Caz

Pokemon Desolation v3.1 [v4.0 Announcement + Recruiting Beta Testers]

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Thanks for that. That definitely piqued interest for Black Foxes; just the right amount of cryptic with enough info to understand the general goal. Most certainly would side with Foxes over Crescent.

oh and the part where her "powerful Umbreon" beat the police? lel I suspect foul play

3 minutes ago, Caz said:

Before you jump to criticize, I ask you realize that the game is in development. I don't have time to address every complaint, as I have an Episode to finish. A lot of your criticism is totally understandable - most importantly the Jungle in Episode 1. I would like to point out this is the first map I ever made in RPG Maker. I also agree with your Silver Rise complaint - but I have already balanced it more for Episode 4.

 

I will address as much as I can remember, it won't be in order.

 

Blackview City: All intentional. This isn't the games main city - it's meant to be cramped, awful even. This sets the tone for what the city really is - overpopulated, overrun with criminals and ultimately an unhappy experience.

 

Scarlett: All intentional, believe it or not. All I can really say is that the story is planned out entirely, Scarlett's strangeness and stereotype will make sense in time. Her betrayal is extremely convenient, and by the end of the game players will realize this is on purpose.

 

Rejuv: The funny thing here is that I havent even finished Rejuv. Oh look, Desolation has a volcano - must be a Caratos rip off right? Yeah, course. Desolation starts on a boat? Ripoff. I never actually wanted to start it on a boat, but rather, I had to. It made sense for how the player would end up on the island. Sure, it could be a plane crash, but when I first started making my first fangame I don't think I was thinking far enough ahead for that. In the future, maybe. But really? Flay me because I had to use a boat like Rejuv?

 

Crescent and Black Foxes: The Black Foxes are my games "evil team" when it comes down to it. That's all I need to say about them. Team Crescent however play a far broader role - they feel out of place in Desolation and its world. Trust me, it's intentional. One thing worth mentioning is the "grand plan". Firstly, most of the grunts don't care about it, they're paid. Only Baron and Nova know it, really. And if you really paid attention, it's certain that Baron doesn't even like the plan, or even care much. It's all very much Nova's plan - and the reasoning for her plan is not as cliche as what she TELLS the player.

 

NARUTO: For the last time. I used to actually like Naruto, but every time my game is compared to it I like it much less. My game is entirely inspired my Inception, my all time favorite movie. I want to break even Inceptions walls in this game. I don't give a toss about Naruto - this isn't some simple lame ass linear story. Perhaps I should just reveal the entire plot of Desolation on my thread, so this complaint ceases to exist?

 

Sorry mate. I'm not annoyed at you for the complaint, because it comes up all the time. Perhaps after Episode 4 comes out people will stop drawing the parallel. I see where it comes from, but humbly, the end product of all this is FAR more complex than that of Naruto.

 

Thanks for your feedback, however. Don't think they have gone to waste. I will certainly contemplate some of these things. Especially to do with the dungeons and replaying.

 

 

 

No problems, just wanted to speak my mind on the game. In fact your clarifications did clear up some of my issues. And if all of these are intentional, then please, continue because it really intrigues me (still don't like Scarlett though :0). And a lot of this comes from memory, so things like Baron which I may or may not have noticed might have been skipped over entire (again not willing to play version 3 again; Silver Rise was too traumatic). Though I do recall repeating my understanding of this game being very early in development. Then again what do I know I'm suffering from cranknstein and caffeine from hours past and am only comforting my poor self with internet rants and haagan dazs

Also I'm sure you can admit the rejuv and naruto situations are pretty freaking hilarious. irony i guess

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No worries. I get where they come from it just hurts when they pop up so often rip. Scarlett is also my least favorite character, as to me, she serves to be more a tool than a character.

 

EDIT: Thanks for bringing Silver Rise to my attention more. I'll be certain to work on it.

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Quick Update

 

Hey guys, quick update. The Beta will be rolling out late next week if all goes according to plan. Hopefully, the game will be ready for a public release within a week or two after that. Thanks for your patience, I know it's been a long wait.

 

There's something I really want to get completed for the next Episode urgently. I'd rather not spoil here, but I need help with it. I'm looking for an experienced spriter who would be willing to do two transition sprites (vs. sprites) for Episode 4. I planned on doing these myself, but due to their importance it'd be nice if someone excellent at spriting could give me a hand. If you think this is you and you've got some spare time, be sure to PM me. Otherwise, that's totally fine.

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i don't like Scarlet either but is because the type of character she is. i don't think that Scarlet betray come out of nothing and that the character changed dramatically (when i read team cresent objetive i instantly related it a bit to Scarlet and when she side with crecent to be honest, i expected it), she always was a depresive/weak character maybe was "happy" but always feel like a "fake smile" because she always end her dialoges with negative things about herself also she has a good contrast with Ava (this may make us like Ava even more and hate Scarlet more xd) where Scarlet is negative and weak Ava is positive and strong (example, at the very beginning when both are runing on the beach) maybe Scarlet need more personal scens to empatise more with her (like the scene with Ava on her room in the ship or when she ask you if you think that what scarlet do was right) maybe use the cliche of the princess that need to be rescued with a wild pokemon attacking her or a grunt from one of the teams (this while make me hate her more xd but maybe help to feel her like someone that need to be protected and not just someone weak that is complainig about herself)

 

Also about team cresent objetive when you related it to the dialogue at the beginning (when you start a new game) i think that is awesome, made me think a lot of things xd

in animation there is a concept called anticipation and is not only used to the animation itself but to the story too, you anticipate the important things so they don't feel like they come out of nothing, i think that desolation have it and i like how is implemented but maybe need a little more

like when you tell the team cresent objetive maybe you can put npc that speak of a perfect dream world or that they are happy when having a good dream like a random thing so people will have dreams related to the game in some part of their mind and when they are at this point of the game they will feel it familiar (hope it make sense sorry for my bad english ._.), also you let the player know about darkai perfection, the stone, and team creasent objetive in almost the same dialoge, (plus some shiv backstory but since they are different things i kind of like the two stories at the same scene) this make darkrai perfection lost protagonism and make it feel a bit like a tool argument to justify the other argument, if you speak first of perfect darkrai in a previous scene (maybe something that only the player see but not the protagonist, a scene of a character speaking of it or read it on a book or wathever that you like and feel that fit more the game) the player while have time to think about it and process the info and after some gaming when they get to the dialoge that tells team cresent objetive the player while relate the two things by themselves and while make more sense to them

 

About the hard of the gym leaders i like to have to give it more than one try xd (maybe a dificult choise like rebon or rej have easy,normal,hard (really don't know how to say this in english so hope it make sense._.)) for the fire gym leader we have wooper(water and earth) aviable that was a very good pokemon to defeat them, maybe add a weak fight wild pokemon that people can catch on that rute where we figth tristan? 

i use the froslass (ghost type) with hail(buy it wiht credits) and blizard(don't remember where i get it xd), and we have the rock smach tm with 75 that lower def ._.

 

Well this is just my opinion hope it was useful, at least one part xd (and readablee xd really sorry for all the grammatical mistake)

 

 

also i have a problem with my save file, I had a script crash when i was healing my team and when i load the game i'm unable to move ;u; help

 

thanks xd

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17 minutes ago, Arkiel said:

 

also i have a problem with my save file, I had a script crash when i was healing my team and when i load the game i'm unable to move ;u; help

Game.rxdata

thanks xd

fixed

Game.rxdata

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