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Echoes: Act 1

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Strategy - Real-time (RTS)

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Nov 3, 2010 | 9:42 AM EDT
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Author Comments

Echoes is an action-strategy game. It's set in an extensive universe on a torn Earth almost three-hundred years in the future. It joins the famous real-time strategy genre with many elements from the third person shooter genre, in a side-scrolling environment.

Please note this game is loaded with action, and may load on your cpu. If you have any slow frame rates try to lower the graphic settings. Also note Echoes is a heavy story-teller, with scenes and dialogues. If you're in only for the action, there's always a skip button in the corner.

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Combat mode:
- Mouse - aim, shoot
- W,A,S,D - movement
- Shift - sprint
- Q - command, drag for select units
- E - action circle
- 1-6 - activate abilities
- Z,X,C,V,B - select weapon
- Space - switch to Strategy mode
P, ESC - Pause game
Strategy mode:
- W,A,S,D - camera movement
- Shift - faster camera movement
- Mouse drag - select units
- Mouse click - order units to move
- Ctrl + Mouse click - order units to attack-move
- Hold shift while selecting units to select additional units.
- Space - switch to Combat mode.
- Ctrl + 1-5 to group a few units together.
P, ESC - Pause game



Rated 3 / 5 stars

The Good, The Bad, and The Boring

This can be split down pretty easily into the "positives" (things that gained you points) and "negatives" (which lost you points):

- attempt to have a side-scrolling RTS
- ability to 'command' other troops on battlefield
- graphics (not great, but not terrible)
- variety of allies, enemies, and maps
- survival mode

- in-game music (you don't lose points for this, because it can be turned off)
- voice acting
- dialogue takes up half of the in-battle screen
- story too reminiscent of a few current Triple-A FPS games
- poor layout of controls
- allies are incredibly stupid

Honestly, the troops that you are allied with couldn't win a fight with a brick wall.

Overall it was an okay game. It wasn't anything special, but it's not awful.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


i dont get it alot of pepol gave this game 7 at max 9 i dont know why the game is freaking aweosome i love it my self ... i think its for the fact that you cant just shoot your way throw the game but at times have to think but i dont know the games is aweomse so are this guys other games and that it


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Friggin' Awesome!!

I loved the campaign. The story is awesome and I'm looking forward to follow up on the sequel :)
Like many others said it's kinda hard. I had to retry a couple of times before I managed to finally stop the attack and complete the mission. And the grenadiers has an awful long range and you don't got that much to put up to them.
Then I might not be that good at strategy games either but :)

Like I said I loved the whole concept with strategy and all third person action.
Keep up the great work!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Commander needs AI

I keep getting really frustrated that my commander doesn NOTHING when getting shot at. The least he can do is return fire while I'm in Strategy Mode!!! Also, I'm getting pretty annoyed at having to switch back and forth between building troops and fighting. During the early game, there is no good way of destroying tanks except by using powers and I keep getting half my base destroyed before I can get my commander in range (AUTO-RUN is a MUST!!!)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool game but...

... it's kinda hard. I mean your soldiers are freaking stupid. Those enemy grenadiers have a really long rage. I have little to counter them and they come like from the second wave they tear me apart. I had 2 enemy tanks on the third wave and the rocket soldiers are so expensive i can get one at the second wave and get killed. And come on your character is like a pin ball tossed around from shells, grenades and rockets untill he dies and hits TILT unlike your soldiers who stay untoched except their life bar is lowered at 75% just from one grenade.

I would be amazed my this story except i kinda ain't cause i played starcraft II and it had protoss-zerg hybrids and stuff but not the point. The gameplay is too confusing the terrain does not allow most strategic points to be taken and build upon. Your hero is the most important here. But he can't be at the two sides at one time. And i would combine soldiers which seems to be one of the key strategies here but as i said it's too expensive. In order to have a nice army, recover from casualties and have a good income i need to spend about 1000 energy and 2000 resources.

Let's put it short. The units are expensive, too weak for their price, i get ripped apart from those long ranged grenadiers, no units to counter them, two tanks at wave 2 (WTF!) and i can barely spare resouces for a lonely rocket soldier which woun't do anything against them. Either it shoud be one sided (not to sides to defend at ones) or unit prices to be lowered or units to be more powerful. The hybrids are overpowered and our units are mere weaklings in their eyes. For this time i wan't to play on the bad side.

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