Storyteller-Hero
Reaction score
463

Profile posts Latest activity Postings About

  • Eiyuuden Chronicle's Kickstarter success is a sign that retro-RPGs are still very much in demand - it's just that people need to trust in the quality of the product before they'll consider buying it.
    I'm currently organizing together the preview images of tile sets so that I can mix and match more quickly in my head while deciding parts for my maps.
    What if all items that give buffs in combat also restore HP or MP instead of having to make a choice of buffing versus healing? Hmm...

    So many cool items get unused in RPGs because they remain suboptimal choices in the action economy of battles. It feels like a waste.
    • Like
    Reactions: KakonComp
    RCXDan
    RCXDan
    See this is interesting because I like items having multiple effects.

    While I haven't thought of buffing items specifically, I like to mix properties of different items so they can be useful for more than one specific occasion. (I.e, antidotes curing four statuses and healing MP at the same time).
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    I see this in games occasionally, and it tends to be a great dynamic that makes the use of consumables feel really good.

    One other option is to make consumable healing items (or buff items) Instant Use - though this requires making them rare, expensive, or limited enough that the player doesn't just chomp a dozen of them any time things get hairy.
    Kes
    Kes
    I have used the item gives buff route. My favourite is the revive item that also gives a 1 turn PDF and MDF buff so that you get a chance to heal them up, instead of reviving and then seeing them die again instantly. Another favourite, specifically for my current CTB project where speed is more important than in a default system, is an item which heals 'Tired' so well that it gives you an AGI buff for one turn.
    I successfully tested out binding a test parallax for parallax mapping (some simple colors on a photoshopped png image plus copy-pasted tiles) for the first time. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my feet and can move forward with much more confidence.
    I think I'll make my fourth game my second release after my first game, which my originally planned second and third games share a setting with. This is because of how much fun it's going to be making the originally fourth game's maps.
    Kupotepo
    Kupotepo
    @Black Pagan, I think so. The teamwork makes thing go faster.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    My brain just exploded.
    Storyteller-Hero
    Storyteller-Hero
    I'm more or less primarily focusing on one game at a time - I just know what I'm going to make and deciding the order. Currently three games planned for a shared setting, one game in a modern setting, and a fifth to be set in space.
    Since my first game takes place on an island large enough only for a few towns, I'm reconsidering the world map originally planned. Playing Ara Fell gave me some perspective on smaller scale environments. I'm considering a cross between Ara Fell and Battle Chasers for the outdoors.
    • Like
    Reactions: lianderson
    lianderson
    lianderson
    Your choice sounds most wise and most intelligent. Continue on your mortal, may your game become a game worth gaming.
    Geuttykreum's tiles and VexedEnigma's tiles might actually work well together in building a modern style city for my fourth planned game, which I'm tempted to work on at the same time as my first game, set in a medieval fantasy style world.
    I resized and filtered some pixel art style 32 x 32 tiles to MV size then superimposed a couple of default MV sprites to see how they look. Unsharp Mask and changing the brightness+contrast made a huge difference in quality.
    PixelHeart
    PixelHeart
    :[ yeah... Im just find a way to use them as is in the engine without having to make edits to them (at least not alot). I dont really have any issue with up-scaleing the assets to fit MV, it just sort of clashes with the UI though... really irks me. But MZ appears to be coming with a way to scale the UI/font this time.... so maybe that wont be an issue.
    Humble Bundle just put out another game assets bundle. I'm sorely tempted to get the full deal despite having much of it already in library, but most of the stuff I'm interested in wouldn't be used until the 4th game I have planned and I'm still preparing the 1st one. >.<
    • Like
    Reactions: Black Pagan
    Black Pagan
    Black Pagan
    The Truth is most of those Resources wouldn't even be used. I bought many DLCs but have never used most of them in my Projects, Only got to use 1 or 2. So I suggest you think twice before spending to buy everything unless you are some kind of a Completion freak.. Lol
    Storyteller-Hero
    Storyteller-Hero
    Maybe I should work on both my 1st and 4th planned games at the same time?
    Ugh...
    :rtear:
    Storyteller-Hero
    Storyteller-Hero
    As a writer who has written a full length play, a 200+ page set of charts, and hundreds of pages of research thesis material, I can't say that I'm not a completion freak.

    :rheh:
    Automatic level scaling without an option to turn it off can be a very bad choice for a game. The worst I've ever seen was in Nightmare of Druaga, where if a power outage made your system turn off, the game detects it as an attempted cheat and overwrites your save while taking away your best gear, leaving you unable to progress at the late stages of the game, and unable to recover.
    CraneSoft
    CraneSoft
    There's literally my very first experience with RPGs : FFVIII, although not as bad since the game doesn't get hard until the endgame, still annoying as hell when more than half the time the normal encounters are harder than the bosses that have a level cap.
    Watching too much anime where people have long legs like in Sailor Moon sometimes makes me feel like everyone I see in real life has abnormally short legs.
    I just completed Ara Fell - completing the game unlocks an Epilogue. An interesting thing to possibly consider for my games.
    Storyteller-Hero
    Storyteller-Hero
    The final battle was anticlimactic, and the antagonist could have used more fleshing out, but it was somewhat palatable. It was like a poor man's FF ending in terms of how it was written and designed. My final grade would probably be 6 out of 10. The game was fun overall, the writing was slightly above average. It would have been a 5 out of 10 without the epilogue wrapping things up.
    I'm currently playing Ara Fell - I can see why it's had generally good reviews. The exploration aspect is pretty strong and the writing is passable.

    The game auto-saves and offers an option to turn back just before each major combat, and immediately brings the player back to the last position saved when there's a TPK. Convenient at the very least.
    Dalph
    Dalph
    Thats my only complaint about it.
    Kes
    Kes
    @Dalph Was that the original or the expanded version (you get it automatically, no need to buy again). Lots of new content and some of the mapping is a bit more open. Lots of changes which, in general, were a big improvement. But yeah, super cluttered maps, and NPCs blocking the route a bit too often.
    • Like
    Reactions: Dalph
    Dalph
    Dalph
    @Kes
    Original, I'm aware of the Remaster/Remake/New edition and even got it like you say, but I didn't try it yet.
    Well it's good to hear he fixed some problems and added more content, will give it a shot again in future then.
    In Battlechasers: Nightwar, the player can choose difficulty of a dungeon just before entering it, with new difficulty levels available after starting a new game plus.

    I think I'm going to set up something similar for my game, changing up loot and perhaps even monsters by difficulty level.
    • Love
    Reactions: ScorchedGround
    ScorchedGround
    ScorchedGround
    That's the first time I have seen anyone reference this game. Which is a shame because it's a great game in my opinion. The dungeon system was pretty cool but it's a shame the dungeons did not really scale with the players level so you can only really do the latest dungeons to have a challenge.
    Kes
    Kes
    @ScorchedGround I'm one of the many people who loathe games that level up enemies to scale with players. There are a couple of interesting threads (General Discussion or Game Mechanics Design) on this question.
    ScorchedGround
    ScorchedGround
    @Kes Yeah I understand the point, but in that particular game there are like 10 different dungeons to go in to, but you can't really play any of them properly except for the last one because you one-shot every enemy, even on the highest difficulty.
    They don't give any EXP either and the loot is pretty bad compared to the last dungeon. So the only option to grind is to play the one dungeon.
    I set up a "Show Picture" test event with a circular image to figure out how/where I want images to be centered on screen when "Show Picture" is used. Just a small test but foundational for what I want to do in my game.

    Secondary test performed: Moving Picture and using opacity (also in Move Picture) for a fade of the picture.
    For my license board system, I've decided to try using Irina's tool ring plugin and a common event item instead of Yanfly's menu actor events which doesn't seem to work right. I think I'll replace the slot I was going to use for [license board] in the main menu with a [Tutorial] menu instead.
    Yanfly Menu Actor Events is glitching on me - I was going to use it for my license board skill system but now I have to come up with an alternate method. Ugh.
    Johnny_Ray
    Johnny_Ray
    You know how mv is in general,you gotta find an alternative for the thing you want.
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…

Latest Threads

Latest Posts

Latest Profile Posts

The curse of retail: you get ideas, you want to make something with those ideas, but because you're always at friggin' work you can't actually do anything with them.
Quexp wrote on lumimae's profile.
Welcome! :)
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed (geez... what a long name) is my favorite racing game, I've spended lots of hous leveling my characters, learning new techs and polishing my runs. My friends don't want to play with me anymore because I'm too good according to them :kaoeh:
In 1314, King Edward II banned football. This is your random, useless bit of historical trivia for the day.
Ami
my USB Cable (which i buy myself since tuesday,it's the best pick one),has been exchanged with my mom's USB Cable (from my dad a few moments ago) :rtear:

Forum statistics

Threads
100,626
Messages
977,936
Members
132,247
Latest member
LksTTV
Top