Is there a real difference between an M2 port of a shmup and just emulating the arcade?

Is there a real difference between an M2 port of a shmup and just emulating the arcade?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    M2 has a pretty stellar reputation so I would expect their games to run as accurately as MAME if not better. I've never personally noticed a difference but I don't really have that particular kind of autism.
    I think the main selling point is extra modes and the "gadgets" they add to the sides to show additional details about enemy health, scoring etc. Hardly a game changer but they can be pretty neat sometimes.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Here's their recent Daioujou port, better example of the gadgets thing. IIRC each of these can be turned on or off individually.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It seems odd to have these when you're focused on the playing field though

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Its called watching replays, which is just as important as playing the game if you want to get anywhere
          and the extra info is extremely useful, I also glance at the map quite a few times to learn the bee placement better

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's for learning and replays more than actively watching during a normal run

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I thought it was just emulation that M2 does, but adds a bit more here and there like 3D.

      I think I heard that they have gotten lazy about reducing input latency, but I may have the facts wrong as I haven't paid as much attention as I did back then.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >buying limited run slop when u already own the PS2 versions
        pretty cringe marble-sama

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, both versions have modes unique to them...
          Surely you knew this before posting like a moron

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Not him but aren't the Switch versions of Mushihimesama and Espgalude II literally just straight ports from the 360? What fricking new modes?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The PS2 port is really not good.

          Not him but aren't the Switch versions of Mushihimesama and Espgalude II literally just straight ports from the 360? What fricking new modes?

          The same content as the 360 ports
          with added portability and and extra frame of input lag.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes
    M2 ports make the games actually fun with all their modes and options

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    not really. sure wish they would do something else besides more boring cave games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      cave games are the best but you are wrong because they also do toaplan stuff

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >are the best
        lol just lmao

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Compelling argument not that Id care either way.
          >noo your opinions are wrooong
          Grow up

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >can't even use punctuation
            The high intelligence of Cavegays

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They did Darius and I believe rayz
      But I agree with OP, it's kind of hard to tell if M2 or Hamster is actually doing a "better than emulation" job, mostly cause i cant tell the difference, or dont understand the difference

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes, they did release some others, but the majority of the lineup and upcoming is just more boring cave shit for morons who need a hitbox the size of a pixel to be good

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >but the majority of the lineup and upcoming
          Is literally just more Toaplan games and nothing else that we know of. Stop talking out of your ass.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          moron

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          at least its not more boring dadshmup shit for people who need less than 4 bullets on the screen at a time to be good

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        hamster is literally just emulation. they don't even modify the button prompts

        m2 will add new modes and they're known for developing homebrew ports as well

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No. Unless you wanna pay $60+ for a placebo.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's a shmup and therefore isn't worth spending $60 on.

      Wow, you frickers HATE spending money, huh?

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw DOJ still isn't on PC

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      And it never will be, they REFUSE to make PC versions because Windows 10 can't run their games to their autistic standards. Only exceptions are when some other company like Taito have publishing rights to their projects.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's a shmup and therefore isn't worth spending $60 on.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      huh?

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Pinnacle of meme genres
    >dude you need skill
    No, you just need memorisation
    >dude they aren't credit munchers
    They are quite literally designed to get you on and off as fast as possible, to either pump more coins from one person or so another can hop on.
    Garegga is the absolute nadir for this

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >memorisation
      which is a type of skill, but execution is also required for shmups.
      >>dude they aren't credit munchers
      Correct statement. If you don't 1CC you didn't beat it, simple as.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        LMAO

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Not an argument, I accept your concession.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All the shottriggers releases are emulation, they aren’t ports.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      And they're better for it
      Last thing you want is core game logic to be rewritten

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >TFW Mushihimisama Futari will never get released off of the 360
    I don't know why it and also DoDonPachi (the original, not DOJ/DFK) don't get any love from Cave.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Under Defeat on PC wheennnnnnnnn

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