Last post by bobrocks95 - July 11, 2023, 08:38:48 PM
Thanks, think I'll stick with 360 for all of them even as a new player- feels bad to have to have a terrible version of II tacked onto the PS4 release and I still get a physical release for the shelf on the 360 (complete with hilariously cringey marketing blurbs (that reflect the direction Cave themselves went in to appeal to the Japanese market)).
DS is pretty even between PS4 and X360. I haven't played the Switch version, but the extra lag there knocks it out of contention (this is why I don't buy Switch STGs in general). DSMBL is better on PS4 than the X360, due to the slightly more accurate slowdown replication. DSII is still best on the X360. The PS4 version is rather poor. Outside of the lag issue the Switch port is apparently pretty close to the X360 version, but not perfect.
Basically, if I want to play DS or DSMBL I'll probably go with my PS4 copy (though I am happy playing the X360 ports as well). If I want to play DSII I'll play my X360 copy.
Last post by bobrocks95 - July 11, 2023, 08:22:50 PM
Considering it's been like a year and a half I guess no fixes are coming for DeathSmiles II on the PS4?
So for the best versions, do you still have: DS - Xbox 360/Switch/PS4 (seems very similar for all of them) DSMBL - PS4 (Switch/360 lacking slowdown?) DSII - Xbox 360 (still better than the Switch version of I & II? PS4 is apparently garbage)
I don't have a way to use my stick on Switch and generally don't buy shmups there because of the additional input lag... But it seems like if you're buying the I & II bundle it might as well be on the Switch so II is at least somewhat playable? PS4 version is still cheaper than a disc copy of Deathsmiles on 360 so I guess it's still worth a buy on sale but wow how do you mess up one of your release versions that badly?
Oh wait, curse my need for achievements. I would be subjected to lots of II if I bought the PS4 version...
I beat Metroid Fusion today, played on the NSO GBA service. Pretty fun little game, my clear time was 5:06. I think that's enough Metroidvania games for now, so I'm going to move on to a different genre.
In the mood for some platformers or Metroidvania games, I recently played through Kirby's Return To Dreamland Deluxe and Monster Boy in the Cursed Kingdom on my Switch. Got 100% in both. Kirby was a breeze, but still fun, and the bonus Magolor Epilogue game was really cool. Monster Boy was generally very good, but some of the sections were frustrating due to inconsistent controls, and the solutions to a few puzzles were quite obscure and I had to look them up. Took me a little under 21 hours to clear Monster Boy, here is my end game screen: