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I got it. Played about a half hour, finished 2 areas. It's pretty neat. Presentation is really solid... great graphics, great music. Gameplay is kind of like taking the action from a top down Zelda game (but a bit more simplified, you get a choice of 3 unique characters but each only holds their one weapon) and then mixing in some minor pushing boxes on switches / carrying keys to locks / etc. with a boss at the end of each area. Kind of feels like uh... a single player, more action focused 4 Swords type deal? But definitely more way simplistic. I don't want to give off the impression that this is a Zelda-type game. It's more about raw action with a limited moveset.
Considering how short it supposedly is I will probably finish it soon, but it seems like it might be worth playing through with each of the 3 characters, since they each have a unique weapon so that could make it feel a bit different each time.
I decided to make this the official discussion thread for the game instead of starting a new one.
So, I just finished my playthrough with the first character. Final time was 1:06, once you add in deaths and such probably closer to 1.5-2 hours, but still, definitely not a long game. There is a ????? on the menu that I assume opens up when you beat it with all 3 characters, no idea if that is anything gameplay related or just like unlockable bonus art or something.
Considering how short the game is, I'll probably do all 3 characters.
I'm thinking of reviewing this game so I'll save detailed thoughts until then. But I enjoyed it.
You should have done this to other pre discussion threads I've made on certain games! Someone else always gets the glory!
Look forward to your review. I don't have many complaints so far, I'm honestly really impressed. It nails the atmosphere, controls, music, and art style. It could maybe use a little more gameplay variety, AND A MAP, but the game is short/small enough (and cheap!) that I can't put much weight in such criticisms.
I love that this game takes itself seriously. This is what I want from indie games.
Hmm, I assumed beating it with all 3 characters would unlock the ????? in the menu, but it did not. Have no idea how to unlock that. Perhaps have to collect every upgrade as well, which I did not do and do not intend to do.
So I'm done. Review will be coming uh... tomorrow probably?
/EDIT Looked it up and apparently to unlock the ????? menu you need to collect all of the 4 "secret" items, possibly for all 3 characters, possibly in addition to all of the other items? I found one by accident but have no idea where the other 3 area and am not interested in trying to find them all. Apparently you only unlock a thing where you can listen to the game songs / sfx anyway, nothing huge.LINK.
So yeah, I'm done. Fun game, not groundbreaking, will say more in my review tomorrow-ish.