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05-17-2018, 02:06 AM
#21
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 501
The comparison to Steredenn appals me; but the 98% positive reviews on steam have pretty much sold me. Hmmmm!
05-17-2018, 03:23 AM
#22
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 501
After ten mins, Id say that the comparison with steredenn is limited.

IMO steredenn is an unplayable, tedious, bullet hell mess.

This is a phenomenal homage to Gradius (&c.). Beautifully worked. 7 is pushing my upper envelope these days (toddler and dog - expensive), but this is just chuffing beautiful.

05-17-2018, 04:20 AM
#23
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,419
Same here, kids plus 3 cats = 7 dollars a bit too much unfortunately, if I were single I would definitely purchase it, but nowadays I have to be careful.
05-17-2018, 05:20 AM
#24
Reminds me of Nemesis / Salamder absolutely loved those games
05-17-2018, 05:20 AM
#25
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 3,550
Quote:
Originally Posted by djstout View Post
Same here, kids plus 3 cats = 7 dollars a bit too much unfortunately, if I were single I would definitely purchase it, but nowadays I have to be careful.
yeah, almost same situation here + another couple of games i would like to buy, 7 bucks is too much for me.
05-17-2018, 07:10 AM
#26
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,576
Is this not optimized for the X?

It looks like the title screen is but then when I was playing the level I get the black bars
05-17-2018, 07:45 AM
#27
After seven months since i bought iphone x and being an ios gamer i feel like i have done the worst purchase ever as far as ios products go. Almost 30% of the games coming out are not optimized or are poorly optimized for iphone x's screen. And even those that come with an update for iphone x's screen do it really poorly. I do not know if that harms Apple which in that case in my personal opinion made a big big mistake with that "notch" thing or the devs that lose some potential buyers of their game. Sorry for the off topic but this game looks really fantastic and seems it has no iphone x support. I do not blame the devs in any case i just believe it is a shame to lose a buyer or two or ten because of that "notch" thing.
05-17-2018, 08:45 AM
#28
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 146
Don't hit me guys!

I'm sorry for saying this, but...

I'VE NEVER PLAYED GRADIUS BEFORE..! (At least I don't remember doing so)...

So I don't really know how this game compares to that one (the closest I can think of is R-Type) but let me tell you that Super Hydorah is super cool, I loved the little bit I tasted, even the first (and only) level I played was enough to give me an idea of what's in store on later stages. Controls are fantastic and I have to play it again from start with sound ON, since I gave it a go while at the office and it's not like I want people to know I'm playing a game during work hours (posting on TA forums can be covered more easily, tho).

The only thing I hate is that, even before even launching the game, I noticed there's already a "hotfix" update available in the AppStore... Man, downloading that game took 4 hours and now I have to run an additional download (because I hate having available updates xD)! Hopefully it'll be finished by the time I'm off work...

PS: Hahahaha kids and pets... for me, $7 feels like "a lot" because of exchange rates in this country and differences in economy (just to give you an idea, minimum wage here is around $250-$280 USD), but I'm REALLY GLAD I don't have any responsibility other than feeding myself, paying my iToy and filling it with iGames. :P

PS2: This game might turn into my next favorite shmup on iOS =)

PS3: Oh, and I can't compare this to Steredenn, they're totally different.

Last edited by sebgo; 05-17-2018 at 08:49 AM.
05-17-2018, 09:00 AM
#29
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sakara214ever View Post
After seven months since i bought iphone x and being an ios gamer i feel like i have done the worst purchase ever as far as ios products go. Almost 30% of the games coming out are not optimized or are poorly optimized for iphone x's screen. And even those that come with an update for iphone x's screen do it really poorly. I do not know if that harms Apple which in that case in my personal opinion made a big big mistake with that "notch" thing or the devs that lose some potential buyers of their game. Sorry for the off topic but this game looks really fantastic and seems it has no iphone x support. I do not blame the devs in any case i just believe it is a shame to lose a buyer or two or ten because of that "notch" thing.
Seems like a great game, but if you are charging $6.99 (as they should) it should be optimized for all the latest devices. Would not have bought if I knew ahead of time.

Regardless, if this isn't something that bothers you, I'd grab it as it's really well done.
05-17-2018, 10:04 AM
#30
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
Me too, I think this is the only release I've been waiting this month. Been playing U.N. Squadron (SNES) to ease my itch for another shmup.

=P
UN Squadron rules!