I agree that it could be better. That's why I'll make a cool sequel.
I really like this game. It feels like Binding of Isaac mixed with Metroid, and that's a really good combination.
But honestly, it feels a but unfinished, but I can let that slide since this is a free non-profit indie game on Newgrounds. But some gameplay updates would really do some good. For example, allowing the addition of backup fuel power-ups, or an expanded map. Also, try making some star systems more unique, such as a binary system, or a proto-star.
My second complaint is with the luck-based gameplay. Now, if you're going for a realistic space-exploration game, this would be perfectly acceptable, and you can disregard this whole paragraph. Even so, the instant-kill events, while annoying, should have some skill factor in them, even to something as little as clicking the screen really fast. In fact, everything should have some skill factor implemented, from exploration to finding resources.
But other than that, I like this game. It has a very prominent Metroid Prime 3: Corruption feel to it, and that game was AWESOME. While everything does feel a bit basic, this game has barely been out a year, and updates are probably still on the way. I have high expectations for a gmae with this much potential.
Glad that you've liked it!
Originally it was a simple game made for Procedural Death jam in 6 days. And there were lots of updates already.
Maybe I'll make one more final update to this game in the nearby future. But my primary goal is to make a sequel which will be much more deeper, polished and fun to play. All the feedback collected on Intel Was Wrong will be kept in mind while I'll be developing sequel.
holy crap the music is way too loud compared to the sound effects.
You can always mute the game. It's impossible to please everyone, you know. But if I'll be working on an update, I'll make the music a little bit quite.
Great game. minor bugs include movement in battles stinks sometimes, could use more instruction, and starting out can be a bear sometimes.also it would be nice if the scanners told you what kind of danger was on the planets (i.e. battles vs. cataclysms). otherwise i love the randomness and uniqueness of each adventure.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm planning to create a sequel when I'll have more spare time. I'll use all the feedback I've received on this game to make it as polished and user-friendly as possible.
This game is too hard.
Fights are too hard w/o good weapons. Shields are useless, so are some weapons. Too many random alien encounters. And even if you manage to live trough that, you instatntly die from a random encountement.
If it was playable, it would be a nice game.
This game is supposed to be hard. It's roguelike in space. After few playthroughs you'll level up eventually, improving your starting stats. And this will make game much easier. For me game game becomes really easy after level 5 (which grants you basic shield).