Last time I did a topic regarding the difficulty of CIU where many veterans gave me flak for nerfing the enemies. Back then I assumed that everyone was as unskilled as me. I have learned since but having said that Update 27 was my least favorite update so far. Here’s why:
Lag slingshots your ship. I used to experience slingshots with by ship back in the earlier versions (I can’t remember them ). Then it got patched and the lag wouldn’t slingshot me. However with this update, my ships slingshot with lag once again. Whilst I haven’t died yet from this problem, I still have my concerns about my gameplay experience. I don’t want to fear crashing my ship into chickens just because of some lag.
Although powerups and coins appear over enemies and particles, projectiles are still obscured by the things mentioned above. In my opinion, the projectiles should’ve also appeared over enemies, particles and even bonuses. The way that powerups overlay over the particles and enemies is not only jarring, it is not friendly towards the eye. There should be an outline or some type of particle surrounding the powerups that would differentiate them from the background entities and the same can be applied to my suggestion for projectile overlay.
With all of this being said, I still love CIU. I like the visuals and the greater variety of gameplay over the other CI games. The new powerup is pretty neat, the bombers look more aggressive with their red paint, its still a really fun game. And keep in mind that all of this is only my opinion altough others are open to share it. Thanks.