thinking it's this Friday coming but it's an extra week I was gonna get it a few hours before release (don't want to support pre-order bollocks in general) from instant-gaming for about £32 but might just trade in RDR2 for Steam credit and buy the deluxe edition. Unless anyone knows of somewhere selling a key for the Deluxe outside of Steam for less than £55?
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    Shmups

    Devil Engine has just come out on Steam. I've only had a chance to play the first couple of levels since it's so late but so far it seems good if maybe slightly on the cheap side with the difficulty. If you accidentally collect a power-up that isn't suited for the current area you can be screwed very quickly and it can feel a bit too much like sheer luck at the minute. Looking forward to be able to get properly into it this weekend though, my initial impressions are probably more out of frustration than anything else as I remember not being particularly good at the demo either but still wanting to keep trying.
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    Shmups

    It's really grabbed me now, it's like it has the perfect balance between being accessible while still allowing for totally insane play like that. For the most part I never really bother with the actual score in shooters, I just want to survive as long as possible but the buzzing along with the level up system in this makes it feel much more rewarding and I'm not totally sure why. I've played things like Graze Counter which is good but Psyvariar just gets it absolutely bang on. The short period of invincibility on each level up really is a stroke of genius. Really the only complaint I can think of is the lack of a hitbox marker but that's becoming less of an issue as I begin to recognise more enemies and know their shot patterns so I can plan how to buzz them without taking too big a risk.
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    Shmups

    I'd played Psyvariar on an emulator and thought it was decent but didn't really see why it was so highly rated. After buying it on Steam and looking up how the buzz mechanic really works it feels like its finally clicked. Dodging amongst bullet patterns in something like DoDonPachi is cool, but actually waiting for enemies to attack before opening fire while heading directly into the most dense attacks is a great mechanic. I think I'm gonna have to use the roll button though, tapping left and right is getting me killed more than anything. Shame you can't actually see the hitbox, having the buzz area highlighted doesn't seem very useful at all.
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    Shmups

    Switch versions would be amazing, one of the best things about the Switch is the easy tate mode. I'm thinking the same about just waiting on Ketsui etc, I like having most of my shooters on Steam in one place to quickly fire them up then move onto another, switching discs is such a pain in the arse on the 360. That bug in Windows 10 sounds a bit weird though, I just assumed it was because of some licensing differences outside US and JP. Who am I kidding, after a few drinks over Christmas I'll probably end up with all of the M2 Shot Trigger versions digitally on the PS4
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    Shmups

    I wish they'd bring the M2 ports over here, I hate port begging but getting those on PC to go with the other Cave games would be incredible. I've still not gone for the whole creating a US/JP account and buying store credit, it's inevitable that I'll do it over Christmas but now the choice is between Ketsui and Battle Garegga (not a big fan of Dangun/SOS). My mate lives in Japan so would there be any advantage in getting him to buy the PSN cards instead of online or is the price difference not worth it? Another possibility would be the physical version of Ketsui but I dunno if that would be cheaper over there than the £50 odd it seems to be going for online. I feel bad for waiting for a sale on Blue Revolver, it's well worth that full price especially with the update on the way.
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    Shmups

    Blue Revolver is half price at £5.49 in the current Steam sale in case anyone wasn't sure before (like me).
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    Prima games shutting down

    Didn't Saur do some of the guides for them? The Prima guide for FF12 and 13 was so useful as a reference for weapons and stats, I always liked having a big hardback book to go with the game. Amazon reckons it's worth around £50 but that sounds a bit high, I got a good price for my old Half Life 2 book but it was mostly concept artwork etc. and after reading it I just put it away so was perfect condition. My most recent one was FF15 but that was Piggyback, if I get properly into RDR2 I might get that one as they save having to trawl though endless Google results and I really like how they look on the shelf. The FF ones were particularly useful if you go away for a significant amount of time as it's easy to read the story guide to get properly back up to speed.
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