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The Magma Manifesto (reviews)

edited February 2019 in Reviews
post a game and I'll just tell some positives, negatives, and give a total score outta 10

(name from Crigence)

"putting nice and constructive comments in a review changes whether the dev puts your review in" -Magma
(I know it's a long quote but it's a true quote)


  • You probably should've joined the review game earlier, man. People willing to have their games reviewed are getting rarer! even for the big guys!
  • Hey, I'll try to get something in here @MagmaDude100 . I've got 2 games for you, so these should be able to occupy you till more come in. Here they are:

    A Little Evil:

    A Boy in Armor:

    Thanks! And good luck with the review!
  • I'll play them when I get home
  • All okay with me @MagmaDude100 !
  • Alright, @rcreger 's A Little Evil

    I love a good old fashioned tough 2d platformer
    I love doctor who
    Having it get harder to get through each level is good,

    but the last level felt easier than the first
    lasers are annoying but thats just my own opinion

    Final score: 8/10 in my opinion, it was a lot of fun

    Recommendations: add a few more health packs to harder levels and make the last level challenging
  • @rcreger 's A boy in Armor

    Flowlab bugged out with the last book and wouldn't let me proceed so I didn't get to finish it

    I'm a sucker for fantasy things
    The story hit home from a boy who was told he can't to a boy saying he did
    great background
    awesome animations

    that's a lot of water
    No collectibles to make me feel like I'm REALLY progressing, can you add coins or something to have people do something more than JUST following the story, I mean the books are cool, but are part of the story

    Total score: 9/10 Awesome story

    If you both want to and can, make this into a proper steam game on either Indie version of this or using Unity or UE4 (Unreal Engine 4)
  • Thanks you for the review @MagmaDude100 ! You went pretty in depth, so I know you will be good at reviewing games! I wish you luck as more games come in! Thanks!
  • Just got done playing @Biscuit Butter 's Kid's Quest

    I love a challenging game because it makes you want to play it more
    puzzles that require a specific mechanic that the game has
    nice (8-bit?) art, it looked really good

    not very responsive controls for jumping
    opinion: some puzzles were TOO hard (opinion means that you don't have to fix it but its recommended for new gamers)
    opinion: not a very well developed story (once agin, you don't HAVE to fix it)

    Total Score: 8/10

    note: i put an extra point to total score cause I'm not good at puzzle platformers

    see if you can fix the jumping issue, if you can't then it's probably because I press the up arrow to much that it's getting worn out
  • DRIVE by @JR 01

    note: Chromebook is laggy

    I like a lot of different genres and endless runner is one of them
    Nice beginning showing of the company thing
    Amazing original art style, I haven't seen anything like it
    I love how the loading screen shows hints

    I can't figure out what the bird patterns mean

    Total score:

    amazing, simple, and creative all of this make up an endless runner and this game has it

    if you can make it less laggy for chromebooks (the only type of computer I can use in my house) then it will be a perfect 10
  • @MagmaDude100 Thanks for the review! I'll try to fix the jumping issue and might change the story.
  • I added "wisps" to them, you can collect them, but I just need to make a nice looking GUI to show how many you got @MagmaDude100 . And, also, by the way, I really like your review format! This is a great start, so well done!
  • Thanks @MagmaDude100,
    The bird patterns are the birds that in the sky that you can't touch. There are 3 patterns but 1 is super rare.

    When I finish the game, I may try to duliplicate it and take allot out to make it run easier for less powerful devices.
  • Might I remind people that I'm still open to reviews
  • what should I name this?
  • Magma Reviews? I guess it sounds a little lame...

  • edited February 2019
    The Magma Manifesto?
  • This review post has now changed to the Magma Manifesto (credit to @Crigence for the name)
  • @Crigence is great at coming up with these discussion names :lol: This is the second one I've seen him make a great suggestion for one that was gratefully accepted!

    I don't know how you do it, but great work!
  • Well, now that this discussion finally has a name i'll put it up on The Crigence Critique for you!
  • Hi @MagmaDude100 Here's Intestinal Fortitude for your reviewing pleasure. Thanks! :)
  • Alright @todorrobot 's Intestinal Fortitude:

    challenging is fun
    nice artwork
    interesting choice for vehicle but still cool
    controls are responsive
    nice concept

    OPINION: Why the intestine?
    A little too challenging

    score: 9/10
    It was actually hard to think of some negatives
  • Thanks @MagmaDude100 ! This is part of the larger Nina Nano game I’m developing where you are the nanotech service person working inside the body of some dude. I had vague ideas for the intestine levels but decided on making it platform style once the Flowjam was announced. I was going to make a 2-legged mech walker but I was spending too long on the walk cycle and opted for wheels.

    The level is challenging for sure. I can get through it bc ive had to play it a million times. I tried to add check points but couldn’t figure it out in the time constraints so I added what I hoped was ample blood cell health power ups.

    Thanks again for playing!!
  • Hey could yiu review my Terraria?
  • sure @meburningslime , could you send a link to it?

    I would HIGHLY reccommend using html, unless you are either a god or have a lag-proof computer!
  • Alright @meburningslime 's Terraria V3.3

    slow motion because of chromebook is both fun and recommended
    I love terraria
    I love flying by holding down the down arrow and spamming 1
    At least you were original with the terrain

    other than lag, my only issue with this game is that you don't tell people what 1 and 2 do

    The final score is: 9.5/10

    This game was so much fun, I would prefer sandbox games over only objective games anytime because of the fun and the creativity that can happen
  • Thanks! Oh, and by the way, did you find the 3 floating islands? And did you get tovhardmode?
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