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Old 10-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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So basically... Geometry Wars with non attractive graphics?

Hi,

I don't mean to insult the devs but to me, this is exactly what this is.

So if someone can tell me the advantages of getting this game when you already own Geometry Wars...
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Its harder, its faster, it only costs 2 bucks, and the enemies are pure madness.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Leiche has it correct. It also has leaderboard support, achievements, customizable grid colors, and we have plans to extend it in the future.

If you can say all the above are true about GeoWars on the PC then you have no reason to get Arcadia.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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Its harder, its faster, it only costs 2 bucks, and the enemies are pure madness.
I'm assuming that the game is theoretically never-ending (like Geometry Wars). In this case, how can you possibly say it's harder? Difficulty builds the longer you go, so the point at which you die in one game is the same difficulty as the point at which you die in another. Do you mean that the game increases in difficulty faster than GeoWars?

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leaderboard support, achievements, customizable grid colors
So purely superfluous stuff is the only thing that makes it different?

EDIT: Please understand that I'm not trying to be overly-critical, I just already own Geometry Wars and I'm honestly wondering if this is going to be different enough to warrant a buy.

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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The AI behaves differently. The speed of the game is much faster. Some people really, REALLY enjoy leaderboards. If you don't like the sounds of those things, then no, don't spend your money.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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I understand your concern. No offense taken either. I received tonnes of flak when I first published the game. I've had a small community supporting me, along with Mr Saijin. He's been a great help with it all, maintaining the forum in my absence and trying to keep everyone in the loop.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:22 AM   #7
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So purely superfluous stuff is the only thing that makes it different?
No, actually it plays differently, looks different and 'feels' very different. Trying to explain how in words is pretty pointless, though, just like comparing different 'modern' or WW2 FPS titles; you need to play them. And yes, its harder from the off.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:09 AM   #8
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It just isn't as good as Geometry Wars. This was one of the first games I bought on steam, and I bought it because I had played Geometry Wars on xbox at a friend of mine, and this looked similar. Then, of course, I found out geometry wars was also on steam (half a year later or so), and bought it. Since then I've not played this.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
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It just isn't as good as Geometry Wars.
You forget, Geometry Wars had a team behind it. This had myself.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #10
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I like to think of it as Geometry Wars with constant free updates. lol

Sure Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is fun. However Arcadia has the chance to actually be better. Arcadia could evolve to the point where it has 2 or 4 players online. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved can only sit there as the company that made it is dead. Kind of harsh. The reality is that I'm curious to see where Arcadia can go rather than knowing that Geometry Wars will never change. It's made by only one person. The creator doesn't have to answer to anybody or pay anybody.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:59 PM   #11
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I like to think of it as Geometry Wars with constant free updates. lol
That actually made me chuckle

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Sure Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is fun. However Arcadia has the chance to actually be better.
Agreed, I actually like loading up Geometry Wars on 360 and having some fun with it.

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Arcadia could evolve to the point where it has 2 or 4 players online.
Maybe

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It's made by only one person. The creator doesn't have to answer to anybody or pay anybody.
In a couple of years, I'll most likely be working with a team. So it'll be interesting to see where Arcadia goes after that.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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Joshyy, Instead of updating Arcadia... We could have Arcadia 2
though i dont think this would actually work
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #13
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Joshyy, Instead of updating Arcadia... We could have Arcadia 2
though i dont think this would actually work
I've toyed with this idea. Recruiting a few guys from my university. I'll most likely release it via my website. Either for free with a donation, or cheaper than $5

How's this sound?
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