Project X: Love Potion Disaster
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Project X: Love Potion Disaster is an adult side scrolling beat 'em up game featuring characters from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog and fan characters made by Zeta Team, the leaders of said team are NeoEclipse and Zeta R-02 (a pornographic artist).
Despite being released, this game is still in development hell for almost 11 years.
Why It Sucks
- The gameplay is uninspired and repetitive; one could easly get bored after just thirty minutes.
- Speaking of which, the game feels nothing like a Sonic game. It feels more like a slow arcade beat-em-up and the rings serve just as a weak reminder that you’re playing a Sonic game.
- The plot is very poor and feels rushed, despite the game suffering from...
- Development hell: the game has been in developement for a whopping total of eleven years. The plot hasn't been improved, the gameplay hasn't been altered, and the game received only one update in 2017 that boosted its state from alpha to beta.
- This is due to really bad project management. The team members working on this game rarely spoke to each other.
- This caused one of the team members, one that actually did most of the work, to leave the project.
- The game is infamous for stealing a lot of things:
- The sprites are used without the author's permission.
- The music is ripped from other games (the forest theme is "an empty tome" from Castlevania: Judgement).
- The characters have no real voice acting. Their lines consist of exclamations and other voice clips from various Sonic games, like two Sonic Adventure games and Sonic Heroes, which is beyond lazy.
- The creators, Zeta Team, are sexualizing characters without knowing they're all canonically underaged. The only remotely acceptable characters are Rouge and Zeta, both of them eighteen years old, but this doesn’t mean the character roster can be somewhat saved.
- Horrid sound quality. The guitar riff in the Lost World and the 1-up fanfare are especially awful.
- The secret areas are very easy to find.
- The enemy A.I. is flawed. Almost every enemy can be killed by spamming jump-attacks (in the sea level you can kill every enemies from a long distance) and the game is also mercyful with continues.
- The game adds cheap moves as an attempt to make the game challenging, such as ghosts that are very hard to kill, bosses with un-counterable attacks and one area in the jungle level that disables your special moves.
- The characters are poorly balanced and range from powerful (Zeta) to laughably weak (Cream).
- The leader of the team working on this game cannot take criticism.
- The game over screens are decently animated.
- The controls are responsive and you also have a good variety of attacks.
- Argento’s Sophie makes a cameo, which is pretty neat.
- Each loading screen features a different artwork.
- The Chaos Emeralds grant you +10% for health and stamina.
- The ghost lady wanting to marry Sonic after he turns in his werehog form is a fairly good idea.