I'll be honest. At first glance, I thought this was going to be balls. But I'm actually horrified by how good this game is! I am so addicted to this game, it's ridiculous! It was only after playing for 3 hours, that I noticed the damn mute button, which I thought would be a good thing, but once I got my music playing, there literally was nothing to stop me finishing the game.
It's a really frustrating game and I guess it's not really a high quality upgrader game, so those of you who don't like those kind of games, or 'avoidance' games, it's probably not for you.
Sound effects are annoying as hell, but emmmm, suited. Like I said, mute is an option.
Not really much to comment on by way of artwork, though that's not to say effort wasn't put in.
One criticism, is that I would have liked a few more bosses. (I say that now, but if you'd done so, I might have just got more frustrated... Who knows?)
I really enjoyed this, well done!
Very nice style!
This is a very nice style, it's very mellow in an appealing way. I like that you haven't tried to do black outlines on everything. It's nice.
This kind of artwork would be good to put on the Art Portal too, and you'd maybe get some proper critics who could give you more feedback.
Obviously, I can't really give it any stars, because it's neither game nor movie, but a test. And I'm sure you weren't expecting anything more.
I look forward to the final outcome. Hope this helped a little.
A few small glitches!
Good game overall. Certainly a good pass-time!
There were a few small things I noticed, which normally wouldn't matter, but it IS a spot the difference game! So...
Level 1: - the ray of light closest to the top horizontal of each screen is slightly different. In the top screen, that ray appears to merge into the blue of the water. However on the bottom there is a clear separation of light and water.
- The stone on the far right of the screen, the stone itself is a difference, the two stones cast different shadows!
Level 3: The large clownfish on top screen is on a different layer than its 'mirror image' on the bottom. For example, a fish swims on the layer above the clownfish on top screen, but the same fish swims on the layer beneath the clownfish on the bottom screen!
Gotta look out for those things closely, because they ARE differences, even though they may not count as them on the game!
Starting off with the menu... easyyyyy, straightforward, nothing difficult about that!
Then it comes onto the narration, and mmmmmmm damn! The colour is vibrant and lips sync is perfect, the dude's got a nice voice too, nothing annoying. Loving the facial expression on him! It was also a good intro to the game - story forms are always nicer. It lets the player know whats going on, instead of just launching into gnomish madness without knowing why you are doing it! Although you still have the option to skip it.
The backgrounds are brilliant! Far objects more blurred and closer objects in better focus, but not so that it's distracting. Use of shadow is really good. In the king's castle floor (most of you may not have noticed this) the reflection on the kings marble floor is pretty cool. Just another little detail that has been put into making this game awesome!
Everything's very colourful and lends itself to the overall feeling of the game. I should also just add that, throughout the entire game, all artwork is absolutely brilliant, and everything goes to show hard work and dedication - no short cuts or half-assed work.
The Map-screen was a good little addition. Nice oldy feel to it.
The in-game tutorial is just perfect, and of course, if you've already done 'Gnomergeddon', then you already know how to play! But even if not, the controls are simple and you'll be playing like a pro in minutes. Or you can customise your own! Excellent!
Game-play was enjoyable. Nothing much to fault there. Only one thing! A very very small thing (but it pissed me off to no end!) I kept walking into those thorny bushes and they somehow have the magic ability to throw you back a couple of feet! Why?? I'll bet if I tried that outside right now with any bush, it couldn't throw me! I totally hated those weird furry running two-legged animal thingies too! Urgh! But that's not a game criticism! Otherwise, the obstacles were cool, sometime very challenging (spinning blades for example...urgh!).
Thank God for little bushes that help you heal, huh? ;D
The sound effects are very good, and varied. There's many different sound effects and that also makes a game more enjoyable. Sound effects make the player more involved with the game, making it seem much more realistic as you get caught up in the game.
The music is really good too, and its not repetitive, and it changes throughout the game to suit the surroundings! And there is the option to turn down music/SFX or mute them altogether.
Lots of variety in enemies and weapons, and things they would shout at you and vice versa... I like the different weapon properties. Oh, and the sling-shot was a great idea, along with the gun (was it a blunderbuss?), and came in pretty handy sometimes! I used it often in the 'David versus Goliath' situations! Bosses were cool, took a while to get past freaky gnome! He was harder than the king! Until I realised I could pick up the fruit! Ha! Anyways, couldn't find all the secret swords. Only two! :(
I like the cheats too. Although I had a little problem at first when playing with cheats... right at the start I went to break open the crate, but he didn't mention the Doom Gem or w/e it was so I couldn't go any further. I just re-opened the page and it worked though!
Almost couldn't fit this review in! But I've made the effort to write it, because you made the effort for this! This game is quite possibly the best so far on Newgrounds! Thanks for putting in all that hard work to make this brilliant masterpiece, and giving us something to enjoy! And I totally love the series so far. Really looking forward to what's coming up next!
Good idea. But it's not really my kind of game. And it's just not that exciting to be honest... Music gets a bit annoying, and why is it rated Only for Adults?
Well it's not amazing... I have partial colour sight defficiency, so I couldn't tell the difference between colours A and S. Kinda sucks for me huh? Obviously most people are not freaky like me so they are fine, but you could've had very obviosly different colours... eg. Blue Red Yellow and... Black? Or something.
It might get a little boring too after a while. But maybe it's just not my type of game?
Still, I'll give it a decent mark because I think others might enjoy it!
I liked the AI idea. It certainly helped. The guns and traps were good too.
I was kinda disappointed that Story Mode isn't really like a 'story'. I was expecting to move onto different areas and buildings, perhaps see other AI too (ones you don't have to pay for xD)
If there were other locations it would make it a bit trickier because you'd have to find where the exits are on the new buildings and cover them.
Also you should do the occasional power cut so you need the torch again to turn the fuse back on... Or different area's with only the torch. Yes, I like the torch idea, ok. Very cliche, but much more creepy!
I got to the point where I had covered the entire floor in a grid of bombs and chompy things and I just in the centre room and didn't need to do anything at all!
But it's deffinately kept me occupied, I'll give it an 8.
I absolutely love this game! It's so addictive! It made me realise that gravity sucks ass.
Loving the artwork... the ice, the background and scenery, the waves, the cute wee viking guys! Pretty original idea, so you get a smile for that. =]
The vikings make the weirdest noise ever though, when they get in their boat! They sound like women in disguise...? And talking about women, why are viking women always FAT!? Looks like you used the stereotype to your advantage! I did wonder why on earth some of them didn't just walk. Lazy buggers. Or at least park his ship in a slightly more helpful place! But I suppose that would be pointless! I'm not trying to criticise you here by the way, your game's just put me in a slightly lighter mood and I'm just being 'pernickity' for no reason!
We can see a lot of work went into this. A lot of detail. I'm guessing you did a lot of testing as well to see if everything flows correctly! So, your endevours have produced this gem of genius.
Loving the game! Thanks!
Any hints on Lvl 35? Frustrated!
Yup, this deffinately has the makings of a game. I like your format, menus are simple. Deffinately keep the simplicity of the tutorial, everyone hates having to read long instructions!
Maybe allow the snowman to move a bit faster? Have a background that fits in with the snow theme. Maybe have moving platforms if you can... and then finally some obstacles or enemies which you can defeat by throwing snowballs at them? Sound ok? Oh yeah, maybe sound effects or background music?
Nice start though ;)
Great Fun! Loved it!
Phew just completed it! That is one brilliant game! Simple but effective. To be honest, it's one of my fav defense games online!
The graphics were nothing to shout about but that really doesn't bother me, nor does it subtract from the game in any way, in my opinion. It's like Turoc Seeds of Evil on N64, for example - not amazing graphics, but great game!
A few things maybe could be done to improve it a little... When starting new levels, maybe your avatar hero guy should keep his previous level, experience and items. I didn't word that very well, but for example when I was at lvl 20 or something on the last level, after completing that i went back to the 2nd map stage but I was back at lvl 2! Aww, I wanted my hero to destroy them all single handed!
Also thought the end could have done with an little victory animation? Not sure if there is any after playing it on Hard (I only did easy... *shame faced*) but it would have been cool to see my Death Knight stabbing a sword into his enemy, or planting a standard in the surface soils or something! Music was good but it suddenly hit me as quite repetitive after about half an hour of play. But thats not too bad, I was too focused on the game!
All in all, a VERY nice game! I would definately try any other newer versions of this kind of game, if you've made any! :D
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