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04-11-2018, 08:05 AM
#21
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Originally Posted by Gambler View Post
That wasnt really my point. Id love for premium games to get more attention and I dont mind paying $20 if a mobile game is good. Plus, I find it sad that a lot of ppl complain about a premium game being 10 Dollars but on the other hand willingly spend ten times as much on some freemium cr@p.

Just saying that looking at reviews and comments Im not sure about this game. I loved Jydge (Dual Stick shooter with RPG elements) for example. Does this bear any resemblance?

And mfi support would really go a long way - If anybody knows about this some info would be very much appreciated!
Sorry — didn’t mean to assume. That mini rant wan’t really aimed at you specifically; I was just expressing some more general frustrations with TA.

In any event, I love Jydge, but this is quite different. Here you start as a grunt in an alien force; your own planet was destroyed, and you are looking to explore a new one to see if it can be colonized. As you would expect, once you get deeper into the game you discover that there’s more to the planet — and the story — than meets the eye. From the getgo you interact with a variety of NPCs, from other grunts, to commanders to engineers, all with their own personalities, quirks, etc.

As far as gameplay, the basic loop takes you from floating island to floating island, fighting a wide variety of alien enemies and collecting resources, which you use to create new armor and weapons. You also collect a currency that you can use to buy resources in game and to pay to fast travel further into the “giant forest.” As you play, NPCs give you missions that add new resources and abilities, as well as advance the story. The key here is that, if your’re killed while
In the forest, you lose any resources you have already collected. You have to decide whether you are willing to risk a big haul to go that one more island.

Technically, this is not a dual stick shooter, though it’s close. In the configuration I prefer, you control horizontal movement and jumping with the left stick, and the aim angle with the right one. You do have to turn to shoot in the opposite direction. Switching weapons is a snap (you carry a two weapon load out). You also have access to turrets that you can set up a anywhere where there’s ground. Later you get a drone that follows you around, shooting at enemies and giving you some special (story-related) abilities.

I’ve put a couple hours into it, and according to my save file I’m at 4%, so clearly there’s a ton of content.

Hope that helps. I say that if you like the look of it and are willing try something different, it’s worth the money.
04-11-2018, 09:45 AM
#22
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 827
As far as I know, it takes about 15 hours to finish the game. It's a decent game compared to the price.

There are more things in heaven and earth.

04-11-2018, 11:04 AM
#23
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Originally Posted by Gambler View Post
That wasnt really my point. Id love for premium games to get more attention and I dont mind paying $20 if a mobile game is good. Plus, I find it sad that a lot of ppl complain about a premium game being 10 Dollars but on the other hand willingly spend ten times as much on some freemium cr@p.

Just saying that looking at reviews and comments Im not sure about this game. I loved Jydge (Dual Stick shooter with RPG elements) for example. Does this bear any resemblance?

And mfi support would really go a long way - If anybody knows about this some info would be very much appreciated!
Its a 2d side-scrolling semi td / shooter>

You get dropped into an procedurally generated island environment and have to go as far as you can with the ammo / hp you have. If you die, you have a chance to make it back to your corpse to retrieve your drops, similar to Dark Souls.

To upgrade your gear / stats / weapons, you have to harvest drops from your kills and supply boxes, survive the round, and make it back to your base. To me that is very Monster Hunterish.

The monsters have eliete versions of themselves that hit harder and have more life / better drop rates.

This isn't reinventing the wheel, but there is not a lot out there that is similar. Especially on iOS. Its taking features from a lot of games and combining them and it is doing so very well.

The art and style are top notch.

The premium aspects (no IAP) alone should have had the anti micro transaction brigade frothing at the mouth.

The market screens do not do it justice, the language translation for English is pretty spot on.

The only negative thing I can think of is that the base lay out, having to open doors / go to specific rooms to switch gear, could be re done to get you back to game-play faster.

Regardless, you are getting more than your money's worth from this title. Its more polished than a some 60 console titles.

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04-11-2018, 11:42 AM
#24
Th tutorial is killing me. Since I play in short burst, I have trouble getting out of the tutorial with 2-3 minutes sessions. Since you cant skip dialogue, its such a pain for small sessions.
04-11-2018, 12:20 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by Thomadaneau View Post
Th tutorial is killing me. Since I play in short burst, I have trouble getting out of the tutorial with 2-3 minutes sessions. Since you cant skip dialogue, its such a pain for small sessions.
Just give the opening a little time. Once you get out of the tutorial, it’s easy to play in short bursts — though you may want to plan some longer sessions for some of the missions.

You do need to remember to head back to base when you’re done — otherwise you may lose your progress.
04-13-2018, 06:55 AM
#26
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 541
I keep seeing recommendations for this game around the place, I only hadn't bought it yet because I can't quite work out the flow of gameplay from screenshots and AppStore video. The more I check it out, the more intrigued I get though. So I'm buying now and crossing my fingers that I find an awesome new game to fall in love with.

Last edited by Son of Anarchy; 04-13-2018 at 06:57 AM.
04-13-2018, 07:03 AM
#27
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 827
Except for mobile optimization, you'll find more information about this game on Steam.Sometimes the average rating on Steam can be quite positive on mobile. For example, Chrono Trigger or Never Stop. Then, Original Journey may also be the same case.

There are more things in heaven and earth.
04-13-2018, 07:50 AM
#28
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Originally Posted by Son of Anarchy View Post
I keep seeing recommendations for this game around the place, I only hadn't bought it yet because I can't quite work out the flow of gameplay from screenshots and AppStore video. The more I check it out, the more intrigued I get though. So I'm buying now and crossing my fingers that I find an awesome new game to fall in love with.
Looking forward to your impressions!
04-13-2018, 06:23 PM
#29
I've been playing this for a few hours. Love the art, the sound, and the story serves the game really well—the writing is actually pretty good!

There are two control options. One has a jump button and the other doesn't. I tried it both ways and decided to stick with the jump button. Especially for the races, it's just a little more clear.

Big tip that isn't clear from the tutorial: where you tap on the fire button matters! Tap on the top to shoot up, bottom to aim down. You can hold the fire button down and also slide up and down.

There are a few events in each area that seem to come up, challenges with NPCs that give you some rewards that are required for items...but you have to have the plans. That depends on story moving ahead, but at least the power balance seems to be pretty good.

One thing: use the towers to their fullest. They have unlimited Ammo. Also, swords are awesome
UPDATE: in the 2nd world you will find some aliens who can upgrade your weapons further...I had splurged some credits on fast travel and regret it! Once you've unlocked them you will have some random encounters with them where prices are 50% off—super worth it, wait for it. Those galactic coins—the the right of your luck stat—those are also used for upgrades with them in addition to credits.

Loving this game more and more!

Last edited by Solarclipse; 04-14-2018 at 11:19 AM.
04-15-2018, 07:02 AM
#30
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 26
How about game difficulty? I read some reviews on steam that say this game is pretty easy while I want some challenges.