So I figured since there's finally a gaming sub-forum we could get a shoot-em-up thread going. Yay!
Basically just a general genre thread, without any particular focus. Favorites, stuff you're playing now, etc.
Also, I think it's important to point out that this is for discussion of all shmup styles (horizontal, vertical, bullet hell, etc.), to try to avoid forum clutter. Distinguishing between these sub-genre lines isn't really significant enough to warrant independent threads (in my opinion, feel free to debate this point).
My all-time favorite would probably be Ikaruga, for a number of reasons. I'm also a huge fan of the Touhou series, Gradius, R-type, Raiden, anything made by CAVE, and several 'doujin' works.
Recently played, in no particular order:
Perfect Cherry Blossom
DoDonPachi Resurrection (iOS)
Deathsmiles (Xbox 360, iOS)
R-Type Final (PS2, emulated)
Einhander (PS1 via PS3 emulation)
A large portion of the Gradius series (exact titles forgotten at the moment)
A fan game called Break Force made by a Flickr friend
Currently playing DoDonPachi DaiOuJou, Mushihime-sama, and Ikaruga.
EDIT: Figured the Touhou/Vocaloid music thread deserved a link here. Again, this is a point open for debate.
Edited by Softdrink 117 - 3/10/12 at 10:12pm