Grrr. I've spent a few hours during two separate evenings evenings playing the end of a mission. And failing. A lot. It's basically a really long firefight that I've been getting better at - but it's one mistake and you have to start the whole thing all over again.
The worst part is that I actually beat the fight once! The lights went back to normal, I wandered around and picked up some ammo and stuff and then activated an elevator I thought would take me to either the next area or the end of the level. And then? Some baddies warped in and killed me. And there was no checkpoint so I had to start the whole thing all over again.
I also don't want to turn down the difficulty level either...so, still on the fence over whether I should continue playing or just move on to the next game. I think by now I've got a good sense of what the game's about and how it works (and, to be fair, I have really enjoyed it so far!)
Played this a bit more over the weekend and I finished the first "area" (unlocking the next one). It's more of the same, to be honest, with minor changes or variations. The novelty this time around was a mission where I had to catch fish - basically move in fast and collide with them while they're in the air. The fish jump up pretty high. I'm not sure how interesting the rest of the game will be - I get the sense that it's a bit of a one-trick pony. But, a great trick - this is now my 2nd "go to" game to show people who have never tried VR. It's "easy" in that you don't really need to hold on to the controller and it's not that hard to navigate (I do find that I tend to "drift" because it's so easy to turn instead of tilt).
I saw this described (in a tweet, of all things) as Civ-lite and so I immediately picked it up. I don't recall if it was free or super cheap, but I've played enough that I think I'm done. Mostly because I played twice on the hardest difficulty level and won a match on the 2nd game. I guess that's sort of like quitting on a high point?
It really does feel like Civ-lite, and that's a good thing. As in, it feels honest to the last version of Civ I played...which was a while ago. In a nutshell you start with a city and then find others by getting barbarian tribes to join you. You can also get more cities by conquering them. Once conquered, cities produce a currency that you use to spend on either tech upgrades or cranking out military units.
It's an all-out game of extermination, which I guess isn't really Civ (though mostly is?), but...I guess I was ok with that?
I played (and won) with all of the starter civilizations (each one has a different starting tech unlocked) and wasn't really into paying to unlock the rest. I'm not sure what the rest really do, since the bonus ability is one that everyone can gain access to (it's also not uncommon to unlock the entire tech tree in a match).
I like how the wonders worked - you don't have to research or pay for them. Rather, they're awarded (and they're not unique, so different civs can each have them AFAIK) when you complete a certain objective. For example, spend a number of rounds without attacking, or unlocking the entire tech tree, or exploring the entire map, etc. There's quite a lot of them so chances are you won't get them all in a single game - but you will get several. So, they feel like little prizes you get along the way. I don't feel like I purposefully chased them down (with a few exceptions), but I'm glad they're there.
OVerall, glad I played, I'll be moving on to something else though..
It seems like 2 crashes is my threshold. Especially when I'm eyeing a stack of other games I'm excited to look at and the game I'm playing is "ok", but starting to get a bit tiresome?
At least that's been my experience with Aegis. I started enjoying it a lot more when I realized I could move the camera around and get a better view of stuff, but I started to get disappointed when I realized how much grinding I was going to have to start engaging in to make progress in the game.
I've bowed at during mission #5, but with something like 35 odd strikes under my belt. I did unlock a second city, and it was interesting to see how it was different (because there are spaces in your rings that you can't develop, so there's a bit more trying to adapt to a city). But, it was still mostly the same kind of gameplay. The main exception is that I did get to use the "super gun" - it has an energy bar/meter that fills up as you play and for most strikes I never got the point where it was full. But then, I played a boss battle where I was able to use it. When you activate it, it switches to a sort-of-first person view, and you basically direct a laser at a target (you control it directly, unlike everything else) and then trigger it to "blast" and watch it severely deplete the boss's lifebar.
There was also some new characters that appeared, and lots of chatting.
The grinding was getting tiring. I realized that I would have to go back to the first city to do some strikes in order to get crystals that didn't drop in the second city that I needed to build structures in the 2nd city. I also needed cash. And since there's a fair amount of lengthy (unskippable AFAIK)
animations in-between everything I just started to get a bit bored of the whole thing. So, when it crashed. And then crashed again...I decided I was done and have since moved on to something else.