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User Info: str8Knowledge

str8Knowledge
2 months ago#51
Child of eden.

User Info: INKU48

INKU48
2 months ago#52
Finally got around to Eschatos in the past couple of days and it's really fun. Kick-ass soundtrack too. Stylistically and thematically it feels a bit like Earth Defense Force even if there is no story told in words, not even in Japanese but the world and journey still feel compelling. Like EDF it also has a few rough spots and basic enemies, although some enemies and encounters are really creative and well made.

It's also nice that it doesn't follow the standard pattern of Stage 1 --> mid boss --> boss --> Stage 2 -->mid boss etc. but it's played as an entire journey without pause. They made some design choices you don't really see in a lot of shmups these days and especially not the standard Cave arcade-style that many have on the 360.

Gameplay is simple with spread, focus and shield but it works well with the level design. The relative simplicity works well with the high paced non-stop action. Super fun game and I think that with a slightly higher budget Qute/M-Kai could make a real classic.

Very import friendly too with all menus in English although certain descriptions are written in Japanese. Very easy to figure out still.
http://i.imgur.com/z945MjU.jpg | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPtPIpXwpvs | http://imgur.com/dlYjjAX | http://i.imgur.com/yZEFTai.png
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