Flip loadsa potentism.
A metric ton of structural work has gone into this top-down 2d shooter, and do you love to show it. Slews of weapons, abilities and features, Droid Grids Beta plays like an ambitious pitch for the commercial market rather than a mere flash game. The overall reaction I have from playing this game is that if it works - it'll be a smash hit. And if it doesn't - it will droop under the weight of its own ambition. Only time can tell.
At present, the menu screen is cheap and horrifying. Since when do you press "Start Game", and the default option is "Back"? I'm sure the menu will be reworked and made smexier by release, but even in beta things should be relatively pieced together. Fix the menu. And also, enable a low/med/hi quality button, because this game can produce lag in older computers (such as mine).
The amount of effort put into this game is recognized just by looking at the description, wait, better yet - the title. Version 0.17.6? Will this thing EVER be released? If you are an ambitious man/woman, (and I expect of you highly), this game is a thing to look out for. The only thing is it could use a lot of the "prettying" department. Hire some good artists to beautify your highly intelligent system.
It's definitely something that is not done before on this scale for Newgrounds. It reminds me of DOTA for some reason: multiplayer, spawn points, walking around, fighting, walking around some more. If you could make it addicting enough, then it might be a hit. Heck, why not make it online while you're at it, you've got the guts.
Obviously I just spent a short amount of time playing a very deep and intricate game with zero polish that looks and feels like a drag. Now I'm not saying that this game is bad, I'm just saying that I just hope you finish this, because if you don't, then the world has just missed out on something special.
Thanks for letting me play.
--Production-- = 12/20
--Playability-- = 11/20
--Genius-- = 20/20
--Flair-- = 20/20
--Tilt-- = 11/20
OVERALL SCORE: 74/100
VERDICT: Getting great. [B+]
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