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Give Dragon Ascension a Chance

Hello everyone. Sprite here.I have a request for all of you. Can you please give this game a fair chance? I know, Zero Gear Fighters was a poorly made starter game that I made to just learn how VX Ace (my first RM) works. But really, you DO NOT want to know what I made before ZGF. That game was a living mess. But now I'm learning more and more about VX Ace, and I am trying my hardest to make a fun interesting game. I really just want more support and feedback, since everyone isn't paying attention to my games all thanks to Confasus who wrote the review for Dragon Ascension. At the time, it wasn't a very polished game, I just wanted a review so I could know what I could fix to make the game better. Now I just want a fair chance for a 3-5 star review since the game has received 2 major updates since the review. It is now a completely different game than it was 4 months ago. So, please, give the game a fair chance and another review.

This is dragonsprit99 signing out.

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unity
You're magical to me.
11833
I'm trying to get a demo of my own project out right now, but after that, I may give Dragon Ascension another try, but I can't promise anything just right now. Best of luck!
Maybe you should get beta testers to give you feedback before you even get a review?
unity
You're magical to me.
11833
I played this game for a little while, and I'm not going to review it, as it still isn't polished and it's honestly not enjoyable yet. Here are some errors I found just in the first few minutes:

  • The mapping is very poor, there are loads of spelling mistakes, and there is a general lack of effort put to scenes.


  • Ryuuta and his mom talk, even though they are in opposite ends of the house and there are plenty of walls between them. Move Ryuuta next to his mother before the scene starts.


  • When you go up the stairs in your house, you are put on the end of your room away from the stairs.


  • Icon's don't have transparency for some reason. They all have a green background.


  • In the first town, the place looks and feels empty. Where is everyone? Some people are in shops, but the whole place feels abandoned.


  • The hero starts with just one skill which is just a stronger attack. There really aren't choices you can really make in battle.


If you are making games just for fun, that is fine. However, if you want them reviewed, you need to put a lot of effort in to making them good. I recommend that you go look at professionally-made RPGs or some of the better ones on this site. See how they handle scenes. See how they step up stories. See how they portray characters. See how they balance battles and skills. Take notes.

Ask yourself (or others!) questions like "What makes a story interesting? Why do people like certain main characters? Why are some games fun and some not as much?"

Your game has improved since Corf reviewed it. However, it is still not a lot of fun to play. I would give it 1.5 or 2 Stars. This is good, as it means you're improving. However, you really need to learn more of the basics.
KrimsonKatt
Get ready for a battle and a dance, I'm wearing tights instead of pants.
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I already fixed most of those problems in the game, just haven't updated. LOL. I'll be sure to update soon. I will add more NPCs to the towns and fix more glitches. (like the one that you told me about) How do you think that there is a lack of effort in the scenes? I just didn't want the cutscenes to last FOREVER (*cough*Xenogears*cough*) There is actually a story behind all the items having green backgrounds. I was trying to add a kunai sprite for one of the secret characters. So I edited it in photoshop. It was a PNG file with a transparent background. But when I put it back into VX Ace with the resource manger, the background turned green for some reason. But I think I have a way to fix that now. I just have a lot of ideas in my head of the sequel, and it just has an amazing plot with tons of twists and turns, and I really just want to get done with the game so I can start the 5 part sequel. But it seems like everyone is ignoring this game, and it gets a lot better as you get farther into the game. I just seems no one plays past Skeletron, And the game gets much better from then on out. It's just that VX Ace really sucks and I want to start using MV since I spent 90 dollars on it. MV just has way more resources and nicer graphics. Yanfly made over 90 plugins for MV. Guess how many they made for VX Ace? ONLY 30 SCRIPTS. No one makes or cares about VX Ace games anymore, everyone is either still using XP or using MV. Plus I'm the worst speller in the world I can even spell thoght! i'm a worthless failure I have no life I have so many ideas but no one ever cares becasue im the worst speeller in the world im so worthless i just want to get my ideas out to the world and nobody cares!!!! i wana work for nintendo but they will never accept me because i cant speel. plus i failing in math and i wont get into coolige anyway so yah im doomed to work at mc donalds for the rest of my life my life is over!!!!
unity
You're magical to me.
11833
People can, and have, done amazing things with VX Ace. Don't blame it. MV is great, but if you don't put forth effort to improve then it won't matter if you're using MV or not. Scripts, plugins, they don't mean a thing if you can't tell a good story and make a fun game to play.

When I say you have a lack of effort, I don't mean that you need to make longer scenes. I mean that you need to have good pacing and storytelling. You head downstairs and your mom drops the info that you came from the egg, and tells you a story about her being a mutant, and it all runs together. Then you step outside and find a friend being attacked by the villain and it all feels rushed, forced and fake.

People probably don't get as far as you like because they aren't invested in your story. Play some professional games, see how they tell their stories, and take notes.

author=dragonsprit99
Plus I'm the worst speller in the world I can even spell thoght! i'm a worthless failure I have no life I have so many ideas but no one ever cares becasue im the worst speeller in the world im so worthless i just want to get my ideas out to the world and nobody cares!!!! i wana work for nintendo but they will never accept me because i cant speel. plus i failing in math and i wont get into coolige anyway so yah im doomed to work at mc donalds for the rest of my life my life is over!!!!


Please don't talk like that. It doesn't help you, it doesn't help me, it doesn't help anyone. If you want to do something, put forth effort and improve. If you don't want to do that, then move on. Complaining about it and putting yourself down doesn't help.
I'll just post this inspirational speech here. You will definitely need to hear this, dragonspirit99.

InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4370
COR-FAI-SUS = Corfaisus

And yeah, sorry but don't blame VX ACE. It's a great engine and probably the best to date for what it can do.

I'll play your game too! See what all the hubbub is about.

EDIT: Also, if you're asking for reviews then I might review it. But I certainly can't guarantee 3-5 stars.
You should make a version of the game without the RTP. I tried to download it, and the download time takes too long, and wouldn't stop increasing, so I gave up because it was taking too long to download. Please try to make a version without the RTP, and I'll download it.
EDIT: Never mind you have two downloads. You should make the no RTP the main download though.
KrimsonKatt
Get ready for a battle and a dance, I'm wearing tights instead of pants.
3415
@InfectionFiles
Don't review DA, I will update it soon enough.

I will be making a legendary remake of my entire game world. I will include:

-A brand new remastered story
-The best battle system this side of
RMN
-Tons of secrets
-An episodic legend of a game
-Made in MV
-Summons
-Dragons
-Elves
-Magic
-Alternate Universes
-Unique characters that you actually care about
-an ATB battle system
-Dragon Transformations

The first episode will be the hardest to make, since I will will be doing all the database stuff in EP: I, and I will transfer it over to the next episode. I hope you will like it!
unity
You're magical to me.
11833
Good luck ^_^ What's your plan for improving the writing and the battles?
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4370
Awesome, sounds good!
Sooz
They told me I was mad when I said I was going to create a spidertable. Who’s laughing now!!!
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Yo if you want to start figuring out how to write stuff that interests people, I really recommend this book. It'll start giving you an idea what basic stuff to think about when doing stories.

Also if you're just starting to learn gam mak, DROP THE EPIC. Put that shit on the backburner. Make eensy little games, maybe an hour or two long. Make a bunch of 'em. If you really want to make this grand game series, you NEED to wait until you know the engine and the craft better than the back of your hand- otherwise, you won't be able to give it the quality it deserves.

This will take a while, maybe several years, maybe longer. Don't sweat it: humans have a long lifespan. You can afford the training time.

Also there are things you can do to work around shitty spelling these days: any word processor and most browsers have a spellcheck function. Just type your shit out in a word file and use spellcheck there, then C&P everything. Also, maybe get someone who's good at English to proofread.

Breathe, listen to the criticism you get, and accept that you may have made something crap, and that is OK. Everyone makes crap starting out. Terrible, terrible crap. It's not a reflection on you as a person, just on your ability, which can be improved.


unity
You're magical to me.
11833
Listen to Sooz on this one. She knows what she's talking about.
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