Desert Fox, on Nov 30 2005, 09:48 PM, said:
I liked it, but not enough to drag me from other games. Nova is just too much fun.
I had a go at EV Nova for a bit. I had heard quite a lot of hype about the other EV games and thought I would give it a go since Nova was release for Windows.
Sorry to admit it, but I was sadly disappointed. It seemed a little dull at first - then it got interesting when the 'missions' started. However, they quickly grew repetitive - 'set co-ordinates to here hold down "Jump" and wish like anything there was a fast forward'. Cue hyperspace effect for the four-thousandth time. Sometimes you were asked to shoot some either very easy ships or be part of a 'big battle' with lots of stupid ships that usually just destroyed each other.
Land, Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
Then the story got a bit silly and eventually the missions 'stopped' in a 'congrats, you have saved the universe, the end' way. At this point I was left hanging with nothing more to do.
Without any multi-player option there seems little point playing on. It also suffers from being far too easy since it is all flat and 2D - you cannot ever get 'lost' or 'hide' from other ships for example. Also, whilst the graphics for the different ships vary a bit (and are very well done as far as they go), and their default weapons vary, because of the 2D nature of everything, they're all much the same with little incentive to 'try out' something new. -- Besides that, most of them played far too slowly for my patience levels! ^^;;
That's not to say I didn't enjoy it for a while - about a week I suppose - but (for me) it really doesn't have anything to bring me back to it. Perhaps I'm missing something? Is there anything to do after you 'win'?