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Porkygon 3D RS!D IX review

  • kentona
  • 12/21/2009 06:53 PM
Super Porkygon 3D

I simply don't have the patience for traditional RPGs these days, and really haven't since about 1997, so I tend to gravitate towards straightforward arcade games. Luckily, that's what Super Porygon 3D is! More specifically, it is a top-down shooter/puzzle game. I am also assuming that a porygon is some sort of pokemans, but I could be wrong.

This edition of Super Porygon 3D is a quick two-level demo released for Release Something! Day IX.

Gameplay: 3/5
Super Porygon 3D is a top-down 2D shooter/puzzle game wherein you navigate your porygon in an infected computer, collect triangle-weapons, shoot green pokemans, and flick switches. The game is made in RM2k, which means that the hit detection can be a little off (due to no fault of halibabica's!) but with the way enemy AI is designed and the way shooting is handled it's not as big an issue as you'd think.

The level and enemy AI design is good. The levels are clean and free of superfluous effects and the layouts are well made. The AI difficulty progressed at a good rate, too, and was challenging enough that I did die a few times. I did have some navigation problems - I had no idea that some of the alcoves on the side were in fact doors leading to other areas - but everything else is clearly indentifiable.

Atmosphere: 3.5/5
You play as your porygon whom you sent into an computer infected with evil porygons. As your porygon you must kill all the rest of 'em. At least, that's what I got out the intro. It works, it was quick and interesting and you don't even need to be aware of Pokemans Hunter 4 to play this game (though I assume that would give this game more meaning).

The music was great and fit the game well. The sound effects were standard RTP, however, but I didn't mind. Plus, the ceiling tiles were nice. ;)

Fun Factor: 3.5/5
As far as it goes (2 levels), Super Porygon 3D is a fun game. I played for a good 20 minutes before writing this review (hey, it's a short game! Plus that's more time than I give most RPGs I play). I look forward to seeing how the rest of the game plays out and what other little clever level design and gameplay ideas halibabica throws at us.

Overall: 3.5/5

Good demo, halibabica!