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Offline LintMan

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General game progression?
« on: February 11, 2016, 07:06:18 PM »
I'm wondering how the basic game progression works.  I've just managed to complete my first run, but bullet hell is not a favored genre of mine and I'm terrible at it, so I'm wondering what I have to look forward to on future runs...

- Is there are story to the game, beyond what is hinted at in the tutorial?
- Is there an ending after a certain number of successful runs or something?
- Is there any sort of player progression that is persistent between runs?
- I've seen mention of abilities and unlocks - what are these and how/when are they gained?

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Re: General game progression?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 07:21:28 PM »
- Is there are story to the game, beyond what is hinted at in the tutorial?
- Is there an ending after a certain number of successful runs or something?
Yes, but it's currently unimplemented due to financial reasons. SR sold poorly enough that it's doubtful that dedicating time to major updates will be worthwhile when Chris and Keith could be working on projects that make money.

- Is there any sort of player progression that is persistent between runs?
- I've seen mention of abilities and unlocks - what are these and how/when are they gained?
Kind of. As you play new items and enemies show up. There aren't any hard unlocking conditions, just what you've already fought and picked up.

Until you reach 7 runs, at which point the runs change to have an extra 2 floors with all new stuff.

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Re: General game progression?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 07:24:34 PM »
To reiterate a fine point, as you play you will continue to unlock things.
Additionally, as the modders play you will also continue to unlock things.
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Re: General game progression?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 07:34:55 PM »
- Is there are story to the game, beyond what is hinted at in the tutorial?
- Is there an ending after a certain number of successful runs or something?
Yes, but it's currently unimplemented due to financial reasons. SR sold poorly enough that it's doubtful that dedicating time to major updates will be worthwhile when Chris and Keith could be working on projects that make money.

- Is there any sort of player progression that is persistent between runs?
- I've seen mention of abilities and unlocks - what are these and how/when are they gained?
Kind of. As you play new items and enemies show up. There aren't any hard unlocking conditions, just what you've already fought and picked up.

Until you reach 7 runs, at which point the runs change to have an extra 2 floors with all new stuff.
I think I have to correct you there its 3 runs not 7 that changed a bit ago.
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Re: General game progression?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 07:36:55 PM »
I think I have to correct you there its 3 runs not 7 that changed a bit ago.
Wow, I somehow misread that as subtracting three, instead of going to three.

To reiterate a fine point, as you play you will continue to unlock things.
Additionally, as the modders play you will also continue to unlock things.
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« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 07:39:44 PM by Watashiwa »