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Old 06 March 2020, 13:49   #1
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Question Good sidescrolling SHMUPS on PC/PS4?

After having tried a bunch of SHMUPS on the PC and PS4 and being, well, somewhat disappointed I was wondering what EAB thinks are good or "the best" current (say 2015 onwards) side scrolling shoot em ups currently available on the PC/PS4.

I tried a bunch of them, but too many seem to rely on procedural generation causing wildly inconsistent and usually quite terrible levels. So I should probably add that I'm not looking for procedural/rogue-like shooters here.

Any ideas?
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Usually you should share your experience with couple of them you tried...

Recently I played only 1 SHMUPS on PC that fits that criteria: Star Saviors

I liked it, had fun playing it.

Kind of funny that my review is from 2015, while game is listed as released in 2016. Seems that they changed name as well, since I remember it as only Saviors.

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Played these on PS4 quite some time ago, but I remember enjoying both DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours and Resogun a lot.

Also, even though it's not a side scrolling shmup, Jamestown+ is well worth checking it out.
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Old 08 March 2020, 15:23   #6
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Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
Usually you should share your experience with couple of them you tried...
You're absolutely right, I should've pointed out a few I didn't like for comparison.

Amongst other ones, I tried Steredenn, Star Mazer: DSP and Super Hydorah. The first two I really didn't like - they're both random in one or more ways (levels/ships/etc) and unlike something like Rogue Legacy, I didn't feel the randomness really worked. Super Hydorah seemed to start well, but something feels off to me in that game and I can't put my finger on what.

A slightly older game example (that I only found around 2015) was Sine Mora and to be honest, I didn't like that much either. I didn't like the time travel gimmick much.

I guess I'm kind of looking for a more "standard" experience.

Thanks for the suggestions so far, I'll check them out. R-Type Dimensions (in one of it's many forms) is always nice and I do own it, but I'd not qualify it as a truly new game

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