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« on: December 18, 2011, 04:07:36 am »
I felt like I should give my opinion on this.
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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 repetive?
The gameplay is rather fun at first, but can easily get boring, due to the numerous Give Ups required to get everything. Stealing with Phodom and Galeoth in chapters 1, 3 and 4 is also very annoying, due to your overestimation of their Agility.
Most RPGs don't (and can't) steer from 'too much killing', so I won't talk about that.
I liked the magnificent and well-made bosses, but most of the time I can't stand the numerous bugs.
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Terrain - What do you think about the terrain? Is it eye candy or not? What you believe is the most beautiful place and what should be improved.
I can't comment on this, I rarely cared about graphics in games anyway.
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Atmosphere - What do you think about the atmosphere of the campaign? Too funny? Too sad? And does the music make the atmosphere better?
I've got a feeling that you're trying to mix and match both a serious story and a funny atmosphere into the game (I'm looking at you Fradz), unfortunately I don't think it's done well enough.
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Story - What do you think about the story. Is too simple or confusing? Is it mysterious and complicated enough? What is your favorite character?
Won't say about this yet, due to the incomplete story.
Just a (rather) serious issue: Fradz's overt immaturity has, like, totally ruined the atmosphere and the story for me.
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Cinematics - What do you think about the cinematics. Tell what is the worst and the best cinematic and why.
I almost never bothered to watch cinematics, because the dialogues drag on for far too long and need to speed up (I can comprehend all the texts in, like, 30% the time which the dialogue shows, and I actually finished my entire homework while simultaneously watching the cinematic which is shown after defeating Talloon!)
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Bosses - What do you think about the bosses at the campaign? Are they challenging, balanced, different and unique enough? What is your faforite boss and what boss could need some improvements?
Most bosses were nice and at the same time different from each other, but there are, well, exceptions:
- Zombie Hax. I don't know if it's a bug or not, but his carrion swarms hit too fast and hard, even on Easy difficulty. But the worse thing is that he continuously throws it at a blazing speed, and it can kill Fradz in a few seconds, so I always had to put him out of that battle. And, despite the harrowing fight, he didn't give me any item.
- Slurgal. The boss wasn't very hard on its own, but that's not the problem. Instead, it's because Prospero, Jinx and Amaranth were too frail. I know that you're supposed to keep healing them, but this is just ridiculous, as they can't drink potions, and Shield of Fire and Prospero's heal are not enough. This makes getting the Medal of Heroism a truly harrowing experience.
- Icy Berserk Troll. Hits hard like hell, and a rather nasty stun. At first glance, it doesn't look so bad. But the worst thing about him is the Ice Stone. Stealing it from him is very difficult and life-consuming, as he has a rather high steal resistance for Galeoth, and he's ranged, not to mention the stun, which can take out a large chunk of Galeoth's health by the time he reaches the boss. And yet, you can't just ignore the Ice Stone all along - it's the component of a set required for one of the best items in the game - Dragon Buster.
- Vampire Lord. I don't think I need to say much about him - other people have done so too well.
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Diffculty - What is your opinion about the difficulties. Do you think the difficulties are balanced enough or do they need improvements?
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Would you recommend this campaign to your friends?
HELL NO. Simply put, it's still far too buggy to be enjoyable by the general audience.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 08:49:30 pm by Yggdrasill »
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: Chimto
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 05:20:20 am »
Yes there's a problem with stealing chance and I'm going to create an item that increases the steal chance for chapter 4 to balance things. I hope that's enough.


About Fradz, when I read books I love characters who are humorous but there's something behind. Fradz is a typical character who plays a stupid but is something more than that under the skin.

This is typical dialogue of Fradz mixed with a serious matter.

F: Finally! The ghosts are defeated and their souls will move to the next life trough the Life Link!
F: Ups, I think I just slip something. I hope no one heard that!
F: Anywyay, I'm a hero of Balgaron! Oh heck, why not entire world!?
F: Okay I guess this it.
?: The fooling has become a life habbit to you these days.
F: More I fool more I become one... Wait a sec. Where is this going?
?: This is probably the last time when you can screw around.
F: That is shame... The fun can't last forever.

There's a well thought history history behind Fradz and why he's like that. It will be eventually explained.



I'm not sure what I should do with Zombie Jack.

So what should be done about Slurgal battle?

Okay I will reduce ice troll stealing chance.

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Re: Chimto
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 06:33:02 pm »
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So what should be done about Slurgal battle?
Buff Prospero, Jinx and Amaranth, and make them actually able to survive Slurgal's attacks. Their fragility, as I said, makes earning the Medal of Heroism very harrowing.
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I'm not sure what I should do with Zombie Jack.
Give that Carrion Swarm skill a cooldown, and make him give an item. It's rather strange how the hardest miniboss in the entire chapter does not give any item, seeing his difficulty...
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Fradz is a typical character who plays a stupid but is something more than that under the skin.
Still, he's just too stupid. His intelligence needs to be improved.
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: Chimto
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 02:21:55 am »
I'll see what I can do about those two things.

Still, he's just too stupid. His intelligence needs to be improved.

Or he plays stupid. For example, let's take a character who I believe many knows. Tobi from Naruto. He plays stupid for about 50 episodes until he's revealed to be the antagonist of the story. Something same will happen with Fradz, you just haven't seen the story to the end.

After chapter 9 is done then come and say to me these things again then I'll start to think where I could do a better job. Fradz's story is revealed then to the player and the chosen ones.