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The world is at war.

First the town guards were recruited and now conscription is being enforced.
The notorious bandit group ‘the Mad Dogs’ have taken this opportunity to terrorise the now defenceless towns.

Ralph, a washed up former detective is living in the desert and couldn’t care less about these world altering events.
That is, until they come to his doorstep.

Facing the threat of being conscripted into the army Ralph flees his home with plans on infiltrating the Capital City. Being the place where the countries ‘betters’ live, citizens there are exempt from being drafted into the army.

This will not be an easy task however; it’s not just a place one can walk into, Ralph will need the proper documentation.
Or a very good copy.

On Ralph’s journey you will also be privy to a glimpse into the lives of two other (far less cowardly) characters.

David is a mysterious man with a deep rooted grudge against the leader of the Mad Dogs. He will do everything in his power to track him down.

Thomas is a high ranking soldier who is hiding his past from his fellow troops. He believes that his Commanders word is above all else and cannot stand the sight of an undisciplined soldier.

Latest Blog

A Fresh Start

Those of you who have been following this project may have noticed that a new chapter hasn't been added in 10 months. I am afraid to say that this is because the project was kinda/sorta/maybe abandoned, at least until now (I can't even give up on things properly).

I intend to finally complete the game and release it in one whole package. A hopefully far superior package than the four chapters that are currently available. I also intend to chronicle the development process in detail, and in an effort to avoid spamming the blog section of this website I have slapped together one of those 'babies first websites' which you can find here:

https://learson.wordpress.com/

Much more detailed information is given in the first blog post there.

Cheers.
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Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
Can't get at the bad guys :)

Hurt my leg, talked with the NPC, went to the doctor?, had my leg fixed.
Saved, then sent up the vine. I can get over to my left and see the bad guys but there ain't no more vines to up to their location.

Am I doing anything wrong ?
How do I go forward ?
You can jump across the gap.

Now that I think about it I probably should have had something to indicate that since after the very first map jumping becomes rare.
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
Thank you....ManTurtle :)
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
If I remember correctly you jump across.
If you can't jump there, move north one step.
Also, DON'T try to drink the water :)
shayoko
We do not condone harassing other members by PM.
515
Well,this games extremely long which is un expected think ive been on it for 4-5 hours now and theres not even grinding involved,if nothing else for play time this is a great game.
but ill save the more detailed thoughts for w/e i finish it :3
tho some moments,really upset me tho.
over all its a good experience so far.

Edit
wont do a playthru of this,just takes way to long :3
I found a glitch.. if you go on the opposite side of the well as Vance, the game freezes when you pull the rope.
author=EdgeOfChaos
I found a glitch.. if you go on the opposite side of the well as Vance, the game freezes when you pull the rope.


Aww, bugger.

Thanks for telling me. I'll work on fixing that ASAP.
Well...ASAP by my standards.
Exploit found: when you rescue the family, you can get infinite gold.

Buy antidotes for 60, sell back for 200. Works for any of the items in his shop but this is the most profitable.

Be careful of giving discount prices for the same item. Make a duplicate item that sells for less but has same effect maybe.



Also, what do I do when I'm at the Order of Raphael part? I can't go down with the path.
If that's what I think it is, it isn't actually a path.
I just found the gap aesthetically pleasing and when I removed it I found that
it just looked wrong to my mind.

If you haven't found the locked gate yet that's to the right of where you first saw the one eyed Raphael guy.
And if you have you can break the artefact ball thing in the Order of Raphael building.
shayoko
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515
This part will be long,theres alot to talk about :3
Random thoughts

-Start the game with guy named...:3
i happen to know a person with that name irony :3

-The mapping is quite interesting,and how you decided to traverse the area

-The mad dogs,pity this is not a horror game.im gonna slaughter or enslave them all!

-You start off as a bad ass,cant tell if your a boy or girl tho lol...
^he should also not be lvl 1 should be much higher

-nice battle screen,ive seen side by side b4 but never you being on the left

-feels like your madara! whipping out armys like a boss!

-o no...not the power loss syndrome! this is cruel....just cruel...

-minor glitch,save with Ralph while naked and he has his clothes on!

-Shouldn't you have gear equipped when you put on clothes?

-"its not so bad after a while+ you get to kill people" since when was killing a benefit?

-that guy has w/e anyone wants? :3
how about a weapon to wipe out all the soldiers!?

-Dam i don't like the mayor! and everyone there is crazy!

-wonder if you actually had the money if you would get a house? i want the gold one :3
^on that note i doubt the keys sold buy the other guy actually worked,as you wont be going back there :3

-yay out of that hell hole!

-a massive army!

-if possible would be nice to improve the sprites/avatars,looks bad looking that different

-That is a amazing fire,few can burn that well during a downpour :3

-Thomas Cleave skill is underpowered

-robbed!?

-ok this fetch quests to save some kid the player has no reason to care about is a waste of time...

-yeah...not only did we waste a shit load of time saving him to continue the game,the kid pisses you off...and you don't get to even punish him for it :/

-A real mad dog is monstrous!

-Vance is too obsessed with humans not dying,its part of life. a NEEDED part of life

-Another bad ass,wonder if he is stronger then the starting character?

-those white saint people are really scary :O

-lots of secrets :O i love secrets :3

-at this point tho,i really starting to wonder what the point of the story is,feels dragged out w/o any reason
^probably due to the fact your not a significant character

-after you pass the cave if you go up right after they talk about heading back you can glitch the game and go to the door lol

-when you get to the camp with the little girl on the side,talk to the old man and Ralph says
^that he did not know Vance had wife the problem is this isn't a ?

-yay playing as david again!

-he should of realized the old lady is the one who did it O.O

-she is probably the reincarnation of Raphal she should not know about that otherwise

-Finding Karl,another needless fetch quest to drag out the game!i mean come on! he should give the keys to someone!

-holy shit Dale is OP,how the hell did those weaklings capture him!?

-Choices Choices...it really sucks when there are not any good people in the world...

-all humans in the world are murders...don't get why people make such a big deal about it :/

-glad the red head stepped in! at least she has a dam heart!

-Ralphs Avatar in the menu does match the one he talks with lol...

-You know...Ralphs goal seems pretty pointless...he is doing this to avoid war but
^has killed a lot of times to get here.

-Ancient knife :( come on be nice and give 2 so riley could be happy :(

-was quite interesting going thru th start if the game with characters who actually comment on the situation!

-:O why!? why did you not have that power with the redhead when u fought with her!?
^also why did she have the same skills as the captain?

-seriously bringing potential rape in the game was not needed...
anyone with common sense would of already imaged it would happen...
^yeah this scene was sickening should remove it...


Plot- i really did not care for the plot of the game it just shows the darkness of humanity
which i dont play games to be reminded of.

Characters
-outside of David i don't think i liked any character in this entire world including the npcs

gameplay-battles were decent,you did not have to grind and the balance for the game was fair
took me about 7 hours to finish the game

Final thoughts
Id recommend this mostly to players who want a considerably long experience.
outside of like...1 scene near the end plot wise i overall enjoyed this.
the maker certainty put a lot of time and effort into this so
you should really try this out.
if i was to give a star rating...
since i liked about half of the game as a whole 3/5 stars
Amazing story and characters! Can't wait to play the next chapter.
author=Xandro
Amazing story and characters! Can't wait to play the next chapter.


Glad you enjoyed it.

While I plan on making the next chapter smaller and more plot-progression focused
it's still gonna be a while off yet.
You did a great job with this, ralphthefifth. Really good game!
author=EdgeOfChaos
You did a great job with this, ralphthefifth. Really good game!


Thanks.

Your comments were really helpful.
The game is great so far. i like how the monsters dont keep respawning. :)
Just finished playing the game, and must say that I really liked it. I loved how the storylines of the different main characters intertwined, and especially liked playing as Ralph and David. The history of the world is complex (perhaps too complex), though I like the fact that there are (probably) many mysteries yet to be revealed because of this. I only wish the game would have been a bit more interactive, because you only get to make a choice of your own once (when picking sides between the bandits and Raphael's followers after getting your hands on the sword). Still, a nicely made game, and I'm looking forward to the next part!
author=Xbell
Just finished playing the game, and must say that I really liked it. I loved how the storylines of the different main characters intertwined, and especially liked playing as Ralph and David. The history of the world is complex (perhaps too complex), though I like the fact that there are (probably) many mysteries yet to be revealed because of this. I only wish the game would have been a bit more interactive, because you only get to make a choice of your own once (when picking sides between the bandits and Raphael's followers after getting your hands on the sword). Still, a nicely made game, and I'm looking forward to the next part!


It's funny you should mention that since originally there were a few more choices you could make in the game.
For example, you were able to lie or tell the truth to the commander when he asked you whether or not you had seen his men. If you told him the truth you would face the two soldiers as the final boss instead of him.
This was cut due to a combination of laziness and feeling like one choice was better implemented than the other.

A lot of parts were also originally optional. The whole kid in the well and wolf quest was going to be optional and to be honest it probably should have been. I just got really sad when I thought someone might not do something that I spent a lot of effort (a lot of effort by my standards) making.

The fortune teller thing was also originally optional and once I decided to make it mandatory I developed it into one of my favourite bits of the game.
This type of thing happened quite a lot actually, originally Ralph didn't exist and David was the main character. I can't quite remember how that ended up changing so radically. I think it was something to do with me really liking the look of Ralph's sprite from the back, which amazed me since I don't really like the look of the sprites I used (Although I still prefer them to the XP and Chibi style ones.)
I'm liking this so far, but one thing I'd like to mention, and I don't know if it's intentional. Do you mean for there to be no items to cure poison? All the antidotes you can buy are for paralysis and not poison. So you have to go all the way back to a save point to get the poison cured if you want to have it cured.

The other main question is whether you intended for the first merchant you meet as Ralph to sell you potions that give you 500 HP, versus all the other merchants selling potions that give you 100.
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