Haters Gonna Hate
I've read a lot of reviews that say this game is impossible, unoriginal, or stupid. Personally, I think these are the people who are angry because they expected a game where you couldn't die would be easy. Yes it is a challenge, yes level 19 is a demon thinly disguised as a level in a flash game, but just because something is hard doesn't mean it's impossible.
Personally, I thought this was a wonderfully original game. After noting the title and "paper cut" description, I had been curious to see how the game would work from this premise, and I was disappointed at first, right up until level 6 blew my effing MIND. I guess people might be calling it unoriginal because it's v a g u e l y reminiscent of portal, but honestly, what puzzle/platform flash game isn't? And as I said, the resemblance is vague at BEST. Personally, I thought it was a great concept that worked well and didn't seem derivative of anything.
But honestly, I think what I like best about the game (and the reason I'm not taking off a point for the frustration of Level 19) is the graphics. With a simple color scheme and pixelated appearance, you did a lot with a little; I particularly liked the gray factory parts in the background and the design of the protagonist, with his pot belly/enormous chin. I was really amazed that you designed and programmed this thing so quickly.
Of course, nothing is all wine and roses. The music was upbeat and catchy, but it was getting tiresome by the end. Even if you had just two songs that cycled back and forth, it would be better than the same thing over and over again. And the glitch with level selection is a real annoyance; I actually played through most of the game again trying to recover my data before I noticed that it fixes itself when you reload the page. And I think enough people have griped about level 19 by now that you must know it's a problem. But, again, you made this in two weeks. This is damned impressive.
Not bad; obviously, it will be more fun when the player can create more than just guns, but you've got a lot of great parts to make said guns out of (I particularly like the chainsaw.) One big piece of advice I can give you right now is that the workspace will need to be a lot bigger; right now, it isn't anywhere near long enough to fit an entire gun.
Also, while the interface is easy to use, it could use a little more style. Having a plain background is good for being able to see parts clearly, but rainbow-colored text is a little off-putting when creating an instrument of death, y'know? Ideally, giving the player the option to choose between a few different fonts/colors would be good, but barring that, I think you'd be better off with a more interesting font in good ol' black.
As a side note, if possible, it would be cool if players could somehow save their weapon creations to give as accessories to their characters, and save their characters to put as pilots in their vehicles. That would probably be a lot harder to program, though...
Good start overall! Keep working at it!
Thanks alot my first decent comment so I'll play around with fonts and text coulors the reason I couldn't program things very well is that I am only 12 at this is so far a 1 man game I doplan on making the workspace bigger
Love the game, 1 little glitch
Fun, adorable, and hilarious! I particularly enjoyed the ¥1 sumo prize.
Just one problem: I've been stuck on level 13 for about 10 minutes now. and by "stuck," I don't mean that I can't beat the level: I mean that my cat appears to be too fat to fit through any gap in order to drop to the bottom. He just keeps on bouncing around.
Anyone else ever have this problem? Or was it just a 1-in-a-million chance that I dropped him at just the wrong time?
My Sega Genesis finally broke last summer after more than a decade of faithful service... after playing this game, I miss it more than ever. Great job of cramming in references! ...Although I don't see why Rocket Knight had to die.
Nice gameplay, great graphics, good humor, all-around awesome... but it's also pretty hard, even with unlimited continues.
Just one question: What do you have against the Powerpuff Girls?
Enough about the turns already!
I love this game: it's got neat graphics, a good simple exploration system, battles, classes... all good. My only real complaints are A: characters don't share gold, and there's no way to transfer gold between characters so far as I can tell, which makes saving up cash a little difficult, and B: a lot of the out of battle mechanics involve dragging objects with the mouse and (at least on my computer) it usually takes two or three tries to get a hold of them.
But the big reason that I'm writing this is to defend the turn system. YES, seriously. I actually LIKE the turns.
So first off, I should say that I am a cheap bastard. I will never pay for "tokens" or extra turns in this game. So I'm not defending this in terms of its financial genius, although it is at least less sleazy than, say, MapleStory (the "free" RPG where anything worth having costs real world cash.)
You may have noticed that this is described as a "casual" RPG; the turns kind of enforce that by making sure that you can play for a maximum of maybe a little over 90 minutes in a day (if you save it up for a couple days.) Which I'm sure is frustrating for people who want to sit and play for six hours, and I can sympathize. I've never been a full-blown WoW junky, but I've come close. But speaking as a college student with homework and projects and all kinds of things, I find it refreshing to have a fun game that won't let you play long enough to consume your day. I mean, I can't count the number of times I've set out to play a game for a couple of hours then get to work, and wound up finally quitting the game and collapsing into bed at 4:30 am. I'm grateful that I can't do that with this game.
So maybe this is more of a side-effect of the idea of the turns, but it's a side effect that I find extremely beneficial. I love this game. Thanks, edgebee!
My opinion, and how to fight Mindchamber
I found this to be an awesome game with great music and graphics. My only complaint is that I can't seem to unlock the nose diver medal; I've beaten the game and I've lost in every stage at least once, but the badge is still locked. Anyone else having this problem?
Okay, Mindchamber. First off, remember to avoid approaching him from the side at all costs; he will IMMEDIATELY react by launching an Inspector Gadget-style punch or by charging towards you; either way, he won't let you get near him. Instead go at him vertically, hit him two or three times to knock him over, then retreat a few steps and repeat when he gets back to his feet (like most bosses in this game, he's pretty quick to attack immediately upon standing if you're still in range.) You'll wanna take care of his minions before taking him out, so they can't get in the way; avoid Mindchamber while you're fighting them, and use his missiles to damage them (and him) if you can.
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