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** The "Gluttons" family of bosses in ''Dariusburst'' has [[FlunkyBoss swarms of little drones]] that surround the boss and will block your shots. Unless you have a piercing shot (most ships' maxed-out laser, Murakumo's laser option mode, wave shot for Gaiden or Origin), the boss can take a long time to whittle down.

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** The "Gluttons" family of bosses in ''Dariusburst'' has [[FlunkyBoss swarms of little drones]] that surround the boss and will block your shots. Unless you have a piercing shot (most ships' maxed-out laser, Murakumo's laser option mode, wave shot for Gaiden or Origin), the boss can take a long time to whittle down.down, assuming they don't just self-destruct entirely.


*** On the topic of DLC, the most common argument is over which ShootEmUp franchise should or should not be in the game, with franchises such as ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', ''VideoGame/RType'' (which got the winning vote on Twitter), and ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' included. This is very comparable to the [[BrokenBase/SuperSmashBros fandom]] of ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros''. And then there are those whose answer is "none, [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks unless Pyramid decides to come up with new levels and bosses instead of recycling them]]."

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*** On the topic of DLC, the most common argument is over which ShootEmUp franchise should or should not be in the game, with franchises such as ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', ''VideoGame/RType'' (which got the winning vote on Twitter), and ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' included. This is very comparable to the [[BrokenBase/SuperSmashBros fandom]] of ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros''. And then there are those whose answer is "none, [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks unless Pyramid Pyramid/G.Rev decides to come up with new levels and bosses instead of recycling them]]."


** Gaiden Ship has rapid fire glitch which it was [[AscendedGlitch applied in DariusBurst Another Chronicle and Chronicle Saviour]]. A max-out beam can shred many incoming [[ZergRush mooks]] and filled your Blackhole Bomb bar extremely fast.

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** The Gaiden Ship has a rapid fire glitch which it was [[AscendedGlitch applied in DariusBurst Another Chronicle and Chronicle Saviour]].Saviours]]. A max-out beam can shred many incoming [[ZergRush mooks]] and filled your Blackhole Bomb bar extremely fast.

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** The very first mission's first scene in CS Mode, which features a high-speed skirmish over an ocean while "Freedom", the only track in the series with actual lyrics, plays in the background.


** The battle with Titanic Lance in Zone M of ''Darius Gaiden''.

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** The battle with Titanic Lance in Zone M of ''Darius Gaiden''.Gaiden'', known for being huge, a [[MarathonBoss long battle]], and ThatOneBoss.


** Titanic Lance. It's a BattleshipRaid which is so large it is basically a SequentialBoss as well. Titanic Lance has attacks that are ''very difficult'' to avoid in almost all of its phases, such as [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance2.gif moving towards your vertical position]] with a WaveMotionGun, a ''[[BeamSpam swarm]]'' of [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance3.gif homing lasers]], [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance4.gif cannons]] with MacrossMissileMassacre, [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance7.gif electrical mines with crushers]], and a DemonicSpider [[MookMaker maker]].

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** Titanic Lance. It's a BattleshipRaid which is so large it is basically a SequentialBoss as well. Titanic Lance has attacks that are ''very difficult'' to avoid in almost all of its phases, such as [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance2.gif moving towards your vertical position]] with a WaveMotionGun, a ''[[BeamSpam swarm]]'' of [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance3.gif homing lasers]], [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance4.gif cannons]] with MacrossMissileMassacre, [[http://www.geocities.ws/hugedb/pics/DGaiden/TLance7.gif electrical mines with crushers]], and a DemonicSpider [[MookMaker maker]]. You'd expect a boss of this caliber to be one of the {{Final Boss}}es, but nope, you can encounter it in the fifth layer of stages out of seven.

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** For that matter, ''Another Chronicle'' on the Vita [[PortingDisaster makes no effort to be readable on the system's portable screen]], making it nigh-unplayable unless you have a magnifying glass.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I05gZw5hbys "A d a m"]], used for several bosses in ''G-Darius'', most notably the {{Final Boss}}es. It's a loud, booming piece evocative of a giant monster attack, painting the impression that the Thiima are ''not'' messing around.


*** The surprisingly expensive price points; for the [=PS4=] release the game runs for '''60 USD''', while the PS Vita release has a 40-USD price tag and the Steam release has a price of 50 USD. To compare, the Steam releases of ''VideoGame/{{Mushihimesama}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Eschatos}}'', also commercial shmups, cost only 20 USD and 15 USD, respectively. Some think there's enough content to warrant the price and that it helps support the developers. Others think giving the game the same price as the latest ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is going too far and is a great way to turn the game into a commercial failure. Others point out that the non-Windows versions are a bit of a ripoff, as the Steam release features the dual-monitor mode that the other versions lack and costs ''less'' than the [=PS4=] version. When the Steam version dipped down to 35 USD for the 2016 Steam summer sale, many were thankful to see the lowest price yet for this version, but some were ''still'' of the belief that it was too expensive.

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*** The surprisingly expensive price points; for the [=PS4=] release the game runs for '''60 USD''', while the PS Vita release has a 40-USD price tag and the Steam release has a price of 50 USD. To compare, the Steam releases of ''VideoGame/{{Mushihimesama}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Eschatos}}'', also commercial shmups, cost only 20 USD and 15 USD, respectively. Some think there's enough content to warrant the price and that it helps support the developers. Others think giving the game the same price as the latest ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is going too far and is a great way to turn the game into a commercial failure. Others point out that the non-Windows versions are a bit of a ripoff, as the Steam release features the dual-monitor mode that the other versions lack and costs ''less'' than the [=PS4=] version. When the Steam version dipped down to 35 USD for the 2016 Steam summer sale, many were thankful to see the lowest price yet for this version, but some were ''still'' of the belief that it was too expensive.


** Most games are notorious for heavily reducing the player's equipment levels upon death (usually resetting to 0 points in each upgrade tier). While many say this is still better than what ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' does, it doesn't take away the pain of losing two or three stages' worth of powerups. ''Dariusburst'' notably [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness drops this mechanic]].

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** Most games are notorious for heavily reducing the player's equipment levels upon death (usually resetting to 0 points in each upgrade tier). While many say this is still better than what ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' does, it doesn't take away the pain of losing two or three stages' worth of powerups.powerups, especially if it happens against ThatOneBoss. ''Dariusburst'' notably [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness drops this mechanic]].

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** Most games are notorious for heavily reducing the player's equipment levels upon death (usually resetting to 0 points in each upgrade tier). While many say this is still better than what ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' does, it doesn't take away the pain of losing two or three stages' worth of powerups. ''Dariusburst'' notably [[LaterInstallmentWeirdness drops this mechanic]].


** The FinalBoss battle with Gigantic Bite in ''Chronicle Saviours''.

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** The FinalBoss battle with Gigantic Bite in ''Chronicle Saviours''.Saviours'' in Suriaha.

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** Uinda is where you have to score 65M points to unlock the alternate route. Unfortunately, it's very hard to score so much due to how minimal the enemies tend to be, and sometimes not even a fully powered up ship can be able to help.


** Zone Gamma in ''G-Darius''. Queen Fossil shows up, revealing herself to be larger than ''any prior boss in the series'', except maybe for Titanic Lance. Notice how there was no stage split during the main body of the stage? That's because the split is used here to determine which side of her to attack!

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** Zone Gamma in ''G-Darius''. Queen Fossil shows up, revealing herself to be larger than ''any prior boss in the series'', except maybe for even bigger than Titanic Lance. Lance! Notice how there was no stage split during the main body of the stage? That's because the split is used here to determine which side of her to attack!

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