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Madness: Premeditation

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rated 4.23 / 5 stars
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Sep 25, 2010 | 9:04 PM EDT

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Fragification 5 Points Kill Something with a Grenade
Pacification 5 Points Let the Creators Live!
Vermification 5 Points Defeat Agness
Blobination 25 Points Defeat Claudette
Cooptation 25 Points Unlock Complete Arsenal
Premeditation 50 Points Beat the Game

Author Comments

Thanks Newgrounds for choosing this game as the Madness Day 2010 Winner!
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Update: Sept 27th 2010 - Click or press direction to skip intro & countdown - Fixed boss grenade bug & grenade replenishment bug
Update: Sept 26th 2010 - Increased Tricky's health, this will ruin previous Tricky level replays :(
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Plan Hank's moves through a strange area of Nevada. Make sure to think 4th dimensionally!
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Controls:
Astral Projection Mode: Arrows
Shot Planning/Menus: Mouse

HINTS:
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The sensors on level 3 remove the lasers blocking the doorway
2 handed weapons (shotgun and AK) only fire forward
Remove assigned shots by clicking on an already-placed node
Broken glass shards can interfere with your shots, so wait a while after shooting out glass to take aim again

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Author Commentary:

BoMToons: This was intended for Madness Day 2010, but was slightly delayed. I had this gameplay idea while watching some Madness cartoons. It's gone through a lot of revisions based on lots of player feedback (thanks Coaly and Jacksmack!). I hope you give it a chance! There are tons of other gameplay features we wish we had time to add like smarter AI, more stealth rewards, smarter reloading constraints, more balanced guns, the ability to watch all your replays in a row, etc...maybe for a sequel? As always, it's a pleasure to work with Luis, his take on my ugly level mock-ups brought a richness and fun to the story that I never would have included. P.S. This was coded "Somewhere in Nevada" where I live!

Luis: This is a strategy/puzzle game, kinda like chess. Enjoy!

Reviews


VozuVozu

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great :]

Overall idea of the game is great - creating something similiar to Madness movies but with players as the directors of the films. It's much more fun than with regular run'n'gun Madness games, yet I won't say that it's perfect at this moment. But it feels like a 9, so... consider most of what I will write next as suggestions.

While I simply love the idea of planning and then watching, some levels can be completed only by trying them a few times to learn how enemies will be acting and only after that we are ready to wipe all Madness-guys. This is highly visible in fights with Tricky and Agness, pre-Tricky level and level with flametraps. Knowing what, when and how often everything will happen would help a lot.
Moving is another issue that needs fixing is movement - we have no option of reseting the path after it's all done, only during planning, what is kind of frustrating, because we often have to fail level as a result of some stupid move. There are also problems with putting "shoot dots" on spots Hank crossed few times - sometimes the game allows us to put them in time we're not very interested in. Perhaps adding a "timeline", an optional method of placing "dots" which is not affected by path we've made would fix it.

This game is about Madness, killing with style and I must say this aspect is quite poor at this moment. User-made movies are quite nice but not.... not awesome ;p It is because we have no "visual candies" to put here. No acrobatic moves, no bullet times, no melee fights... Maybe some death animations, dodges etc? Think about it, now this game is good, but it can be awesome :D

I give you a nine. And 'll be waiting for Madness: Premeditation 2 expecting it to blow my mind with its awesomeness ;)


BoMToons responds:

yes, I would like to add in a lot of that in a sequel, thanks for reviewing :)


FallowerOfHankFallowerOfHank

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good way to kill time

I would've gotten medals if I remembered to log in!



io3creationsio3creations

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Overall good game with a few issues

Awesome graphics and I really like the action/puzzle gameplay! Not much to say about that.
Here are my issues:
You should put the "Hints" in the game in case some people don't read your description. I would've been completely lost on the third level because the sensors looked regular lights to me. Also, it was a bit lucky that I figured out the wall jumping.
The track can be hard to follow if you are going over the same path, or standing for some time. Also, it might be a good idea for the track not to leave the game screen and not cross any visual user interface elements (especially buttons).

I just looked at a few other people's comments and my badges were saved, so not sure what happened to Briarios.
About the "trial and error" approach ... I disagree. I think it's a bit more like the Splinter Cell or Hitman series where you have to observe and then future predict other people's movements. Yes, this can be a bit challenging with the bosses but to me that was the fun/puzzle part of the game. I guess they missed it ?
Now I'm off to collect the final 'complete arsenal' badge. Perhaps you could continue with a Pico Day "sequel"? ;)



tankhangtankhang

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Woah, sweet difficulty

Wow, this is tough.
Just when I thought the game was difficult, you HAD to add bosses in.
Spent 2 hours and haven't even completed Claudette.
Amazing concept there, though this may be a touch too difficult for people who lack patience and timing.



kevuukevuu

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great game

great concept i like it alot and i know that you probably would have add more stuff if you had the time for it but i just want to give some recommandation which i think would make the game better.
when you enter a level give us a preview how the enemies move. mostly you come into a level and just give it a lucky try hoping for the best because you dont know whats actually going on.

also like others said give us a general restart button and make your timeline thing , dunno what to call it, more editable or somethin like showing us the "ghost" of our previous try.

and one personal thing is every time you shoot you could make a short slowmo, it would make it way more spectacular and satisfying if you get a right shot ;)
im really hoping for a sequel.