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deexor
07-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Announced by Rising Star Games today, Dodonpachi Resurrection will be released in Europe on November 4.

http://www.risingstargames.com/games/dodonpachi-resurrection-xbox-360.html

A disc release means the game will be in English.

Speculation: a release in English could make a North American Games on Demand release possible as well.

(edit: typoed the thread title and can't change it anymore.)

dirge
07-28-2011, 12:01 PM
Really looking forward to this! I read that the Black Label DLC will be available too! Never played a DoDonPachi game before, I hear they are the hardest of all the CAVE titles?

deexor
07-28-2011, 08:39 PM
Really looking forward to this! I read that the Black Label DLC will be available too! Never played a DoDonPachi game before, I hear they are the hardest of all the CAVE titles?

DDP Daifukkatsu 1.5 (the version released in Europe) is one of the easier Cave titles, from a survival point of view. A no-continue clear is around the same difficulty as in Mushi Futari 1.5 Original, maybe a little easier. Nowhere near as easy as Deathsmiles 1 or 2.

Getting a good score, however, is not easy at all, and requires a high level of skill.

DDP DFK Black Label is much harder than 1.5. One of the game mechanics is a high-power "red" laser, and using it is pretty much a requirement in many places; but using it increases the game difficulty very rapidly. So, to make the game easier, you have to make it harder.

InvidiaViribus
08-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Rising Star confirmed DDP to be playable on American consoles on their facebook. Black Label Arrange will be included thankfully. I will have to triple dip on the DLC now.

https://www.facebook.com/RisingStarGames/posts/258848714139342

RonanN1
09-06-2011, 09:31 PM
you can pre-order the game here!


http://www.shopto.net/XBOX%20360/NEW%20RELEASES/XB2DO01-Dodonpachi%20Resurrection%20Deluxe%20Edition.html

woooooooooo! :Bounce::Bounce::Bounce:

I already have my NTSC-J copy:


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=281533

but i'm a BIG FAN so I'm gonna buy it again! :D <3333333

InvidiaViribus
09-09-2011, 09:27 PM
NCXS will be taking care of us NA-friends and importing it for us, of course.
I just wish it was as cheap as the previously posted link.

http://www.shopncsx.com/ddpresurrection.aspx

Rion LIVE
09-15-2011, 06:30 AM
Yay, I have the japanese Version, but I wanna buy the PAL-Version too. :Bounce:

joshnorm
09-17-2011, 09:16 PM
NCXS will be taking care of us NA-friends and importing it for us, of course.
I just wish it was as cheap as the previously posted link.

http://www.shopncsx.com/ddpresurrection.aspx


ShopTo and other places will ship to the US (hell even Amazon.co.de will ship the game to the US)

Don't have to pay the mark up if you don't mind waiting for airmail

InvidiaViribus
09-18-2011, 12:08 AM
ShopTo and other places will ship to the US (hell even Amazon.co.de will ship the game to the US)

Don't have to pay the mark up if you don't mind waiting for airmail

Looks like i'll go with shopTo as it's the cheapest option. $50 shipped with tracking.

VicRattlehead
09-18-2011, 10:19 AM
Yay, I have the japanese Version, but I wanna buy the PAL-Version too. :Bounce:same for me :woop:

GrimReaperX4
10-01-2011, 08:12 PM
I'm really looking forward to this game. Could anyone who has played it tell me how it compares to DDP Daioujou? I have seen videos on youtube but it'd be interesting to know what the biggest differences are.

deexor
10-03-2011, 12:44 AM
I'm really looking forward to this game. Could anyone who has played it tell me how it compares to DDP Daioujou? I have seen videos on youtube but it'd be interesting to know what the biggest differences are.

Well, I haven't played DOJ that much, but here are some main differences off the top of my head :)


overall, the game is a lot easier than DOJ
three ship types (A, B, C) to choose from
no "doll selection" - the DOJ dolls are the bosses in DFK
new selection, three "styles": bomb, power, strong. Power style is completely new, nothing like it in DOJ

bomb and strong style are very similar. Strong style has stronger shots, making it easier to clear, but harder to score, as chaining is harder. Initial bomb stock is 3, grows with each life. Manual bombing and autobomb
power style has a "normal" and "boost" shot, affecting shot strength, movement speed, hyper. 1 bomb stock, no manual bombing, autobomb only. Very different feel than the other styles


hyper has a much more prominent role, in survival and scoring

only one hyper usable at a time, usable as soon as the meter is full
hyper shot cancels bullets to increase hit chain, hyper laser on small lasers increases hit chain by a lot
"hyper rank" increases with each hyper use, making bullet canceling slower, spawning more and faster bullets


2 loops like DOJ, but has tsuujou / ura loops like Ketsui

to enter tsuujou loop, you must 1cc, and one of: collect min 35 bees, or max 1 miss, or max 2 bombs (bees being the easiest way)
to enter ura loop, you must 1cc, collect all 45 bees, max 1 miss, max 2 bombs
to get all 45 bees, you must enter the hidden midboss route, which has DOJ midbosses
Hibachi in ura loop only


bees affect just hyper meter and chaining, bee score is negligible

I think those are the most important differences, without going to details on scoring.

Arrange A is in my opinion one of the best Cave arrange modes out there. Basically, you're playing A-Power with modified bullets, super easy chains and different hypering rules, more DOJ-like: collect up to 5 hyper bees, use hyper to get huge chains, collect flashing bees to get huge points. Bullet patterns similar to, but a little harder than 1.5. Different hypering makes arrange A easier than 1.5 power style.

Arrange B is just weird.

Black label I briefly touched earlier in the thread. It introduces a third kind of shot, red laser, and an associated red rank gauge, is a lot more difficult everywhere, selectable autobomb on/off modes, in autobomb off hypers and bombs use the same stock (confusing at first, but a great mechanic), has only 1 loop, and a "true TLB" in strong style, which is the hardest style in BL. Plus a ton of tweaks here and there.

If you're a DOJ veteran, I presume you'll prefer the challenge in BL, but 1.5 is great too.

GrimReaperX4
10-03-2011, 05:25 PM
Wow, thanks alot for that very informative response! I played Daioujou for quite some time back on the PS 2 and it's a very hard shmup, that's for sure. The unrelenting speed of the bullets was one of the biggest difficulties about it.
It's good that they let up a little on the difficulty for this one, although getting Hibachi to appear will probably be a challenge.

Rollie
10-16-2011, 01:46 PM
Just pre ordered this myself :)

There should be a law stating all Japanese shoot em ups MUST be release on PAL! :)

amacteur
10-17-2011, 12:25 PM
PAL version hits the shelves on November 4th :woop:

dirge
10-17-2011, 08:53 PM
My girlfriend is buying this for me as an xmas present! :woop:

jokuzo
10-19-2011, 09:17 AM
the release of this game in europe is a very good news, i think it's the best shmup from cave on 360, even better than espgaluda 2...

amacteur
10-19-2011, 12:04 PM
the release of this game in europe is a very good news, i think it's the best shmup from cave on 360, even better than espgaluda 2...

DDP is not too bad, but I still prefer Mushihimesama or Deathsmiles though :p

Azrael008uk
11-03-2011, 11:58 AM
So how do you actually "play" this game then?

Apart from the obvious "shoot the stuff that's not you".

What do you have to do to score the big multipliers and what is the point in swapping between shot and laser?

My copy should arrive in the post tomorrow.

Cheers

Az

neo consumer
11-03-2011, 01:18 PM
I'm struggling lol. My eyes are having seizures :D

deexor
11-03-2011, 04:16 PM
So how do you actually "play" this game then?

Apart from the obvious "shoot the stuff that's not you".

What do you have to do to score the big multipliers and what is the point in swapping between shot and laser?


Shot = wider area, weaker, ship moves at normal speed
Laser = narrow area, stronger, ship moves slower

Usually, you'd want to shoot swarms of smaller enemies with the shot, bigger enemies with the laser.

See this guide for lots more, including scoring details: http://www.cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?topic=704.0

Azrael008uk
11-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Shot = wider area, weaker, ship moves at normal speed
Laser = narrow area, stronger, ship moves slower

Usually, you'd want to shoot swarms of smaller enemies with the shot, bigger enemies with the laser.

See this guide for lots more, including scoring details: http://www.cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?topic=704.0

That's awesome.

Have you got one of these for "Deathsmiles" as well?

Shmups are great fun to play but it's amazing how much depth there is to some of them.

Az

RonanN1
11-08-2011, 08:06 PM
you can pre-order the game here!


http://www.shopto.net/XBOX%20360/NEW%20RELEASES/XB2DO01-Dodonpachi%20Resurrection%20Deluxe%20Edition.html

woooooooooo! :Bounce::Bounce::Bounce:

I already have my NTSC-J copy:


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=281533

but i'm a BIG FAN so I'm gonna buy it again! :D <3333333

GOT it today! :Bounce:

And don't forget about the 2 DLC's on the marketplace :)


Version 1.51 - 80MS
Black Label - 800MS

Utako
12-07-2011, 01:32 PM
1.51 should be free when you buy black label !!!

found this for 1845 on zavvi but the deal is over now it's 2495=19.95

yamayamayaamaa
01-12-2012, 05:32 AM
NCXS will be taking care of us NA-friends and importing it for us, of course.
I just wish it was as cheap as the previously posted link.

http://www.shopncsx.com/ddpresurrection.aspx

This is the WORSTplace on the internet to order anything.

They overcharge and have the worst customer service.