Or you could use real 3-D models, instead of sprites. That way you can get them to move up and down realistically while you walk around, move backwards realistically when you shoot, etc. like in my fangame. Try also getting the shapes and colors right for the other beams. The ice beam is taller than the power beam, and the ice is a lot more white, not that super eye-burning blue. The plasma beam is longer than the power beam, and it’s not that ugly brown-ish orange color with neon red.
As for the HUD, the visor and beam icons in the lower corners are a little bit unorganized. Some are bigger than others, some are too far to a side, etc. Plus some of your screenshots have them not matching the current beam selected. (One example: the one with the plasma beam has only the power beam and ice beam in the bottom-right, with no icon in the middle) I hope you have that fixed for the demo.
And what are those things on the ground there? Is that supposed to be phazon? It sure doesn’t look like it. I like the electricity coming from it though. Try making it light blue.
Edit3: Actually, I guess it does look like phazon. Just make each individual part about twice as large.
Edit: Oh, I also noticed something else. That circle thing in the upper-left shows where nearby enemies are, right? And the two lines show what you’re seeing right now? Then the two lines should form an angle twice as much as the angle you have the 3-D projection set to. What I mean is… er… From your pictures, it looks that you can see at a 45-degree angle to the right, left, top, and bottom. That means that the two lines in the circle should form a 90-degree angle. Got it? Good.
Edit2: Also, the energy bar isn’t centered. Well, it is, but it’s centered along with the number. I think I would like it better if the number was below the energy bar. That way you could have the actual bar be centered, and the number could be located right below where the current energy is.
Note: These are all just my opinions; ignore them if you want to.
Well, enough bashing the graphics. This fangame looks good, and it’s making me wait even more anxiously for tomorrow.
I really want to play this!