Jae Lee writes: I used to be quite the 2D scrolling shooter aficionado. Whenever a new one would come out, I would eagerly pick it up looking for that addictive experience of ducking and weaving through a veritable bullet hell and shooting down massive bosses.
However, I found I was getting less and less excited with each release as it felt as though they were either treading on proven grounds, or introducing mechanics that weren’t entirely interesting. Eventually, I lost interest in the genre and left it on the sidelines. 9.0/10