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Re: Help Appreciating Shooters

Posted: February 15th, 2021, 12:50 pm
by BlasteroidAli
VideoGameCritic wrote:
BlasteroidAli wrote:Vertically scrolling shooters. I used to love them. I would go into the arcade with a quarter and play for a couple of hours. That is why I used to love them.


I find that a little hard to swallow considering few vertical shooters run more than one hour - especially if you're playing on a single quarter.

Yeah.. most of them after they get to the end just repeat the game. Though it is many years since I did so. The arcades are long gone. I am pretty useless at them on Xbox but loved Under Defeat.

Re: Help Appreciating Shooters

Posted: February 16th, 2021, 4:31 am
by BlasteroidAli
VideoGameCritic wrote:
BlasteroidAli wrote:Vertically scrolling shooters. I used to love them. I would go into the arcade with a quarter and play for a couple of hours. That is why I used to love them.


I find that a little hard to swallow considering few vertical shooters run more than one hour - especially if you're playing on a single quarter.

Also, and you know this to be true, you like the bullet hell Vertically scrolling shooters. Those ones you do only last 3 minutes if you are lucky.
I remember play house of the dead and it just eating up my money. Then I could stop playing that and play slap fight and last a lot longer. I miss those day of pick up and play shooters. That you knew you were going to enjoy it and it was total fantasy. Now realism creeps in a lot more. I have simulator games to play.. it used to be there was only flight sim. Now I have mars lunar rover sim, surgeon, train, train company sim etc. They take up hours and hours of play time.

Where as I can go back to Xevious and just have a quite 10 mins, remember it has that black ball that zooms down and kills you if you play for too long?

Plus I cannot find a good home copy of blasteroids....