QUOTE (mike_buxton @ Nov 10 2011, 01:26 AM)
Sorry I'm late to the party! The RPG Party!
The gameplay for this game is SOLID. I only wish there was a save feature, as games tend to be long. There is plenty of room for strategy and replayability, because simply rushing towards the goal without being prepared will only get you killed. And there is plenty of room for choice, in paths and in characters. I didn't get to the higher level tiers so I don't actually know if the characters are truly balanced but the early levels seemed fair. The input command to determine damage was a nice little choice that makes battles much more interesting. Battles could use a little more strategy (incorporating more status effects and elements) to really make a difference in play. Most tiles to land on were fair and I wouldn't change the map a whole lot except for maybe a graphics revamp.
I understood some of the humour of the game but many of the inside jokes of the community were lost on me; you catered to your target audience so you did your job, but it narrows the amount of people who can fully appreciate the game. Same with the graphics; I'd love to show and play this game with my friends, but they will definitely not get the same experience that I will get, and I won't get the same experience that someone like you or one of the veterans of the community gets. Again, I realize you were catering to a niche and the only reason I bring this up is because I want to enjoy the full game with friends that can appreciate the same experience. If you could think of a more down-to-earth story and dialogue I and my friends would be all over this!
Well, first off; Thanks for playing my game and replying! I do appreciate the insight, and I just want to give you my reasons, along with some possibilities with this game in the future.
Remember: I made this game in ONE
month, for the contest. I only had so much time with each aspect of the game. With that in mind:
1. Gameplay - Why thank you for saying it's solid! As for the Save issue, it was the one thing I knew about, but couldn't work on. I know how to fix it, I just need about a couple days of work on it, and it should be fine! I made the characters balanced until about level 12, then nothing. This is mostly because this game is a sampling of what I can offer with this type of game.....
2. Graphics - I had a month, I was alone....and I'm not good at graphics to begin with. If I remake it, I'll do custom graphics.
3. Storyline - This is something I threw together for the purposes of using characters already made, to make my life more simple! If people really like the game, I will probably remake the game, and use totally custom characters! Then again....I might try a Final Fantasy spoof? Or maybe a spoof on ALL RPGS!!!
FWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!!!!!
This post has been edited by Nelderson: Nov 10 2011, 10:38 AM