My Love Letter To Fangames Volume 1: Venus

Creator: NotEvenAmatueR

Average Rating
6.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
53.4 / 100
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Needle (3) Solar_system_series (1)

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Notevenamatuer [Creator]
Simple 10 screen needle game inspired by Venus. This was originally gonna be a bigger project but after coming back to it I realized it would be better to release smaller games instead. Enjoy. Sorry if you don't

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Oct 13, 2019

11 Reviews:

Bob
It's a pretty inoffensive recreation of Venus with reminiscent level design. Fun, though short. I would have preferred if the "Love Letter to Fangames" thing was bundled up into one game since that would make the whole thing more substantial.

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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 58 58
Oct 13, 2019
kurath
Its a generally solid little needle game. The style feels a bit more fluid and modern than old needle games, though I haven't played Venus to really compare.

The concept, however, definitely has promise. I tend to personally find inspired design more interesting than the straight rips as commonly seen in Medleys, so the potential for more adaptations is cool (and hopefully deeper ones, since Venus is pretty one dimensional). Fangames are inspired by other games, and by each other, and getting to see what aspects of other games people hold dear is a cool way to acknowledge how far we've come over time.

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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 55 55
Oct 15, 2019
JRocker873
I played the original venus after playing this and after doing so I must say that original venus isn't very special, sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's annoying and it wasn't making any innovations in needle design. This game also isn't making any major innovations but I never said that was a bad thing. This tribute to venus takes the general needle design of the original and just trims off the more annoying stuff ,most notably the original's excessive use of corners that are mostly not used well. It also uses touch saves far better than the original does. Screen 9 is a bit a of difficulty spike but the rest is a smooth experience. A good needle experience, it's great if you wanted more out of venus or if you wanted venus to be better.

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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 55 55
Oct 13, 2019
moogy
Kind of boring. I realize it's a homage to the original game's design, but that doesn't really make it any more interesting...

My main issue is that the complexity of saves is all over the place, with some just consisting of doing a few planes/corners, and others being fairly long sequences of more demanding jumps. You'll do something kind of neat, then the next save will just be generic jump central; there's not really a sense of flow or pacing. A great example of a game that would be much improved by excising all of the corners and planes, since they're just acting as a crutch in lieu of more interesting design here.

Also, again, I know it's a tribute to the original game, but - touch saves in 2019? Really?

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Oct 13, 2019
NightShark115
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Oct 29, 2019