BeefJack writes: "I love shmups, and to be honest I can't really explain why. They've always been an integral part of my gaming landscape. As I've grown older and the video game industry changed I've only found myself becoming fonder of them. Sadly, western society seems to have shot off in the other direction. These days your typical gamer will see a shmup as an outdated arcade title, something that should be restricted to the likes of a downloadable or phone title."