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kassatsu
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(10-26-2011, 09:02 AM)
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  • Platform: PSN
  • Developer: Q-Games
  • Genre: Side-scrolling Shooter
  • Release Date: October 25 (NA) | October 26 (EU) | December 6th (HK)
  • Price: $9.99 | €7.99 | 6.29 | 1000 | HK$ 99.00
  • Demo: Yes (HK Store)
  • Rating: Everyone | PEGI 7
  • PixelJunk Website

Featuring:
  • Vector-Like Visuals
  • Fully Adjustable Difficulty (Checkpoints too!)
  • Online Rankings and YouTube Uploading
  • 4 bosses across 13 stages
  • Even more kickass music from High Frequency Bandwidth








Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyRiBdQgXoM
Gameplay
PSNStores Gameplay Glimpse
Giant Bomb Quick Look
The Visual Styles of PixelJunk SideScroller



Metacritic | Gamerankings

Originally Posted by Lord Error

PJ Sidescroller is the best original PS3 scrolling shmup, by far. OK, way to sell it short, the competition is of course abysmal, but the game is really great. Controls are sharp, gameplay is meaty, enemy and bullet patterns are clever and don't require too much rote memorization (can be solved by quick reflexes and quick thinking), visual aesthetics are perfectly realized - the game practically looks like it's running on a vector rendering hardware rather than a pixel based screen, music is sublime and relaxing. Their fluid engine is used for spilling them over enemies to destroy them, to create dynamic mazes in which you have to navigate away from lava and for damage cooldown in the water.

Seriously, the game is almost impossible to put down. It is also very much a non-esoteric game, it's not like PJ Eden where you need to have a bone for an experimental games to like it. It's more like Shooter or Monsters, where anyone who's a fan of the genre could enjoy it.

Last edited by kassatsu; 12-07-2011 at 05:04 AM.
nofi
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(10-26-2011, 09:07 AM)
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This is a brilliant game/10.

Seriously.
kassatsu
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(10-26-2011, 09:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by nofi

This is a brilliant game/10.

Seriously.

Yup, just unlocked hard mode. I don't wanna spoil the eyegasm.
C-Jo
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(10-26-2011, 09:10 AM)
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Bought it today, looking forward to spending some time with it over the weekend.
spats
(10-26-2011, 09:11 AM)
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I'm getting a bit tired of fake retro vector graphics. Looks like Gravity Crash and TerRover. Thenagain it has HFB's music and is made by Q-Games...
brandonh83
(10-26-2011, 09:11 AM)
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Well guys thanks for helping me out on a purchasing decision.
Shearie
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(10-26-2011, 09:19 AM)
Even though I've liked every Pixeljunk game besides Monsters (don't like TD games) and this game reminds me a lot of possibly my favorite shmup of all time, Gradius V, I'm still a bit hesitant to buy this since there's no demo, no reviews, and no detailed impressions at all on GAF.

Edit: Actually, I just saw one poster in the PS store thread with some good impressions on the game. Will probably buy.
Label
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(10-26-2011, 09:21 AM)
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Why no demo, looks really nice :(
kassatsu
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(10-26-2011, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shearie

Even though I've liked every Pixeljunk game besides Monsters (don't like TD games) and this game reminds me a lot of possibly my favorite shmup of all time, Gradius V, I'm still a bit hesitant to buy this since there's no demo, no reviews, and no detailed impressions at all on GAF.

Edit: Actually, I just saw one poster in the PS store thread with some good impressions on the game. Will probably buy.

Haven't played co-op yet, but if you are a fan of shooters I would pick it up. Not too much bullet hell torture porn either. Checkpoints are well placed, bosses are fun and most have multiple stages. Visuals are @__@
Kandrick
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(10-26-2011, 09:38 AM)
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No demo ?

stealth edit: guess not. Oh well.
CoffeeJanitor
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(10-26-2011, 09:42 AM)
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Holy shit this game looks like an orgasm on screen. If only Q developed for all platforms...And by all platforms I mean Steam releases..... :(
Corto
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(10-26-2011, 09:55 AM)
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Bought!
DJmizuhara
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(10-26-2011, 10:11 AM)
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I wanna play this game so badly but I'm in Japan and I've no idea when it's getting released. So anybody wanna exchange a 20 US dollar PSN card for 2 1,000 yen PSN cards?

PM me if you're interested.
Brazil
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(10-26-2011, 10:11 AM)
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Picked it up, but haven't played it yet. Can't wait.
J. M. Romeo
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(10-26-2011, 10:13 AM)
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See, now I know what I will get myself for my birthday.
sinky72
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(10-26-2011, 10:53 AM)
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Really looking forward to this. Think i've watched the trailer a dozen times already :)

anyone know what time new PSN games get released in UK?
darkwing
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(10-26-2011, 10:57 AM)
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eyegasm! this is bought
Danielsan
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(10-26-2011, 11:02 AM)
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This game looks really hot, but I haven't even finished Shooter 2 yet, so I'm going to hold out for the time being.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 11:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Label

Why no demo, looks really nice :(

We will be releasing a demo in a few weeks! It takes a few more resources to prepare the demo, and a whole new submission process.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 11:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJmizuhara

I wanna play this game so badly but I'm in Japan and I've no idea when it's getting released. So anybody wanna exchange a 20 US dollar PSN card for 2 1,000 yen PSN cards?

PM me if you're interested.

It'll be out in Japan in a couple of weeks... we rushed the submission process in the US so people could make use of the PSN recent campaign they have over there. (it's also why they get a day 1 patch for some trc violation - nothing to do with the game btw, just logistics and alert type stuff - and Japan doesn't), still I think it was worth rushing it through.
Grinchy
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(10-26-2011, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danielsan

This game looks really hot, but I haven't even finished Shooter 2 yet, so I'm going to hold out for the time being.

I'm kind of in the same boat. I haven't even bought Shooter 2 yet (loved the first one).
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danielsan

This game looks really hot, but I haven't even finished Shooter 2 yet, so I'm going to hold out for the time being.

It's not a sequel and is an entirely different game really, so grab it if you want to play a fresh side scrolling shoot-em-up with tons of action :)
It might even encourage you to go back and finish up Shooter 2.
Label
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(10-26-2011, 11:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by HiVision

We will be releasing a demo in a few weeks! It takes a few more resources to prepare the demo, and a whole new submission process.

Sweet. I had figured you guys were just not going to bother, glad to hear otherwise. This has actually swayed me to just buying the game outright once I get home from work.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 11:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Label

Sweet. I had figured you guys were just not going to bother, glad to hear otherwise. This has actually swayed me to just buying the game outright once I get home from work.

That's much appreciated! You definitely won't regret it and everybody who enjoy themselves playing sidescroller makes the PixelJunk team really happy :)
Audioboxer
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(10-26-2011, 11:54 AM)
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Aweeeesome, co-op?
Shinriji
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(10-26-2011, 11:56 AM)
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Bought it yesterday, love shmup games and love PJ Eden, so why not? Gonna give a try today.
keenest
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(10-26-2011, 12:01 PM)
Can't wait for the EU release tomorrow. Shooter 1 and 2 have also been excellent games by PJ, so getting this is an absolute must.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 12:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Audίoboxer

Aweeeesome, co-op?

local co-op yes, with shared score and lives so you're going to have to work together!
Audioboxer
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(10-26-2011, 12:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by HiVision

local co-op yes, with shared score and lives so you're going to have to work together!

Hi Dylan, yeah? :)

Have been talking to you on twitter (Gavin), asked about co-op on twitter and GAF for a quick reply heh!
Bill Rizer
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(10-26-2011, 12:24 PM)
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Seems sort of Gradius-inspired from the trailer, great!
Finaika
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(10-26-2011, 12:24 PM)
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No online co-op?
Shearie
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(10-26-2011, 12:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Finaika

No online co-op?

Nope
meppi
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(10-26-2011, 12:32 PM)
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Will get this the moment it goes online. :)

Looks brilliant.
Love the way the graphics perfectly seem to emulate early arcade shooters at times.
Something other games with a similar graphical style have attempted, but never got quite right.
Only a few hours to go. :D
DJmizuhara
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(10-26-2011, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by HiVision

It'll be out in Japan in a couple of weeks...

Can't wait that long NEED it now! I've got a bit of downtime before the crazy madness of November and December.
chubigans
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(10-26-2011, 12:50 PM)
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I have zero time for this game right now, but bought it anyways to support q-games. Best of luck on the launch HiVision!
Galvanise_
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(10-26-2011, 12:51 PM)
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I really hope Q games make some Vita titles in addition to their PSN games.

This looks a lot better than I thought it would. Very, very nice.
Kinyou
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(10-26-2011, 12:51 PM)
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Not really feeling this one. It seems to be focusing on the part of Shooter that I didn't like so much (the fighting)
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 12:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by chubigans

I have zero time for this game right now, but bought it anyways to support q-games. Best of luck on the launch HiVision!

thanks chubigans! (too busy playing PixelJunk Monsters on facebook? :) )

Audioboxer - yes, it's me on my "stealth" neogaf account.
lowrider007
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(10-26-2011, 12:55 PM)
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What is the res and frame rate of this game?
spats
(10-26-2011, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

What is the res and frame rate of this game?

1080p@60fps according to the trailer.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

What is the res and frame rate of this game?

full 1080p and 60fps.. like all our other PixelJunk titles!
lowrider007
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(10-26-2011, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by spats

1080p@60fps according to the trailer.

Bought :-)
Agent X
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(10-26-2011, 01:01 PM)
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I'm still chiseling away at PixelJunk Shooter 2 (near the end), along with some other games I bought over the last few weeks, but this looks so cool that I just might have to squeeze it into my playlist as well.
Finaika
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(10-26-2011, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shearie

Nope

Darn.
DMPrince
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(10-26-2011, 01:04 PM)
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Dylan posted on fb saying the OT is up D: http://www.facebook.com/dckyoto/posts/10150443544628828
Commanche Raisin Toast
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(10-26-2011, 01:31 PM)
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i'm still hesitant to buy this, as i am quite the L7 weenie when it comes to these types of games. you guys say it's not quite "bullet hell" but the trailers scare me.

let me put it this way, i can deal with 1942 on NES or 1943(?) in the arcades, but most others are just too hard. i can't multitask very well at all. (although i think i did alright with Biohazard Battle on the genesis back in the day.)

funny thing is i have exactly enough dollars in my PSN wallet to buy this with PS+ discount. so many games in my back log but MAN are those screens pretty...
sinky72
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Commanche Raisin Toast

i'm still hesitant to buy this, as i am quite the L7 weenie when it comes to these types of games. you guys say it's not quite "bullet hell" but the trailers scare me.

let me put it this way, i can deal with 1942 on NES or 1943(?) in the arcades, but most others are just too hard. i can't multitask very well at all. (although i think i did alright with Biohazard Battle on the genesis back in the day.)

funny thing is i have exactly enough dollars in my PSN wallet to buy this with PS+ discount. so many games in my back log but MAN are those screens pretty...

I'm in same boat but I was told there's an easy mode straight from the off so I should be ok :)
Now just hurry up PS Store in uk and let me buy it.
HiVision
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(10-26-2011, 01:38 PM)
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Commanche - we have a casual mode, and we also have generous checkpoints. If you remember in those old games, you lose your lives and that's it, well we let you continue from the last checkpoint even if you lose all your lives; your score and weapons are reset. The game is challenging but it shouldn't be frustrating at all... it's addictive instead.
Why would you do that?
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(10-26-2011, 01:47 PM)
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Wait, it's out... now?! Augh, I just bought like 3 games this week. Well, there goes my productivity...

Great to see people are really liking it, though.
Commanche Raisin Toast
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(10-26-2011, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by HiVision

Commanche - we have a casual mode, and we also have generous checkpoints. If you remember in those old games, you lose your lives and that's it, well we let you continue from the last checkpoint even if you lose all your lives; your score and weapons are reset. The game is challenging but it shouldn't be frustrating at all... it's addictive instead.

hmmm, well i like the sound of that. also didn't know it was 1080p@60fps. consider it purchased!

it doesn't happen to have the custom soundtrack feature built in, does it? seems like devs stopped including that a while back because of memory constraints or something. O__O

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