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Hunters - Relic of Stars

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Hunters: Relic of Stars is a 2D Action Platformer, a love letter to many old school action games of the 8 and 16 bit eras. There are six stages in total, this is the just first one!

Play stage 2 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566291
Play stage 3 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566564
Play stage 4 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566734
Play stage 5 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/566895
Play stage 6 here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/567109

Arrow Keys - Move / Aim
Z - Shoot
X - Jump
C - Change Weapons (when available)
Spacebar - Pause / Open Map

You can also use WASD to move and JKL to shoot/jump/change weapons, however on some browsers/keyboards you may run into issues with too many keys being pressed at once, nothing I can do about that.

If you have a PC Gamepad, I highly recommend using the Joy2Key Software. You can download it: here: http://bit.ly/NCx4h

Saving - Progress through the stage is saved automatically at every major checkpoint. If you have to leave and come back, your progress will still be there!

Bugs - If you do find a bug, please report it to me via PM. Be as descriptive as you can, I can't fix things if I don't know what went wrong!

Sticky Keys Bug - If the keys feel like they're sticking, character keeps running after you let go, please read the third post in this thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1123318
This is a bug with some browsers/systems and there's really nothing I can do to fix it.


This is not a good game.

The graphics are low quality. The controls are extremely limited in a game where your enemies will not be so generous as to remain directly in front of, or directly above you. A triple button spread of fire, jump, and change weapon, on the left side of the keyboard, is unintuitive when the ring finger is not comfortable for something you will be doing often.

2/10 for being entirely functional as a game.

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considering different

it's like an epic game adventure!

Falls short for me.

I consider my ADD to be a fairly reliable barometer when it comes to grading games, and I lost interest in this "epic series" after finding the red ship.
The premise is... "cliché" isn't quite the word I'm looking for, maybe predictable? Overused?
The fact that I'm not a terribly big fan of Rina-chan probably makes me biased. I'm not saying she's a bad VA, I'm just saying I don't think her elocution fit the player character very well.
The music is repetitive and further adds to the monotony and staleness of the gameplay.
As for the graphics, I understand that eye-candy isn't everything, but it shouldn't be neglected altogether, either. This game feels like it was rushed, visually, and didn't particularly appeal to me. I was hoping the story would make up for it, but it was a letdown in that department as well.
The first few minutes is where you really have to hook your gamers, and this just didn't cut it for me, sorry. Points for the map and small tutorial, but it's really nothing ground-breaking or innovative, It feels like a simplified map from a handheld castlevania game.
The biggest thing I would say to work on is appeal. The lack of graphics, the tiresome dialogue and repetitive music killed it for me.

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It's a little frustrating

I think 7 is a good score for this game, it's got more than enough to keep any player occupied. That thing I found frustrating was having to kill the same enemies every time I accidentally went into a different room. I also never took the time to finish the game, because I saw you had the C button included to switch weapons (when available) whatever that means. Well I played for a while and I never found any different weapons, and I was a little bit pissed because that little pistol just wasn't going to do it for me. Good try keeping my attention though, good luck with your future games.

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Very fun game.

It's like a Metroid/Megaman-esque adventure platform game. I love it!

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