As an independent developer, it really hurts when you read a negative review of a game you’ve written. After putting in months (or years) of creative energy and effort, you tend to get quite emotionally tied to what you’ve created. Of course, exposure to other peoples opinions is all part of the meta-game called game development, so you learn to live with it.
Conversely, it’s the most awesome thing in the world when somebody writes a good review. So, you can imagine my delight when I read a review of Star Hammer Tactics last week on PSPenguin.net that gave the game 4-stars. Most importantly, I think the reviewer really got what Star Hammer Tactics was intended to be – a short-burst pick-up-and-play strategy game. I like when that happens!
You can read it here.