Upplagd: 21 januari
I play this game too much.
Teleglitch DME is a kind of randomly generated rougelike game, in which you will die. A lot. No seriousley, I have put in over 20 hours into this game and I still haven't gotten to level 6 yet. (it's those goddam war walkers in level 5 that always kill me!) calling this game hard is an understatement. It's like if you took that one "impossible game" flash thing that was popular on the internet BUT ADDED GUNS!!!! Well not really... If you want to know how hard it is, it might have been updated but last time I checked 1.2 % of all teleglitch players have actually beaten the game. Give those guys an award!
anyways, lets break the game down!
if i had to rate the level design id rate it a 7/10. It's the same rooms with the same chests but in a diffrent order and diffrent item placing. Notice the word placing. On level 1 you will always find (if you explore everything) 2 medkits that will revive 50 % of your health, a shotgun, a sticky grenade launcher, a bunch of canned meat, and MMMMM BOMBS (cdi refrence). Some people find this repetative but in my opinion, if the game was really, REALLY randomly generated with diffrent items and new rooms, IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE! Knowing what items I get is a huge advantage! I guess what I'm saying is I dont care if people say it's repetative, I LOVE IT.
when and if you beat level 1 (around 38 % actually do, but it's not that hard in my opinion. I beat level 1 on my first try!) you will come across 2 teleporters. One goes to a path that has an easier level with poopy items and then a BALLS TO THE WALLS HARD ONE proceeding to level 5. The other is just two really hard levels but with better items proceeding to level 5. Choices are good right? I personally love this gimmick as it affects my run depending on which I chose... Except now I dont choose because I know which I like.
SOUND AND MUSIC
music!: there is none.
one of the cons to this game is there is no music. If the game had good music it would make the game waaaay more stressful. Running down a hallway into an open room wen suddenly: AHHHHHHHH A SQUIIIIIID!!!!!!! Just kidding! Ive never seen a squid in my entire 20 hours.
The sound effects are pretty good. The gun noises sound pretty realistic, and the noises the mutants make is pretty creepy.
i know totalbiscut mentions this in his review, but the graphics have improved since he played it. DO NOT LET HIS REVIEW TURN YOU AWAY! Shading is better with shadows looking more "real" and in DME the menu is waaaaaaaay better. Something totalbiscut did say that is still true are how the guns feel. They feel like you're firing bullets instead of just a point in front of you that damages your enemies like in some FPS games. But what's even better are the bombs. When i first played the game I did with headphones. I threw a bomb and when it exploded I BLINKED! And I blinked the next 20 bombs or so as well! The explosion combined with the sound made me feel like something might hit my eye SO I BLINKED! I love the bombs in this game, they're even cooler than the guns.
you move with WASD but can change it, you shoot by holding right click then left clicking. Why? Well if you just normally left click you use a knife. Its pretty clever. Gameplay consists of running around, fighting monsters, exploring, and beng rewarded for exploring with items... Or monsters. It has a risk/reward system that keeps you on edge and when you find something good makes you be like "sweet!" You repeat this until you find a teleporter or die. Wait, this sound a ot like binding of issac now that i think about it...
OTHER THINGS I FORGOT TO SAY THAT ARE GOOD
heres a list
crafting- there are so many options you have to make decisions whether to make this or that.
items/weapons- huge diversity. Theres like 100 or so diffrent items total and all are useful.
monsters- same as items but not useful. very, VERY not useful. Also theres only like 20 but its still awesome.
story- not the main focus of the game, but you find little bunches of info here and there to piece together and find out what happened. Really good.
glitches- only came across one glitch but it made me rage so hard! I was about to get to level 5 for the first time and i got stuck at a text box.
this game is really fun. 9/10