With the arena guitar solo soundtrack, the arcade style action, the 8-bit graphics, the Star Wars joke, and the overall rock n' roll feel of the narration, this game took me way back to the '80's.
The challenge is good, but the action is a little slow for me. The game seems to drag to the point where I don't even want to redo level 1 once I fail. But I think I[ll stick at it. The controls are tight, the concept is strong, and I can already tell that there are some unique enemies in the game.
The story is fun, but I suggest adding a button to skip quickly over dialogue beyond the feature that lets you skip completely. I still want to read it, but I don't want to wait for it the advance on its own.
All of your criticisms are valid. When I was making the game, I wanted to do something a little different, so I slowed down the action to give the game a more strategic approach. It seemed like an interesting idea, but I knew everyone wouldn't be a fan of it (I even considered changing the pace towards the end). If I were to make another game of this type, i would probably do one with faster action.
As for the text skipping, that's a great point that I would have liked to implement, but my lack of technical knowledge prevented it from happening. Since this is the first game I have ever made, there are some definite rough patches. Once again, if I were to make another game, I would try to implement that feature.
Thanks for the review.