Posted on July 23rd, 2013 at 9:33pmEdited on 2013/07/23 at 9:41pm
Posted 2013/07/23 at 9:33pmEdited 2013/07/23 at 9:41pm
Thank you all for your kind words, it really means a lot. :)
But really, I understand where vaati is coming from and I can see how he might be turned off by the graphics. I've had several people say the same thing, and objectively they are correct. The sprites themselves have a lot of polish, and do the individual frames of the attack animations, but the way they are expressed in-game makes them appear very "static" and non-action like.
That being said, I do not intend to change the way the game is animated anytime soon. It is simple for a number of reasons, including the reason mentioned by BladeWolfe1 - the less CPU-intensive the game is the more accessible it is. There are SO many good Mega Man fangames out there, but they almost all require installing something on your computer and maybe having the right drivers/hardware/control-pad to play it. By making it browser-based with (very) primitive graphics we're able to play it on a number of different devices with a relatively low memory footprint.
As I cross-off other, higher priority items on my development list I will continue to polish the aesthetics and presentation of game to the best of my abilities. If that happens to include smoother animations or other bells and whistles, awesome, but the basic frame-by-frame flow of the game will not be changed. I apologize if this is a deal-breaker, and I thank you for playing either way. :)