Sunday, March 04, 2012

Shmups - training you for the future?

I'm a big fan of shoot 'em ups. The feeling when you dodge a whole screen of bullets without using a bomb is just :3

Observing shmups that are aimed towards the bullet hell gamers (ok maybe I count as one of those) seem to indicate a pattern, a need to a certain place to avoid dying, or in another words, to actually figure out all the various paths all the various bullets will take, and be at the places where they do not converge.

You can't just see a bullet and dodge, but look into the future, and see the patterns evolving, and make sure the jaws of death do not close in on your pixels >.>

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