This in not an idle game because it requires too much interaction(i.e manual gold gathering). Unfortunately, the interaction is shallow and boring so it's not a very good active game either. In order to improve the game, it really needs to focus on making the interaction faster and more meaningful. It does have a very good art style, but in the end, this feels like the prototype testing of an iOS game where you're going to have to pay cash money to get gems. 2/5
Each levels seems to start the same way - way too slow. And then each level ends the same - way too fast. Once you start getting a bunch of troops the battlefield becomes unmanageable. The game would be helped tremendously with a pause menu (where you can still place troops and use powers) as well as a speed up button. Additionally, I like if when you do the pause feature, it lets you see the grid without troops getting in the way.
This game has a lot of potential, but it's lacking in a number of ways. First, the level of precision control just isn't there. I want the ability to select multiple planets and set system wide defaults (such as the auto harvest or suppress %). Second, the information provide is weak. I want more details in the mini-map such as planet color-coding. Third, I need some way to setup up proactive defense around the HQ and planets. Finally, the atrophy is just too high from negative events (which greatly out number the positive events). It seems like the system falls part faster than I can complete the objectives specifically on the hard setting.
I really like the concept, but currently the game is a 3/5.
This game would be a perfect 5/5 if the inventory management was more streamline. I spend half of each just running back and forth between chests or swapping things around in my backpacks. A few things that would be HUGE improvements: 1) Larger backpacks that hold double/triple the amount; 2) Items in backpacks/chests in crafting area automatic get shown in crafting lists so you don't have to manually move them around; 3) Inventory slots for items that you never swap out (swords, armor, backpack, canteen, etc)
This game is absolutely terrible. I honestly can't remember a worse game on Kongregate. Side note - It seems like Kong has really dived the last couple of years. All the games are garbage paid games or junk like this.
I wanted to like this game, but I just don't feel like my actions make any difference to the outcome. Basically, the game comes down to how you allocate upgrades for the upcoming battle because you have almost no control. Targeting enemies is a hassle and typically doesn't work anyway because it seems like my troops never go where I want them to. It definitely lacks the precision I want in a RTS-lite game.
I normally really like these types of games, but this one never really came together for me. I felt that the results were too random and that the player isn't really given a fair chance to avoid obstacles or collect power ups. Combined with the somewhat grindy gameplay, it is only a 3/5 for me.
I have no idea what to do on the 8th dimension. After I hit the button to flip the gravity, I can't jump back up the ice. Is there some sort of trick I'm missing or do I need just need to struggle through the ice jumping?
I've almost beat the whole game on hard and I feel that the AI is challenging but fair except in one case - Level 33. Level 33 is the only level I can only beat on easy. I've probably attempted 33 twenty time on medium and hard difficultly, but I can't do it.
I was really liking the game up until level 33 and then it just plain stopped being fun. The black AI shows up and just destroys me. It would almost be alright, if the other enemy AIs would band together to help the black, but no.... I'm fighting to save my live and the other AIs attack me instead of the black AI ensuring mutual destruction for us all.
By default, the player moves too slow to avoid the first bosses attacks. I'm not saying that I'm an expert at bullet hell games, but I'm usually ok. This game seems that you flat out can't beat the first boss without some serious upgrades to speed first.
Overall, I really like this game. As other people have mentioned, the master bug is a little annoying but I can get around it. There's two issues that I haven't seen anyone else mention: 1) When you beat the game and restart at a harder difficulty, it doesn't actually change the difficulty. 2) I'd like it if bow/crossbow powers were toggles instead of one time use powers. Meaning if I hit X or B, the power stays active until I hit X or B again.
One last word of advice, I find the game to be far easier (especially with a ranged weapon) if you disable the auto-move option.
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