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Tou Hell and Back

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Akai Katana for Xbox 360 has dropped to ten dollars on Amazon last time I checked, making this a fantastic time to get into the genre known as bullet hell. If SHMUP games in general weren't hard enough, the bullet hell genre, games usually produced by the sadists at CAVE, exists to satisfy the cravings of psychotic masochists everywhere who love nothing more than to navigate a tiny hitbox of a ship through an endless see of multicolored bullets while trying to get the highest score in the process along the way.



In short, those who condemn Bullet Hells for having no strategy or depth apart from avoiding on screen pellets have obviously never taken a really deep look at the genre and seen the variety lurking within.

I personally love these games. They require intense concentration and focus, and an almost obsessive attention to detail. The reaction times needed in order to affect survivability are through the roof, and just because of their sheer difficulty, they are incredibly replayable. Although it can be quite easy to eat up infinite continues and see the end in less than an hour, it will take a lot more to get through on one life, play through multiple difficulties, and spend your time improving your score. So I definitely recommend them based on that principle alone.
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About TheManchildone of us since 2:03 PM on 08.10.2011

HIRE ME GAME INDUSTRY. HIRE ME YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.

I am an aging man with starving children. I write blogs about video games. My favorite system is the Game Boy. I have three of them in my house; one in the shitter, one by my computer, and one in my pocket.

My aspiration in life is to not die. Runner up is writing and creating random bullshit related to my only hobby, which is games. I guess I read books too. But nobody cares about OLD MAN hobbies like that, so get outta town, GRANDPA!

My favorite game is Ecco the Dolphin. I like to speedrun it because it makes me feel like a big man, except when the credits run, which is where I usually reflect sadly upon the rest of my life. I love dick jokes and farts. Dickfarts.

I want to write for Destructoid some day, but the staff here are too smart to hire me. I need to find a clever way to trick a legitimate enthusiast site to pay me a small amount of money to do something for them or I can never happy.

But even then, I probably still won't be happy.

Such is life.

PSN ID:Phosisthedolphin
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