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cK1 Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:34pm
Worth ?
I feel a bit interested on this game but i'm in doubt, this title really worth ?
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exPGamer01 Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
I really like to know too,1 hour left to sale end
If you like music, personalize your ship and shooting like crazy, u should buy it 8D
exPGamer01 Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by Lizi-chan:
If you like music, personalize your ship and shooting like crazy, u should buy it 8D

Thanks,im gonna buy it :)

Adoro música <3
kenny Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
I may wait until it's 75% off, having no Last.FM scrobble support kinda has taken me away from wanting it, don't get me wrong I still want to play it, just not as bad now, lol.
|FG| A.K.A. KSCase |IOA| Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
This game is pretty awesome... Think Beat hazard with your music and a lot more options...
MatingSeason Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
get it, off sale soon
cK1 Jan 4, 2013 @ 1:32pm 
Thanks guys, I bought this game, downloading now! :D
Come play OrcsMustDieUnchained! Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by kenny:
I may wait until it's 75% off, having no Last.FM scrobble support kinda has taken me away from wanting it, don't get me wrong I still want to play it, just not as bad now, lol.

The world has to know what you're listening to at all times. lul

I hope you bought this game anyways. It's really awesome.
Spuddles31 (music) Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:16pm 
I feel like the game is really unpolished and the gameplay is a bit dull, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has played beat hazard before.
Whimper Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:52am 
I agree that the game is unpolished and dull. My gripes:

- Bland user interface is also non-intuitive. Buttons don't appear where you expect them, and don't work as you expect them.
- Song database is primitive. First, it has to scan your library for about two hours. It also has to scan each song for twenty seconds the first time you play it. With all that scanning, you'd think the game would have a robust way of sorting and presenting the library information to you, but all you get is a loooooong list of songs sorted by song artist or title. No playing by folder, by genre, by playlist. No arranging playlists. No playing multiple songs back to back.
- The music doesn't really seem to affect the gameplay as much as it does in a game like Audiosurf.
- The game becomes an item-hunt, leading to an inventory of dozens of junk items that is hard to browse through.
- Controls are wonky. Seems to be an issue with mouse-smoothing or something, but every now and then my ship jumps half-way across the screen and into certain death.
- Boss fights are intrusive and boring and prevent leaderboard rankings.
- Leaderboards are mostly empty for most songs. Not a lot of people play this.
- There's no social aspect to the game, to see what songs are "hot" or popular, or to help give the game any direction. Just farm your library, song by song, nobody caaaaares.

The game looks alright, and the music is my music so that's okay. I'm not saying don't buy it, especially if you find it for the price of a bag of chips. But I uninstalled it after about four hours and went back to playing Beat Hazard and Audiosurf.
MatingSeason Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:24am 
Some of those gripes are quite easily fixed. though i do agree with the leaderboard and boss fight issues.

The game allows you to sort items collected and so on.

Not experienced the mouse issue though many computers frequently seem to "grab" the mouse leading to erratic movements, mybe somewhat on your end of things though you aren't the only one to say.

The buttons being ill placed on menus is more a learning curve than a permanent gripe, once you know how it is laid out it quickly becomes easier.
Tim Timsen Jan 13, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Originally posted by Whimper:
- Bland user interface is also non-intuitive. Buttons don't appear where you expect them, and don't work as you expect them.
It just annoys me that you have to exit the game for getting to the main menu screen (at least I haven't figured out how to do that without hitting ESC and clicking Yes).
Originally posted by Whimper:
- Song database is primitive. First, it has to scan your library for about two hours. It also has to scan each song for twenty seconds the first time you play it. With all that scanning, you'd think the game would have a robust way of sorting and presenting the library information to you, but all you get is a loooooong list of songs sorted by song artist or title. No playing by folder, by genre, by playlist. No arranging playlists. No playing multiple songs back to back.
Mothereffing this. I don't know the artists of half the songs I want to play and I have so many different songs that the Sort by Album option doesn't help either. Therefore, both options are useless, I need more time for finding a song than for actually playing it.
Originally posted by Whimper:
- The music doesn't really seem to affect the gameplay as much as it does in a game like Audiosurf.
Double-mothereffing this, even the calmest songs make me rage, because there are more (and fast) enemies on the screen than you would expect. I mean seriously, I died 9 times and got overrun by a ♥♥♥♥load of enemies with this simple song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2nPysfmt0U
Originally posted by Whimper:
- The game becomes an item-hunt, leading to an inventory of dozens of junk items that is hard to browse through.
Yeah, instead of at least limiting them to 4 max per item, you can find 20 useless items and maybe 1 or 2 good ones. What's the point of having 12 Shotguns, 7 Crescendos and only 1 Mega Blaster? Not to forget that I accidentally upgraded 2 useless weapons, because the game doesn't ask if I'm sure about it although I just clicked by mistake.
Originally posted by Whimper:
- Controls are wonky. Seems to be an issue with mouse-smoothing or something, but every now and then my ship jumps half-way across the screen and into certain death.
While I don't experience that kind of control issue, it always surprises me that I move around something perfectly but still ram that something for no particular reason.
Originally posted by Whimper:
- Boss fights are intrusive and boring and prevent leaderboard rankings.
And they are bugged as hell.
Originally posted by Whimper:
- Leaderboards are mostly empty for most songs. Not a lot of people play this.
It should be obvious why. The menu theme is calm, the game looks like a calm version of Space Invaders, but instead it's an enraging, unfair and bugged game that makes you hate your favorite music you just wanted to play for some minutes. Noone wants to go through all the stress just to show some people that he played a song he began to hate after beating it.
Originally posted by Whimper:
- There's no social aspect to the game, to see what songs are "hot" or popular, or to help give the game any direction. Just farm your library, song by song, nobody caaaaares.
I kind of agree. If it has leaderboards, then it should at least have a scoreboard of your friends, too, because that always leads to looking up certain songs they played and maybe even liking and playing them, too.
Last edited by Tim Timsen; Jan 14, 2013 @ 2:46am
Paratech2008 Jan 14, 2013 @ 8:25am 
I agree that there's bugs that need fixed, but so far I've played the game for nearly 5 hours and I payed $3.39, about the price I pay for a bag of Doritos.

I don't think I'll play this like Beat Hazard, but I do think I've enjoyed the game and got my moneys worth out of it. I've purchased several games that I didn't get my moneys worth.
MatingSeason Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by Paratech2008:
I agree that there's bugs that need fixed, but so far I've played the game for nearly 5 hours and I payed $3.39, about the price I pay for a bag of Doritos.

I don't think I'll play this like Beat Hazard, but I do think I've enjoyed the game and got my moneys worth out of it. I've purchased several games that I didn't get my moneys worth.

I think this is where i get my enjoyment.

Is far cry 3 or this a better game? No contest! Which do i feel comparatively gave me more based on cost alone, sadly, this.
Paratech2008 Jan 14, 2013 @ 10:48am 
Well that is what I consider to be a strong point of Indie games. Many Indie games may have flaws and not be AAA games, but when you pay under $5, and sometimes under $2 in indie bundles for these games, look at the amount of fun you get from these games for a few $$$.

Even if you get a $50 AAA game at 75% off, the amount of fun per $ is better on the Indie game than the AAA game. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy AAA games, but that there are many Indie games worth buying in sales or bundles because you will enjoy them for at least a few hours for the little money you invest in them.

While I wouldn't pay $9.99 for Symphony, it was worth $3.39 easily.

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