177189, this thread is a good analogy re: the death of shooters.|
Posted by will_5198, Mon Jan-05-09 10:26 PM
I'm not a big expert in the genre but I have my favorites.
UN Squadron (SNES) is one. choosing your specials, upgrading the ship and getting to pick mission order was great.
M.U.S.H.A. (Genesis) was another classic. top down, with some sick parallax effects going on. the whole feudal-mecha Japanese theme was a nice bonus.
right now I'm on Thunderforce V (Saturn). it's got some cool effects, in a retro 32-bit way. one of the weapons is abusively powerful tho.
if we're talking 3-D, then Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Saturn) is my all-time favorite shooter. the storyline and play design was boss, plus the graphics still look fluid to this date. can't beat that dragoon leveling up system either.