A great time waster.
I was just about to Save this missed it by about 10 votes and I was on another site I can't mention going to play it. Then I realize hey its a Gemcraft on the NG cool I have to check this bad boy out. So I am a beginner at the game but my impressions of it were satisfied. I do say the medieval genre of the game make even better. Ciao
One of the BEST time wasters
I played this game on armorgames for weeks now and I'm still at the the 4th or 5th boss.
Graphics: are great and I love how the environment changes as you move to different locations.
Audio: not many improvements since the first gemcraft, but it's still great. I wouldn't know how to make it better
Difficulty: Taking it slow makes the game very easy while rushing through it creates more challenge. For me, as I got further along the game, my strategies started to turn to crap, which forced me to rethink my plans and invest on other abilities. However, once you figure out the perfect strat, the game becomes too easy. If you were to scroll through my map, you would see that the first two stages are nearly complete, including all the modes, and as you move further up, you only see one path with just the normal mode complete. I think this was what made me quit the game because I found no challenge in it whatsoever.
Gameplay: you would think that after playing for so long, things would get boring, but with so many different mazes and unlockable modes, there's always something that keeps you entertained.
The skills became very important as you collected more points, but a few of the abilities seemed useless, or not as important for your survival. The dual gems ability was perhaps the most important one to get, because the gem would obliterate the enemy without a problem, as long as you upgrade it.
The mana pool increase this time seemed pointless. In the beginning of the round, I wouldn't waste any mana to increase the pool size, and by the end, I either get swamped with enemies so I can't afford to lose more mana, or I basically beat the level and don't need any more.
Overall, it's a great game, but it just keeps going, which may cause people to lose interest.
Complex but Rewarding
A little complicated but when you get into it it's good. I'm still playing while writing this review so kudos.
Woot, first one was my favorite flash game ever. This one is a bit different, not quite as good, but still AMAZING!