While Andrew, our resident gamer, had no trouble playing through Tentacles in only 2-3 hours, giving it an excellent score of 5/5, apparently other players are not having such an easy time of it.
Press Play has announced that in response to gamer complaints they planned to release an update which makes the game just a bit easier.
Ole TeglbjÃ¦rg, Press Playâ€™s Director for Tentacles wrote in the WPCentral comment section:
Iâ€™m Ole the director of Tentacles and I just wanted to clarify a few things about the upcoming update.
Yes, the game is hard, and we probably underestimated the difficulty a bit. However, this has nothing to do with the game being rushed out. I donâ€™t know how Paul came up with that;-). It was a matter of choice and deliberate design. That said, when we saw how few actually made it through the game, we decided that it would be silly not to have more people enjoy the later levels and bosses, that we have put so much effort into creating. So hereâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do:
Easy mode: We have made an easy mode, which basically lets Lemmy take more damage without dying. At the same time we really back the idea that achievements should be earned and not be too easy to get. So when you play in easy mode, you will not get the â€œNo Deathâ€ star at the end of the level. So if you want all the achievements, you still need to be hardcore.
Furthermore we polished a few problematic areas and tweaked here and there â€“ see if you can find them!!!
We have a deep love for our little freak Lemmy, and have been really excited to see how the world would welcome him. So thank you all for being so nice to him and thank you all for playing our game.
An update should hit Marketplace soon. Tentacles in $4.99 and can be found in Marketplace here.