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MC2 : Burning Skies

rated 3.90 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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Jul 15, 2011 | 1:32 PM EDT

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Mc2: Burning skies is the sequel of the popular Mechanical Commando 2 who have been played by over 8 million time around the web.
Build and customize your own space fighter in this top down bullet hell. Play as Katia, the resistance pilot seen in Mc2 invasion.

-Major Update ! We adjusted the balancing of the game, making it less frustrating and easier as you start it. Thanks everyone for your comments, it help us a lot improving our games.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Quite the bullet hell


Nice shooter game, and the way that upgrade system doesn't use any form of currency is nice.

User accessibility was done very well, and while the keys can't be remapped, there are several modes of input, including mouse-based. Consider adding the Escape key to pause, since I presume many are used to that. I found myself pressing Escape several times, because I kept forgetting it's the P key. (:

Graphics were done well, though not all that detailed, they still look fine. Still, old-school raster art would have looked much better. For some reason, vector (or vector-looking) art was just never too appealing to me in a shooter game, but nonetheless, they still look fine.

The music and sounds were good, too. Game definitely needs more explosion sounds as the same explosion sound for (almost?) everything gets monotonous. Going back to accessibility, I like the ability to adjust volume of music and sounds separately (Pay attention here, junior devs, and even some of you veteran devs who are being lazy about this. (: )

I notice how you have your own "2D sound system" too. Nice touch. One thing that seems weird, is when you have the shield, the sound pans when you move your plane to the left or right of the screen, although the shield itself is always on top of you. I feel this shouldn't be panned, but sounds that actually occur to the left or right of the player's ship should be. You're making the sound listener the game screen instead of the player's plane in this aspect.

Now on to the gameplay. You weren't pulling any punches with this. The game comes at you fierce with bullet hell from the start, even on the first level, and many of the enemies, especially tanks and turrets shoot quite rapidly. Not a problem, as it doesn't get too frustrating, but consider adding a few more health drops here and there to help players out.

Looks like you went all out with a premium version, which I'm sure provides other goodies as well.

Overall nice game, guys.

- Ziro out.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I didnt like it much

Well done, well presented, it works pretty well.

I just happen to not like bullet-hell games. Plus its too repetitive, same ennemies return all the time with the same behaviors (even the helicopters in space).
I kind of wish i could have a little bit of control over my gun, like having a 20-30 degrees foward fire arc would be nice.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Bad, has nothing to do with MC 1 and 2

Usually game sequels have a lot of improvements over the previous games. But here this sequel is a huge step back. From a multidirectional ground shooter you made an ordinary vertical space shooter - wich doesn't even resembles to the older games!
And it's not even a good space shooter! It's average at best, the kind that can be found by dozens on every game site. The only thing that might make this one stand out is the difficoulty: the first level is easy enough but the rest are very hard! It takes like 5-6 tries to complete a level becouse your stuff is inferior and you need to get enough xp to unlock some gears that are actually useful. And it' still hard becouse you can only shoot forward with your primery weapon but the enemies come and shoot from every direction. They come lots at a time and fill the screen with bullets so by the time you get to the boss youre life is probably very depleted. Then the boss fills the screen with bullets even more tightly so good luck manouveringbetvean the tiny spaces wich are safe for a short time, becouse a few hits and you are dead!
This is a bad game but on it's on right it would worth maybe 5/10. But becouse it abuses the name of Mechanical Commando I give only 3.

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Rated 0 / 5 stars


You just can do it better boys...the second part was awesome,but just deceptive. Berzerk ball rules,gunbot is one of the better games in world...
But thi thing has nothing to do with your other games.
Why didn't you add improvements? This is supposed to be a sequel:a game similar to the one before and with lots of cool stuff.
This isn't even Mechanical Commando. Also, the story of Katia kicking asses in the plane in Plarzus...differs with the story of MC 2.
It is just the background of MC2 with a rubbish of aircraft shooting to the same enemies all the damn time...
-Why can't I control my gun?? Not even 50 degrees in front of the plane??
-Why the secondary weapons that do special stuff are unlocked before??
-Why the first weapon takes a lot to unlock and then everything is unlocked in stream??
-Why you call it Mechanical Commando if you are a girl in a plane shooting other planes??
and the last...
-If you aren't going to continue with the story in MC2, don't make sequels if the testers (you have a playtesting team,no??? NO?!?) don't say it is awesome. And if they said it from this have lost a lot,because I really know what flashes are good...and this one isn't.
Please,keep the work of MC2,The Breach or Trap Master up...but not this THING.
Do you know why I give you a 0?????!!!!!!!!!??????
Because MC2 or Frantic Frigates were multi-directional ground/surface shooter...and this is one of the millions of ordinary vertical shooters.
In other words:FAIL
There are a few shooters that are good:Frantic,SHMUP...etcetera
But THIS THING just needs lots of improvement.
Please,answer me in the review or PM-me
A fan that you could lost---->Jabalias.