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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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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 3 / 5 stars

The Good, The Bad, and The Boring

This can be split down pretty easily into the "positives" (things that gained you points) and "negatives" (which lost you points):

- attempt to have a side-scrolling RTS
- ability to 'command' other troops on battlefield
- graphics (not great, but not terrible)
- variety of allies, enemies, and maps
- survival mode

- in-game music (you don't lose points for this, because it can be turned off)
- voice acting
- dialogue takes up half of the in-battle screen
- story too reminiscent of a few current Triple-A FPS games
- poor layout of controls
- allies are incredibly stupid

Honestly, the troops that you are allied with couldn't win a fight with a brick wall.

Overall it was an okay game. It wasn't anything special, but it's not awful.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

A few problems

First thing I would like to say is that the cutscenes are way too long. The tutorials are also quite long and tedious. The voice acting is ok, could be better, but the dialogue lags sometimes and doesn't sync up with the voice making the cutscenes unecessarily long. This game doesn't really feel all that original to be honest; I felt like I was playing some kind of Halo and Starcraft mashup with cutsie graphics. Some of the voice effects sound like the ones used for Protoss and the Hybrid are basically Zerg. DEM is easily a mix of Chief and Jim Raynor. Needless to say, the game has potential, but has a lot of flaws and some issues with originality.

Dragy2005 responds:

We've been getting this a lot. It's funny how it turned out, because honestly those weren't our inspiration sources. But I'm not trying to convince you or anyone else anything. One might consider something original while the other sees it as a complete ripoff. It's a pov thing. I'm sure we'll manage to stand out better in the next act, revealing some more details about the enemy faction in Echoes and about the main characters.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Needs improvement

The set up for the buildings is slow and he runs really slow. You can get overwhelmed really easily. its an ok game :P

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

great concept, but

great concept, good work and care for details, art, and sound but... forgot key rules in your game design. The game pace is incredibly slow for a flash game, and with continuous dialogs / tutorials / history it's hard to keep players interested enough time to enjoy all you hard work here. My opinion just fix some timing and mix events, pace up, and you got a great game.
keep all you hard work ;D

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

theres this level when all those aliens come from both directions. that really sucks because it gets way to hard.

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