Thursday, October 28, 2010

G.Rev's next shmup + Radirgy Noa Massive

Hopefully this will be a worldwide release because it looks fucking crazy! Looks similar to Radiant Silvergun. I'm digging the soundtrack too!

Also, Radirgy Noa Massive should be out now. Play Asia shipped my copy to me a couple of days ago and I'm waiting for the delivery. Has multiple new game modes including a remix of the original Radirgy. Should be awesome for people who like Milestone.

Mushihimesama Futari + Other stuff

By request.

Mushihimesama Futari is a vertical STG developed by CAVE. IT had an original release in arcades, then a 1.5 version and Black Label were released. There was also a 360 port with Black Label available as DLC. CAVE released it region free to test international waters. It seemed as though international sales exceeded expectations, however it is a shame not so many people have played it as it is a real gem. There is a "Platinum" release around the corner, I haven't seen a confirmation of its status in regards to being region free yet, but I will be sure to let people know. I love the game so strongly, I may even buy a few copies to give away (under the assumption it is region free).

Basically, it is a vertical shoot 'em up. It has 3 difficulties, Original, Maniac and Ultra. Original and Ultra have somewhat similar scoring systems (switching between shot and laser depending on your "counter" at various intervals), Maniac being somewhat more complex. For me, I really love the scoring system. It is straight forward, but at the same time it adds a real challenge to the game and adds substantial depth.

There is always quite a lot going on. It may be danmaku or giant boulders but there is always something to keep your eye on. From stage 3 onwards and stage 5 in particular, it becomes so fast paced and hectic you will probably surprise yourself at how you weave through the various patterns. It is a hugely rewarding and challenging game, and the Black Label DLC adds a huge amount to it. It is one of my favorite STGs. I play it damn near every day and recommend it highly.

I will add a video from the game and also the CAVE MushiFutari (Black Label)/Deathsmiles Superplay. Shmup videos always make it look easy ;_;. Most of the time anyways..

In other news, another DoDonPachi DFK PV has been released from CAVE. Coming out Nov. 25 for those of us with J360s.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Reco - Mushihimesama Futari


I posted yesterday I was waiting for a package, and it arrived this morning! I am pretty happy about it.

The figure is Reco from Mushihimesama Futari (CAVE). One of my favorite games. I took some pictures but arrr, my camera is still not working so... I had to use a camera phone. B-but its better than nothing right.. ;_; When I figure out this infernal camera I will be sure to take much higher quality pictures.





I pretty much had to take the pictures on a bookshelf in my hallway too.. I don't have a display case or anything handy at this point. But in the future, I will. It was all a bit of a rush I'm afraid.

Another long period between posting + VN

More anxiety and more days filled with not a lot.

I have really decided that a horrible thing is waiting for figs to get delivered. Waiting every day for a knock on the door from the postman that never comes. But it is great when he finally arrives! That being said, if he doesn't have a delivery by Friday.. ;_;

On the other hand, I've started digging in to this TESOL course quite a bit. It is really interesting to learn more about language. English is really quite an odd language it seems. I'm hoping to get through each part of the course in 1-2 weeks each, so I am finished by the end of the year and spend the first few months of next year trying to get some funds together. I'm half-way through the 'core' TESOL course and  have about 5 speciality courses to go (that I still haven't decided on). Of course, learning how to teach kids to sing "the wheels on the bus go round and round" paralyses me with fear, but as far as social anxiety goes I am fine once I am in the thick of it. Haha, I guess we'll see.

Other stuff, the new Castlevania game isn't really Castlevania.

This weeks 'game' is Osananajimi wa Daitouryou.

It seems totally crazy and out there.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It has been a while since I made a post, partly because the weekend was quite busy with a lot of family things and I have felt reasonably shit for a few days. But, I'll get back to it now with hopefully some good stuff. When I get my camera working I should have a couple of fig reviews to post up too.

For now, I'll just say I've been rereading Murakami (Kafka on the Shore) specifically, and I really think it is a masterpiece. It is like reading a dream. Hopefully he wins the Nobel (last I saw he had a 1/7 chance I think?), but anyway. It is a fantastic book and I think most of you would really like it.

A pretty boring post for now, but I should be posting something more interesting in a couple of hours I hope.