Indsendt: 2. juli
This could have been a lovely game if more effort had been made, but it failed to live up to its vision. The best part of it was the art style and the "Celt-punk" mythology used in the game, a fresh take on things, but it's spoiled by mushy controls, tedious slogging around for overly simple quests, identikit maps, and downright bad sounds.
+ Beautiful and often evocative and/or creepy art, with some unique ideas.
+ While there are Celtic fantasy games, this is the first technology-based idea I've seen, and that's creative.
+ Some good music was struggling to get heard in some of the areas.
+ The characters had an interesting basic design, and Ku seemed true to his namesake.
+ The fighting progression was well done.
+ Some fairly creative change-ups on the quest, with new challenges.
+ Imaginative monster/villain design that needed different approaches for different monsters.
+ Easy to figure out what to do in a particular challenge.
- Incredibly bad sound effects. Some very common sounds such as walking and fighting are actively obnoxious.
- If you enter a cut scene while walking, you get to hear the obnoxious walking sound effect during the entire scene, because it doesn't stop the character from walking.
- Some of the cut scenes should be more tightly scripted or meaningful. They steal control from the player and can be tedious to wait through.- Tedious quest design, with overly simple puzzles, and some quests which required slogging all the way back through long and empty maps.
- Very little interactivity in most of the maps. So, interesting art but very little to touch or do. Very dull character interaction on most of the NPCs.
- Poor/weird animation in many areas.
- The map designs should be a little more distinctively landmarked; the maps hindered exploration a bit.
- A little bugginess: fighting charges you to an opponent, and it's possible to bug onto an opponent in an area that you can't get down from, like a wall. (Workaround: reload the game; you have to do the fight again but it gets you off the wall.)
- Mushy fighting which isn't very kinetic and it's not always apparent that your actions aren't taking effect.
- Inferior writing. (There are bits that were funny, but sharper writing would have made this much better.)
- Uneven pacing. (The beginning particularly is poorly paced.)
- Short. (Not as much of a con at this quality level, but if the game were improved and had more to do, this would be a con.)
All in all, while it's not outright bad, it's not outright good either -- I find myself unable to recommend it, but it's a shame because I think this could have been a good game with more attention to quality.