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Feedback Please alpha test my game!

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by jlorenzi, Mar 9, 2022.

  1. jlorenzi

    jlorenzi

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    I'm making a game called One and I would love to get some feedback on it.

    The basic premise is first person parkour but you can only do one thing at a time, so you have to rapidly switch between modes by pressing numbers 1 through 3.

    Itch.io page: https://desmondo.itch.io/one
     
  2. JeffDUnity3D

    JeffDUnity3D

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    Keys 1-4 don't seem to do anything, I'm not able to get through the door in the tutorial and seem to keep falling. And do you want to disable the mouse in the game since the input is via keyboard?
     
  3. Unrighteouss

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    Hey,

    I played through the tutorial. Cool idea, but the execution could use some work. I'll try to give you some constructive feedback.

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    Visuals:
    The glow effects are way too powerful. The color of the bloom is just as saturated as the objects themselves, and it can be tough to look at. Just lowering the intensity of the bloom would help a lot.

    The pits without "lava" at the bottom don't read very well. Additional contrast there would help. They look more like lines on the ground at the moment, rather than actual death drops.

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    Gameplay:
    I'm not a huge fan of the idea of swapping between the three means of transportation. They use different commands, so why not have them usable at the same time? and then maybe have a button to slow down time?

    The wall running doesn't work well right now. I could barely get it to work in the tutorial, and you need to hit the spacebar to jump while in wall run mode which isn't explained, and kind of defeats the purpose of having a dedicated jump mode.

    I took a look at a few other levels after the tutorial, but quickly decided to stop. It took me nearly 5 minutes of trial and error to get past the last part of the tutorial. A lack of intuitive controls makes the game way more difficult than I think it's intended to be.

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    Sound:
    I liked the voice, it's a lot more engaging than just having on-screen text instructions; however, you may want to add some on-screen instructions anyway to help remind the player of what to do (in the tutorial).

    It's in alpha right now, but definitely add more sound effects for the finished product. A landing sound after jumping was the one I felt was missing the most. Also, maybe some background ambience; I'm not sure if music would be the best fit for this type of game.

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    Bugs:
    Only ran into one bug where the camera was constantly shaking after exiting wall run mode. Switching modes fixed it.

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    Overall, this is a very nice start to a 3D platformer. However, the controls definitely need some work. Good luck!
     
  4. jlorenzi

    jlorenzi

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    Thanks so much for the feedback. I'll take what you mentioned in to account.
     
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  5. koirat

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    I tried to play it and made it until dash mode in the tutorial.
    It is hard to believe you don't see the flaws of controls yourself.
     
  6. jlorenzi

    jlorenzi

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    Thanks for telling me. It's always good to know whether an idea is good or not.
     
  7. Kurt-Dekker

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    I do this all the time by accident: it is very easy to get really good at your game and not even realize how hard it is... couple that with undesirable filters and rates of movement (compared with existing broad-appeal games) and I have many times gotten trapped down a game that I can rip through trivially without even thinking about it, and almost nobody else can even get past the first two seconds of play.

    It's definitely A Thing. I've been there, I've done that.

    What @jlorenzi is doing by having folks test the game is really to guard against this, so I am totally in support of it.

    But... I wonder if perhaps it might be better received if you posted it over in one of these purpose-built forum areas:

    https://forum.unity.com/categories/works-in-progress.673/