i feel like i'm missing something big in how this game is meant to work/be played.
it's just boxes dropping changing my weapon type.. and me freezing if i stay away from the barrel too long.
that's literally it.
edit: so i refreshed and tried again and this time i arbitrarily shot at the little wooden posts in order to change their graphic from.. a wooden post to a skinner looking wooden post and that started the "game" game.
not sure how we were supposed to know to do that. i was reading the tutorial messages at the bottom. i don't think they ever told me to modify the wooden post graphics. and if they did.. then they did it in passing and went away and were replaced with other unrelated messages.
i'm raising the score from a 0 to a 2 because now i see it wasn't broken per se but just has bad design in the player training department.
the aesthetics are all on point and the mechanics feel good. but the semi-softlocking of the game was so infuriating that i don't feel like giving it much more of a shot.