Starwish is easily the best and most finished flash game I've ever played. The shooter part alone could make for selling, but with the story which like I have not seen since Baldur's Gate the game simply makes my body ache and my heart beat uncontrollably.
At first, I wanted to be able to make more decisions, to be able to change the story. Later on, I would hope that I didn't have to choose sides in a war that had been going on for an eternity. I actually can't believe that a certain person died. I won't tell you who, but until the end I still expecting her to come back.
The girls in the game, as opposed to dating sims, have own personalities and are all quite lovable. The same goes for male characters.
I know it's silly to say this, but some of the philosophy in this game (particularly the ending) influenced me to change my life for the better >.>
Frankly, I know I'm going to play this game again. Thank you for making this, keep it up.
Thank you very much for your praise! That certain someone might still be out there ;)
Soooo many twists!!!!
Love everything about it! the shooting aspect is meh...bosses come back harders....however you fight all the bosses 3 times... This has to be the best story on newgrounds...It's deeper then any flash i've ever seen!
Impeccable story telling, great concept
This game is the most beautiful, most complete game I've played in years. This could easily become a full-blown console game. Battles Sylpheed style, animated cutscenes... the works. I hope someone noteworthy takes notice of you. You took 4 hours of my life and shaped it into something beautiful. Thank you.
Entertaining and touching...
It´s hard to find a game which can be so simple in its word, and yet so touching. One of the most beautiful (yet simple) refletion about our wishes and desires.
Better yet, with a goooood shooter in it!
This game shows how to touch and entertain people at same time - a unbeliaveble flash masterpiece!
i cant begin to cover this game, but i'll try
first, I would like to start by saying that this has the best story of any flash game i have ever played-period. the characters all had a compelling story behind them which made the game that much better. I actually never knew that i could get such a great storyline from a flash game, and i didn't even pay attention to most of the core story, this is only from talking to various people in the cafe! I was completely immersed in it, and i honestly didn't want it to end.
second, i would like to commend you on the RPG aspects of the game. I loved how you could fully customize what traits you wished to use, and change it according to your style of play. I also loved how the mods could be given, or taken away at a moments notice, yet there was still the permanent stat system to give your character a sense of stability. Although i did notice some things that were a drawback to the system, such as: 1. when certain stats peaked at their highest value (i.e. the item drop rate with the luck stat) they would later start to go down again. I found myself putting more and more stats into luck, when all i wanted was to keep my item drop rate at 10%. 2. When upgrading a weapon, you could get a great weapon, but if you wanted a better one you would have to pay the full amount for that upgrade. This was a bit of a downfall because i would find myself buying one gun, and then the next round there would be a better one in the shop, and i could've just saved my money from the first one and bought it, freeing the rest of that money for more modules.
Third, the gameplay itself was great, although there were a few bugs and nit-picks i have about it as well. I noticed that sometimes if i flew into a wall or something, the ship would get stuck momentarily, or simply crash into the top/bottom of the screen and BOOM! game over. Also, i know you must've heard this from everyone already, but why did the bosses have to loop every time a section of the game was cleared? Sure they were revamped with one or two more attacks and what-not, but it was still the same old fight for most of them (excluding the pillar...i liked what you did with him in the last showdown, that was awesome....and quite unexpected).
All in all, this was in my opinion a masterpiece. this games deserves 10/10, 5/5, and so much more. I would love to go out and buy a game with this much soul, because frankly- there are so many trash games out there that could use an artists touch such as yours.
Kudos, and please, i beg of you, keep up the good work.