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This is the Completed version!
In the world of Sios, people pilot large armoured mechs called MAWs (Mobile Adpative Weapons). Discover secrets and brave the dangers of Acero Isle in this epic online adventure RPG.
This is a sequel to the popular Mobile Weapon: Zero.
Visit www.mobileweapon.net for updates and the premium version (with more weapons, items, areas and 1 new character).
Spoiler and Walkthrough in the Forums:
(remove the space between the vi ewtopic. Added by the system :p)
Pretty but dull
It's clear that you put an incredible amount of time and effort into this, and you deserve congratulations on the fruits of your effort. You've done a great job. Unfortunately, this game is a bit like Murloc RPG, in that it's a gorgeous, professional-caliber production with absolutely, stupefyingly boring gameplay. Allow me to explain.
Graphics: extremely well done, and frankly, the best thing about the game by a long shot. The GUI is slick and professional-looking, the backgrounds are GREAT, and I love the overworld map. You get near-perfect marks for this. The character portraits leave something to be desired, though, and some of the enemies look downright goofy (like those things in the jungle that look like giant, moldy slices of swiss cheese with arms).
Engine: also very slick. It gets great performance even running in Firefox browser, and I like that most things in the game can be accomplished in two ways, by either clicking or using the keyboard. The tile-based movement is nice too. One very minor complaint--why can't I use space bar to exit the Victory screen after combat?
Sound: passable. You have some good sound effects, though I question whether you made all of them yourself (the enemy dying noise sounds suspiciously similar to the enemy dying noise in certain Squaresoft games). The music ranges from inoffensive to somewhat annoying (the combat music is in the second category).
Gameplay: this is where things get a little dodgy, in my opinion, which is a shame, because this is really where the heart of every game lies. You get points for letting me customize my character to my liking, but lose them when it comes to the combat and pacing of the game.
Many of us (including me) have been guilty at some point of deriving our combat systems from Final Fantasy, but in a game of this quality, it's really a shame that you couldn't spice it up a little more with a unique spin on things. If anything, though, the battle system in MW is even more simplistic and dull than a straight FF clone. I get only two attack types, and neither of them is at all interesting. As for the pacing, the game just moves way too slowly. If I have to spend more than 30 minutes at the beginning of the game running around and killing things over and over and over without some compelling plot justification, there's a problem.
So, to recap: this is a very professional effort, and I'm very impressed with the quality of the graphics, engine, and general production values. I just wish the gameplay itself were more enjoyable.
Ok, to prove we made the dying sound, I shall reveal the process!
1. Get the free Audacity sound editor.
2. Grab a suitable noise sound as a base. (Trial around with a few)
3. Apply the "Phase" effect.
It's a cross between final fantasy and megaman... with a bit of pokemon thrown in.
The game was flawless, this is one of those things that would take years to publish if it were self work, I was somewhat relived when I saw you had help in the credits.
The style of game this one was incoorperated has been remade hundreds of times, some examples as above, and the whole Robot Advanced Fighting Machines have been done alot... But this was unique.
I first remembered final fantasy... but the combat situations were more enjoyable, faster paced and more precise... so you really need to plan your attacks. The movement, like pokemon... not as much free-roam but still, enjoyable... and the whole Humans in Machines strongely reminded me of great anime classics such as The Big O or Transformers.
The gameplay, in a short term... was nothing more than brilliant. A type of game that would require a group of people for coding alone, and I dare to imagine how many lines of it they had to write. The interface was incredibly interactive, which is something that is missed alot in these styles of games... but a complex storyline requires complex configuration to make it more enjoyable... this is why I had to redo the tutorials at the start.
Now, I've read some previous reviews on complaints about your storyline used. I personally cannot see what's wrong with it. So it was slightly unoriginal, but you splashed in your ideas, and thats basically what this site is about. Making a new world for people to enjoy, and you've done this very well with Sios.
The real thing I like about this game, was it's length. You made an idea, and you implemented on it to an incredible length. Of course I wasn't able to play the whole version on this site, but from what I did play, showed myself it would offer me an oasis of missions, idea's... stats and improvements. It's one of those games you can spend days on and not get bored... and that is a big compliment coming from me.
The visuals were very very nice. At times, requirably simple and others, stunning. Your 3D work was unbeleivable. I noted alot of it during fight scenes, looking at backgrounds... foregrounds and general character implementation. Everything was great.
The animation part was even better, throughout the game, no matter how many pixels of animation was being conjured throughout my screen it maintained a fluent reading. The whole game was very smooth, from walking, to fighting to even general talking, this is what really topped the game for me. A wonderful storyline, an amazing lenghty game and some amazing visuals/animation to go with it.
Now to sound, this would have to have been the weakest attribute of the game. Don't get me wrong, you've done a brilliant job with it. But in comparison to everything else it was the least incredulous application. The main part I saw the problem in, was the fight scenes. The reptition of the music (bar the boss themes) got a bit irriatable, I'm aware the scope of the game and the difficulty of implying a new song for every scene, but a mix of a couple songs would of been nice. The rest of the sound was nice, especially the normal free-roam background, there was clearly alot of effort into the audio particle of this game. The SFX work was quite nice though, you pulled through well on that factor, with the general fighting sounds.
Overall I need to congratulate you, this game was nothing but pure gold. Lenghty, well thought out... visually stunning and exciting to play. There's no better compliment than that when it comes to a game. You have made something that people will be coming back to for a while now.
Amazing work, and keep it up.
Obviously took a lot of hard work
Unfortunately, it just didn't work. Graphics are awesome, sound fx were good. But basically, a rip of pokemon games and the like. Except it was really really really slow paced. Not only was the talking loooong and boring, but also the movement. But worst of all, i had to wait like 10 seconds each time to attack... thats just stupid. I got to the scrapyard, that took me about 30min, and i had achieved absolutely nothing. Not that it mattered, but the only thing i did was color my MAW, and it cost me like all my credits. Anyway, good idea, badly done.
Decent, but cliche and slow.
Ok.. Overall its a very good game. Played it for awhile. Did not get very far.
Very good graphics
Nice music, but it would have been fun to have access to more "technology" music.
Some good customisation, but most really lack clear explanations, most stuff i did was by trial-and-error...
Combat system is a solid classic
Running around is very slow.
Combat is v.e.r.y. slow.
Everything is slow.
Should have a basic ranged weapon, you know.. for style.
Should be able to choose a basic Mech model (just its looks) for free at the beggining.
Being able to play using only the mouse is good! No keyboard rules.
Stats prerequisites for buying weapons is.. a bad idea IMO.
Re-balance the weapons to make the player have a real tactical choice instead of a obvious good/bad weapon.
Having to fight our way to home get boring very quickly.
My personal opinion:
Its concept is unimaginative, it feels and looks like pretty much all the other RPGs around. The story is just as cliche.
Take a look at "the grand list of video games cliches" for ideas.
Countless combats to start to get anywhere. Too long.
The world setting is cliche. Its not bad, just not refreshing.
I wish we could have more control over the combat, rather than just stand around and be useless and wait to get kicked in the face, it would be fun to be able to move/run around. It would be more interesting.
*sniff* i smell front page
5 on the sound because the dialogue beeping gets extremely annoying after a time. But this, otherwise than that, was very well done. good job.
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