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LOST LEGACY: AN ANIMANIA STORY
By Christian Roule
Platform- RM2k3
Status- Complete


Story

It was a time when life was uncertain and death was as commonplace as the terror that accompanied it. It was a time when self proclaimed kings conquered the land and ruled the commoners with magic, might and murder. It was a time when those who lusted for control raced to uncover terrible secret powers best left forgotten and abandoned. A time when the innocent often found themselves as sacrifices of blood for rituals mankind was never meant to perform. This suffering caused a great outcry for justice and a need for heroes to end the agony of the oppressed. For without someone to take up the sword and fight for the downtrodden, the world wound fall into ruin at the hands of the merciless. The player experiences the childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood of Animé, and his sister Tsunami, children who become orphaned after an evil king destroys their nameless village in Blackwood Forrest. Their journey is filled with questions and tribulations and along with the companions they meet along the way, they will help lead the fight against those who would keep their world oppressed.

Intro

The story begins on a northern European continent during the dark ages with a lone man traveling a dark road on a dark and stormy night. Along the way, he comes across a nameless young girl holding her baby brother. She doesn't speak much and he can see that they are wet, cold and hungry. He takes them to his house and offers them food and shelter for the night. He learns what horrors these young children have suffered through and feeling sorry for them, offers to take them in and school them in the ancient art of Kokon do. He warns that the training will be difficult, but the girl accepts. He names her Tsunami for he can see the strength in her and yet she is also gentle and calm as the deep ocean. He names her brother Anime for he can see he is animated and full of life. Both Tsunami and Anime begin their new lives with their Sensei and all is peaceful until the day he angers the wrong person.

Rating

This game voluntarily gives itself a rating of 'M' for Mature. There are themes in the game that may be too dark or mature for minors, and there are several instances of heavy violence and strong language.

Characters

Tsunami:
The beautiful and serene heroine of Lost Legacy, Tsunami comes from humble beginnings and, throughout the story, remains humble, doing the things she does because they are 'the right thing to do'. While her mannerisms are extremely proper (she never uses contractions), Tsunami is one of the most friendly and loving characters in the story. Her love for her little brother, Anime, is without condition or measure, and she will go to any lengths to protect him.

Anime:
The younger brother of Tsunami, Anime shares the spotlight with Tsunami as a main character, although his story only comes to light near of the end of the game. A troubled young boy, who is riddled with inner conflict about himself and his feelings towards his sister, and prone to fits of uncontrollable rage, much of the story is experienced through Anime's blue feral eyes, giving the player an almost 'animalistically innocent' point of view.

Lina Inverse:
While the main characters meet Lina Inverse quite by chance, the events and circumstances that tie their destiny to hers is anything but circumstantial. As time goes on, it becomes apparent that this brash and common sorceress wields not only incredible power, but also a key to the overall story.

Gourry Gabriev:
Even though Gourry joins the main characters along with Lina Inverse, he is by no means her shadow. This swordsman can hold his own very easily, and is more than capable of defending against strong attacks. His loyalty to Lina is unquestionable, and despite her often times verbally-abusive behavior towards him, Gourry remains her steadfast companion

Zidane Tribal:
Zidane Tribal joins your party in Orleans, but only after a grave misunderstanding that causes a very entertaining sequence of events. While the cheerful Thief puts on airs of being a shameless Lady's Man, underneath that grinning exterior lay a heart of gold. He quickly becomes both Anime's best friend and a valuable member of the party. While he falls for Princess Garnet at first sight, he never loses his ability to be there for his friends.

Garnet Til Alexandros:
The middle daughter of Crown Prince Phil de wil Alexandros, Garnet has always been much quieter than her father or siblings, and often times feels alienated from her blood family. Her love of her people is foremost, and she's never given thought to romance. However, there is a deep connection between Garnet and the main characters, as well as Zidane, and that connections irreparably ties the somber Princess into the deeper story of Lost Legacy.

General Beatrix:
Introduced as the General of the Alexandrian Army, Beatrix is the only character in Lost Legacy that is not immediately playable. You will get control of her near of the end of the first volume, but after that, she is an invaluable ally. Like the other playable characters, Beatrix is karmically tied to the main characters, Anime in particular, and seems to have a keen interest in him, but how and why will not be revealed for quite some time.

Khali:
Khali is an enigmatic character that joins the party at the start of Year Twelve. For the remainder of the game, Khali goes in and out of the group, seemingly at random, acting as flighty as a dove on a spring day. She is whimsical and care-free, and yet her dubious profession hints at a darker secret. Who is this mysterious girl? Where is she from? Why is she here? What does she know about the deeper mysteries of the world? Would she even tell?

Features

* Voiced intro and battles, different characters will banter with each other, enemies and the bosses.
* Custom battle system features with animated battlers.
* Custom puzzle-type mini game, Quibbich! Kick the ball into the goal before the timer expires. Enemies and obstacles will stand in your way, but each player has a unique power to help you.
* Focus on exploring, almost everything in the game is searchable and commented on.
30 out of 100 hero quests to find and complete.
* Approximately 30 hour+ gameplay.

Miscellaneous

Please visit the Inspirational Design Forums for additional info, complete walkthroughs and other game related materials!
http://z13.invisionfree.com/InspirationalDesigns/index.php?act=idx

Latest Blog

I'm not dead yet!

Just a note to the community as a whole that while I have been gone, I am not dead. The company that I work with has had massive lay offs and my department is about the only one (other than Sales and Engineering) that is still fully functional. Needless to say, reali-life has forced me to retrench and focus on things other than this community. My wife and I are working on the next installment of this game, I am planning on finishing my Game Design series, and I do plan to become active again on the boards.

Just not now. Hopefully in few weeks to a month. I'll try to be better and keep people posted.
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If finished,where's the download?
In the process of getting it uploaded right now. Got very for a while.
I tend to be very picky with playing/finishing games, but this one had me hooked from beginning to end! I just love it, enough to be on my 3rd playthrough! I plan on doing a review for the review section soon. So happy to see it being advertised on more sites!
I like the game so far.
voice acting rocks but it's hard to hear what they say sometimes.
Athcerso, if you lower the SW Synth in your computer's volume control it helps abit :) I agree with you about the voice acting! It's done very well and really adds to the game!
I'm stuck at the part after they get out of the arena, what in the cottage do I need to look at to get to mt quaf?
I'm so excited to see this game on here! It's such a GREAT game!

Atcherso, first you need to find Shen Long's key in the tree in the southwest corner and then go inside to the black box in the basement (you can find his savings in the wall in his bedroom). That will continue the plot.

Also, if you have any more questions feel free to register at the forums that are listed. Everyone is really friendly there, and you're likely to get a much faster response too! :)
I believe the patch fixes some bugs, specifically one you may encounter in part 2 of Old Rome.
I'm actually enjoying the game. It has it's flaws, but It is pretty interesting actually.
Hey slayers characters awesome! I'll give this a look.
Gterren, I'm going to be putting out a patch soon, based on teh feedback I've been getting. So that's just an FYI.
Why are three characters from FF9 in this? Is this a fangame, or what?
I wouldn't classify it as a fangame, although I'm sure others would. It uses characters from other sources in the anime/video game genre to tell an original story. It seemlessly integrates those characters a setting different from their native setting, into situations different than there native situations. So no, I cannot classify it as a fangame.
hello,,,i like very much the game 'Lost Legacy: An Animania Story'
^^
however,,i cannot open the game at all T_T

when i try to open,,,
at the beginning,,,
many error windows pop up,,,

i have rpgmaker and rtp installed,,,
but i don't know IF they are the correct versions,,,
so,,,
could you please tell me,,,
which version of rpg maker and rtp is NEEDED to play this game??

i look forward to your kind help ^.^
thx
Timmy, we're helping you out on the Inspirational Designs forum. ;)
Is that patch coming soon? I have been eagerly awaiting it.
Got three beta-testers testing it as fast and thoroughly as they can. Sorry for the delay!
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