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Warning Forever. Fraxy. Both abstract shooters. Both centered around boss battles. Both very good games. But only one can win.

Voting is now closed, thanks for participating!

Vote count: Warning Forever 27 - 29 Fraxy

Winner: Fraxy

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60 Comments:
Blogger Alvaro said at 7/27/2007 02:03:00 PM:  
Werning Ferover
Anonymous e said at 7/27/2007 02:08:00 PM:  
Warning Forever.

Each mode is subtley different even if the bosses are the same. I found it quite a challenge beating my scores and going for harder and harder bosses. Fraxy is good, but it suffers from how hard it is to chase down a boss sometimes, lack of sound, and bugs. User content though could push it over the edge.
Anonymous Xander said at 7/27/2007 02:17:00 PM:  
Warning Forever. Fraxy may play better these days, but we wouldn't have it without WF. And thanks to WF we also have the wonderful Battleship Forever, which if anyone hasn't played yet they really need to despite being still in the demo stages. However, as Fraxy grows with content and becomes fully functional as a real game (I seem to remember playing as a 'I'll take this weapon, and this weapon, and I'll blow up THIS guy today, thanks!', it could definitely become something much better. The control is certainly fantastic, with stupidly fun rapid-boosts to avoid incoming fire.

But for now, Warning Forever wins.
Blogger I Like Pi said at 7/27/2007 02:20:00 PM:  
Fraxy.
Blogger Zmann said at 7/27/2007 02:41:00 PM:  
Warning Forever.

I don't like the restrictively small screen Fraxy gives me.
Anonymous Javet said at 7/27/2007 02:51:00 PM:  
Fraxy. Altough Warning Forever is the next best thing, Fraxy just has great graphics, an editor, and more action. You can change the Fraxy window size to fullscreen, zmann.
Anonymous MistarSpiffeh said at 7/27/2007 03:07:00 PM:  
Fraxy, much more fun to screw around with, what with the boss editor.
Blogger svrman said at 7/27/2007 03:07:00 PM:  
Fraxy.
Blogger Dave said at 7/27/2007 03:44:00 PM:  
Fraxy hands down. being able to easily make and show off custom bosses makes it 10x better then most.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 03:52:00 PM:  
Fraxy,

The space that you can navigate is big, and you can feel free to move at your will..
And also have a great enemy editor.
Anonymous BoboDaHobo said at 7/27/2007 04:03:00 PM:  
Fraxy, barely.

WF is great fun, but dodging bullets in Fraxy just feels that much better.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 04:12:00 PM:  
WF, because it's obvious where Frazzy got it's inspiration from.
Blogger Zmann said at 7/27/2007 04:22:00 PM:  
Javet: I know you can change the screen size. That doesn't change how much of the playable area I can see.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 04:29:00 PM:  
Warning Forever.
Blogger julien said at 7/27/2007 04:31:00 PM:  
warning forever

;). i'am french, and i like the two game, but warning forever is very cool ;).
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 04:48:00 PM:  
Warning Forever
I have played both and choose warning forever because it's not brought down by the horribly low resolution and the resulting short time you have between seeing bullets and getting hit by them in Fraxy. Fraxy might be better then warning forever with a some more work though, it might surpass WF if it got a resolution increase.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 05:44:00 PM:  
Warning Forever, hands down. I hate mouse controlled action games and sadly Fraxy falls in that category.

Mouses are for pointing at stuff with a cursor, nothing else. WF FTW! *sore hands agree*
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 06:27:00 PM:  
Controls ruined Frazy for me and I always found Warning Forever to be extremely tedious...

so uh....


null vote i guess
Anonymous AdigunPolack said at 7/27/2007 06:54:00 PM:  
Warning Forever (WF), and I will tell you why this game gets my vote: because Warning Forever TOTALLY revolutionized the Boss-only subgenre of the shmup since this freeware piece was first originally released in 1999-2002, and as such, it *definitely* became an unforgettably masterful trend that inspired such other games in the later years as Fraxy, Clean Asia, and the much recent Fractal Fighter!! Congratulations to creator Hikoza.T.Ohkubo for successfully broadening the horizons of the shmup with this game that opened up such an exciting new subgenre indeed... A TOTAL FIRST-RATE ACT all the way!!!

So for me, it is WF indeed... no question. d=^-^=b !
Anonymous st_jimmy said at 7/27/2007 08:05:00 PM:  
Warning Forever.

Definitely.I like the whole idea that you can rattle the boss by blowing a huge chunk of it off. The thing it lacks, though, is multiplayer. It would be cool to see how far two people could get, or even one controlling the boss. That would be awesome.
That is all.
Anonymous Pita said at 7/27/2007 08:18:00 PM:  
Warning Forever gets my vote.

It just has a much higher level of polish, drips of style, and feels more complete as a game.

Fraxy has a lot of potential, but is altogether a bit flawed and incomplete. It lacks joypad support, which is sad because it could work so well with a dual-analog control scheme. Also, visually, I don't enjoy the rotating sprites thing it has going on.
Anonymous Madgarden said at 7/27/2007 08:52:00 PM:  
Warning Forever. Gameplay is more cohesive, polished, and FAIR.

Fraxy is a very cool concept, and it is fun, but there are times when it just doesn't play well. Plus, it runs slow on my crappy old box, while WF is lightning fast.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 09:00:00 PM:  
Warning Forever
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/27/2007 10:26:00 PM:  
my vote goes to warning forever. one of the few games that actually has that just-one-more-try(tm) feel.

fraxy seems more like an engine then a full game, though it has awesome potential.
Blogger Thomas said at 7/28/2007 12:21:00 AM:  
Fraxy, for graphics / customization / gameplay. Could have more game modes though...
Blogger A. Young said at 7/28/2007 12:37:00 AM:  
Warning Forever

...nuff said :D
Anonymous Andersong said at 7/28/2007 01:16:00 AM:  
Warning Forever.
As many others have said, it just feels more like a complete game, rather than a engine.

Oh, and Hikiware has a cute maid as its mascot. Win!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/28/2007 03:26:00 AM:  
Warning Forever,

Fraxy is just a terrible, imho barely playable mess.
Anonymous Fluffy_Bot said at 7/28/2007 04:55:00 AM:  
Warning Forever.

Fraxy is a fun game but didn't keep me hooked for nearly as long as WF did (and still does). As mentioned earlier, the small FOV of Fraxy is a bit claustrophobic. After all, the most important part in a boss battle game is the boss itself; in Warning Forever you got those delicious moments of tension as the warning screen flashed up and the stats hinted at the fight to come, then you were hit by that moment where you see this massive entity hell-bent on wiping you from existence. And if that wasn't enough, somewhere along the line it'd start to transform which just made the fight that much more interesting.

Though custom bosses are a plus, you just can't beat a clear-cut winner. However, despite some differing opinions, I'd love to have +mlook in WF (for the controlled shot mode).
Anonymous muffin man said at 7/28/2007 05:11:00 AM:  
fraxy is a whole lot better. i like the way that you can make your own bosses
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/28/2007 05:38:00 AM:  
Fraxy wins!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/28/2007 11:08:00 AM:  
Fraxy. What the hell is so abstract about these games, anyway?
Anonymous Claxus said at 7/28/2007 11:50:00 AM:  
Definitley Fraxy. You know some people call me Claxy. But seriously, have you ever tried modding Fraxy? it only consists of changing images on paint. Gotta love the graphics and all the weapon choices.
Anonymous eggs benedict said at 7/28/2007 12:52:00 PM:  
Fraxy is awesome. Graphics way better.
Anonymous Fraxy Lover said at 7/28/2007 01:49:00 PM:  
Fraxy. Warning forever just doesn't give enough of a challenge.
Anonymous cheeeeeeeeeese said at 7/28/2007 03:47:00 PM:  
farxy is a lot more awesome than warning forver
Anonymous SpriX said at 7/28/2007 04:00:00 PM:  
Fraxy. I think fraxy has better gameplay and controls.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/28/2007 04:15:00 PM:  
I'm going to side with Fraxy on this one. it has a much larger growth potential
Anonymous Sata said at 7/28/2007 05:43:00 PM:  
I like Warning Forever better.
Anonymous Nameless said at 7/28/2007 05:43:00 PM:  
Fraxy may have originated from Warning Forever, but Fraxy just has more... wel... everything to it!
Blogger Michal said at 7/28/2007 07:20:00 PM:  
Warning Forever.

They both have a lot of good qualities though ^_^.
Anonymous Bobbert said at 7/28/2007 08:00:00 PM:  
Fraxy is way beter, even tho warning forever is good too.
Anonymous Jason Craig said at 7/28/2007 09:38:00 PM:  
They both suck.
Blogger Aswad said at 7/29/2007 01:41:00 AM:  
Warning Forever.


>Look at the size of WF file. It is less than 1mb!!!
Simply genius.

>Super options to change gameplay and whatever you need.

>Enemy Boss awesome and has cool A.I. to suit our attack style.

>Classic.
I vote this is Best freeware game after CaveStory.
Anonymous x_x said at 7/29/2007 02:45:00 AM:  
Fraxy.
I'm not playing WF anymore, but Fraxy keeps going and going and going.
Anonymous Logicman said at 7/29/2007 08:16:00 AM:  
Fraxy. It brought greatness to the boss-only genre.
Blogger Armitage said at 7/29/2007 08:54:00 AM:  
Fraxy
Blogger haowan said at 7/29/2007 11:15:00 AM:  
Warning Forever has a purer game play design and Fraxy has problems with camera and game structure, so I'm going with Warning Forever. Cooler name too.
Anonymous FRAXY! said at 7/29/2007 12:49:00 PM:  
FRAXY!
Anonymous Dragonknight said at 7/29/2007 01:53:00 PM:  
Fraxy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than WF. It just is.
Anonymous N Ninja said at 7/29/2007 02:07:00 PM:  
I love Fraxy sooooo much! It's the best game ever!
Anonymous br549 said at 7/29/2007 08:25:00 PM:  
fraxy hands down
Blogger Paul Eres said at 7/29/2007 10:35:00 PM:  
Warning Forever. I just re-played both, and WF is much more of a "game", with broader appeal, whereas Fraxy's more of an engine that appeals to more creative people who want to make their own bosses.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/30/2007 04:48:00 AM:  
bleh, boss battles are my least favorite thing about any shooter, gameplay wise.

Only real good thing bout them is the 'wow factor' in their appearance like the first time I played Axelay on the SNES. Otherwise I feel they just slow the game down and become boring. Warning Forever especially bores me...
Anonymous Nelson said at 7/30/2007 05:07:00 AM:  
Fraxy is way cooler than Warning Forever. WF may have started the boss only genre, but Fraxy made a whole lot better.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/30/2007 09:06:00 AM:  
Warning Forever, simple and fun, and the graphic has a uniqueness to it.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/30/2007 02:12:00 PM:  
Warning Forever

Fraxy can't win
Blogger Israel said at 7/30/2007 06:41:00 PM:  
FRAXY

Warning Forever, though extremely entertaining, did not contain the depth that I found in Fraxy. I prefer the level editor and variety of enemy types, although the space for playing the game was small.
Anonymous B said at 8/01/2007 09:57:00 AM:  
Warning Forever. That game is inspiring. I think it pushed the envelope in a way that allowed games like Fraxy to exist in the first place.
Anonymous Hot Fuzz said at 8/02/2007 04:56:00 AM:  
Fraxy is much more fun than Warning Foerver.