RediscoveryX Posted: 24 Oct 2009, 20:20
Post subject: Revelations Part 1
And I only discovered this 3 days ago? Oh well, amends were made and I played this yesterday.
I have mixed feelings about this one, and not only because it's too short.
The first problem I had was getting into the restricted area. Naturally I died the first time walking in while the Marine was still there, next time I pressed a button and the Marine came after me, decided to use speed and go for the DP and after a couple of tries I finally managed to kill one Marine but of course the second one got me. Then decided to go for some health first but found out health is unreachable and anyway, a Marine quickly followed me and would have unhealthed me anyway.
And then it dawned upon me that perhaps that button I pressed could, perhaps, maybe, possibly do more than just call the Marine .. and yes, finally made some progress
This is onel complaint I have about the map - there's no real indication that there is a way to avoid the Marines - so it's a matter of luck or perseverance (even though basically it's dead simple). I have to admit though that there is a translator message which (in retrospect) does give a hint (so consider my complaint strictly personal, other players may find this section sufficently clear).
The rest of the map is actually quite clear but the Titan appearance (and the solution, which in this case was perfectly clear to me) was well staged and exciting (even though I made it through on the first pass).
Next complaint: the puzzle with the 4 cages isn't really a puzzle at all and didn't add anything to the map.
Slight lack of proficiency noticed in the Nali's ability to follow the player when needed.
And my final complaint is that the outside section and some rooms are a bit devoid of "decoration".
My rant sounds a lot more negative than what I really think about the map. I enjoyed the run (even with the initial frustrations) but feel the map is largely unfinished. It's certainly a good concept but it could have been expanded a bit more.
I am looking forward to part 2 (if it's still being developed) but I hope the author improves the looks of the areas and avoids non-puzzles like the 4 cages.