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Phoenix HD - A Modern Arcade Shmup (by Firi Games)

09-22-2012, 12:02 AM
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Hmm. I just scored 14 million with the corsair and it recorded my score as 1.4 million. Is that a known bug? I know it was 14 million for several reasons. The game took a hell of a long time, I was way into the evil black stage, etc. the 3.x million game that immediately followed was much much shorter.
Did you... by chance reset the difficulty? I just did, and had one of the longest games I've ever had... took 35 minutes, and I wound up with 2.6 million (but was playing on 1 star) WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY into the 5th background... right after that, the difficulty was set at 5 stars again, and I got 4 million in about 10 minutes...

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09-22-2012, 12:24 AM
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So now I have bought all the ships. They are cool.

But how the heck do you play Shogun? You have to get so close to the other ships, I die so fast. By far this seems like the worst ship, I can only get about 1/4 the coins as the other ships. At least the other ships seem more even.

Am I missing something? I assume all the ships are supposed to be close to each other in theory to collect coins, but I can't get hardly any with the Shogun.

It's kind of fun to play, but I think it needs something like the Trinity, when you release your finger, it would be cool if something happened to make the Shogun better.

09-22-2012, 01:39 AM
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But how the heck do you play Shogun? You have to get so close to the other ships, I die so fast.
You don't have to get close to other ships, you can hang back and graze bullets.
09-22-2012, 03:18 AM
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Maybe as others have mentioned there could be 2 leader boards. One for no power ups and one for power ups. People can decide to play for high scores on every runs depending on whether power ups are used or not instead of currently feeling like "cheating" to go up in the leader board or have a lower score that don't matter because they're saving coins for the big run.

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09-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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But how the heck do you play Shogun?
The Shogun is based on "grazing" enemy bullets. Each time you graze a bullet, your blade lashes out to the enemy. Grazing is a mechanic that is widely used in hardcore danmaku games.
So, get as close to bullets as you can without getting hit Also, with this knowledge, watch the Shogun preview video again, you can see what happens.

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09-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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It would be easier to add a toggle to the leaderboards to show scores without boosts. Though 'easy' is a relative term here. For now we're gonna see how everything develops, 2.0 just launched and everything is just barely in motion.
Like all updates before this one, we listen to the fanbase and improve upon it

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09-22-2012, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Selachii View Post
The Shogun is based on "grazing" enemy bullets. Each time you graze a bullet, your blade lashes out to the enemy. Grazing is a mechanic that is widely used in hardcore danmaku games.
So, get as close to bullets as you can without getting hit Also, with this knowledge, watch the Shogun preview video again, you can see what happens.
Thanks Selachii and Royce for answering my question. I knew there must be something else other than getting close to enemy ships. This grazing bullets is interesting, kind of hard at first, but it is cool to have another way to play.
09-23-2012, 02:28 AM
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just used the second life upgrade for the first time... died on the same ship that took my first life...

But I wanted to say that the animation for your ship 'dying' and being 'resurrected' is SO FREAK'N GREAT!!! I TOTALLY did not expect that. =oD

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09-23-2012, 04:24 AM
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Hmm, synthetic, the Revive destroys all ships currently on screen, so it's possible you died from the next encounter which was similar. We do give you some time to look at the fireworks

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09-23-2012, 04:25 AM
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ah... gotcha... guess I didn't notice because of how awe-struck I was at the revive animation. =oP

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