Ska Software

Here's some screenies for my new game--

ZSX4: Guitarpocalypse!

It's got a weird gameplay mechanic: you use Guitar Fu (Kung Fu with guitars) to knock each other off the ledge a la smash bros, and obtain Orbs this way; then you punch in the right thumbstick to go into Guitar Solo mode, then push the right thumbstick in the appropriate directions as the Solo Cues show up to Monster Guitar Solo, then unleash screen filling Power Chord Attacks.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express ZSX4 -- Pretty Pictures

gavin beard

Sounds like a great concept for gameplay which would work very well, but for me the screenies just look too busy to fully make out what is going on. how well does it run on 360



Re: XNA Game Studio Express ZSX4 -- Pretty Pictures

Ska Software

Well the screenies are all from the middle of a bit of Power Chord spamming; the actual fighting and jumping and such is a bit tamer. Though I will admit it can get frustratingly hectic, and I'm not sure I want to change that. You see, when another guy is pulling off super moves left and right, it's totally frustrating, but when you're the guy doing the super moves, it's amazingly satisfying. It's a tough balance.

I had a bunch of friends over this past weekend and played a bunch of 4-player human matches and it was a blast. There was a great deal of Power Chord spamming, a great deal of yelling and laughing, and strangely enough, the guy who's the best at videogames otherwise really picked up on the nuances and got to be the best at this game pretty quickly.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express ZSX4 -- Pretty Pictures

gavin beard

lol, sounds very fun to play, should be a blast to play



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Ely

Heh, I thought the top two heads were pez dispensers at first. Looks good.





Re: XNA Game Studio Express ZSX4 -- Pretty Pictures

Fluxtah

looks cool :D