Touhou Sky Arena

10 12 2010

 

Instead of some screenshot, I put the banner here ^^

From the creator of Magical Battle Arena, here comes the Touhou edition of that game, Touhou Sky Arena. Tadaaa~!! Now you can play some of the most famous Touhou character in MBA-esque game with a better art than ZUN’s [Obviously]. Heck, this game’s art is even better than Tasofro’s in my opinion.

But I worried about the gameplay. I still confused about MBA until today. The control scheme is very bad. I hope this one is going to be better. Because I’m eager to play Touhou character in this kind of game.

So far only two must have characters confirmed, Reimu and Marisa. Of course the developer isn’t stupid enough to only having two characters. I’m sure the Scarlet Devil Mansion gang is going to be playable, but for the rest I couldn’t guess.

The trial version will be on sale at the Winter Comiket this year. The full version will be available someday.

Almost forgot, the website can be accessed from the banner.





December 31st, 2010. Grab a copy of this game.

4 11 2010

This article contains spoiler about the gameplay. If you read it, either you know what I mean, or don’t think of it as a spoiler.

In January 2010, some doujin game developer called Yotsubane release a trial of this great game called Crimzon Clover. This game is, without doubt, is the best modern shmup I ever played. It’s like a wet dream for me. I came twice just from playing this game. After I got pwned, I felt so good, I can’t even move.

No seriously, this is a great game. Awesome graphics, three full levels to play, nice weapon choice for you [you got a straight firing guns, and a homing missile as a main weapon, and they’re divided into two buttons, so you can use them separately],  and most importantly, it’s easier than it looks.

Yeah, it’s fake difficulty is really something to discuss. Your ship’s hitbox is much smaller than the sprites. You can even destroy enemy by touching them. In other shmups usually it’s inverted. You got destroyed if  you touch the enemy.

Oh, almost forgot to tell, what’s available now to download is the trial version [Don’t be so stupid, I can’t read kanji, but I know which button is the download button, the green one with download icon]. The full version will be available by the date mentioned in the title.

If you bother to play it, here’s the button config:

Z – shoot
X – homing lasers
C – special weapon (must charge up first)
W – pause game





“Devil May Cry” 5

18 10 2010

This one is not a fresh news really. I had known about this for about some weeks.

Everybody knows DMC right? A hack n’ slash video game series starring a bishounen called Dante? If you’re a fan of this series, you might rejoice get mad on this one.

A brand new “DMC”, capitalized DmC, has been announced by Capcom. Developed not by Capcom, but by Ninja Theory of  the Heavenly Sword. What’s interesting (or annoying, for some most fans in my forum) is that this is going to be a reboot of the series. Dante will be black haired and emo, he got a new sword, and most importantly, HE SMOKES!!

 

 

I thought he never smokes... Well characters change over time. And over the changes of developer.

 

I actually want to blabber about how much I hate this new DmC. But that would makes me look stupid. Instead I’m gonna write a more reasonable comment about this one.

This DmC, is reboot made to impress the mainstream market. Maybe they think the old Dante isn’t mainstream enough. They think the Dante we know is too “Japanese”. They are wrong.

This DmC, will be hated by most DMC fans, I’m sure of it. Even those who prefer western style like me. Not just in forum, IRL I found most of my friends to prefer the old DMC. IRL, most of my friends aren’t otaku. That makes it clear, that the old DMC is more appealing even to the mainstream market.

To think about it, some other series also has spin-offs/reboot/sequel/whatever that is aimed at more mainstream market. Such as POP 2008 and Fallout 3. The fans might prefer the old one (For fans, if they changed it now it sucks). They might be hated by the old fans but at least succeeded in the mainstream market. I just hope that this one will at least be a good game, in every aspect. I will never count this as DMC but if it’s a good game, I will play it.