Long time AI war player here. I've had like 5 euro's in my steam wallet for over a year and I decided I wanted to spend it. I noticed a bunch of Arcen games were on sale and I picked up Bionic Dues and Skyward Collapse. BD is the first one I'm trying out and so far I feel like I cheated you guys by buying it in a sale. I's a great little game and I'm having a blast with it. Easy to learn, difficult to master it seems.
I started a normal game without any of the nasty options enabled, this being my first game and all. my exo's are assault, ninja, science and I replaced the siege with a sniper. No idea what a siege does but in this game my sniper definitely deals the most dmg and from great distances too. My pilot is Tuck, who's sensor abilities seemed great for a new player (being able to look through doors and such has saved my bionic bum a number of times already).
Very interesting loot system. Power cost vs are the stats worth it? is a question I'm always asking myself. Recently saved up enough money to buy my first purple item. I haven't seen any higher rarity than purple yet, though I don't know if that even exists. Either way I'm having a blast upgrading all my exo's after each mission.
Great and fun variety of enemies. A lot of them require different ways to deal with them, which can result in a lot of !Fun! if you're not careful. I recently encountered my first few Doombots in a Factory mission. They can be hilarious. My sniper can take them out before they get close, but only if I got the space. One of them was hiding in a corner somewhere with a terminal close to it. I decided to hack it and it triggered all the bots in sensor range to go on a berzerking rampage. All the dumbots were shooting each other. The Doombot wasn't doing anything however. He had the stat saying "hates everyone" but he was still asleep for some reason. Is that a bug? Or was that done on purpose so that he wouldn't start killing every bot in sight and become overpowered? Either way, I moved myself way out of his range and I decided to whistle
He woke up, moved further away from me and started to kill everything. I think he even took out a factory by killing a Bombot. He emptied his entire clip, insta killing every bot who got in his way. It was absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to see what other fun things I can do with some of these enemies.
Very fun game, looking forward to getting better and playing harder games. I got a few more questions before I shut up.
When using a grenade launcher with low splash, it can be difficult to get the bots to line up perfectly. Is there a way to make the grenade launcher target an empty floor tile? Or can you only target bots/obstacles?
When comparing item stats, is there a way to view both your new unequipped item and your equipped items at the same time? Like, you hover the mouse over a new item, press and hold a button and the stats of your equipped items pop up too? Features like that have always been helpful to me in any game that has a lot of loot. Although considering that in this game a lot of items can go in multiple slots, I suppose it would get quite chaotic when showing all the appropriate stats at once.
Looking forward to hearing from you guys and I hope that, if feasible for Arcen, more content will be released/available for purchase in the future.
Time to kill some bots!