29 July 2008

Es(v0.40) - A Moe Mecha Game


I finally have some free time to review this long overdue game.. Unfortunately blogger wasn't very kind with ".png" picture format so I have to spend some precious time changing them to ".jpg".. Luckily, Firefox3 helped out in making uploading a breeze..

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.. This is "Es", a fast-paced action game where you control a MOE character(sadly, I don't know her name..).. Before we get into details about the game, let me show you the Option settings menu:

This game is made by "9th Night", famously known for the Blood-Over- doujin game.. This trial game was released during the last Comiket and hopefully it will get released this Summer Comiket on 15th-16th August..

In this game, your character have to battle against big robots that have attacked a city.. Your mission is to find out what is their purpose and exterminate them..

So the story starts out from a scene of a Chinook helicopter flying over the city..

Then the story talks about the professor telling your character(Lets give her a name, "Es") about the invasion and telling her to eliminate them..

She is just so MOE~~

So the real action begins when Es dash into the battle.. Now as a new player, its pretty hard to find out which keys do what function.. Well, this is what a review is for.. So first up let me teach you the Control functions of this game..


Controls(Movements):

Move - Arrow Keys

Dash - Press "C" (Done while you are moving)

Jump - Press "C" TWICE (May or may not work)


Controls(Attack Skills):

Melee - Press "Z" (Tap "Z" many times to do attack combo).

Upward-Slash - Press "Z" + UP Arrow Key.

Missiles - Press "Q" (Can only work if you buy the missile upgrade[Explained below]).

Shotgun/Machinegun - Tap "X" to attack.

Homing Lasers - Hold "X" as long as you like and release (The longer the better; Similar to that from Panzer Dragoon Saga).


Last but not least we have the "Ulti" attack.. Problem is that it is limited according to the "Power" gauge (Highlighted in Red).. The only way to get "Power" energy is to kill as many enemies as you can..

"Ulti" attack - Press "X" + "Z" at the same time.
Watch those lasers PWNED the enemy

Now we are done with the controls.. Hope those aren't tl;dr or hard to understand.. Those are the default keys after you download the trial game..

Let me show you all the opponents that you will be fighting in this game:


Mobs lists:

"C-09" - Shoots machinegun bullets.

I-201 - Flying units that shoots machinegun bullets.

C-20M Missiler - Shoot homing missiles at intervals.

Homing missiles are not very "homing" but they pack alot of dmg.

I-201M - Bigger versions of I-201. Shoots machinegun bullets.

C-22 Flame - Uses flamethrower when it gets close to you.

Now let us go for a short break from the Mobs List.. If you complete the level, a scoreboard will appear and tally up your score and show you what rank you have achieved for that stage..

Mine was a "C" due to me wanting to take my sweet time taking snapshots of this game..

After you finish the 1st stage, you are then asked whether you want to save your game at this point of time.. Well, it is ok if you accidentally press "NO" since there is an option to save in the intermission menu..

In here, there is an "Upgrade" option which you can use your points that you have gathered from the previous stage to purchase weapons or upgrade them.. Since this is a trial game, you are only allowed to purchase weapons..


After you do your purchase, you can equip them in the "Equip" option.. You are only allowed 2 weapons of choice and 2 passive abilities..

Now let us go back to the Mob List for the next stage.. There are only 2 new mobs in the 2nd stage of this game.. The rest are the same ones from the 1st stage so let me show you now the 2 new mobs:

S-08 Spider - Does melee by jumping at you at close-range.

D3-R4 Carrier - Just a carrier that carries a C-09 mob under it.

They are just sitting ducks for your character to get more points. You can kill them or just let those carriers fly away after dropping off the C-09s.

Now let us move on to Mini-bosses. They are abit harder to kill than normal mobs and have their own unique way to attack you. Let me show you the mini-bosses in this game..


Mini-Bosses:

[1st Stage]: C-18d Commander - Shoots Homing Missiles at long-range

While shoots BIG machinegun bullets when close-range.

[2nd Stage]: D3-R9 Carrier - Shoots "Ground Pounder" at you. Also have the ability to spawn 2 "I-201b" to attack you with machinegun bullets..



OK, those are just the Mini-bosses.. Now let us focus onto the Main bosses in this game.. Without further ado, lets go check them out:


BOSSES:


[1st Stage]: C-20000 Canser (Health - 25000Hp)


Attacks:

1st attack: Dash at you

2nd attack: Long-range flamethrower

3rd attack: "Ground Pounder", followed with big laser bolts shot at you.

But heck, if you charge enough "Power", you can do 2 ulti attacks on it to kill it quickly.. The obss has a final aatack but you get to know once you play the game.. ^^

[2nd Stage]: Unknown (Health - 30000Hp)

This lady is almost the same as Es just that she has wings that can detach and fly to wards you, dealing alot of damage..


After you destroy her wings, she will go into berserk mode.. Play the game if you know what I mean.. XD


Well, that is all the information I have after having some fun playing this game.. I hope you will some fun playing this game to kill some free time when you are bored or in school..

If you wish to download the game, you can visit their website here.. Hope I get to review more games in the future and show it to everyone.. ^^

5 comments:

  1. woo woo

    I got to inform my friend about this, he's interested in robo it seems..

    thanks for this review. ahh I watched Haruka too! What a great anime! hahahaa

    Hey, Little Busters EX review? LOL!

    You can read/converse in Japanese?

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  2. @ anonymous coward: Mecha-Lover?? Thats good to hear.. I love mechas too, +1 if it is piloted by a MOE female char..

    I will see if I can a copy of it..

    And my skillz in Japanese is quite low actually.. All self-learn but might take a while.. ^^

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  3. WOW. I got the chills from just the screenshots. Will definitely get this game!

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  4. @ mizunaga: Yeah, I had the same feeling when I first tried the game..

    You will love it when you will do the Ulti technique, trust me.. ^^

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  5. Um I can't seem to get the game to work. It always is coming up with an error after I select a difficulty.

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