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UPDATE JANUARY 2013:
DESUTORI IS NOW AVAILABLE FREE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY, thank you for the unprecedented support, I appreciate it, and from the team to you, I thank you. See you next game!
~READ THIS BEFORE YOU BREAK YOUR COMPUTER~
Game too hard you wanna rip your hairs out? Skip levels by pressing B at the title screen!
# PRESS <P> TO PAUSE THE GAME, PRESS <Q> TO QUIT WHILE PAUSED TO GO BACK.
# Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to move.
# Use the Space bar for various in-game options.
The game that made Tom nervous is finally on Newgrounds!
The 8-Bit Hardcore Retro Side-Scroller is here!
Will you manage to collect ALL 12 CRYSTAL SHARDS OR DIE AN AWFUL DEATH?
Enter Desutori, a side-scrolling game about a unlikely Hero and the Goddess who travel far and wide in search of the ultimate power. The Cosmic Shards.
Special thanks to
TheBackAlleys Forums for the support,
Dilly, Fefe and GhostingFish for the help.
As far as platformers go, I'd expect you to be able to jump,. at least. But that aside, this game is pretty good. The 8-bit graphics are appealing, and the music is nice. However, I did have a couple of issues.
First, the respawn time is enourmous, considering this is one of those games yyou will spend a lot of time dying in. This not orustrates the player, but makes it MUCH more likely that they will simply give up and never come back to the game. For a game like this, you want to set a fast pace, and keep that pace going. Throw the player right back in the fray. And you just didn't do that here.
Second, the medal that requires you to die 2,000 times. This would literally take me hours to do, simply sitting on my butt and holding a key in one direction. The respawn time doesn't make it any easier, either! I will honestly say, that medal is not worth the effort. I will pass on 100 points, if it will save me twelve hours of my life. Some way you could fix this is:
A) Make respawns a little more... instant, perhaps? Then it would only take a couple of hours.
B) Make the character run faster! She/he moves so slowly... This would really speed up the process of racking up deaths for this medal.
C) Think up another, more appealing medal? Something players would actually want to take the time out of their lives to do. (Dying 2000 times on the same screen, for no reason, is NOT one of those things, sorry.)
Despite what I didn't like, it's a pretty solid game. Good way to burn time, if you don't mind getting annoyed as hell at some of those obstacles. I look forward to see what you churn out next.
A) It has been noted, hopefully in a future update of this game we'll introduce insta-spawn.
B) Due to limitations of the engine I used, this may have to be in the sequel.
C) The DjTakozx Award came because only 1 person has done this. It is to honor his great time that he lost while playing it. He also broke the death counter.
Cute little game. Not so much hard as it is just memorizing the patterns, or as I did just place the mouse cursor over then next little safe spot so you know where to stand next. Well done overall.
Thank you! Patterns are hardcore!
Most annoying thing was how long it takes to restart after you die. Should be almost instant in a game you are going to die A LOT.
With roughly 780 lives left, I managed to conquer the final boss.
It's a cute little game, sound effects were decent, Venus' voice was nice and clear, but our mysterious little friend seemed like she was too far from the mic. Levels and music were nice, liked the snow level music the most.
All in all, I give it a 4.5. I was a nice piece!
Thank you very much for the review, we appreciate it!
Okay. About 10 lives for level 1. 3 lives for level 2. About 70 lives for level 3. Got 910 some lives left. Dunno about level 4. Got 900 lives though.
Then I was like... Screw it by life 890- something. I'm out.
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