I spent almost a year with attempts to create or choose fitting existing engine. After dozens of engines I had been trying, I found Shiva3d. Its set of features and supported target platforms is amazing and I've not found better price/value ratio tool. Even if I usually prefer freeware/OS stuff.
(note: in my engine choosing process I ignored all engines which utilize only low-level languages, due to my python roots)
The pinball physics need tuning, as it has the frustrating feel of a machine with worn-out flippers. The visibility of the ball is utterly key in a pinball game, yet here it disappears into the visual noise far too easily and often. Lastly, the game uses a single, very simple, single-screen board. It's a pleasing idea, reminiciet of Alien Crush and similar games, but I was expecting a bit more on the game's part.
Cannot play the game. Requires an arkdrop account and a forum account to be set up in order to play. Game launcher has a login prompt - can successfully log in there. When trying to join a local server though the game silently exists. Examining the logs shows that it has failed to authenticate (but no problems earlier in the launcher?!).
Unusual concept, decent execution though a little laggy on lower-end systems. It's nice to see games coming out for adults that aren't focused on violence. (This one still does focus on dominating the fire, but that's the nature of the profession, so I can't fault it for that!)
There are a couple of points where you need to be on the right pixel to activate something, which is somewhat annoying, but it's not unplayable even with that. Might be a recommendation for future bugfixes.
Yes, rated a 10. Now, before you act like "GRASPEE SAYS", and start throwing a fit about it being a difficult game at the start... DUH... it's a Roguelike!!!
Please don't get me wrong, there are times when you start a new game, where your heart sinks because you just KNOW that the snake (who is 3 squares away) AND the Archer standing next to it, is going to make a quick end to your game... only to be ecstatic that you barely squeaked by. There will be times, while walking down a corridor, you spot some baddy off in the distance. You turn quickly to try and find a narrow section or bottle-neck, in order to reduce the chance of his friend getting into the fray with you. Trouble is, while scurrying away, bottle-neck in sight, you failed a check for traps and fell into a spiked pit.
Roguelikes are meant to be difficult. They aren't meant to be a breeze, especially at the early levels. Certainly, this can differ from game to game, developer to developer... but, by and large, the difficulty of staying alive in a Roguelike, is what makes it FUN.
Now, if fighting to stay alive, isn't your thing, might I suggest something a little less stressful? Say, maybe... Havest Moon? That is unless tending to garden work or feeding livestock isn't your thing. Well, I take that back. I guess there is always Minecraft. You could just turn off the Mobs and build yourself a Soft-Serve-Yogurt-Stand, and feed the Sheep.
Explaination of 10 out of 10:
Graphics: I like the simple stuff.
Sound: Nice, creepy at times when something moans in the distance.
Game Play: Mama always said, "Life is like a good Roguelike... sometimes you just get the stuffins kicked out of you. Now, get up and quit being such a sissy!"
Overall: I would recommend it to anyone that would like a good challenge, and doesn't mind fighting for the chance to see the next whatever is just down the corridor. But, if you have the attention span of a Grapefruit, you may want to look elsewhere.
Have a blessed day,
I loved this mod, period. It's such a huge pack of things that definitely completely change the game. I've played this for so long. The insane overhaul and the drastic changes to gameplay really changed my experience, and I loved it. Thank you for creating this pack.
Worst MMO I ever played. I understand they want a full pvp open game but it got to absurdity they don't tell you what actions make you a criminal so when checking a corpse I get killed by another player then while trying to kill a deer some newbie jumps infront of me and gets hit by my attack... again flagging me as a criminal cause me to loose 4 hours of gear and money.