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Advisory Animal 5 Points Discover the dog who can speak in the tounge of man.
Born Again 5 Points Experience rebirth the first time.
Human Nature 5 Points Kill a living creature with your weapon
Self Defense 5 Points Kill an enemy with their own projectile
The Call 5 Points Awaken her guardians
Facade Breaks 10 Points Defeat Uzaza
End of Us 50 Points Complete the game with the aid of the gun
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Author Comments

11/8/11 Still working on the medals guys, hang in there. Also tried some more optimizing to fix the slippery/sticky controls issue some of you have. (also, if you have a FB tab up, try closing that)

**CONTROLS** LEFT/RIGHT walk left/right UP = Jump DOWN = Raise shield (while standing)/Use Weapon(later in game,while standing)

Oyeatia, creator and god of man surrenders his deity, descending to the green earth in search of a lost love. Gyossait sleeps in the warm black heart of the dying planet, her dreams seep into the weakening minds of man. The end begins.

Update History:

11/5/11 Patched vanishing keys, walking off map, alternative ending, Medals implemented but pending.

Reviews


theshadowcritictheshadowcritic

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Your heart was in the right place...

First of all, let me just say that I really, REALLY liked this crazy visuals. Every detailed face was immensely creepy, the backgrounds were amazing and the effects and overall aesthetic were really well done. However, this game brought up too many questions ultimately left unanswered to have any weight.

Who are these horrors I'm fighting? Are the girls with knives human? Are they ghosts? What are these trees that blow wind around? Is this like Castlevania where they're just undead minions or something? Is this Earth? If so, what happened to it? Who's Uzaza? What role did he play in the destruction of "Earth"? What was that giant human head I descended from? Where did it come from? What exactly did Gyossait do? Why did she kill everything?

See, this is not good design. If I can ask all these questions and not get an answer directly from the game, it leaves me wanting more and with a felling of lack of fulfillment. Also, filling in backstory for game in the Author Comments is not very good design as well. If I was on another site without you specific comments, what would I think this game is about?

The controls are... interesting. I can handle the rather floaty feel of the jump, but the fact that you completely lose upward momentum when you jump into a wall has led to many deaths. The jumps aren't hard to reach, it's just that if I collide with a wall before I reach the platform above, I fall right back to where I started, or into a pit. This is the most frustrating aspect of this game, right here.

Now, I know you wanted this game to be scary, because it shows. The cryptic words, the great eerie music, the mysteriousness of it all, they all point to a lot of hard work going into the game to make it scary. Unfortunately, this game never gets past creepy. Sure, I jumped once or twice, but really not enough to justify the overall tone. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an excellent example of scares in a game other than monster closets and other simple jump scares. I'd really suggest giving it a try, if only to study up on really, REALLY freaky horror.

I know you wanted this game to be good, because it shows. The sound is great, the atmosphere creepy, and the art is excellent. Unfortunately, it left me with more questions than answers and sore fingers from the wonky physics. There's a good, scary game in here, but it's bogged down too much by many other things. I know you must have worked hard on it, but I just didn't think it was that good...

Your heart was in the right place, but this game just didn't do it for me.
6/10


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SweagenSweagen

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Crummy controls, little drive.

I admire you for making a game that seems to fit some sort of vision- there's red creepy text abound that I'm sure is full of symbolic messages.

However, the game itself is a depressing platformer with awful controls (that aren't even explained), such to the point that it took me over half an hour to figure out that you could reflect shots with the down arrow, and the awkward jumping and constant enemies and rooms that were just ANNOYING, not fun in any way, left me wishing the game was over when I had beaten the first boss. Alas, there was still more to come it appears, but you're not going to get me to go through a hellish, unfun game to see more symbolism and mildly disturbing imagery that I can't understand.



MrNumnumsMrNumnums

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Meh

All the same issues Hvymtl78 said as well as the player reall y just looks like a KKK member running around 0_o Would have been nice to be able to sprint as well.



Piebot5000Piebot5000

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Solid but it crashed on me

She glitched out on me when I shot/pushed in the wrong direction one of the spikey death blocks...didn't have the heart to go back though it again and see the ending.

Too bad, the game was certainly above average.



loluntilmypieloluntilmypie

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good design, but had several bad flaws

This game does have potential and I know if you were to tweak some bits and parts this game would be more than 7/10 at the least, but some of the elements in the game really did frustrate me and ruined the game for me.

This game could be a lot better if you made the controls better. In terms of gameplay, the jumping felt far too uncontrollable during flight and it did take a while to get used to. The shielding I think should be able to be used whilst in mid air because several times I ended up getting shot whilst jumping up and even though I could see what was shooting me, I couldn't do a thing about it and then had to take getting blasted back. Another thing was with the keys: although it was good to be able to go back to the place you died if you were carrying the key, there were two times where I had fallen into the spiked pits and I could not get back the key. I would prefer it if you could make the key either respawn back where it originally was or, even better, spawn around some place where the previous character died so that you could simply go back there and pick it up easily. It would save having to restart the entire game from scratch over one small thing that prevents you from progressing. In addition to this, a save system would be good... but I don't know how long/short this game is. I wish I did.

The spawning almost took too long. It was an interesting idea having those white tree-like things as spawn points and how a new little knight/demon/whatever-it-was would come down like at the beginning (seeing the older bodies of where you died was a pretty nice touch), but it felt like it dragged on for a little too long. I literally just wanted to get up and get straight back into the game ASAP. In some cases I couldn't read the text and didn't know what said what, which had me a little bit angered because I thought I wasn't able to read something that could have possibly meant something important. The scenery, even though it was well detailed, felt a bit too tight, especially with the ceilings when I was trying to jump a gap and then the character would hit the ceiling and cut the distance by about half.

On a good note, this game is very unique and interesting. The sounds used along with the images do help build a really abnormal and disturbing setting. As I said, you payed good attention to detail for an indie game plus the doomsday kind of plot made me want to play through the entire game and see what happens at the end, even if sometimes I couldn't quite get my head round what was happening in one or two cases.

Apologies for this review being a wall of text and for trying to sound professional, it's just that I was really looking forward to playing this game and it disappointed me, plus know you could make this game a lot better if you were to change and tweak some of the parts that I mentioned, it really did ruin the game for me.


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