Universal Felix The Reaper (by Kong Orange & Daedalic Entertainment)

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  1. esbenravn

    esbenravn Well-Known Member

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    We got another small video out now about the dance and music collaborations to, I thought you might enjoy?



    What do you think of this approach to animations and music?
     
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    #42 Jstorm, Jul 29, 2020
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    Well, I have the same feeling as the reviewer. At the least he gave 3, I’d give 2.
    I didn’t like the unintuitive camera control where I can only rotate and not slide, frustratingly small tiles, and the existence of a timer on a puzzle game.

    After playing the first 2 missions it’s been sitting in my “Someday” folder.

    The art, music, and puzzles maybe fun, but problems with the game system didn’t provide entertaining experience.
     
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    Thank you!
    Which devise were you playing on?

    And what if anything, did it matter to you, that time was only of essence in 4 of the skulls you could achieve in the game out of 90+ (kind of rhetorically by my, so what I'm fishing for, is why it comes off as important, when it's a very minor requirement in terms of getting the achievements, we did something wrong in the way it's presented, that pisses people off)?
     
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    #44 Jstorm, Jul 29, 2020
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    I played the game on an iPhone8.

    If the game was something that had competitive element, such as match 3 or Tetris type puzzles, then I didn’t mind a timer.

    I was expecting a more relaxed experience, where I enjoy character animations and the environment of each mission. However, the game had a timer. Sure, it won’t affect to progress the mission, but after the first mission I know the time is ticking and at that point the game was no longer a relaxing experience for me.

    I don’t know why you had to add a rating system in the first place.
     
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    I actually like when games include those types of additional goals beyond just beating a level. It gives you extra stuff to do and goals to shoot for. But I totally know what you mean about once you know there's a timer, you KNOW it's there, whether it affects you being able to beat the level or not.

    I think you could solve something like this by having a Story mode that's no timers, no extra goals, just all the levels and cutscenes and your only job is to play through it all. Then have a separate "Time Trial" mode or something where you can just jump into any of the levels from the campaign and try to earn the extra goals on them, and have leaderboards and such tied to that mode.
     
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    I think one thing to remember is the Pocketgamer reviewer is not a fan of puzzle games. He also complained about difficulty which can also be attributed to not liking puzzle games. It sounds like the reviewer would have preferred to explore the awesome environment and characters you created in an open world.

    The game is oozing with character and personality, so much so that a person that doesn’t play puzzle games came back over-&-over.

    You can have a longer/more detailed tutorial. Besides that really nothing.
     
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    I mean, obviously I'm biased, but PG not playing much of a game before reviewing it is very on brand for them.
     
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    THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING IT HOT!

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    AAAAND btw. here's our final behind the scenes film - if you are geeking out on art history, this is your:


    Any thoughts on that film? Do you think in comes through significantly in the game experience?
     
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    So this is on sale for 99p and I believe it was pretty popular here and now it’s practically free! So just a heads up to anyone that didn’t get it, I also seen the comments on a timer and the last update says it removed time constraints on achievements so unsure if that changes what Jstorm didn’t like?
     
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    Did it get the camera control fixed as well? No? Well, then nope.
     
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    I have so much (frustrating, puzzly) fun playing this game :) Such a steal at 99p
     
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    Me too. Tried this when it was on Gamepass. I didn’t get into it but I’m into it now
     
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