So, the story of my first attempt went something like this: turn on the game, find this map thing and click around for about 5 minutes while trying to figure out what I was supposed to do. Giving up, hitting escape, and then finding out that NOW the game was starting. OK, cool. The map thing was just that, a map thing… to look at… or something…
Bear with me here, this was the absolute first time I’ve ever played a game like this in my whole entire life. As such, I really had no idea what to do.
As the game started, I noticed the goals I had for that part of the game, as well as the enemy ships. I saw “find the telescope” or something like that, but I couldn’t see one. Moving my mouse around, I noticed the camera moved with it. And then I clicked and managed to try to shoot ships. OK, so in conclusion, I had to try to shoot the other ships by clicking on them, right? Wrong. I couldn’t even see my mouse. Confusedly, I tried moving the mouse back and forth, clicking randomly. I also pressed some of the buttons I saw in the corner, but not much happened… I actually got 2 ships this way, but was then shot down by the last two. Maybe I’m just terrible at this game… but I really don’t think this is a game made for people who have never played a game of this kind before. I didn’t see any instructions, and I was really confused at what I was doing. I felt rather as if I’d been thrown overboard and forced to swim.
Needless to say, this ruined my mood for the rest of the night. I had been so determined to play this game without cheating, without looking it up on the internet. Someone on the blog discussed how Kentucky Route Zero had a bit of a tutorial, with you clicking around and finding stuff out. This game did not. I really could have used one, however.
Of course, I’m going to go back and play this game. Hopefully with some help from the internet, I’ll be able to at least get past the first tasks! But, until then, I turn to you guys. What on Earth am I supposed to be doing with this game?