When it comes to intimidating video game genres, few are as imposing as the shoot em up (or shmup if youre pressed for time). Games like Ikaruga or Mushihimesama are notorious for their high skill ceiling and even higher bullet count. It can definitely feel a little overwhelming watching these games in action, let alone actually jumping headfirst into one, but thankfully there are plenty of newcomer friendly options out there to cut your teeth on. B.ARK is one such example, and Id even go as far as saying its one of the most accessible shmups you can dive into if youre looking for an easy way in.

Source: N4G PC B.ARK Review | GameLuster