Metroidvania Contest (Entries)
Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:22 AM
This was a solid quest. I don't really mind the colors, but I've never been really picky on colors to begin with. This was a nice and fairly simple entry though. That said, some of this was a bit cryptic. I don't mind the desert area much, since it did have a hint. But the snowy area is bad. I don't know if the intention was for the piece to be in the center of the two double rainbows, but I would say don't make something like that. The heart containers were pretty good, though a couple have some odd ways to reach. I never even got a few of them cause I had no idea how to. Upgrades are nowhere to be found, but it doesn't hurt the quest as a quest. Interconnectivity is also lacking, at least from a metroidvania sense. It was mildly ambitious though and the final boss was fine. The snowy area is the only thing I feel NEEDS to be fixed. This quest would have worked better for me if the theme wasn't metroidvania.
This quest for me had the coolest themes for the areas. If I were to remake the contest, that would have been one thing I would have made a category, probably instead of the ambitious one. I had a lot of fun playing this, and it was pretty lengthy for a demo. The items are well done, and I particularly liked the upgrades. I might actually consider having a third item button if possible. It was very well interconnected. I appreciate the wrap arounds and shortcuts. I am definitely anticipating seeing the finished product.
The quest had some really interesting ideas. The first thing I liked was how the rooftops became transparent while you were inside the homes. The screens and puzzles were well designed. Although the puzzles were pretty simple. Upgrades were really cool, although the teleport item is pretty bad with its glitching. I liked how the dungeons mixed in with the overworld, though I feel this is lacking in interconnectivity. Which to me makes it lose some of that metroidvania feel. This was a pretty ambitious title, but it feels incomplete. Granted, it was made for a one month contest, so I do understand. The title is promising. Items just need some polish, and I would love to see this expanded, whether or not you stick with the metroidvania theme.
This one fit the theme of metroidvania the most for me. It was very well interconnected, and the items gave you new ways to traverse the areas. I had a bit of a misfortune of not realizing my ZC wasn't the most updated version, so as you saw, I had some odd glitches. But that's a fault of my ZC not being upgraded, not your quest. The items were really nice, the interconnectivity was fantastic, and it was ambitious. The areas were even cool to have their own sort of theme. This basically nailed the theme for me. It was a very trap dodgy quest, but I don't mind that at all.
Most Ambitious - Mage Quest
Best Upgrades - Vaporvania
Best Interconnectivity - NEW!
Best Overall - Vaporvania
Will be interesting to see how this turns out.
Also, although I didn't vote it tops in any category, I still think Rainbow Land was very fun, and I do recommend uploading it to the database with a tinge more polishing.
Edited by Shoshon the Elegant, 12 August 2017 - 09:25 AM.
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