Any nice DLC coming?
I don't think I'll do any DLC / updates but I do plan on doing a sequel at some point this year. I hope to make it a lot more detailed, deeper and a bit longer.
Didn't play much but from what I did play i can tell this is pretty nicely made. Music sounded good, the graphics looked great for pixel art, and the gameplay was smooth from the movements to the enemy ai. Good job. 10/10
Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.
I really enjoy this game. I used Joy2key to play with a joystick, so I felt the controls were very smooth, though if I was playing on just the keyboard I could see how it could get difficult. I haven't finished the game yet, as I haven't found the time to do a full sit through, but I honestly don't feel that it is as difficult as others have said. There was one point in he second level (coincidentally, the exact spot in the second screenshot in your original post) that I was having a tough time getting passed, but then I figured out that I didn't have to kill EVERYTHING, and I just dashed passed. Though I liked the pixel work and I know you were trying to stick with NES-like limitations, my only criticism would be that the enemies are too monochrome in color. The other thing that bothered me (but just a tiny bit!) is that it felt like the attack range was a touch too close for comfort. I feel like the game would be smoother if it was just a touch farther out. Looking forward to finding the time to finish this, and I do hope that you create a sequel that is a bit longer in length!
Thank you very much. Yeah, I'd definitely recommend using Joy2key to anyone with a controller. I was going add built in joypad support but I didn't have time. When I make the sequel, I'll make sure to add that feature. I'm also planning on not restricting my palette next time, that should allow enemies to be a lot more varied and interesting. If all goes well, combat will be heavily enhanced too.
Thanks for the comments guys.