This is a pretty awsome game series!
Though I don't see why people are complaining about the controls, is the z, x, c, and arrow keys really that difficult to master?
Played all three parts and I personally think its a pretty good game. Not as bad as some other s try and make it seem...keep at it!
So far, it's the series isn't very good.
Normally, I'm not one to care about graphics, but after reading Kumankun4's review about you copying and pasting the graphics from your 2005 submission onto this game, I feel that a person can describe the artwork as lazy and they would be right. So enough on that.
As for everything else, it definitely is NOTHING I haven't seen. You get a fast but weak machine gun, a strong but slow rocket launcher, and a mediocre pistol. Oh, and fighting a talking dragon is kinda dated and makes no sense. I liked the flying-shooting part though.
The storyline, so far can be summed up like this: Girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl finds another girl who wants the boy, girl fights girl, girl rescues boy and teams up with him to find the Triforce pieces, er, I mean the 3 orbs. That said I BOLDLY predict that there will be a romantic relationship between the girl and boy. I even predict a kissing scene and possible elopement, after the girl fights the other girl for her prize. Assuming he doesn't get killed first.
Nevertheless, I will play this series to the end, if only because I am curious about how it will end (yes, curiosity claimed another cat, meow).
About the art, that guy picked out a handful of art resources (Carina, Avior, Draco, and the two ships) that were reused for series consistency and conveniently ignored the several thousand new ones.
its okay but the controls are difficult to play
The graphics are a little under today's standards, but I can't knock you for that. It's a little nostalgic, in that sense, back when we all had 56k and waited forever to load a 1mb game. So I'm neutral in those regards.
The music is a little unfitting at times, but it isn't too bad. Sound effects are basic, could have more variety in those regards. Now the voice acting is a hit and a miss, the main character just sounds childish and annoying. Other voices seem well done, more experienced than the main character at least. So sound isn't great, overall, but passable (a better female voice actress would do wonders, whoever did that voice is just god awful I'm sorry).
Gameplay wise....well it's just not much to say. It's extremely basic, pretty below average compared to other games today. Waves of enemies come towards you, you shoot them. The side scrolling part could be done better, maybe shoot backwards and use the mouse to aim.
Overall, it looks like you put effort into this project and you get props for that. The graphics can really stay and still make this a great game (4+) if the gameplay undergoes a massive revamp and more effort was put into sound.