Excellent and fun write up I stumbled across. A good read for those who do not understand
the concept of an STG, and a good read for those who do.
My favorite part:
Of course shmups are hard games. That's a part of their inherent awesomeness. The entire
fun comes from bettering yourself. http://gruegaming.blogspot.com/2008/06/apparently-shmups-suck-who-knew.html
Side note: Shmups is not an acronym. Just like Ys is spelled Ys and not "Y's", shmups is a
catchy (but silly) smushing of "shoot em up." Just sayin.