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Echoes: Act 1

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Strategy - Real-time (RTS)

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Nov 3, 2010 | 9:42 AM EDT
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  • Daily Feature November 4, 2010
  • Weekly 4th Place November 10, 2010

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Author Comments

Echoes is an action-strategy game. It's set in an extensive universe on a torn Earth almost three-hundred years in the future. It joins the famous real-time strategy genre with many elements from the third person shooter genre, in a side-scrolling environment.

Please note this game is loaded with action, and may load on your cpu. If you have any slow frame rates try to lower the graphic settings. Also note Echoes is a heavy story-teller, with scenes and dialogues. If you're in only for the action, there's always a skip button in the corner.

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Combat mode:
- Mouse - aim, shoot
- W,A,S,D - movement
- Shift - sprint
- Q - command, drag for select units
- E - action circle
- 1-6 - activate abilities
- Z,X,C,V,B - select weapon
- Space - switch to Strategy mode
P, ESC - Pause game
Strategy mode:
- W,A,S,D - camera movement
- Shift - faster camera movement
- Mouse drag - select units
- Mouse click - order units to move
- Ctrl + Mouse click - order units to attack-move
- Hold shift while selecting units to select additional units.
- Space - switch to Combat mode.
- Ctrl + 1-5 to group a few units together.
P, ESC - Pause game



Rated 4 / 5 stars

it`s good BUT....

As much as I loved the story line and the actual game I found several things that.... could have been better. I found that the controls didn't always work especially when I really needed them (in the middle of a battle). I've seen more complicated games than this with a much more simple control panel.
And the thing I found that the AI for my guys was pretty bad. If for example certain people on my team were being attacked, IF others of my team were next to them but not getting attacked they tended to not do anything. And maybe it would have been nice that whilst building and commanding troupes, the game would pause at least until I finished instead of all my troops being killed because my mouse wasn't prepared to click where I needed. NOT to say it wasn't a good game but I just felt it could have been better. If any of these problems was because of my computer I apologies but this is what I found.


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Rated 4 / 5 stars


excellant game 10/10 but so annoying how I have to load if my browser closes


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Difficult but good!!, te only problem i had is that it got wayy to slow, maybe next time add a Quality button to it.
and wayyy to much dialouge to it, i played 40 min & 80% of the time was just talking (exagerating)
the character is also very slow moving,oh & he should have a better weapon
those are the major things to better for the next, in my opinion lol
but thanks for a good game!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool game but...

... it's kinda hard. I mean your soldiers are freaking stupid. Those enemy grenadiers have a really long rage. I have little to counter them and they come like from the second wave they tear me apart. I had 2 enemy tanks on the third wave and the rocket soldiers are so expensive i can get one at the second wave and get killed. And come on your character is like a pin ball tossed around from shells, grenades and rockets untill he dies and hits TILT unlike your soldiers who stay untoched except their life bar is lowered at 75% just from one grenade.

I would be amazed my this story except i kinda ain't cause i played starcraft II and it had protoss-zerg hybrids and stuff but not the point. The gameplay is too confusing the terrain does not allow most strategic points to be taken and build upon. Your hero is the most important here. But he can't be at the two sides at one time. And i would combine soldiers which seems to be one of the key strategies here but as i said it's too expensive. In order to have a nice army, recover from casualties and have a good income i need to spend about 1000 energy and 2000 resources.

Let's put it short. The units are expensive, too weak for their price, i get ripped apart from those long ranged grenadiers, no units to counter them, two tanks at wave 2 (WTF!) and i can barely spare resouces for a lonely rocket soldier which woun't do anything against them. Either it shoud be one sided (not to sides to defend at ones) or unit prices to be lowered or units to be more powerful. The hybrids are overpowered and our units are mere weaklings in their eyes. For this time i wan't to play on the bad side.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Controls need work

As many people have complained the controls are a bit odd, also the main character is so slow so if you make a sequel add more mobility for the main character, also having all the weapons mapped to the Z-V buttons works in theory, but I find that I stop moving a lot to switch weapons, maybe map the weapons to the # keys and keeps the skill on the Z-V button, yes I'm aware I can change the button layout, but a mark of a good control scheme is one that doesn't force you to. All in all the controls are flawed but everything else is good.

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