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Thunder Force VI - IT LIVES

SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited July 2008 in Games and Technology
NeoGAF wrote:
Yeah it does look pretty damn good. To summarize:

- Published and developed by Sega
- Out in Japan in October
- PS2
- Directed by Tez Okada (SGGG, Astro Boy GBA)
- Many of the stages and bosses are a mix or remix from throughout the series
- 3D horizontal shooter

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11882455&postcount=51

Apparently there are some scans of it out there, and it looks to use the TFV weapon system.

Sadly, it's on PS2. But considering that we'll probably never get it in the States, I can at least do something about getting to play it.

Sheep on

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh shi... Thunder Force is an amazing series. I'm a little shmup'd out, but man... If this made it stateside I'd be happy.

    urahonky on
  • OtsegoOtsego Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Holy crap of all the unlikely series to get revived. After Technosoft started only doing Pachinko stuff I was sure we would never get another Thunder Force. I'm going to have to whip out the Genesis and play Thunderforce III now.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Oh shi... Thunder Force is an amazing series. I'm a little shmup'd out, but man... If this made it stateside I'd be happy.

    I'm actually considering getting that really weird one just released for the Wii.

    Sheep on
  • RegReg Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    TF lives? Sweeeeeeet. Its like all the old classics are making a comeback.

    Reg on
  • Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This is one PS2 to Wii port I wouldn't mind one bit.

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh cool.

    I only discovered Thunder Force rather recently when I decided to create my official "Genesis games to collect" list. I went through Wikipedia's list of every game for the system and discovered the Thunder Force games in the process.

    Me <3 SHMUPS

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  • RegReg Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Since I haven't upgraded to next gen console gaming yet, this game being on PS2 makes me want to do back flips.

    Reg on
  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh cool.

    I only discovered Thunder Force rather recently when I decided to create my official "Genesis games to collect" list. I went through Wikipedia's list of every game for the system and discovered the Thunder Force games in the process.

    Me <3 SHMUPS


    Check out MUSHA, which is, IIRC, in the Aleste series.

    Sheep on
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    RIDE
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    THUNDER THUNDER
    THUNDER THUNDER
    THUNDERFORCE
    THUNDERFORCE
    THUNDERFORCE
    THUNDERFORCE
    REVENGE
    REVENGE
    REVENGE

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ugh, is it REALLY that difficult to bring it to the states? I'm 99% sure that most hardcore shmup fans wouldn't give a flying fuck about the dialogue being in Japanese, we just want to SHOOT SHIT!

    *sigh*

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    Giant scan. Several recognizable stages.
    080709_002.jpg

    Sheep on
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    What is the difference between Thunder Force and other shmups?

    Couscous on
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    titmouse wrote: »
    What is the difference between Thunder Force and other shmups?

    on average about 64% more thunder

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Wow now Thunder Force?

    This is the year of revisiting old titles.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    titmouse wrote: »
    What is the difference between Thunder Force and other shmups?

    Well, TF1 sucks. TF2 is kinda suck. TF3 and TF4 on the Genesis were about six kinds of awesome. Super super fast. Good weapon system. Great music. Loved the level designs. Horizontal scrolling but you could move vertically on some levels, which would change how a few levels played.

    Saturn TFV was a very beautiful game, had an improved weapons system, but was slightly on the easy side. Still had great music, though. Was downgraded when ported to the PSX.

    Weapon system isn't like Gradius where you're stuck with just one weapon all the time. You do get options and the like, but you can cycle through weapons.

    Sheep on
  • RegReg Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    Oh cool.

    I only discovered Thunder Force rather recently when I decided to create my official "Genesis games to collect" list. I went through Wikipedia's list of every game for the system and discovered the Thunder Force games in the process.

    Me <3 SHMUPS


    Check out MUSHA, which is, IIRC, in the Aleste series.

    MUSHA is tight. One of the best Genesis games. I made it all the way to the final level but never beat it. Space Megaforce (Super Aleste) is also dope. Still looking for a copy of that game to this day.

    Reg on
  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    I've been thinking.

    Thunder Force is a fairly obscure shmup. Ikaruga and Gradius aren't, their handling and localization was kind of expected. Fans on both sides of the pond, critical acclaim, had a large userbase to be exposed to.

    The ThunderForce series... not so much. Someone at SEGA had to be a big enough fan to license the game and want to create another in the series. That could be a very good sign.

    EDIT

    Also, a good friend of mine just reminded me that SEGA and Tecnosoft have worked very closely in the past. There's a very solid chance that this is Tecnosoft working on this.

    EDIT II

    Game's director has ties to Treasure. SEGA has no dedicated shooter team. It's total fantasy, but possible Treasure and Tecnosoft sharing duties?

    Sheep on
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