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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 2 / 5 stars

Too Much Cluster and Not Enough Good

The first two missions had a great amount of promise. Some Command and Conquer resource gathering and unit building, space marine hero, and a cliched but workable plot.

But by the time I got to the mission where you have to defend a newly built base against several waves of attackers the game's faults became clear.

Even when sprinting Dem's movement is slow and cumbersome and his hop move is annoying at best and the button controlling it requires mashing to work properly. The Grenadier enemies are just as annoying. Slow Movement + getting bounced around like a rubber ball by grenadiers is not fun nor does it help engage the player.
Selecting your units is just as annoying. The selecting of units should have been made as hold mouse button and pan over in combat AND Strategy. Yes Dem will move and shoot during but it is far less tedious than having to try and hold Q to do it plus have to remember to hold E to give them a choice of what to do. All this while trying to move Dem at a snail's pace to engage the enemy who's quickly decimating your base or bouncing you around mercilessly.
And Dem respawning: Why does the strategy mode come on when he comes back instead of going to combat? It's one more roadblock when you're trying to survive an engagement.
I'm not going to bring up in detail the amount of talking going on during the battle because others have mentioned it but its kind of pointless to hear that your units are dying or your base is getting demolished for the twentieth time in an engagement.
I guess my sum-up would be that the controls have to work better to be able to move troops, move Dem, and engage the enemy. Otherwise its just a cheap way to raise the difficulty.

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

useless game, weird controls and too buggy

lol, i came to level 4 i guess? the point is, it's too hard, my soldiers die to quickly and everything seems so buggy and weird

this game is bad.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

It was promising but...

This game is really difficult and frustrating because of multiple problems with the AI and gameplay mechanics. It was obvious from a start that a project this ambitious developed by such a small group of people would lead to enormus problems in these areas. Don't get me wrong, you did do a good job, but the game is far too pretentious.
The story is plain bad. Its shallow, boring and predictable, even for a flash game standard, and, on top of that, the campaign is extremely short (I know this is supposed to only be part one, but anyway, the promise of better things yet to come does not solve anything). The reedeming qualities are, of course, the graphics and the voice acting, which was very well done. That said, I still consider this game pretty boring, repetitive, short and flawed in too many ways to be really worth playing.

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Rated 2 / 5 stars


The story is ok
The plot is stupid
Voice acting is ok
Script is not, too much dragging, not much of importance.
Controls are awkward
-sprinting is slow
- jumping forward can be triggered without tabbing the button twice.
-Sometimes, Dem runs the wrong way (not likely to be a lag)
-After being knock back (fighting with Diabolus) the weapon changed
-Controlling your soldiers should've been easier (hotkeys perhaps?)
Gun is so extremely useless (knife is more powerful & I beat the game with it)
Can't zoom out in combat mode
Diabolus is sometimes invincible
Your friends can't die, but you can. So I never feel anything for them. Hell, I let them do all the work.
A pause button, or a time stop during strategy mode for an easier management
When Dem is dead, stop pulling the camera back to him in strategic mode, it's already frustrating enough when you can't give any commands in strategy mode but moving.
Command options in strategy mode

These things better be fixed in Echoes 2

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Rated 2 / 5 stars


i really wanted to like this game nice graphics and its rare to find a game with good voice acting but the scenes went on forever and the game play was just walking forward slowly shooting it was so dull

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