I think SDOJ's system sounds really promising. Some new details emerged recently:
-Your GP meter (=chaining meter) rises when you defeat enemies or hit things with your laser.
Kill an enemy or hit something with your laser before the GP meter runs out and your hit count rises and you get the GP bonus.
-Scoring items received from destroyed enemies are larger when your GP meter is higher.
-When the GP meter runs out your hit count and GP bonus multiplier reduce by 30%
-You don't receive any GP bonus from the bosses. You can only increase your hit count on them.
-Hypers can go up to Level 10. When you activate a hyper all the enemy bullets on the screen turn to score items. In addition, these things vary depending on your hyper level:
-How much your attack strength rises
-How many more items you get when the GP meter is maxed out
-How much of a hit boost you get from destroying enemies and hitting lasers.
-How much of a multiplier you get on your GP bonus
-Duration of GP meter will double (if your hyper is at a certain level)
-How much the rank raises, how difficult the game becomes
Ways to increase your hyper level:
-Get score items (only when you're not using a hyper)
-Hit enemies with your laser to increase hit count (your hyper meter raises faster when you have a higher hit count)
-Collect bee items (your hyper meter will raise more here if you have a higher hit count)
-Hit the aura of a laser.
It does seem to be more of an evolutio of DOJ's system rather than DFK's. I can't wait to see how it plays though.Particularly interesting is the hypers charging faster when you have a higher hit count. So presumably high level play will involve cranking the rank up to max and hypering as much as possible. That is assuming you no longer get a multiplier for having an unused hyper.
But yeah it won't matter until we can actually play it. I think we will get a port even if it's not on the 360, and maybe not any time soon.
gmintyfresh wrote:Hell I know this is the import thread but there's a hell of a lot of shmup talk on here so I'll ask this question of you all for fun:
What shmup past or present would you love to see get a physical 360 release and makeover?
I'd love a Psyvariar tripple pack, Medium Unit, Revision and 2 with HD graphics and online international leaderboards with filters for scores achieved with the use of a roll button. That would be the dream. Revision and Medium Unit have pretty dated visuals so perhaps a complete remake would be in order, provided the originals were also avaiable. 2 is beautiful as it is so it would only need to be in HD. It would make a great XBLA title come to think of it. It would be nice to have a version I could get into full screen, anyway.