At the moment, rather than give a constructive arguement, mostly because I have went 36 hour without sleep or food), I shall be doing reviews on a play by play basis. Incidentaly, the true openeing sentence as more intrigue and curiousity value, than when I feel this game will have in its entire life-line.
I cannot remember even buyig this, was probably drunk. I generally love very good physic-based bat and ball games.
Rememeber when I was about eight being frightened by the the scary face that this teenager was fighting at what I presumed was the finale of Arkanoid.
To this day, I regard Arkanoid as the daddy od of the bat and ball game. This, no matter if you are the dev's mother, cannot really shine arkanoid's shoes, or erm, chin.
As a bat and and ball game, coupled with the fantasy element. I think it is a very clever and original idea. Problems occur, with the 8-bit sound (no btw this is not cool retro, its just crappy game makers that only allow these midi sound tracks, which don't even sound half as good as when you load up a similar game on an amiga, or even a commodore 64)
So woeful graphics, fairly original storyline (which still tbh makes no sense in a bat and ball game). And it seems the physics are just as poor.
Bat and Ball fans want one simple thing. A steel ball that destroys bricks in a realistic fashion. This does neither, other than add a 16 bit wizardy element.
Fun for a few minutes. I will stay away but unless you are rich - a bat and ball fan that does not care a jot about who the ball physics plays - someone who likes retro graphics and trrrible sound (remembering this is not a retro game), or as what must have been in my case, drunk. Definitely do not buy this game. It may only be a few dollars, but how many games have you still to finish? On iyour console as well as your pc? Look at some of the stuff the uninstall from your steam library. You want to pay for this garbage which I assure you if you are a standard player you well delete withing an hour, and wonder why you paid cash for this, when there are actual sites that offer you either entire free bat and ball games, or extensive trials that will give you a genuine opinion.
Without looking, I guarantee if there are other reviews for this, with thumbs up, it will be for the aspect that you can win gold from you bat and ball exploits, and rebuild a town. These portions of the game or probably from the oldest, cheapest format of rpg maker, and scripted even worse than the terrible translations we all remember from JRPG. I mean, if you graphics are so crap, why not add a bit of flair into the game? You know what I mean? Some genuine humour, unexpected choices. Not my first encounter which was 'woof woof' -from a random dog. 'Will you donate 100 GP? YES? NO? YES - dog give s you a....ah you though I was going to say bone eh?. No it gives you a key. Say no? Script ends.
Listen I dont hate this game. I totally resent the fact that I paid any money for it, but that is my fault, and why I am typing all of this to you.
It should be at least shareware. Do not buy it, and if the kid/people who made it are too frightened to show a few levels of the game as a demo. That to me says it all.
It is a fun project that a couple of guys did. Like I said I will try it again when I have slept, but I doubt my opinion will have changed. Oh and btw, if there are yes votes for this game. You guys need to add me, and see what I do with rpgmaker (you have to enjoy rpg's though).
So far my genuine score would have to be about the low 30's out of hundred. If it were a dolllar , probably high 50's
Dont lie anyone, you really going to spend hours playing this instead of tell tales next game, or bethesda, or bioware, or the a free indie game that everyone is raving about?