Hi all. AI War fan reporting here. I don't usually play puzzle games. Closest thing to puzzle game I play is Audiosurf in "Mono"mode, but seeing the announcement on your web page I decided to give it a try. After playing for about 10-15 minutes I can say that the game looks fun, nice twist to the usual match-3 formula, diverse modes, puzzles are nice too.
Since this is beta and you probably want feedback, I want to comment about colors.
I have light form of color-blindness /funny thing is I work pre-press processing for printing
/ and right now I have very hard time distinguishing green form yellow blocks and to a lesser extend blue from purple blocks. That is in the default block set. If I focus on the blocks i CAN tell their color but that makes hard construction of chains since I cant figure the colors from one quick glance.
I tried all the other sets. I'll call them by numbers since I don't know their names. That is after you press the option to choose Blocks-Set form the drop-down, top-most set will be 1. Here I'll be talking just how quick I can access colors, not for actual design of the blocks - that is personal preference.
Set 1 - OK ( ai war set may be ? ) - this one works the best for me. All colors are clear and easily distinguishable.
Set 2 - not ok, same as default set.
Set 3 - OK, but to a lesser extend , set 1 is better.
Set 4 - not ok. actually the worst set - the green blocks are somehow dark and blend with reds
At first I thought - where are all the greens, or the yellows are missing ?
Set 5 - default ? Already said - not ok.
At home I tried the game on my monitor there, today I installed the game at work to see it at my somehow ... "professional" monitor. Looks a little better, especially Set 4 got better. Probably because this monitor has more uniform brightness.
I'm thinking that Set 1 works better, because the blocks there are more or less from solid color - no gradients around the central arrow. And the arrows in Set 1 are from the same color as the base of the blocks - one thin stroke is used to draw the arrow. The whole block looks form solid color and still the arrow "pops out".
As a suggestion you may try using a slightly different shades of green and yellow - the biggest offenders, to make them easier to distinguish.
Enough rambling from a man that my never play the game, probably will bye it as a gift, girlfriend is puzzle addict
Cya, and keep up the good work.