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Started by granz, December 12, 2012, 07:06:12 PM
Quote from: BRPXQZME on December 12, 2012, 07:56:24 PMIn the arcades they still have an intensely loyal (if not large) following
Quote from: granz on December 12, 2012, 09:11:46 PMI'd say most of that doesn't make its way to the West, though. At best, I'd be lucky to spot a Galaga cabinet at a local store or diner.
QuoteIt's a comparatively easy thing for a small, independent company to crank out, and accordingly there will always be somebody out there somewhere making new shmups.
Quote from: Zoinkity on December 12, 2012, 10:02:55 PMOn that note, have they ever made a new Dezaemon title for current gen?
Quote from: KaioShin on December 13, 2012, 03:58:47 AMThe genre is just not very good for home use IMO. How many people are willing to pay 60€ for a game with 1 hour length? Granted, to master it you'll have to play that one hour dozens of times, but that's not how most gamers approach things. So the genre only lives on through cheap indie games like Jamestown or Gundemonium which people can pick up on the side for cheap if they get a shooter craving.
Quote from: FAST6191 on December 12, 2012, 08:23:34 PMAs BRPXQZME mentioned Cave (granted rather oddly for a Japanese company they tend to favour the 360) spit out a couple a year. Several other Japanese companies try their hand at them as well.
Quote from: KaioShin on December 13, 2012, 03:58:47 AMJamestown?The genre is just not very good for home use IMO. How many people are willing to pay 60€ for a game with 1 hour length? Granted, to master it you'll have to play that one hour dozens of times, but that's not how most gamers approach things.
Quote from: SargeSmash on December 13, 2012, 12:36:17 PMWell, but to complete Metroid for a noob, it usually takes far longer than that. So a person would either have to be preternaturally skilled, or have prior knowledge to finish it that fast. A lot of the old NES games were that way, too. Yeah, Contra can be finished in less than 30 minutes, but how many people are good enough to do so, without the code, the first time they play? Not many.
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