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My Unrequited Love Affair: Shmups

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I just love all sorts of games. From music games to RPGs to hack'n slashes to racing games, I think I've enjoyed at least one game per genre. However, this doesn't mean that I'm good at all of them. Oh no, it's quite the contrary. I would even go as far to say there's only a few types of games I'm actually really good at. But, out of everything, there's one type of game I keep going back to again and again, only to have my geek-ego crushed at how terribly I suck.

Shmups. Shoot'em ups. Shooters. Bullet-Hell. Whatever you wanna call them. Those things that look like Galaga on drugs.



So, in conclusion, I will probably continue to pine over my unrequited love, continue to plug hours and hours trying to get better at memorizing bullet patterns, and who knows? Maybe it'll pay off, someday. Oh, yeah, and I'm totally buying DeathSmiles day one, no matter how terrible I am at it. :]

As a reward for sticking through my rambles and whining, I offer you all a chance to speak your mind in the comments in response: Have you had experiences like this? What games are you terrible at, but can't seem to give up trying to play?

Thanks for reading. <3
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About GeekyJuuuone of us since 2:02 PM on 02.06.2010

y halo thar, you can call me "Juuu". I do all sorts of wonderful geeky things, but my favorite is playing video games. :] I'm not picky, I'll play a little bit of anything as long as it's fun. But in case you need to know, here are my favorites: [in no particular order, of course.]

GENRE:
Survival Horror
Music Games
Fighters
RPGs [though I don't know why I bother-I can never finish them...]
Visual Novels/Text Adventures/Whatever you'd like to call them.

SERIES/GAMES:
Fatal Frame
Devil May Cry
Silent Hill
Persona
Ace Attorney
Harvest Moon
Pop'n Music
The World Ends With You

Being a student, I don't have much time to play these days, but I try. So what exactly is it that I'm trying to play right now?

DeathSmiles [360]
Pokemon SoulSilver [DS]
Half Minute Hero [PSP]

In case you'd like a little more background, here's the long story short:
Growing up as a tomboy, I spent more time as a child playing outside and trading pokemon cards than playing with dolls. A close childhood friend persuaded me to try playing PS1, and it was good. I recieved my very first console for Christmas, however, I mostly used it for licensed titles. The love affair didn't start until another friend persuaded me to try Super Mario 64.
And it was wonderful.
Since then, I've been taking great pride in nerding-out over game news of all sorts and wasting precious hours and dollars on games. Currently, I own an SNES, N64, PS2, Wii, and 360, as well as a DS and GBA SP, and I love them all like children. <333 I'd probably go after them first in a fire as opposed to clothes, pets, family heirlooms, ect. XD

I guess I'll add more as I think of it, but as for now, how bout you ask me things if you're curious? :]
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