RMMV Odyssey - Action Adventure Zelda-esque RPG

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SYNOPSIS
A shipwrecked bounty hunter on a quest to slay the mighty Blight Demon seeks shelter from a storm after their ship is struck by lightning. With no civilization in sight, the castaway climbs their way from the wreckage, only to stumble upon an ancient crypt.

Venturing deep into the catacombs, the wanderer unwillingly releases the Blight Demon from his lair to wreck havoc across the land. The peaceful inhabitants of Serenity Falls have fallen victim to evil monsters infected with blight. Those who were fortunate enough to be left uncontaminated by the outbreak are too afraid to leave their homes.

It's up to you to find a way to reverse the damage you've done and return peace to the land by hunting down the Blight Demon.

Will you seek redemption?

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FEATURES

  • Odyssey is an action-adventure RPG, inspired by the Legend of Zelda.
  • Run, jump, swim and climb on any surface, without restriction.
  • Action combat with a diverse set of enemies that require different tactics.
  • Wide variety of weapons and tools to use, each with their own unique functions.
  • Explore challenging dungeons that you can complete in any order.
  • Become more powerful by discovering hidden secrets and upgrades.
  • Dynamic Day/Night Cycle changes enemy encounters at different times of day.

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SCREENSHOTS
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PROJECT SUMMARY
  • The project is currently in Beta right now. I appreciate all the feedback!
  • Keep in mind that what you see is subject to change.
  • Your feedback is valuable, and I'm open to critiques and suggestions. Please leave your comments below and I will do my best to get back to you!

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Oh, this looks smashing! So fluid and fast -- smooth gameplay like this is incredibly difficult to accomplish with MV. I assume it's all script-based, or have you evented the majority of it?
 

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GORGEOUS!!! I agree with @NPX
Smashing, slashing, shooting, running, jumping, swimming, NONE of them were laggy. WOW! *O*)b
I hope to see more of this. >u<
 

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Thank you for the comments everyone! I appreciate the enthusiasm, it's nice to share my progress.

Oh, this looks smashing! So fluid and fast -- smooth gameplay like this is incredibly difficult to accomplish with MV. I assume it's all script-based, or have you evented the majority of it?
I'm using Altimit Pixel Movement [0.50β] plugin for the movement, which is the best pixel movement plugin I've found. Odyssey feels best when played with a controller plugged in; I like the precision you get from the analog stick.

Everything else you see, including the climbing, swimming, jumping and slashing, have all been custom coded in a single common event. Essentially, this one event acts as a state machine for the player. Based on which region the player is currently on, the event will dynamically change the player from climbing, swimming, etc, as well as check for player input for attacks and jumping.
 

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Actually, using terrain IDs makes sense. I just love the sense of freedom you get from the video -- too few games have such seamlessly active gameplay.
 

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Good game :) I think that it is very fated to be a great game. I'll wait to play it :) If you need some help with designer, just send me a PM
 

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are you using a plugin for the action battle system and if so witch one?
 

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are you using a plugin for the action battle system and if so witch one?
No, the battle system isn't a plugin, most of it was done using events.

I just wanted to share some progress on some new areas and enemies I created. Everything you see is still a WIP and is subject to change, including the graphics. Any feedback is welcome!
 

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Ok this looks awesome! only thing I can think of that I don't like is the MC moves to fast , other then that...great work
 

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Ok this looks awesome! only thing I can think of that I don't like is the MC moves to fast , other then that...great work
Thank you for the feedback! The movement speed is the same as RMMV default run speed, so it might be faster than some people are used to. However, I think the quick movement speed is necessitated by the fast-paced action battle system and the platforming. Some of the boss encounters will have players dodging and jumping over multiple projectiles, so movement needs to feel responsive. There is also analog-movement while playing with a controller, which gives you full control over your character's movement speed.
 

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This looks like it's going to be very fun! It's definitely different for sure.
 

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Thank you for the feedback! The movement speed is the same as RMMV default run speed, so it might be faster than some people are used to. However, I think the quick movement speed is necessitated by the fast-paced action battle system and the platforming. Some of the boss encounters will have players dodging and jumping over multiple projectiles, so movement needs to feel responsive. There is also analog-movement while playing with a controller, which gives you full control over your character's movement speed.
I actually agree, the fast movement makes the game not boring and feeling more alive.
I love the custom tiles! The fact that you did all of this mostly trough eventing is amazing :o
So you have a supporter!

just one question: All the Entities on the map seem to get destroyed in one hit (Mostly the enemies) Like even in early game I suggest you at least make them 2 hit or give them the ability to dodge attacks. As awesome the combat system looks, if you one hit everything it gets boring.

But then again, it's a question: So are all entities one hit? Or are you planning on changing that?
 

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Thank you everyone for the comments and feedback!
just one question: All the Entities on the map seem to get destroyed in one hit (Mostly the enemies) Like even in early game I suggest you at least make them 2 hit or give them the ability to dodge attacks. As awesome the combat system looks, if you one hit everything it gets boring.

But then again, it's a question: So are all entities one hit? Or are you planning on changing that?
Great question! The over-world is mostly a safe area for the player to learn and understand the mechanics of combat, which is why most of these enemies shown up to this point are easily dispatched. However, I agree that it's important for some enemies that take more hits than others. Based on your feedback, I will try testing the lizards in the sand area to be a 2-3 hit kill. Perhaps they will temporarily burrow underground again once they are hit, giving a cat-and-mouse dynamic.

I'll be focusing more on enemy design in the next few days. Other enemies I'll be prototyping include:

Oozing Slime that splits into two baby slimes when hit.
Skeletons that lose their heads when you hit them, forcing the player to break the skull before it reattaches to the body.
Jellyfish that can shock the player when hit with a melee weapon.
Spikey Turtles that have hard shells and can't be harmed by sword and arrows; they will have to be blown up with bombs or pushed down a bottomless pit with the player's sword.

I'll try to post another video in the next few days once I've got a few more enemies working. :kaothx:
 

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Very cool! The mechanics look tight :)

It will be interesting to see the direction you take story and art wise!
 

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Looks fabulous! This is my kind of game. Optional secrets based on new items is a great idea!! I've used this concept in my game designs. I've heard some people complain about it, but I think it's an economical use of maps and a way to extend game play with existing assets. And with the fluid and high speed nature of the action (as opposed to the the original Zelda, for example), returning to previous visited locales shouldn't be too much of an imposition on the player (as long as the maps aren't too massive, requiring a long round trip).

Speaking of high speed action, I suspect you'll be swapping out the music for something more upbeat in the future - something that matches the high paced rhythm of the game showcased in the three videos you've posted. :) It's alpha - I get it. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this project. Great work and thanks for sharing!
 

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This looks awesome and I'm genuinely interested in it. Great work! Good luck
 

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Thank you for the feedback everyone!
Looks fabulous! This is my kind of game. Optional secrets based on new items is a great idea!! I've used this concept in my game designs. I've heard some people complain about it, but I think it's an economical use of maps and a way to extend game play with existing assets. And with the fluid and high speed nature of the action (as opposed to the the original Zelda, for example), returning to previous visited locales shouldn't be too much of an imposition on the player (as long as the maps aren't too massive, requiring a long round trip).
I'm keeping the scale of the project small for now, but the map can always be expanded later once the other systems are in place. The overworld is currently composed of 25 maps, on a 5x5 grid. Each map is only 40x30 and the maps can be easily traversed. I originally started by play-testing on larger maps, but I was concerned about lag on lower-end PC's. The player also starts and respawns in the center of the overworld; I'm going to try to minimize the unnecessary backtracking, but reward player's that are diligent and explore ever nook and cranny.
Speaking of high speed action, I suspect you'll be swapping out the music for something more upbeat in the future - something that matches the high paced rhythm of the game showcased in the three videos you've posted. :) It's alpha - I get it. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this project. Great work and thanks for sharing!
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I was play-testing with my volume turned off, but that's actually the title screen music playing in the background. I haven't found much success in finding a suitable soundtrack for the overworld yet. I listened to a few of your soundtracks; I can tell you're a talented composer! I'm not turning this into a recruitment thread, but feel free to PM me if you have any suggestions or if you'd be interested in collaborating on the project; I'd like to hear your input.
 

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This looks like a really well-designed and interesting game! I'm looking to implement something similar in my current project (combat-wise), as well. The graphics are really nice, I really like the stamina mechanic, and the mechanics of the game itself seem to be really fluent! The enemy variety you're planning on implementing in the future practically screams a nod to modern-day 3-D Zelda games while the blending of top-down adventure where you're free to explore where and when you want to your heart's content with the stamina and mechanics already implemented makes it a lovely love letter to the LoZ franchise. How long did it take for you to get to the point you're at right now???

One of my concerns though is that you use Link's voice from the Legend of Zelda franchise. If you're planning on selling the game commercially, it'd be a good idea to change the voice to something else to prevent copyright infringement. Call me paranoid, but it's a concern lingering in the back of my mind when I watch the videos over.
 

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Are you using RMXP? I noticed some of the tiles remind me of it.
 

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