At the risk of being seen as "necroing" a thread that never went anywhere,
, did anyone else ever end up playing this?
I've put about 21 hours or so into the PC version on Steam. I love the game in many ways. I also get frustrated and angry with its spaced out autosave checkpoints (here, fight through 4 rooms, die in the 5th; now start over
), and certain combat design choices and the sometimes purposefully cryptic overhead map that forces one to Steam game guides to figure out things. Also since in some cases they're fine with spelling things out with text to explain how to do something, I guess I find the game's whole "no text talk or explanations" choices sometimes a bit precious. Like, don't make me try to guess what an upgrade's going to do - just label it.
I understand with the NPCs trying to tell stories only via imagery, and it's beautiful. Just I feel like with certain other aspects, the decisions to provide no explanatory text are just an attempt to be needlessly cryptic.
While it's billed as "plays better with a controller," I've preferred to play with kb/mouse, and remapped dashing to right mouse button.
On my first run through (never finished, the Western boss seemed well nigh impossible for me to beat), I broke the 'E' key on my Logitech Illuminated keyboard (i.e., the fragile plastic scissors mechanism under it snapped). Now that I'm on the sturdier Corsair RGB Cherry MX Silent blah blah keyboard, I'm back at this game.
I'd say most of the stuff that frustrated me before still does; however, now it's not a surprise now. So it's a little less maddening now. When I get frustrated in some areas, I just warp back to the main town and go in other directions to build up my upgrades for weapons, special stuff (grenades) and number of medkits you can carry. Also, I feel like I can interpret the wonky overhead map a little bit more. Though i think in a couple cases I may still need to consult game guides to figure it out.
As a pixel game, I find that the game looks far more special in videos than in screenshot stills. But it has some majestice scenes quite often too. Marvelous music.
Anyway, I very much love most of this game, hate some of it. Curious on others' thoughts if anyone else here ever ended up playing it.