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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 / 5 stars

Shoot for the stars...

...and land on the moon.
It's very far reaching, it feels more than a flash!
-Lots of building options
-you can obviously unlock alot of new units and weaponry so it could be a very large game sealing of the gameplay with good graphics, captivating dialog, compentent voiceacting and fastpaced action.

However there is still work to be done for it to be a good and satisfying game. -One really frustrating part was that Dem was the only one getting knocked down from explosions - that doesn't seem fair?
-The tanks came very early on and you simply didn't have the resources to build your up your own defenses in order to keep up.
-The units were easily accidentaly unselected
-Sometimes the screen would lock in the far end of the map and i had trouble taking control over it again
-the same thing went for Dem when switching to combat mode; he wouldn't respond and you would have to fiddle around to get control of him.
-and sometimes when scrolling for a weaponswitch the game would kick me back to NG's starting page! Maybe just a problem with my browser...
-and also the last part was really hard.. :(

I wouldn't have wanted you to strecht yourself so far. To have put less time on furthering the selection of units and what not and make sure that the gameplay was smoother, less buggy and the fighting more fair.

It was an enyoyable game, albeit frustrating game.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

it looked great...

Great graphics, decent gameplay, the presentation was good and a very interesting plot...
What I first noticed is that the controls were a bit slow/sloppy but it is something I can overlook...The idea of switching from combat to strategy is nice but it can be a pain. If you're are not used to it, switching would be rather confusing in the heat of battle...BUT what I would really want complain about is story mode level 4. It seems like there are actually more hybrids than you and your units can really handle. Every building I made except for the HQ was destroyed. I cleared that level only by chance and luck. The side who has the larger number of unit wins

The voice acting's good. Especially Dem's, you can sense the anger (and he actually sounds a bit like Arthas from Warcraft 3 frozen throne)...but there are times that the voice acting just feels out of place. I mean the plot is building up tension and seriousness but some of the voice acting just kills it off. Including the background music in those cutscenes. It doesn't really fit in.

Honestly it had momentum...
It's a good've put much effort on this...but it would've been a greater game

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great but

The game play is very slow ._. but is a awsome game
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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I absolutely retched having to hear rina-chan's monotonous voice acting....
Great game but i swear she just ruins every female role with the Same Voice Every Time
There's some control issues that have been touched on before. so i wont bother.
Love the artwork!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


It's good, but I think it gets boring after sometime. Dunno why it's under judgement though.

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