onsdag den 25. marts 2015

Long term goals for shmupping: Purpose is primarily getting better and having fun while playing. To that end here's the end results I'm pursuing. I am well aware that I may never be able to claim enough skill or dedication to succeed but fuck that. Here's what I'd like to do:

Touhou game Lunatic No-bomb runs with as few deaths as possible. NMNB on any game is challenging in that a single fuck-up can mess you up. My aim is to at least attempt these challenges with some regularity. Already have Lunatic No-bomb on all the games aside from EoSD but I feel like polishing up some of the earlier things before I play EoSD, preferably with a NMNB or two.

Dodonpachi 2-ALL with at least 400 million points. Playing as C-L, it is my target to reach the 2-6 boss on a NMNB run. Very hard to do because of 2-5 and 2-6 and where I am currently I can probably not do this but this is what I'm moving towards. Should probably play this game some more if I wish to achieve it but I don't want to go full DDP, at least not while there's so much stuff to do within Touhou. Chains are daunting to learn as I'm a player who typically just wanna dodge things and not follow mechanical routes so I'll not spend time learning those until after some severe mindset adjustment. This game is badass though and if I ever score a game, it will probably be this one. But not now. I'm not ready for the long haul.

Clearing other Arcade shmups. Ketsui, DOJBL, DFK, Strikers 99, Gunbird 2 and Dragon Blaze come to mind. But not before I'm done with/get fed up with other things.

1 kommentar:

  1. Have you played Ikaruga or Mars Matrix? Both amazing shmups, among the best of the genre, well deserving to be mentioned in the same breath as Dodonpachi. What I like about both Ikaruga and Mars Matrix is that playing for score enhances the enjoyability of the game. Scoring in both games also acts as an aid to survival--in MM by making your ship stronger; in Ikaruga it provides extra lives. If ever there was game that might bring about your so-called "mindset adjustment" and entice you to play for score as well as survival.