Universal Gun Rounds (by Tobin Huitt)

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  1. Mikeyz

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    Just get this game. Will post my impressions later when l come back home.
     
  2. nlesgold

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    Just got the boomerang for the first time - might be my new favorite weapon. I love that you get ammo back for catching it.

    Like others I was a bit taken aback when I beat easy mode on the first try - I didn't check to see what the two-gun icon was when I started my game; it absolutely looks like it leads to some kind of multiplayer mode. Anyway, much like Downwell I really enjoy the gameplay while being extremely bad at it. Great game.
     
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  3. blabberf

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    Hey ya'll, in my free time lately I've been thinking of update content for Gun Rounds. I'm about to submit an update that has a few minor tweaks (most notably, Easy Mode will be a little harder), but at some point I'll be releasing a bigger update that has a bunch of new content!

    Now, I'm wanting to add a new game mode. I have some ideas, and I'd like to ask what everyone thinks sounds more appealing:
    1) Lightning Mode: only 1 battle per world! You'd start with 4 weapons, and earn more money per kill so you could still buy items in the shop.
    2) Endless Mode: when you beat the boss, you are sent back to the first world. Enemies get gradually stronger each time you beat the boss (they deal more damage, and maybe their projectiles get slightly faster).
    3) Random Mode: every single enemy is given a random sprite, movement pattern, and 2 random attacks. The boss would probably be the same, but with new attacks unique to random mode.
    4) Endless Random: basically combines random and endless. It's endless, but also random!

    Anyway, please let me know if any of these appeal to you, or if you have any ideas yourself!
     
  4. Echoseven

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    While playing hard mode I was thinking that the REAL hard mode would be using only the basic pistol. Doesn’t even have to be the fancy hard mode difficulty, just normal mode with only the one basic weapon.

    Or heck, give us a random weapon at the start and lock us into using only that one. I’m less fond of this idea, but it could be neat!

    Other than that, hit us with your best shot. :D



     
  5. Jstorm

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    I don’t understand why you are trying to disconnect enemy models and their characteristics.

    Say an enemy with a bat model, that can use attack pattern of all the enemies, that moves like a crab doesn’t need to have a bat model anymore. Just draw a circle with a letter E in it and it would serve the same purpose.

    I think you nailed the balance on normal but I feel like you are breaking it yourself, starting with the hard mode, and even further with your new game mode ideas.

    If you want to expand the replayability, I think it’s better to ADD something instead of mixing up existing assets. Say a player character with lower health but more ammo or something.
     
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  6. blabberf

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    That would definitely be pretty dang hard:D The only thing about having one weapon is that depending on the weapon, it might get kind of agonizing since it would significantly increase how long each fight lasted (imagine having to defeat an enemy with 10 HP with only the pistol, that's 5 turns just for that one guy!). Limited weapon runs are an interesting idea though, I might be able to work that in with some other twist!

    I know you aren't personally a fan of how hard mode works, but I have gotten quite a bit of positive feedback about it, enough that I think most players do enjoy it:) I personally have a lot of fun with it, since for me I know all the enemy patterns so intimately that normal mode is not much of a challenge!

    Anyway, I will be adding new enemies and stuff like that to the update, but for now I was looking for feedback on a 4th game mode. I don't find the idea of lowering the player health but giving them more ammo enough to really constitute a whole new game mode, but stat changes could definitely be a part of it. We'll see!
     
  7. ilsilvano

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    I would really love a "daily challenge" (or "weekly challenge") mode, where the exact same "seed" is used by all players that will meet the same enemies and the same weapons. Together with an online scoring table this will make for an endless game!

    Also: I think the final boss battle should be removed by the "Easy" mode, otherwise players who just want to get good at the game will be spoiled by the fun of reaching and beating the boss.
    You can add a different "miniboss" for the easy mode, and have a message in the end that says that now you are ready for the REAL challenge...
     
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  8. ilsilvano

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    I am also totally against the random attack modes, it makes no sense for me and I have no fun playing the HARD game for this reason.
    Maybe just having less energy and only two weapons slot will make it more interesting.
    Or (sorry, shooting random ideas here) having some "clouds" that randomly pass over the screen, or a flickering light that makes more difficult to time the blocks.
     
  9. Pluglord

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    just bought this 3 hours ago and I’ve played more than I played castlevania still stuck at coast easy mode tho
     
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  10. blabberf

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    Thanks for picking the game up!:) I'm actually just about to release an update in a few days that'll make easy mode a little easier (among a few other tweaks), so you're just in time!
     
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