I absolutely love this game mode. I usually play as Modern Sonic which works pretty well. I also like to pair it up with Roll The Dice Deluxe for added fun.
The only complaint I have with this is during the last round, the framerate drops horribly down to like 5 FPS. At first I thought it was my crappy 2GB memory laptop, but then I played on my Samsung S21 and the frame drops still happened, so it can't have been a specs issue.
Aside from that, this mode is fun as hell for a singleplayer experience and dare I say preferable to the campaign mode. If the frame drops get fixed, it would get a five-star rating from me.
personally, if you're bored of the vanilla gameplay formula, then THIS IS THE JAM
this is legitimately the best non-pvp gamemode i've seen that doesn't stray from srb2's base gameplay
the best part about it is that it also acts as a QOL mod, making enemy combat better by making enemies more aggressive overall and making the thz and gfz bosses ACTUALLY FUN (for the most part maybe not the THZ boss)
and nothing matches the feel of having an attraction shield, while super, and having collected all the rings so you get silver rings
I love Chaos mode. This mode is at it's best in single player (solo). I didn't enjoy it as much in an online game (with friends or randoms) but it is still enjoyable. Plus, the addition of Spring Yard Zone made it much better. Every other map (except for Tidal Palace Zone) are very solid maps as well (Techno Hill Zone is probably my favorite zone in this addon). It kinda suffered some of the issues with Battle mode in Kart racing games, but these issues are very small (and more noticeable in multiplayer) and can be overlooked. Overall, I love this mode and would recommend to anyone.
I had a chance to play it solo on the Iron-Turret-looking zone. I was surprised at how well the waves would flow from one to the other; despite the map size being relatively small, each wave would introduce elements that kept exploring the map fresh. It would produce a non-linearity that was very Sonic Jam meets SM64 to me, and the difficulty kept it engaging to the end with only 1 player.
It honestly made me tear up a little as I made my way to Eggman. It's fantastic how even the least-played game mode of the 108 era could inspire such a creative re-imagining over a decade later. This is a perfect encapsulation of the spirit of Chaos mode. Great job!
Gotta say, I feel bad for making that crappy old Chaos mode I made when I first signed on, at the very least I could try updating those maps to make more sense and work with this instead of being its own thing with the same name.
I've been playing about with the betas, but now that it's fully released I can actually give it the appreciation it deserves! Plus, love how you've addressed some of the issues I had with some of the betas by adding a ready system to help with getting Perfects, as well as making getting all the rings an actual *good* thing instead of a hinderance.
I think I'll be playing this mode for a good while!
Genuinely the most fun I've had in netgames in a long while. It's such a polished, unique experience that I frankly wished it was vanilla. It's THAT good.
It rewards cooperative play, incentivizes competition AND completion. It's just so much fun with friends, and even alone. I really hope we get a ton of custom content for this, because it really deserves a lot of expansion - be it new maps, new enemies, or characters built around combat to thrive here.
I have been playing the betas that'd go up in the Master Server, and I can't describe how exciting it was to come back to it after a few days, and see that it was an updated version. You really knocked it outta the park with this mode.
Another outstanding custom gametype. You took the original concept of chaos and made it into something absolutely fantastic. The gameplay is extremely fun and the enemies are challenging. As always, the music composed for this addon is STUNNING. Amazing work!