I know this is based off a board game, but kudos for an incredible game nonetheless. Like mentioned before, my only real problem is the inability to save after a successful mission. The amount of time I beat the reactor mission just to have enough firepower for the operations mission (just to lose them against acid blood or to an alien dropping right on top of them) was almost maddening.
Either way though, this is a fantastic piece of work, highly engaging, entertaining, and addicting. Oh, and hard. Good job.
Ive played the 2nd mission 4 times i no wot 2 do but it wont let me do it...
Fun, but difficult. To the point where its unfair.
I really like this game, but it is SO difficult. Like I really hate how hard it is to kill the aliens, I mean c'mon, they're trained marines it shouldn't be too hard. The spawn points for the aliens are really obnoxious too, I absolutely hate starting Reactor and losing the only useful marines because the aliens spawn right next to them. I know it's accurate to the movie that it's so hard, but for something to be fun I should have a pretty good chance of winning. I really think a second difficulty would be nice, keep the same game but label that 'Normal' and then make an 'Easy' where the chance to kill with the weapons are higher than 70%, and the aliens have a much more fair spawn point. I think in Operations the kill rate with the pulse rifles should be 99%, because if theyre that close you shouldn't have a hard time missing. And the Grenades! dear god i dont even use those until halfway into operations when im going back to the door to medical, because the splash damage is GINORMOUS. yeah okay, i get it, grenades go BOOM but i dont like having 4/5 marines incapacitated from one goddamn grenade! make it have a smaller radius, idc if it kills less aliens but the movie didnt have everyone thrown against the walls when one grenade was shot(in fact it only killed ONE alien at a time) and my last thing to complain about, the vents. in the movie Newt knew the thing like the back of her hand. but in the game i had one instance where we sat at the third ? until everyone was dead because Newt couldnt figure it out! can we get a 90% chance for her, and maybe 30% for others? because 10% makes it impossible.
Fun as hell, but a tad unfair.
One issue with this game from the original...
Marines and Aliens were not allowed to go diagnol. This is a huge flaw with the flash version. flaming the ground is not near as usefull because of it.
The rules are pretty clear on movement, diagonal is fine.
But, you are right that there is an error. I can't believe I never realized it before, but the aliens should not be able to move diagonally through fire and a wall. Thanks for making me look at it again.
It's a fun flash game, but...
The Reactor is fun, and I still haven't tried Rescue Newt but I just gotta say that Operations is a BULLSHIT level!
All the marines have to be placed PERFECTLY so as not to hit them with with their own grenade launchers!
You cannot even set foot into the (otherwise open) empty hallway south of of the deployment area. Not until Mr. Burk/the programming allow you to!
That whole level is too small: it takes the aliens TWO TURNS to win against you after deployment. If your marines miss too many times = they're fucked.
I understand you wanted to make a claustrophobic, hard mission. But I can't help but think this could have been tweaked a bit more in the Player's favor.