Kyoshi wrote: Grain wrote:
I totally agree with Grain...
Plus seizure-tastic for some. Dang I would hate to be photosensitive and play that game. And where do you find these games?
When I got to the US there was a place I hang out at all the time that had games like this. [sadly the place shut down...]There was a group of people that ripped jokes about the game [namely how ungodly hard it was] that was how I learned about it. Usually you'll hear about it in game forums, in my case I was way into them and didn't know about the name of them until a few weeks later. A few topics to search on google are: Danmaku, STG, Touhou Project [one of the big names in this genre], Shmups, Bullet Curtain, Bullet He'double hockey sticks', Manic shooter [US name for Danmaku, this name isn't exclusive to japanese shooters so expect to find a game like contra in your search results with this one], Cave [the evil people responsible for MUSHIHIMESAMA FUTARI], ABA games [the big name in PC danmaku games].
I'm still making a list of competition games to play while we wait for the 27th. I'll be using guidelines so everyone can jump in and play.
It's almost done so expect a post with links to the games and other stuff before the week is out.