Originally posted by: Gonandorf
I know i'll get flamed for this,but i really couldn't help but notice something that bothers me about PN03.the game-although it has beautiful graphics-does suffer from a limited variation of colors.
Now,i've seen all the trailers released for the games,and i've seen them over and over again.i just can't get over the idea of having to play in a beautifully drawn environemtn with only a few colors on screen.Don;t get me wrong,i'm not one to call for SMSS variety of colors,but the least i expect is something in the level of Metorid Prime.
The choice in the colors are supposed to give the game style man. That's the first thing that stroke me about it, I simply fell to my knees when I saw the different hues of black on white with the occasional bright colors added for beams and special moves. The game is incredibly stylish, and fits extremely well in the high-tech futuristic background it's trying to project. This is what I dreamed games on the new-gen consoles would be like.
In any case, here's what I heard about PN03's gameplay. With the points you collect by defeating enemies you can purchase Aegis Suits and "tune up" different abilities. Each of the different Aegis Suits have different maximum limit for Attack/Defense/Energy stats (initially?), and you can "tune up" (customize?) with the points you collect.
Orange coloured gauge is "Energy Drive Gauge". It will deplete with the use of Energy Drive (special attack?).
Green gauge is "Barrier Gauge". When it's empty, it's game over.
You can fill each gauge with corresponding items found in the stages. The number shown is amount of (above mentioned) points you've collected.
By destroying enemies in succession (within certain time), you start a combo, which increases bonus points. Collected points can be used to purchase different Aegis Suits, items, & etc. at the end of each mission. By destroying enemies effectively, you can extend combo which leads to high points (which leads to more "customization").
This is a game that I am very highly anticipating, along with the rest of capcom's 5.