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Review: Castle of Shikigami

I sort of remember the long and convoluted history of the first Castle of Shikigami game, but I had to stare at a few sources for several minutes just to be sure I had it right. Years back, a publisher named XS Games licensed Gunbird a...   read

 
 

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Polybius is heading to PC

Earlier this month, Polybius finally stopped being an urban legend and became a game on PS4. While there is more than likely not an actual arcade cabinet that drove people insane, the story behind the legend is a cool bit of urban mythology...   read

 
 
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Review: Bullet Soul

"There are only so many shmups I can play before I get sick of them," is something I've never said in my life. So without further ado, here's a review of Bullet Soul, which is gearing up for a Steam release after a debut on Xbox 360, t...   read

 
 
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Review: Ghost Blade HD

What's going on, I can't hold all these shmups! With the rise of digital distribution, more and more developers are able to get their previously super niche bodies of work into the hands of more folks, which subsequently results in more shm...   read

 
 
 


 
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Resogun lands 4K and HDR support

There's nothing quite like returning to a leaderboard-centric game after a long absence only to find out that all of your unstoppable high scores have been trounced by some jabroni. This is how grudges form! Housemarque is giving Resogun pl...   read

 
 
 
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Resogun is back...in 4K form

Resogun graced the PS4 back in 2013, and was one of the console's first PlayStation Plus games. But Housemarque (a wonderful developer that knows its niche) isn't done with it yet, as it has announced a 4K/HDR update alongside of its new ga...   read

 
 
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Review: DoDonPachi Resurrection

I've talked in the past about game preservation, and I can't stress enough how important it is. While many pine for "the old days," and are somewhat blinded by impartial nostalgia, there are a lot of incredible works in our past that need t...   read

 
 
 
 
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Review: Brigador

Imagine, if you will, Syndicate as a shooter. No, not that one. A shooter from the older days, when console and consumer PC hardware lacked the power to render violence in the first-person. That's Brigador, and it's glorious that ...   read

 
 
 
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Review: Raiden V

I wish shoot-'em-ups were as popular as other leading genres. 20 years ago you were hard-pressed to find a system that wasn't loaded up with them, and now, they're more fleeting fancies for esoteric collectors. And there really isn't a...   read

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Deathsmiles

Just hearing the phrase "Cave shooter" evokes so many memories from just about every defining era of my life. From the very first time I ever played Espgaluda, to listening to the gang's adventures in shmups on Destructoid's very own R...   read

 
 


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Rin Tohsaka

Garbage pulls for my start but if you want a L26 Saber Lily in your party, my ID is Let me know in here if its you because Ive been getting requests out the ass and I only have so much of a limit right now (12 max, 2

 
TurboKill

Up late watching TV for no good reason and just saw Adult Swim give a shout out to Mother 3 and called for the localization to finally Id be so down for that even if AS had a hand in But playing the translation was still Loved

 
Pixie The Fairy

Its weird how SE doesnt ever seem to bring Gambler back directly in an FF Outside of FFX-2, its always some subversive take on it Corsair was a gunning, swashbuckling Astrologian in FFXIV is the healer version w/ tarot

 
Dennis Carden

Oh my My copy of Ever Oasis arrived today, and Im already dawww-ing so hard at Its pretty damn adorable!

 
dephoenixlikessandwiches

SHIT! The Sandwich War let the bots in! Im so sorry, I never meant for this to happen!

 
Shinta

Interesting that Grezzo went with a western composer, Sebastian VGMdb doesnt have any listings for previous game work for This is a good OST Pretty sure the whole dev team is Wow, this song is

 
Osc

I can only drink soda cold and with a nice amount of ice Love the foamy stuff and love the cool crisp taste as I pour I get none of that with room temp/somewhat cool How do ppl drink that? Id rather not have soda at that

 
Electric Reaper

Spoilers for Supergirl in the comments

 
ZombieC0RPS

Pretty sure these are the same

 
Shinta

Im into the whole desert theme Not many games focus exclusively on that for the whole