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Hunters - Stage 4

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rated 4.14 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun
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megaman
metroid
contra
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Apr 6, 2011 | 5:58 AM EDT

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Hunters: Relic of Stars - Stage 4. Carina and Avior team up, and head off in search of the third orb.

Play stage 1 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566055
Play stage 2 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566291
Play stage 3 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566564
Play stage 5 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566895
Play stage 6 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/567109

CONTROLS:
Arrow Keys - Move / Aim
Z - Shoot
X - Jump
C - Change Weapons
Spacebar - Pause / Open Map

You can also use WASD to move and JKL to shoot/jump/change weapons, however on some browsers/keyboards you may run into issues with too many keys being pressed at once, nothing I can do about that.

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PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER:
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If you have a PC Gamepad, I highly recommend using the Joy2Key Software. You can download it: here: http://bit.ly/NCx4h

Saving - Progress through the stage is saved automatically at every major checkpoint. If you have to leave and come back, your progress will still be there!

Bugs - If you do find a bug, please report it to me via PM. Be as descriptive as you can, I can't fix things if I don't know what went wrong!

Sticky Keys Bug - If the keys feel like they're sticking, character keeps running after you let go, please read the third post in this thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1123318
This is a bug with some browsers/systems and there's really nothing I can do to fix it.

Reviews


D34thMonk3yD34thMonk3y

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

As much as I want this to be a 10

I just can't bring myself to do it. Gameplay? Great. Voice acting? Awesome. Graphics? Oh god kill me. I just can't stand the look of the game, but I just absolutely love the gameplay. I mean, it's smooth, it works out good, its got that classic run and gun shooter feel. It's like taking a diamond, but then spreading poop all over it. Making it terrible to look at, but still, its a good thing under all the terrible looks. Can we have the next part PLEASE get a graphics update? Other than that, all around good game, not much to complain about.


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bonjoullebonjoulle

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

fun fun fun

this game is pretty cheesy but kinda addictive and i kinda liked it for the wrong reasons i guess


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DragiousDragious

Rated 3 / 5 stars

pretty good

still dont know what all the hype is about. there should definitly be check points. and more fluid movment.



Kumakun4Kumakun4

Rated 3 / 5 stars

:O!!

This one is actually a little more bearable.
I'll be honest though, I still think this series could use a massive graphical overhaul. Yes, this does feel like an old school megaman game, but that's the problem:
It feels rushed. Megaman games were on smaller screens, which allowed for less detail, but you could feel there was genuine effort and thought put into enemy and level design.
I mean yes, Hunters: Relic of Stars has "thousands" of new sprites even though it's main ones are ripped from an '05 movie for "continuity", but they all look like they were made in five minutes... It's like you slapped a bunch of simple shapes together, filled them with gradients and voila. Maybe consider finding someone who can make your game seem a little more... modern? I find it hard to believe no one would have offered yet.
Just a suggestion, though.
Music was actually rather fitting, no complaints there. The controls are still a little...I dunno, iffy, but I'll blame my own sub-par reflexes when it comes to harmoniously synchronising shooting and avoiding while aiming accurately.
I still find the cutscenes, along with the script, incredibly cliché for the times, where the dialogue has me scrambling for a Skip button. There are also a lot of things that aren't really explained to people who haven't bothered making a background check on your series.
Why is there a ninja in the forest...?
And why is he so mellow...?
To each his own, I suppose.
This probably appeals to a younger generation, where the challenge is definitely present and the story is simple and easy to follow, even if there are a few logical discrepancies.
All in all, not my bag. I need a solid story and graphics that don't feel like placeholders. But apparently it's good enough to make frontpage, so I guess my tastes are wonky... >.>


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CupecakekinCupecakekin

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Eh...

I do like the great contrast to all levels through these games. I do apologize for the low score, but I must state that the shotgun is a lousy weapon. One has to get quite close to use it and by then, the foe has already struck you a few times.

Story is okay. Voice acting is also okay. Gameplay is good. Graphics are subpar. That's about it. Keep at it!