I really can't believe you were involved in such a terrible game, Harry Partridge, since absolutely everything you do has such a quality of excellence around it. And your comments and updates seem to display that if something isn't up to your standards, you work on it more. This game's control is just awful, though, especially compared to what I was expecting. No matter how long I play it, the way the cursor displays and where the bullets actually land still doesn't make any sense, and the control system is by far the biggest flaw in the game. It makes it just completely unplayable in every way. It's simply impossible to accurately hit any targets in the game. This kind of idea could be an awesome game, but it's just not because of how it was done. I have to keep accounting for the bad aiming, so even with that adjustment I can never even tell if I'm actually hitting the enemies or not. Sometimes it takes an entire clip just for one shield guy. If only you actually shoot where the player aims in this game. It would be so much better.
If you guys fix this one real issue and add a bunch more to the game, I'm sure it could be a lot of fun. That little white dot around your cursor first made me think that's where it's actually hitting. Then I had to constantly search for the little "poof" where the bullet hits the ground. So I had to constantly shoot the ground just so I could get a grasp of how far from the cursor the bullets ACTUALLY were, then slowly move the cursor over to where the enemies were so I could know I was actually hitting them. Just make it so the bullets hit where the cursor is. Remove all that "off aiming" nonsense.
the delayed reticle has to do with the weight of your gun. You can upgrade that as you play. the bullets hit where the half transparent circle trails. I had told the coder many times to switch it. basically have the crosshairs be where the dot is and the dot be where the cross hairs are. or else it's confusing.
I'm sorry for the bad experience,, but i hope this knowledge at least helps encourage you to give it another try. you can read the full story of why this game is half finished linked in the comments.