Hey Glisp, I played the final demo, and it has improved a LOT since the last release. I think Syndacate Story is shaping up to be the most original, and the best overall mod created so far for SORR. Playing as the bad guys is a nice change, and the stages are very interesting (2D sections are a surprising touch, for exemple). My congratulations for your work. I haven't had the time to finish it completely, but I'll probably wait for the final version for that.
However, there are still some gripes I'd like to point out. Of course this is constructive criticism, hoping that the final release will have every imperfection ironed out.
- Enemy placement has improved enormously since the last release, but something is still not right. Sometimes you stand still in one place fighting wave after wave, and this can get tedious after a while. Also, some boss combinations can be very unnerving (above all, the two Shivas with multiple life bars).
- Some stages are too long (stage 4, for exemple). Unfortunately you can't use savestates in mods, so you have to finish them in one go, and if they drag too long it can get boring.
- Some backgrounds look undetailed and pixelated (probably because they have been resized from the original games). Stage 1, the 2D passageway to Mr. X gardens, the second scene in the gardens and the cemetery immediately come to mind. Perhaps you don't have the patience to substitute them, but I think they ruin the visual appeal of some sections. On the other hand, the best stages I've seen so far are the alternate route of Stage 1, the entire Stage 2b, the first section of Stage 3 garden, and all of the snow stage.
- The music. I'm sorry Glisp, but the music is perhaps THE worst aspect of the mod. The songs with vocals from Power Rangers (I hope I am correct) sound extremely cheesy and out of place, and the tunes from the SNES Power Ranger game do not fare much better. Some other music selection it's okay (the snow stage, for exemple), but most of the times the music dosen't fit SOR style at all, IMO.
That's it. Keep up the good work, despite some flaws what you've done so far is excellent, this is one of the most promising mods out there, and for sure the most original. I really look forward to play the final version.
P.S. Grandpa Bear and his theme music are PURE GENIUS. I laughed so hard