So, another update!
After several months of work, I'm very happy to announce the release of Afterlife 3: Legends of Rickard Bronson
version 1.7, a massive update featuring a huge amount of major revisions and new content, including entirely new missions and even a whole new Zone for Rickard (and Raymond!) to explore!
As well as focusing a lot on overall game balance with this update, I've also heavily revised the handling and response of combat mechanics - especially the Deadly Hunting Umbrella, which should now be far more accurate, consistent and intuitive to control, though more limited in its overall power; a change which I feel really makes for more skilled, enjoyable combat, especially combined with the ability to head-stomp enemies as part of combo attacks, leading to fast-paced decision-making in tight situations! (As a result, I'd recommend that existing pros take a refresher on DHU-use to get used to the new controls - the Target Tower
and The Last Stand
minigames are a great place for this!)
Additionally, as discussed with jim
above, the Look Around
option now appears in the weapon-change menu, and there's a new balloon upgrade available which magnetizes the basket, so that dropped coins are attracted to the balloon rather than needing to be picked up from the floor!
Not to mention new and nasty hazards such as dark levels, collapsing rooms and toxic fumes... (As always, a full list of changes is available at the game's history page
On a personal note, I think this is very much the best, tightest and most balanced version of the game I've yet released, and should hopefully be a big step towards making it closer to the game it deserves to be - but of course, please do play and see what you think!
Anyway, have fun, and of course, if you have any comments, thoughts, questions, suggestions or other feedback, please do post below to let me know! Ryan