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Ranked from 3 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.
Judge feedback is anonymous and shown in a random order.
Really cool game, and polished art style! ashing is a simple and fun mechanic, and it's neat getting to time using the dash at the right moment. Great VFX. Really cool state graphs for the different charge levels and basic player controls.
First of all...Great title. The title alone is a great hook. I really like the fact that the game is controlled with only A and D. It would have been cool to explore going left as well since the character only ever needs to go right in the prototype. The movement script seems a little overdone though, not sure why so many nodes and connections were necessary. The building shattering effect is cool, but it can interrupt gameplay. A game like this is all about momentum. Keep going, keep attacking, keep dashing, feel badass. I would love to see the game go more in that direction. I would put a lot of time into making the game feel fast.
Dashing! This one was a blast to play: dead simple mechanic, big adrenaline rush. Taking control away from the player really made this game thrilling and fun. The visuals are minimal but have a distinct identity. It's details like pointing the spear that really give flair and humor to the experience.
While the graphs are neat and organized, I feel like they are maybe over-engineered: could it be that there are too many states and nested graphs for something that could be done in a simpler? I also notice symmetry (e.g. dash left, dash right), which often can be avoided by providing the same graph with a different input parameter.
Regardless, this has a lot of potential and I hope you keep iterating on it! Congrats!
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