Topic: My impressions of the game.
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to try the game and have fun with it. I appreciate the work you have done.
I spent a couple of hours playing the game. I played the tutorial twice, co-op with 2 players, and co-op alone.
Good things about the game:
It feels solid. I never encountered any noticeable bugs. The commands are responsive. Everything seems to work the way it should be.
The graphics are not top-notch as you know but are already good, in the way that everything is pretty and understandable.
Good lag. The servers are always up.
Menus are fluid and well designed.
The game is fun to play, the mechanics of the player and the weapons are well done.
The difficulty of the game is frustrating. On easy mode with only one player vs AI it's impossible to me to win the game. If this is easy mode i can only imagine doom difficulty. The enemies are too strong, the spawning is never ending.
The boss spider can kill me without i even scratch her.
I don't understand the strategy of the game. Most of the time i'm trying to protect my base, with great difficulty. From time to time it says the "Horde is retreating" but that's a lie, because they keep on attacking. And after a brief moment of "retreating" they start to attack again.
The player, and the guns are too weak comparing to the spiders. It takes 2-3 shots to kill the weakest spiders with the disc-shooter.
The mines and grenades are kind of useless to me. Although i think it's a fun concept shooting grenades with the space key, i find it frustrating. If i want to fire a grenade at long range, and the range is not that long, i have to be pressing space key like 2 sec or more. So by the time i throw the grenade the enemy is already on top of me.
The mines only explode with the really big spiders, so the less big ones pass through the mines without harm. I don't like that.
The weapons damage is weak comparing to the endurance of the spiders.
I have to constantly recharge my ammo, and it takes a lot of time recharging it, seeing that the spiders are always attacking and i can't attack while recharging!
Friendly fire sucks! I take damage from my team mates and i take damage from my turrets. The rocket turret damages itself, i think that's dumb! My buildings take damage from me, so when i'm protecting my buildings and enemies are attacking them i end up harming both. I find this very frustrating.
The energy wears out fast if i'm shooting and protecting myself, which occurs most of the time.
The medikit only gives a little health and i only have one. Wow, what a help that is!
I get very little xp and points from the game. And i either kill the spider queen (which i can't do alone) or have to try to survive for 20min to get little money and xp as a reward.
Everytime i die and re-spawn i have to re-equip my gear...
There are some items around to pick up, but they are useless because i already have them or i don't need them.
Spiders don't drop life and energy very often.
At this moment i don't think i will play the game alone anymore, as i come to the conclusion that it's not worth it. I can never win the game alone and the grind to become more powerful is way too slow.
The enemies are much stronger than me and i'm always outnumbered (On easy mode!). My armor, weapons and energy are weak comparing to the enemies. Friendly fire is a bitch. I can't even get near the Spider Queen without getting almost one shoted.
All of this is frustrating to me.
I hope I was helpful. Cheers.