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Bloodsphere v.2.0?

  • Alex898
  • 10/04/2011 07:17 PM
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Hey guys! I have been thinking about updating the game again, with more major changes this time (thus making it v.2.0). Most people seem to think the game is too hard so I wanted to tone down the difficulty, primarily by lowering encounter rates and changing item prices/gold drops. I also think I want to boost the defense power of armors because I have heard from players they dont make much difference, but that is something that would require testing for balance, something I really dont have alot of time with right now. So would anyone be interested in a new Bloodsphere with those changes? Or interested in testing this stuff to make sure I dont make the game too easy with my balances?

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I'd love to see an updated Bloodsphere, one that felt a little less like a grind fest. I'd also encourage you to flesh out the end a little. While I really enjoyed the game and story, the ending somehow felt a little rushed. It felt too depressing with very little resolution. Our hero seemed only to sacrifice himself because he was pissed off, and it left me to wonder if he'll ever find peace, even in death. One option might be for a final scene (after the credits roll through) showing the hero and his girl together in a spiritual manifestation, since that was a big theme throughout the game.
I'd recommend some major work on the dialogue, both to fix grammar and spelling mistakes and give the characters more character. Give more variety to the enemy parties as well, because it's boring to fight the exact same group over and over again. Don't be afraid to make some enemy parties easier than others.

I'd also be willing to test your new version.
I'm not really looking to spend as much time with adding more scenes and stuff (like for the characters), mostly with fixing common problems (Such as difficulty) so the game is more enjoyable to those that found it too hard. Adding more enemy groups and stuff might be something I could though. In particularly in chapter 1 since people seem to not like fighting just the chickens lol :)
author=Alex898
I'm not really looking to spend as much time with adding more scenes and stuff (like for the characters), mostly with fixing common problems (Such as difficulty) so the game is more enjoyable to those that found it too hard. Adding more enemy groups and stuff might be something I could though. In particularly in chapter 1 since people seem to not like fighting just the chickens lol :)


ya you should totally add a second easier difficulty mode, that way normal people can play to, then maybe make the current difficulty even harder ?

on a actual major update note, why not add a new system? il download this now and tell you what kinda system id like to see, but in general, people are most please with a "major update" or "remake" when it ads a new system or something.
It's mostly an issue of free time to work on it. I think I can fix most of the games main problems with some tweaks to the system that I have currently. For example lowering the encounter rate in areas, adding more enemies and tweaking the defense value for armors (because armors do impact defense but it's based on percent so it's not very noticable until later in the game, so I need to find a way to boost early game armors)
Yep, This is an great idea to fix and tweak an already excellent game. I did notice something though with the Title Screen of version 1.3 of the game, it says "Blood Sphere ver. 1.2"? maybe it's the old Title Screen or something? Just thought I would bring that up. Still love the game though. Oh, an cool feature to add someday in the future would be an custom Player name feature, but that's up to the developer, Eh?
Is it at all possible for you to give us an Estimated Completion Date for version 2.0, of this very excellent game?
Sadly between work, class and other projects right now version 2.0 is on indefinite hiatus. I just don't have any time to work on it :(. I am also planning my next rpg maker game which I would like to start when RPG Maker Ace is released in America.
author=Alex898
Sadly between work, class and other projects right now version 2.0 is on indefinite hiatus. I just don't have any time to work on it :(. I am also planning my next rpg maker game which I would like to start when RPG Maker Ace is released in America.

Cool, RPG Maker VX Ace was released in America, I think? Well, I heard that the release date was: March 15th, 2012.^^ Your game is still very excellent though.^^ Oh, and in my opinion, one of the most epic (commercial) RPG games in all history was, Chrono Trigger by SquareSoft.^^ lol
RPG Maker Ace is out already in English? Wow shows how little I have been paying attention lately lol. Work and my final semester of College have just been consuming my life :(. I'm glad you enjoyed me game! Hopefully once my time frees up I can begin production on my next game I have planned :D
author=Alex898
RPG Maker Ace is out already in English? Wow shows how little I have been paying attention lately lol. Work and my final semester of College have just been consuming my life :(. I'm glad you enjoyed me game! Hopefully once my time frees up I can begin production on my next game I have planned :D

Cool, here's the blog for RPG Maker Ace.
http://rpgmakervxace.com/
I hope that you find it useful. And good luck on the new version of the game.
It has an great story, I just wish that you could change the Main Character's name, that would Awesome. Is something like that even an plausible feature? I mean is possible to even add that feature to the game? Sorry, if I am being pushy or anything, I mean it's your game. I just thought that I would offer up an cool idea is all, Eh?
Well, if you do get around to fleshing out Bloodsphere, I'd love to give another go.
author=DOA_Hitomi
author=Alex898
RPG Maker Ace is out already in English? Wow shows how little I have been paying attention lately lol. Work and my final semester of College have just been consuming my life :(. I'm glad you enjoyed me game! Hopefully once my time frees up I can begin production on my next game I have planned :D
Cool, here's the blog for RPG Maker Ace.
http://rpgmakervxace.com/
I hope that you find it useful. And good luck on the new version of the game.
It has an great story, I just wish that you could change the Main Character's name, that would Awesome. Is something like that even an plausible feature? I mean is possible to even add that feature to the game? Sorry, if I am being pushy or anything, I mean it's your game. I just thought that I would offer up an cool idea is all, Eh?


It is too late to add that for Bloodsphere but I now know how to do that feature and was planning to have that in my next RPG Maker game (one of the many reasons i want to make a new one is so i can include features like this that would be too hard to implement in a finished game).

Pretty much I have learned a lot from working on this game and want to start from scratch with a new game that can utilize a bunch of features Bloodsphere didn't have like non random battles and Naming characters. Plus I have my whole new story fleshed out too so I want to make it come to life :)
author=Alex898
author=DOA_Hitomi
author=Alex898
RPG Maker Ace is out already in English? Wow shows how little I have been paying attention lately lol. Work and my final semester of College have just been consuming my life :(. I'm glad you enjoyed me game! Hopefully once my time frees up I can begin production on my next game I have planned :D
Cool, here's the blog for RPG Maker Ace.
http://rpgmakervxace.com/
I hope that you find it useful. And good luck on the new version of the game.
It has an great story, I just wish that you could change the Main Character's name, that would Awesome. Is something like that even an plausible feature? I mean is possible to even add that feature to the game? Sorry, if I am being pushy or anything, I mean it's your game. I just thought that I would offer up an cool idea is all, Eh?
It is too late to add that for Bloodsphere but I now know how to do that feature and was planning to have that in my next RPG Maker game (one of the many reasons i want to make a new one is so i can include features like this that would be too hard to implement in a finished game).

Pretty much I have learned a lot from working on this game and want to start from scratch with a new game that can utilize a bunch of features Bloodsphere didn't have like non random battles and Naming characters. Plus I have my whole new story fleshed out too so I want to make it come to life :)

Cool, It is an cool idea. I can't wait to hear about your new game. And, I'll still be willing to play your games, anyways. Let me know if you ever need an Beta Tester, Eh? lol
I am at the point where you go fight Marco and only Lily and Cyrus don't have their ultimate weapon, I didn't miss them did I?

Also I wish you lower the HP of monsters because it is ridiculous how much they have in the late game, it make random battles time consuming.
No, you can still get their ultimate weapons. Lily's is the last one you will be able to get.
Yeah. The normal monsters were a problem. I had to level a few times later in the game. If you get the magic that attacks all enemies then it will be easier. Also the optional char with his buffs helps a lot. I think I was too low at the end but with all that buffs it was easy.
I would like to see the story expanded. Think you might have a bloodsphere 2 come out sometime?
Hmm, after reading more of the comments, I see most consider it to be pretty difficult. Is 2.0 still on indefinite hiatus? :)
Yes to the indefinite hiatus, I have very little freetime lately because I have been focusing more on my career the past year. I do have my next rpg maker game in pre production stages but I don't even have a lot of time to work on that. My new plan is to get cloned so I can have my clone work on the RPG Maker projects for me XD
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