hehe, i think autoaim is a really bad idea for liero, that would sabotage someones ability to even improve on the one skill they need to play the game that isnt transferred from other games
Tafka, others, no i'm not trying to make a personal insult, but yeah i am making a jab, cause i disagree. mainly i was disagreeing with people who said split screen is always bad for action games and no one will ever play split screen action games, cause that is ridiculous as demonstrated by examples halo and smash bros, but if you dont think you would like playing lierox split screen, that is your opinion, though even there you are arguing that, a feature that was unremovable in the original when the game first became popular, is a feature that would make the game unplayable.
yeah so lierox i dont think has as much appeal as smash brothers, goldeneye, halo, but out of my game liking friends, at least half like liero, and i would probably be able to have some liero parties with them if something like this were implemented. as it is, i already have liero parties, but limited to 1 player per computer at a persons house, and there have been times where more people wanted to play than there were computers at a location.
Magni, i still think most players should be able to learn the moves on the first play given proper instructions, though i agree that first time players will have trouble combining these moves in their first game, until their coordination improves as they continue playing. a party is usually at least a couple hours long, if people like the game enough to play more than their first round, then part way through the party they might start getting some kills.
the idea for a training level is awesome. sometimes i lead a new player through a couple of moves, like i stand near them and tell them to aim and shoot. then stand on a higher platform where they have to jump while shooting. then tell them to rope up to some area. tell them to rope several times in a row with their rope at an upward diagonal angle, so they swing across the ceiling.
you know another possibility? if 4 screen split was allowed on a single computer (with netplay), then you could maybe even reduce the size in the four little windows so that the backgrounds would be 1 pixel to one pixel rather than 1 pixel to four pixels, then use liero sprites that are more like the original.
id like to finish this post with a story. when i first downloaded liero from a freeware and shareware games site back in 2000 or so, the game was so amazing that i immediately took it to school and gave it to like two other people in my computer science class. less than a week later, i walked to the back of that class, and saw that the game was being played on over half the screens in the class (in split screen only mode). what does that tell me about this game's possible popularity? does anyone else have similar results after introducing the game to computer classes where the teacher cant see all screens? maybe it was a fluke but i think this game could be a more serious cult classic than it is if given exposure somehow.