The gameplay is awesome!
You needed to put more decent graphics to the game.
Weak ending to an overall weak series.
Well, I reviewed the first one, played all the ones in between and thought I'd review the final one.
You obviously didn't bother listening to any criticism that people left earlier and kept churning this game out, and I have to say, the presentation actually improved. It seems the animations in this are much less static than at first.
However, the game is still a copy of Contra or those type of side scrolling shooters. The problem I have with the game is it's just NOT fun, at all. This is mostly due to level design and graphics. You have some scenarios where the player is forced to take damage, making it impossible for people to get the thrill of perfecting a level. The player is rarely rewarded for completing tasks.
In fact, this is the only game I have ever seen on the front banner that doesn't have medals. There is no sense of achievement besides the following cutscenes and some weak extras. On top of that, the level design is just bad, I often found myself forced to go into a corner as I was ambushed by so many enemies, and then I had to sacrifice health just to get past them. The game is challenging, but in a really cheap way which requires no skill. The mantra is about as deep as "take as little damage as you can if you want to make it past".
Another problem is the graphics, each little section/map or whatever you want to call them look so boring and bland. There is very little interactivity and a big lack of collectables or anything to keep people replaying a level.
But besides that, it was pretty good. I couldn't take any of the cutscenes seriously because they basically consisted of a static facing with a mouth moving up and down, and the rest of the game was just a collection of tweens. A skip button would've been nice too (I'm not one to talk, however...heheh).
I see little that you could add to this that could improve it, the whole 2d shooter thing is only fun with upgrades and jetpacks and a whole shit ton of abilities that games like LittleBigPlanet 2 and Metal Slug have solidified. Better luck on your future endeavors.
Looks like something you would make on yoyogames, but this is pretty decent. The voice acting is superb.
this game really does a great throwback to old school games... the pixelated graphics makes sure of that (whether you want them to or not) but everything else is just so good it makes it up greatly. 1 small glitch I did find though is (for whatever awful reason) it started to lag, and kept lagging even more and more. closing the game out and reopening it fixed it completely though.
messing with the types of guns you have was a very nice change of pace as well from the other stages... the story may have been a bit cliched but it still make for an amazing final boss fight.
the only other thing that really annoyed me though... is it just me, or did the pre-loader screen somehow seem straight of starwars?
But the play was kind of repetitive, and I kept tricking the AI in order to get through. Nice voice acting, maybe take a little time to shade the characters with lighter and darker hues of the same color, overall, well done.