I'm thinking about making another Mondo game when I get some free time. So I thought I'd check two things. The first one is which of the games you guys liked the most, and the second is what kind of game the third should be.
Select one of the 1:s and one of the 2:s. Also, a comment on what you like/dislike about the previous two games would be helpful.
I dont like the lack of exploration in games so mondo as an adventure would be awsomeness in my opinion.although you definatley need some action elements from the second game,and puzzle is a must in a mondo game.
Post by irrenhaus3 on Jul 21, 2008 10:07:36 GMT -5
Hm, we had a puzzler one with Medicals and an Action one with Agency, so Adventure is the only genre missing ^^ Let's make it an adventure then. Okaay, now to the things I liked/disliked about the games:
I very much enjoyed the atmosphere of Medicals, in which you KNOW something bad is about to happen but you just don't know what it is - and the monologues were amazing as well. The only thing I disliked about it is the lack of interaction - you mostly just run around in narrow corridors.
About Agency: The story plot of this one was way more confusing than the one of Medicals, because you actually kill the president without even getting ONE hint to that earlier in the game - you only get to know that he dies Another thumbsup of this game was the ability to jump/fall and shoot what made the game more interactive. And you had to talk to many of the... (persons?) in there to proceed. ;D But what I did not like about it were the monologues. Though they were amazingly confusing again, they didn't tell a story in total but simply introduced you to the next level. I'd love to have some Medical-like monologues again in the third part. (If that isn't too hard to manage)
By the way, is there going to be another Mondo game AFTER the third one or will it be the end?
I just finished playing Agency. I enjoyed both but definitely prefer Medicals.
The Medicals monologues seem more focused. Agency's introduced level concepts well, but had no clear relation to the story / theme.
Medicals' puzzles were all great. Agency's more puzzling levels were nice, but the shooting levels were a bit too frantic and took me out of the nonsensical atmosphere. I'm not sure why, but while fun in itself (especially the rising blocks level), I rather the puzzles.
Platforming was generally frustrating except the level with different colored platforms coming together, which I actually liked a lot!
I also agree with the general sentiment that an adventure would be fun to try since it's new to the Mondo series. Puzzles would still fit in somewhere though, I'd hope. And while the shooting put me off a bit in one or two levels of Agency, I wouldn't necessarily say take it out. If it were more relaxed and perhaps tied into the puzzles somehow, I'd probably like it more.
Okay, I voted Medicals / Adventure! Like irrenhaus said, we've had one puzzler and one shooter already, so rounding it out with adventure would be a good idea. That way, if you decide to make more beyond Mondo 3, you'll know which genre you feel most comfortable with working in, too.
The previous posters have all pretty much hit my personal nails on the head, though, in terms of what I liked best about each game. Medicals had this pervasive feeling of unavoidable doom, which was great, and the corridors and nightmare puzzles made you feel like you were going insane. In Agency, I appreciated the more open environments, but especially the interaction the player had with other characters. It made it feel like you were exploring more of a complete world.
In terms of story, I think Medicals' held together better than Agency's, but that story was also less complex. I really enjoyed both monologue styles, though. The Boss's lines were enjoyable to read, but I think I'd prefer them if they tied into a unified story like the Priest's did instead of relating on a stage-by-stage basis.
Also, this is more wishful thinking than anything else, but I hope we can see the Priest again sometime. Maybe as a cameo or something!
Judging from the major teaser video you made a while ago, I suggest the names "Mondo Station" or "Mondo Transport"
Or maybe MTaTS: Mondo Travel and Transportation Service.
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