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« on: September 24, 2012, 07:41:15 pm »
Version: 1.8f-1.8g

1: Poor
2: Fair
3: Average
4: Good
5: Excellent

1) Gameplay - What do you think about the game play? For example, are the abilities, items and spells fine? Is there too much killing? Is the campaign too repetitive?
4/5

Overall, the gameplay is very nice. I didn't get bored, nor did it feel repetitive. You have many original spells and items which makes it much more interesting. Although as a new player some things were confusing to me.

One confusing thing was at the Prologue where you pick your spells. I don't like the idea of picking a spell without being able to see all the spells that are available to you. For example, it is much easier to choose spells when you can see how well each spell synergizes with each other. I had to reload the Prologue several times to be able to figure out what spells I wanted for each character.

Another confusing thing was that I didn't know that Combat Kings maxed out at level 5. I bought about 2 extra ones before I figured it out.

Also, set item descriptions were a pain. I had the Damanthe set for about 5 chapters before I figured out that Damanthe's Shield is part of the set.

I think the last confusing thing was potions. There's nothing that explains what a X Potion (random number) does. There's a lot of different numbers of potions. Some riddle questions asked how much did X potion restore? I couldn't answer that question because potions restore a %, not a base number.


2) Terrain - What do you think about the terrain? Is it eye candy or not? What do you believe is the most beautiful place and what should be improved.
5/5

Really nice terrain, nuff said.


3) Atmosphere - What do you think about the atmosphere of the campaign? Too funny? Too sad? And does the music make the atmosphere better?
4/5

I also thought that the atmosphere was pretty nice. I hate how Fradz would ruin a tense atmosphere with some comment (I would provide an example, but I need to play through the campaign again or look through the dialogue.) The variety of music is also really awesome. I recognized a lot of the Final Fantasy songs and it made the play experience better.

4) Story - What do you think about the story. Is too simple or confusing? Is it mysterious and complicated enough? What is your favorite character?
5/5

The story is really mysterious and it keeps making you want to know more. It has many tense moments, but also humorous. Can't really say who is my favorite character yet.


5) Cinematics - What do you think about the cinematics. What is the worst and the best cinematic and why.
3/5

In the first few chapters, there aren't many text mistakes. As it goes on though, I noticed a looot of grammar problems (again, need to look at all the dialogue or play through through the campaign to find examples). I think my favorite one was when Phodom's family was murdered. Not sure about the worst one.


6) Bosses - What do you think about the bosses at the campaign? Are they challenging, balanced, different and unique enough? What is your favorite boss and what boss could need some improvements?
4/5

I actually thought that the bosses were really easy (maybe because I play TKoK). It only took me about 1-5 tries depending on how complicated the boss was. I also thought it was weird that you put in the description that you NEED to have give ups in order to defeat Epic and Elite bosses (understandable for higher difficulties, but for easy-hard it definitely isn't needed at all. I'm also not sure where I read this, it might've been from the Prologue info).


7) Difficulty - What is your opinion about the difficulties. Do you think the difficulties are balanced enough or do they need improvements?
3/5

I thought that the game was too forgiving. There are so many items that revive you, and that isn't including how many lives you bought. I also never really had any "OH ****" moments while playing against all the bosses. PS: I only played through this once on normal, and will continue on extreme. So my opinion may change.


8) All things considered, how would you describe your playing experience at the campaign? What could be done better and what do you believe does not need attention?
3.5/5

I enjoyed playing your campaign, but there's still a ton of work to be done. For one, why add a spell into the game if it doesn't work? (Galeoth's lvl 2 and 3 spell book spells) Also the amount of important bugs that needs to be fixed is pretty big. I had to look at the bug master thread just to make sure that I wouldn't have any more confusion from all the bugs. This is a huge problem for new players, as many people would get turned off of the game and not bother to look into extra detail as to how to not have problems with bugs.

I couldn't even start the game again from "The End". I had to use a "Give Up" in order to restart. I tried to load it from the end for about 1-2 hours before i gave up. Before you even consider adding more to the campaign, you should really fix the bugs. I would  much rather play a good 2 hour game that is close to bug free than a 10 hour game with bugs all over the place.


9) Would you recommend this campaign to your friends?
Not with all the bugs. If you fix the bugs, I'll give other people the info about this game.


10) How did you find this campaign? You might have any hints for me to bring this campaign more to the daylight? Some sites for example where I could advertise the campaign?
See question #9. I found this through Hiveworkshop.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 08:16:20 pm by TitanDeath »

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 12:17:18 am »
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I thought that the game was too forgiving. There are so many items that revive you, and that isn't including how many lives you bought.
Because Aero wants the game to be playable (not necessarily enjoyable) by everyone, including complete idiots or something like that.
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I couldn't even start the game again from "The End". I had to use a "Give Up" in order to restart.
Because the campaign is not complete - there are still chapters 9 and 10 to finish!
Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.
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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 02:03:03 am »
I agree with all your points actually, excellent info here.

The riddle questions are just outdated in light of recent changes to the campaign.

In general you need to note that the campaign is still in beta. Aero will likely finish chapter 10 before really sorting out most of the mess and bugs and stuff.

He has been fixing bugs but it is a long process and boring, so at the moment development is alternating between making the current version better, or finishing the whole thing off. And the other issue is that because there are constant major changes going on, fixing certain things now could become redundant after another change anyway.

Anyway, I personally think the bug list needs to be fixed and soon! Some major bugs in the house you know..

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 02:56:51 am »
If you want a complete collection of the spells, check out my Hero Abilities Info Page right in my signature. It provides additional vital statistics for each spell. Hope it can help you.

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 09:23:38 am »
Pretty regular, routined questionnaire. Grammar stands up from the crowd, but I disagree with your terrain rating; IMO chapters like 1, 2 and 5 have well-made terrains, but then chapters like 3 and 6 are the common terrains you'll see everywhere (and as such, whenever I'm in chapter 6, I just want to get through it as fast as possible; it's very uninspiring overall, I don't know how it's for you).

AFAIK Aero is paying more attention to the terrain at the moment, but it doesn't mean it's "excellent" now; it probably will be, but your questionnaire is for these versions.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 05:02:15 pm »
I understand why the end option doesn't work, but at least take the time to either let us know it doesn't work, remove it, or fix it. There's other things i could've been doing besides trying to figure out if i can get it to work or not.

You should also at least fix the most important bugs such as spell and item problems which cause a lot of confusion.

I don't have that high of expectation for terrain. As long as it flows well, looks as natural as possible, and looks nice, thats enough for me. There's a lot of rpgs that i have played with much worse terrain.

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 02:23:12 am »
About riddle question I think I upated them all. Is there still problems with the latest version?

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Also, set item descriptions were a pain. I had the Damanthe set for about 5 chapters before I figured out that Damanthe's Shield is part of the set.
How that was such a pain? Isn't it clearly said at the end which item belongs to which item set.

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I understand why the end option doesn't work, but at least take the time to either let us know it doesn't work, remove it, or fix it. There's other things i could've been doing besides trying to figure out if i can get it to work or not.
I'll remove it for now.

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You should also at least fix the most important bugs such as spell and item problems which cause a lot of confusion.
Item problems?

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I don't have that high of expectation for terrain. As long as it flows well, looks as natural as possible, and looks nice, thats enough for me. There's a lot of rpgs that i have played with much worse terrain.
Well, terrain isn't my speciality.

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 03:21:24 am »
there's a few serious item problems Aero, not too bad compared to last time.

On the buglist :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 06:12:15 pm »
A few? No offense, but I counted 28 item bugs on the master bug thread and there's possibly more. I wouldn't care as much as a lot of tiny bugs, but items are also a huge part of the game.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 06:24:39 pm by TitanDeath »

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Re: TitanDeath
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 02:51:00 am »
I guess I'll have to check them then!