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My thoughts on the demo [opinion]

A topic by Tup created 31 days ago Views: 45 Replies: 1
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I liked the combat, minus the flying-eye-bitches that you cant hit because they are above you (but the pit that was full of them was a nice trap now that acid doesn't work without having to physically make traps (but if you tried to jump without tentacles because you wanted to explore, you would die with no way out)), and I loved how shooting traveled faster, went through magic projectiles, infinite ammo, and was fired at neck level, while the shadow projectile, stopped enemy magic projectiles, was a 'key' to some places, could be fired in the air, etc. It created a fun decision of 'when to use what where'. As I mentioned in another thread, this can  easily become a metroidvania if you add more rooms and maybe fun, non-required powers. However, in the current state this is a fun game, not a metroidvania. If you do not want a metroidvania and wanted to be a souls-like then I recommend adding more bosses, secrets, and shortcuts. I assumed this was supposed to be a metroidvania because of the castlevania-esque 'mansion-with-sewers' (only the monsters aren't Gothic, they're cosmic), and the fact you have to get lost only to find a cool power up to get lost in an even bigger map, but getting lost is impossible because of the linearity. If it is meant to be linear, make a more linear game (or combine metroidvania with dark souls (see hollow knight)). I wish there could have been more traps but you would have to code that. The animation was simple, I appreciated how there were different for staggering monstrosities and speed-walking cultists. The music wasn't very unnerving, but it wasn't bad or silent so 5/10 there. The sound was pretty good other than boss 1 panting which just sounded out of place in a pixel game (see undertale dialogue). On a side note, firing my gun was very satisfying thanks to that punchy recoil animation, delay, flash, everything. The monsters were very well made. The first boss was a very bad fight and required no effort to beat. I LOVE the look of the game,  mainly the eyes in the shadows and the pixelated aesthetic (and that final boss looked stellar ( ...get it?)) 

Developer

Thanks for taking the time to give such detailed feedback on our demo! We're glad it worked to give you an idea of what the game will be like in its final version. You can read more details on our Kickstarter, which was just funded a few days ago. The FAQ there addresses many of the excellent points you made.