I'll go back and put some more time into it sometime, always nice to learn something new. Elevator Action 2 was certainly something that fell through the cracks.Squire Grooktook wrote:Vampire Savior
They're not too different from the old Rainbow hack to me.crazier concepts... Chain combos, air dashing, characters having unique transformation mechanics that allow them to split in two or fly around the screen as if they had shmup controls, etc.
It's ok if lots of games are fundamentally the same in their bones. It's just how physical reality is and what our brains like to deal with. So many real life sports overlap. So many theme park rides are just a tracked loop. Novel/movie plots and tropes that are the same, etc.
Sometimes it really is just about the vibes and aesthetics: normal hockey and death hockey where all the players wear black (always makes it hard to see which team someone is on) and have iron spikes sticking out of the uniforms and sticks, and deadly impalement happens frequently... technically totally 100% the same game, but doesn't quite feel the same, does it?
I like to compare it to food. You gotta eat, and if you have an appetite for it who cares if it's the 10,000th pizza you've eaten in your lifetime. Conversely I've seen burnt out gamers complain of doing the equivalent of eating nothing but hamburgers for 30,000 hours and it's like... what did they expect.
After years of FPS war, maybe it's time for them to fly back home and try spending some time walking around a duck pond, or something. Reflexively begging internet people to "Read another book" anytime they bring up Harry Potter has become a pastime. There's like millions of books people have written and published on the internet, they give them away for free!