Comments for DN8:Pulse

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Ibuuyk

Jul. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) So, this is exactly the same as the first game, except prettier and easier?

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Basically, yes.

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ascdef

May. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Short, but lots of fun. It would be nice to unlock the other stages after the end just to see the ship overpowered.

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zgnumu

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The graphics have evolved, but the game-play has fallen apart. Yes this game looks great, and I respect the work that went into it, but it feels very disparate. The 3D background gives the game a totally abstracted sense of spatial movement in 3D while the engine fire on the player ship suggests "upward" movement, and then there's the geometric enemy movement. It's like the game can't decide which way to go. Pacing is also all over the place -- quite a few enemies travel faster than player bullets, and so does the player ship (via mouse control). The music is also less "driven", with lighter drums, and softer synth (I replayed DN8 to compare). By comparison, DN8 had abstacted graphics that freed it from spatial cohesion, had faster player bullets, and an overall more intense (thus fun) game experience -- something DN:8 Pulse lacks.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

A really excellent review, thank you. - Just to elaborate on my reply, I don't agree with all your points, but this is what a good review should be, it should make the developer think. Reviews help all developers so much, and we all read all of them.

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sinjin25

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The defense drones make grazing needlessly difficult; there's nothing more frustrating than rushing towards an easy bullet just to have it deflected. Especially on those rapid fire patterns. I could've gotten so many lives D': 5/5 regardless

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Swings and roundabouts mate :) The defensive orbs are slightly over powered, they do too good a job, so making grazing harder is the way to balance that. I'm glad you enjoyed it though, thanks for the comment and for playing the game.

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fusoy

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Liked the first. Love the seconde one ;)

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Andromedus

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful game!

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sirspikey

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Exellent. Love the auto-slowmo instead of paus, really genious! The glowing effect on the bad guys bullets are perfect; easy to distinguish them from your own, dodge etc. The hitbox is great, it would have been easier if it where at the front part of the ship, but hey now I have to think :P Would like to see a couple of more upgrades or perks, though :) (I'm a sucker for upgrades)

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Cheers mate :) We could have added more upgrades / perks, but to be honest with you we weren't sure how well a game which uses stage3D would go down, it's a bit of an unknown, and we could have invested way more time in it only for lots of people not to be able to play it, which would have been a huge waste. I'm already expecting a huge backlash of 1/5 votes from players whose GPU isn't supported by Flash.

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blasblas

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) There should be a new game +, where you can keep all the previous powerups and get the other ones too.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

It would be cool wouldn't it. I was planning on a mode where you could just select your own weapons and just have one really long level, but time and budget were against me I'm afraid. Thanks for taking the time to play and comment on the game, cheers.

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OneLeggedRhino

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If the game won't load because of a version limitation, just DON'T RATE IT. Don't slam him with 1/5 for a version incompatibility.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Thanks mate

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HingesQ7

May. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If you make a 3rd one I think it would be cool to have it branch off into more then just 2 sides...but the graphics and everything look really nice on this one. Still seems like playing the first one and nothing really different though :P

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PhotonStorm

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I loved the original and this one is just as good. Use of Stage3D keeps it (mostly) smooth as butter and the lovely background visuals intact. Unfortunately the use of Stage3D also appears to be drawing plenty of comments from technically ignorant blockheads. Such is life.

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xyzzy1126

Jun. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I like how the "WARNING!" graphics are also in Braille. Nice.

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kingofsorrow

May. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) because i agree with the reviews you've gotten, there is a blaring issue for me at least, the music is so damn repetitive, the tracks can be as small as 7 seconds long, and this makes a big issue, i shouldnt want to mute your game just to keep playing.

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Kotasirith

May. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The game is pretty good, but a lot is simply a repeat from previous versions. I've also yet to encounter a game with bullet grazing that pulls it off in a way that is fun and intuitive; bullet grazing is just a crappy way to increase difficulty without adding much of any depth.

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dragonguage1

May. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) kinda reminds me of enigmata the way enemys come. good game though

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RedeemedWahrior

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) have to agree that dn8 was better. that said there really isnt much of a difference at all, even the tech trees are pretty much the same as before. Just a massive and distracting graphics upgrade (asteroids flying at you in the background = wtf!)

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Tiamont

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I would love to play the game but I have a gray area covering most of the playing area except for the very top and bottom and it does not matter what graphics options i have i can not get it to go away

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gethead2

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) "defaulted to software rendering-this game does not support this due to poor performance" Really? Ive play so many other games on here, many with very high quality graphics with no issues. But this games graphics are so good the require better?

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

No, the game uses stage3D ( GPU acceleration ). If your graphics card doesn't support it then Flash will fall back to using a software renderer, which will perform so badly that the game won't be worth playing. We felt it was better to put that message up and not to let anyone play a really awful version of the game. I can only apologise, it's out of our hands, but the next version of Flash will support more graphics cards.

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RampSkater

Nov. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It's fun! However, I wish there was a good indication of grazing so I know I'm doing it without looking at the bar... but even that isn't much of an issue because grazing only allows me to gain lives which I have to risk by getting close to death. I'll just avoid bullets altogether and keep all my lives. Also, there needs to be a mute music option, not just muting all sound.

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Vanderwaal

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm getting the same error as some others. The game sounds very awesome, but I can't give a game I can't play a very high rating. I'm already feeling generous for giving this game 3 stars.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Sorry mate, there really is nothing I can do about it. I'm hoping that as more stage3D games come out portals will start highlighting them as such so no one wastes their time if their machines can't run them.

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GameKB

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) cool game, I like !

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TonToE

Jul. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The drone upgrades are a little over-powered. For most boss fights, you can just stick a drone on it's side and all bullets are deflected + your shooting at him.

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Arooth

May. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Playing on a Mac. Game asks to update flash to 11… there is no 11 for mac according to the redirecting page… --

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

That's odd, 'cause I'm on a Mac too, and I'm up to date with 11.2

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haltgamer

May. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I feel bad for those who need the braille on the warning sign.

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monkeyjst

May. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i would like another 'world' with more upgraded perks this is amazing

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Thank you :) ( But we were spent by the time we finished this game, there was nothing left in us to add more ).

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jukka979

May. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) simple and good 5/5

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HorrorGuy

May. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Great game. Has all the requisite features, but refined and slick. Music is a bit redundant, and I'd love a full screen option. Well done.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Thanks mate. I've actually got a build on my HD with fullscreen, but it throws up a load of other problems ( Limited keyboard support in fullscreen for example ) so I'm still in two minds about adding it.

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ich666

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) WSAD Handling is not that good. It stucks very often in one direction!!! At the Techtree i only can choose if i want weapons or defense!?!?!? :(

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ginokami

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) as a big fan of dn8, this just makes me cring to be honest.power-ups are basically the same, the music is repetitive, boring, trying. no amount of remixing the beat fixes that, honestly i had to mute it halfway in game simply for it being so annoying. i like that for playing the first game you have perks. someone made a mention of the defense drones and it does maker it harder, but thats part of the game dealing with the upgrades, but making the graze zone smaller.just no, your a pixel away from death and this game even on lowest graphics lags a little.background on dn8 was fun and added difficulty for the "wtf"factor this one is just.....lazy,boring and obvious. the enemies as well are just sad. no laser bosses"at least from what i saw i stopped playing when the upgrades were done"no interesting combinations of incoming enemys and they looked horrible! the bosses looked like 16bit blown up jpg. 1/10 ive seen your work, i know you can do better. i eagerly await another installment.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Sorry you didn't like this one mate. I personally think it plays better than the first, but that's quite possibly due to it being my new baby, I really need to give it a couple of months before I can compare them subjectively. Thanks for taking the time to review it ( As to a 3rd one, I can't see that happening. I'm not a fan of doing sequels unless the games got something new to give, for this one its mainly the visuals ( The glows, the 60fps movement ), I don't know where we can take this next, short of making it true 3D and using the camera view to mix things up. Never say never, but I think this is the end of the DN8 universe ).

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Hedic

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Since upgrades are level based you have no motive to kill the enemy. This give the easy out of all defensive upgrades and hiding.

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Geenf11

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Bullets. Bullets everywhere.

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VanessaVoodoo

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I like the music.

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zgnumu

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Side note: When using the keyboard controls, it is literally impossible to dodge the large bursts of bullets (X/V/C w/e shape) fired by one of the bosses that appears from stage 9 and onwards when it roams around the middle of the screen because the player ship can't move fast enough. It's possible to evade when the boss is farther away, or to use defensive pods and try to punch through, but otherwise its a death-sentence. Evasion is a cinch with the mouse though.

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

It was always built as a mouse controlled game, I only added keyboard support due to the complaints about the lack of it in the first one. Looking at the stats the vast majority of players are using the mouse, but yes the keyboard controls are slightly week in comparison.

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Mozai

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The additional hardware rendering (which prompts the warning) does not add to the gameplay at all). I noticed the re-used sound effects from Sega's rail-shooter game "Rez." Was that an intentional tip of the hat to that game?

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Funny you should mention Rez, we did want that fantastic interactive sound they have, but just ran out of time to do it ( I left it too late thinking it would be easier than it actually is ). But no, we didn't lift any samples directly from it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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rebelacorn

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I played on the harder path and upon unlocking the "5 lives" perk, played the next level with 3 lives. Confused, i turned off the perk and played the next level with 1 life. Did you do this on purpose? Did you explain it somewhere? Did I just miss it?

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

It sounds like a bug to be honest, when the perk unlocks you should get 5 lives ( Well +2 more than what you've got at that moment ). Thanks for flagging that up, I'll look into it. < Edit, fixed in 1.1, thanks again for mentioning it >

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shockwood

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome!

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SuavaGuava

May. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Just to follow up my last comment, with 2x Graze and 2x Shield on, beginning with 3 lives, I beat the second to last level with 6 lives, without moving at all.

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Ghratu

May. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Why does the warning box have braille?

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

Just design mate.

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NeilPostmen

May. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome, graze is clear, hitbox is clear, projectiles are differential. Different difficulties.. very nice

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Shripe

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) GamingYourWay, I rate games the same way. If there is something that prevents them from being playable to me, I rate them as such. I don't need to consider anyone else's gaming experience but my own. Your target market may not be able to experience this game the way it ought thanks to your chosen medium, and as a result, sorry that you'll be missing out on the cash that I'm sure you were gunning for.

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ericbloedow

May. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) this has about the worst "music" 've ever heard...

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Shripe

May. 2, 2012

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

No, we just want it judged fairly. If you play the game and think it sucks, then fair enough, it's not going to make everyone happy. But judging a game without playing it, that seems kinda off to me. Yeah I know it sucks loading a game only to be told you can't actually play it, and we chose to use stage3D knowing that it was going to cause issues for some players and we expect a backlash because of that, but it still doesn't mean I don't have the right to reply to glib comments that don't really benefit anyone.

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Kohlenstoff

May. 2, 2012

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

*sigh* It's not a question of performance, my code or the "slowness" of your computer. stage3D is only compatible with certain graphics cards, it either works or it doesn't depending on your GPU. If it doesn't work then Flash enables running the game in software mode, which is where the CPU has to act like the GPU. This is really slow in comparison, and would make the game pretty much unplayable. So my options are to do what I've done, bring up a message explaining it won't work, or bring up a message saying the game is going to play really badly, and let you play it ( Even though it would perform worse than a normal Flash game ). It's not a case of laziness, messing with textures, bump mapping, light sources etc. takes a lot longer than a normal Flash game. We wanted to use stage3D as it enabled us to do new things, we also knew we were going to get a lot of 1/5's because of it. Hopefully this explains things a little better.

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megaultraninja

Mar. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i can literally survive the last stage IDLEing with this setup shield up down down choices for the three choices my perks are double graze, missile and double shield

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jiuribu

Jun. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) all the time i was searching for exit button...

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angelripper667

May. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Great game! looking forward to more!

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vampire1408

May. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) could you perhaps add more powerups/upgrades on the right? THey're empty which seems dissappointing (i picked the top stuff). Overall a nice game, although my game's laggy from no 3D acceleration :S 4/5

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Zachbrew

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You cheapskate. This is a knock off of Galaga Legions from the XBLA. Not too happy about that. 0/5

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Kohlenstoff

May. 2, 2012

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Developer response from GamingYourWay

"F** U!!!" ? Really ? Good job you've not gone too over the top about not being able to play a free game, otherwise you could have made yourself look really petty. Phew, that was close.

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ChiefGunner

Nov. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Quick, but fun. Look forward to a longer version.

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