It has been some time since I have posted here, based on the screenshot I just pumped out, the game is still progressing. While it has been slow because mostly due to work, but the other part is because of just where the game is at said point in time.
I have to juggle between doing plot based advancement, and dungeon making, along with spriting new enemies on occasion. What also doesn't help is that during this entire stage, there are a lot of optional dungeons to complete... well, sorta. The Elemental Temples, while they are available to get to, they do not have to be completed until you reach a certain point, once that point is reached, you can't progress any further until the four basic elemental temples have been finished.
While in past Phantasia games, you'd have to do all four of them at once and then you progress, I made it so you could go at them, while also progressing the story at the same time, so it doesn't feel like you have to do them all at the same time. It helped me immensely because I didn't have to rush myself to do every single temple, and I could take my time getting the designs for each temple made.
But, in terms of progression wise, once the Earth Temple is finished, it's going to finally get some major development shtuff, it'll be at a point I've been REALLY wanting to start on. It is pretty much a huuuge conclusion to a lot of the plot, but will also bring up new challenges, and also show plot twists galore, y'know, typical jrpg shtuff.
But after all is said and done, the game still won't be finished, BUT, all is not lost, progression wise in terms of plot will hit at least 65-70%. The goal IS to finish this game by the end of the year. And I feel I can accomplish this, but I will still keep going at a steady pace and not rush myself. That always comes back to bite me in the arse.
Well, that's all in terms of progression. Here's a picture of one of the enemies of Phantasia 6, Alexander.