Brilliant. Loved it. Really creepy, subtle, sexual element running through it, that dispute noticing it, still set up a shocking ending. Really smart.
Honestly didn't get why so many of the reviews where negative for this.
I thought you did a good job in conveying the theme though the mechanics.
The only criticism i really have is that i think you could of done more to show the effects of the "sins" (more feedback from the game)
Also having the player character, run around with his arms behind him seems a bit out of place.
Thank you, PoshRaven, I appreciate that. I felt the heart was a simple bit of feedback, but of course objectively your opinion is sound. Feel free to message me with any suggestions or comments.
I like the arms, though, as it sorta looks frantic, but I get what you mean.
Great moment to moment gameplay. Long term play is boring, no sense of progression in the waves leads me to not want to upgrade. Upgrading while playing is bullshit (especially when a lives system are involved). Also having to go to an option menu to figure out how to upgrade is bad. Pretty good twist on the genre.
i think i get what your trying to do here and for the most part i think you succeed.
My criticism however is that the game comes of lazy at times ( the blunt tutorial, cut off at the bottom,no mute button) If I feel that you haven't put care into the game, why should I.
Cut off at the bottom... well you could play it by pressing "Play in new window" to avoid it :D
Thanks for the criticism and comment though. I would improve this game soon.
Its a good puzzle but there's nothing here that keeps my intrest for over a couple levels.
Graphics and presentation where overall quite good (bar the background on the last level)
The platforming only got good on the last 2 levels, before that it might of well all been a QTE
Story was pretty bad, characters have no depth, plot calls you a bad person for no real reason.
I knew what to do as soon as i started playing.
Having the leader board being right next to the game was a good motivator.
Needed a bit of music
I would prefer if the waves where generated from a pool of possible configurations rather than complete random (see super hexagon)
1.You said this was experimental but its unclear what you are actually trying to do here.
(is it a technical experiment, design experiment, art experiment, i don't know)
2. it seems to me that the core gameplay is centered around planning the quickest path to all the orbs while also executing that path in the shortest time. This is actually quite a neat idea as it lends it's self well to internal conflict/focus that is common to most zen time wasters.
The problem was (for me at least) that i defaulted to thinking that the game was progression based (moving though all the levels till i got to the end) and that mindset completely ruines the conflict of planning while executing as i'm not thinking about the game until i've hit a fork in the road, and since i haven't been planning, the direction i choose is trivial at worst.
When i changed this mindset from how much i can progress, to how fast i can progress, i felt more engaged.
I would work on trying to convey this idea as much as possible. i would include a timer to clue the player in on this mindset, maybe also showing there best time as well. Also i would add more variables that changed how fast it took to get to one of the orbs, maybe things that obscure part of the level (like the blue wall things) anything that makes estimating the best plan and executing my plan harder.
2.5 I don't think that adding enemies or things that stop movement completely would be good. (i doesn't seem to be in the games nature)
3. The music is ok but seems to overlap at times which is pretty dreadful. Also the visuels stain my eyes. If you are trying to make me go into a zen-like trance of focus then it would do you well to not make my eyes hurt after 2 minutes. Look at other games with distracting visuels to see what they did to stop this (super hexagon, Mother F*cker Galaxy, etc)
4. I think you should also make it clear that this game doesn't end, its pretty frustrating when you realise it doesn't. (or even better make an ending)
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