At 4/25/17 04:43 PM, FIL1994 wrote:
Hey, I recently released a game. It doesn't seem to be getting as many reviews as my games usually do.
Its sitting at 3.68 stars at the moment, but isn't on the best new games and movies when it is rated higher than half of the stuff on there.
I would strongly appreciate reviews for my game, positive or negative (but constructive though).
Anyways here it is:
I jumped the gun on my review, and shortly after, I wanted to amend it.
Better than I was expecting. The UX is actually very polished, but I wouldn't have guess that from the empty load screen, and cumbersome home page.
I'm confused why I should go with a higher quality publisher with a lower royalty, I assume it's for more revenue, but that's not conveyed well.
The fact that you break down how skills affect book types in the description indicates that the game does not make this clear enough, there's also random things I wish had mouse over descriptions, like "compo".
Overall, it's an interesting game, that I wouldn't have expected to enjoy.
Change the name
I figured out most of what I didn't (still could be conveyed better), but my problem is, once I find a good combo what's to stop me from just publishing that over and over, and focusing on those skills? You could have some kind of trend stat that shows what types of books are popular, forcing me to change genres. The only benfit to being multi faceted is the medals. but the easiest way to get those is to delete your save and start over. Speaking of medals, 100 books is well beyond how long this game can keep my attention.
I also think the game is too freely paced, I recommend putting some sort of milestone in there, like you need X money by week Y to pay for something or else the game ends, kind of like Papers, Please, how you have upkeep on your rent and children's doctor bills.
Overall, the game is still interesting and deceptively entertaining but the game gets repetitive really fast, and there's absolutely no obstacles to overcome. and seriously scrap that home page book with turnable pages. it looks and interacts like garbage.