charlie chong wrote:
i personally never had any interest in this.. so many people will just buy ANY shooter released for the d.c ...sure i love d.c too but not enough too buy every game..chaos field,trizeal and last hope all look weak to me...
i bought under defeat and though that was pretty pish so god knows what these are like
You are missing out on Trizeal, its a great game, it may have a few minor faults but from a gameplay point of view its one of my favourite shooters of the last few years.
anyway, back on topic.
I have Last Hope, and have only played it for about 3hours at the moment and can also agree on the fact that there are a few times when the backgrounds are overcomplicated. Also the shrapnel being orange hot when its initially drawn isnt great as you initally think the ships are shooting lots of bullets at you (although RHE is correct the ships shooting patterns are quite strightforward).
It would also have been good to have made the 1st level more easy though, as most games like to hold you hand at the start
The game does suffer from lack of external playtesting, however there are many issues that the guys could have had regarding this. You cant just send out builds of your game to anyone, as you dont want the game you have spent all of your hard effort on being spread all over the internet.
Other than those issues which are quite significant in some areas, Im finding the game to be challenging and quite addictive. I definately dont regret the £20 I paid for it (inc postage from playasia).
I also dont think that RHE is out of line with his comments, he was not rude. He is going to be passionate about a game which he has spent six years on
I think its an admiral effort for the first game. I look forward to seeing the next shooter from these guys and hope its not going to take another six years.