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Extreme Danger III
« on: May 15, 2017, 05:52:09 AM »
The third level in the Extreme Danger series is finally here!

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 09:02:47 AM »
When will someone reply to this?

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 11:43:30 AM »
A reply: it wasn't that good.

I liked the part where you had to guess where the exit was, with no indication given of what you were supposed to do. I'll let you choose which of those I was referring to.

Oh, also the Contra Code reference. I've never seen that used as a reference before.

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
Oooooookay?

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 03:58:41 PM »
So I played the level.

What I liked was the green section where the rooms where all slightly different from each other.
Although I think the changes in the later rooms of these could be a bit smaller and a bit more incremental.

What I did not like was that the level was mostly single hard obstacles with a checkpoint right afterwards, this doesn't really require skill to do it but just trying it a few times until you randomly got it, like the ╦╦╦ Room with the 3 Trinkets these aren't unique challenges, but just doing the same flip thrice.
The guessing parts seemed pretty annoying. Maybe name the first Room something like "Remember: Up Up Down Down ...".
Sorry, if you did something like this but I didn't notice it.
Also regarding the Pacman Room why would you make an enemy go through a checkpoint?

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 07:10:36 AM »
Also regarding the Pacman Room why would you make an enemy go through a checkpoint?

So the enemies are symmetrical.

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 07:34:10 AM »
Also regarding the Pacman Room why would you make an enemy go through a checkpoint?

So the enemies are symmetrical.
NEVER MAKE AN ENEMY GO THROUGH A CHECKPOINT

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 08:29:04 AM »
Where can I put the checkpoint then?

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 12:04:02 PM »
Don't move the checkpoint - move the enemies. Remove all the enemies in that area if you care so much about 'symmetry'. Having an enemy move through a checkpoint is atrocious design, especially in a room with four trinkets. The player is likely to die a decent amount if they care about the trinkets without hitting a new checkpoint, so what is already terrible has become four times worse. Nobody will care about a slightly easier room in an already reasonably easy level, but something like an enemy floating in a checkpoint is both horribly detrimental to the flow of gameplay and so obvious that the design looks ridiculously lazy.

also you could have just swapped the checkpoint and warp token with no change to the gameplay whatsoever but w/e

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Re: Extreme Danger III
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 02:30:02 PM »
also you could have just swapped the checkpoint and warp token with no change to the gameplay whatsoever but w/e

Okay.