Resogun- Video Games As Art

I love shoot 'em ups, (shmups as they seem to be called nowadays). Ever since I played R-Type at Heathrow airport the balletic dance of moving and firing whilst avoiding bullets has appealed to me, but in the past couple of decades shoot 'em ups seem to have been replaced by bullet hell games, in which you avoid hundreds of usually neon coloured projectiles. Luckily, Resogun is a shoot 'em up that strikes a nice balance between the two; great shooting mechanics mixed with stunning voxel graphics. The game takes place on a cylindrical plane, which allows you to see the enemy approaching from both sides. What results is a frantically paced shoot 'em up that requires much practice to master. However, when a game looks and feels this good that isn't a problem.