Victor wrote:Hey Eshaal. Looks like you and I are in the same boat. Good to know I'm not alone.
You are spot on correct. There is no point in using a continue. Once you lose your power ups, it's over. Specifically the Triple Dash and Weapon Range.
I have been gaming since the NES and at the very least I consider myself a slightly above average gamer.
This game is just quite simply beating me into the pavement. I fully admit it.
I wear glasses, so as would expect my vision is not the greatest. So I need to sit very close to the TV while leaning forward in the chair.
Like you I have tried 40 plus times to clear Experienced Arcade but I'm at the breaking point.
Again, I loved Alienation. Playing on a Master with a max level Character was fun and challenging but also fair.
Matterfall is less than 2 months away. Trying to stay positive.
Best of luck Eshaal.
Shmups is my favourite genre, been playing for 35 years! I am no expert gamer, but consider myself experienced.
I too wear glasses and sit close to the TV, but this has never effect my gaming before.
Practice makes perfect, but I have spent the last 3 days trying to clear Experience level and nothing. I am getting nowhere. There’s no sense of progression and this is the problem for me. 3 days playing the same Arcade mode, over and over and I hit the same brick wall every time. Either I am missing something, or this game’s progression system is messed up royally.
It feels like Rookie mode should be Experience mode, and Experience mode should be Veteran.
If I remember correctly in Resogun there were 2 weapon upgrades per level. Which meant that when you did die, the max you would drop is 2 levels which was still enough firepower to deal with enemy waves. In Nex Machina, 2 deaths and I am back to zero. Coupled with the issue of respawning bang in the middle of lasers and bullets with no grace period. Whose bright idea was this? Not only do I lose weapons, but lose unnecessary lives through no fault of my own. This then makes the 1CC Experience run even harder!
Once I successfully respawn, it's easy to say I can pick up upgrades by shooting enemies, but my pea shooter is just not up for the job. Rubbish range and doesn;t hold a candle to the speed and intensity at which enemies attack. I don’t mind playing with god like skillz for parts/moments of a game, but consistently? Not for me. It's not fun anymore.
Alienation - one of the best weapon progression and balanced games I have ever played. I might just return to playing that instead. At least I know I Am climbing toward Hero level 100!
As for Matterfall - I will hold off the preorder for now.