Frantic 3

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Time for even more Frantic bullet dodging, ship destroying chaos!

15 Levels + 15 much harder Bonus Levels
Lots and lots of Bosses & Mini-bosses
Massive combinations of Upgrades
Deep Scoring System
Tons of Intense Bullet Patterns
A modifier system and 5 ships to customise your destruction



I quite enjoyed it

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Potentially great game that is ruined by terrible controls

Initially I tried using the arrow keys but they were nowhere near precise enough to be able to dodge all the projectiles from the bosses so I decided to try the mouse controls which turned out to be even worse as it would throw my ship up to the top left hand corner if i moved it too close to the the bottom

There is also no real incentive to play past the first 3 levels as it it just more of the same

These reviews are too big to read while i obliterate stuff in this fantastic game

Let me start by saying this: Pacing makes a BIG difference. Let me follow that statement by saying that this game is quite poorly paced, and is not very enjoyable as a result.
The first level that the player jumps into consists of a few waves of regular enemies which grows in difficulty until eventually the level reaches it's climax at ... well, nothing. There's no boss fight, and the "congrats" screen comes abruptly after working through an unchallenging wave.
Level 2 pits the player against a brief series of waves, followed by what felt like a midboss. The midboss was tough and enjoyable, was followed by a wave of normal enemies who quickly evolved into a much more challenging ... well, nothing. The game, once again, abruptly congratulates you for completing a level that only felt half-done.
Level 3 was admittedly a bit better than the last two, but not by much. Yes, the level does have an appropriately difficult and intimidating boss, but the epic lead-up to that boss that should make me feel like I'm about to go and fight a massive threat is ... well, nothing. All that stands between the player and their first big challenge is a few basic waves of drones following odd paths.
Simply put, the first three levels of the game are utterly disappointing. After completing them, the player's only reason to continue with the game is ... well, nothing. It's a huge shame, too, because the previous Frantic games were fantastic, and the graphics, music, and polish from those games carried over wonderfully. But without proper, enjoyable gameplay to back it up, Frantic 3 just isn't worth most people's time.

Well deserved 5 out of 5.
This game serves Bullet Hell games justice ten times over. It reminds me of Upgrade Complete but still has a nice new feel to it. The music was energetic and futuristic which fit this game to the last dot. It also isn't a walk in the park with no modifyers which is exactly the thing you should expect from a bullet HELL game. (The hell means it's not easy.)
Great game.
P.S: @ImmenseOrgy - Then why do you play any game that you play? There are a million games of any genre or type already out there. So due to your beliefs you should be banned from playing any type of a game. By the way. A great application you should get is Brain exe., it seems near everybody has it except you.

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3.75 / 5.00

Jan 23, 2013
9:14 AM EST
Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight