I’ve been playing for around 20 - 30 hours now and some of the big major blunders I make are:
- Picking up a bad weapon after a boss because of the explosion of said boss covering my vision.
- Taking damage due to intense screen shake after killing an ‘Iron Chicken’. (One of the armoured normal enemies that take a few hits to destroy, you see them a lot on Superstar Hero and it’s quite annoying)
- Taking damage in a fight with multiple bosses due to obscured vision from another boss explosion and/or screen shake. (Bosses such as the Show Em’ Who’s Boss X5 and Chicken Multiplicity.)
I’m aware that I can turn down graphics settings but I’d rather not do that if I can run the game at 120+ FPS on my laptop and I don’t need any more speed at sacrifice for graphics.
It would be nice to be able to turn these effects off, modify them so they obscure the items less, such as sending the explosive ‘spikes’ more upwards and away from the pick-up that’s dropped, or simply turn down the effects by reducing their opacity/effect on the screen.
[EDIT] I know this has been a feature since very early in CI history, however, times have changed, bosses and stages have gotten harder. I don’t feel like something that affects the player negatively should be given as a reward for beating a harder enemy or a boss. Some stages are even rendered almost impossible without some sort of Superweapon/outside help, which isn’t good game design in a skill-based arcade game.
Thank you for listening to my concerns!