I'm really not sure why I had this downloaded, but I was cleaning out my download folder and played this for a few minutes to see what it is.
Having that first screen not be the title screen is weird. Nobody does that. If you want to credit someone you can put it in the usual spot. Here on the game page, some small words on the title screen itself, in a readme file, or even the end credits.
The scrolling text at the start is moving too fast and has too much information. I read a few paragraphs, noticed that I wouldn't be able to keep up, and skipped it all. Dumping a wall of text right at the start is big no-no.
Your dialogue needs a lot of work. You seem to be cramming too much in a single window. Sometimes you should separate new sentences into new text windows, instead of writing until the message box is full and continuing on the next one. You are missing punctuation and some of your sentences run on too long. Using show choice is best used when there are multiple choices. I don't see the point in having to choose a response when there's only 1 thing to say. Just have the character say that thing and end it.
Battle is basic and boring. Balance is pretty bad. My first fight against the weakest enemy left me with like 20% HP left. That's bad. The point of the first battles are to get used to things, they shouldn't be anywhere close to deadly encounters. Getting game over on the first battle would be bad.
Usually you make a touch encounter event disappear after you beat it. Aftering beating the first rat, he was still on screen.
I saw a town, well it looked like a town, but I couldn't go in. It was 4 wooden house looking tiles. I talked to some guy who joined me and that made me level up? Weird. Then I tried to fight a zombie battle. Second guy died in one hit, right away, and I couldn't even deal dmg before I died.
Oh, and pressing right arrow seems to waste a turn. That is the worst thing I've ever seen in a game.
I would not be retrying.
So overall, this is a typical mess of a game that people usually make first time around. Which is understandable. Game design take a lot of time to get good at. Everyones first game is messy.
I recommend that you abandon the idea of making a 1000 level game with all those big idea and focus on making a small game right first. You won't finish this, trust me, and nobody will want to play the whole thing so you might end up feeling that you wasted all that time.
It's more likely that a year into it, after you have possibly learned better design practices, that you don't like the first part of the game and you want to redesign it. This will happen over and over again throughout the years and you end up with a project that needs to be scraped because it's too much of a mess and it's full of bugs that you can't resolve.
Save yourself the headache and start small. When you learn from that, make a slightly bigger game. Take it one step at a time. Read articles about things like character design, level design, battle design. Your mapping is quite good, so you obviously have a good sense to start out with. More than most. But everything else is very weak and I would have to say this is a bad game. 0.5/5 based on my high standards.
So keep at it. Working on a game is a good way to get used to the engine. But if you want to get better faster with less time and effort, start reading some of the great articles here on RMN. http://rpgmaker.net/articles/
Instead of making a mistake, hoping someone plays your game and decides to take the time to point out your mistakes, you can learn what not to do beforehand.
Well I will say yes it was a mess lol at the time I really had grand ideas of course anyone does and thank you for the tips. I am not very good with grammar as you could see :P... I actually had a change of heart with this game honestly.... I may pick it back up someday but atm I am going to work on a project with my brother 2 heads are better then one :D.
One last question...all my team is at lv 21. At what levels do more spells kick in and what are they.....please?
Skills stop at level 16 till I make some more.
Ok brother I understand
On the Shadows stats for hit 20% thats the critical? I wont bug you with more questions.
I am going to spend the next few dys leveling just to beat that big bugger!
Hey it is fine questions and feedback helps me make this a better game. :)
Hit rate is the Accuracy of the characters attacks.
Ok....any info on the giant to use against him? On your next demo would you consider being able to buy stat enhancements like guard or attack etc?
I got to keep some of the goodies hush hush :P. But he is weak to Poison at the moment.
Well me and sawworm are going to take a couple cjances at him, in anticipation of getting some good stuff and ready for your next demo, we will have a leg up! uhhhh any hints as to what he is susceptiple to?
A deal....I will tell you how I have enough to buy the Shadow Flame for some good info.......
LoL hey it is ok Im just glad you played long enough to buy Shadow Flame.
Shadow Flame has some good stats on it.
Mat +80 I might change this stat.
ATK State fire force 120% More dmg with the sword since it has Fire Dmg.
Gives your attacks an Extra strike.
Magic Reflection +10%
Also makes the user immune to Poison.
So he IS beatable at this point if we are extremely lucky and a few levels higher? And what would be the reward for beating bugger?
He has a chance for some Legendary drops.
And you can fight him as many time's as you like to get the loot xp and gold.
But Hes not suppose to be easy so im still working on his difficulty.
I obtained a Shadow Flame from Denzel or whatever his name is and it didnt do much damage at all, but yes I also fought him and did about 12-13K before he hit me with party asswipe.
How did you make 500k already?? LoL and yall doing 12 to 13k wow I need to make him stronger then haha. Because he is suppose to be attempted at least around 30 to 35.
What level did you attempt to do him at?
I notice in the newest version all the way to the right is a big ass bad bugger with 25,000HP.....why is he in this version?
I notice also in quests section....it doesnt show that I conquered the Lord.
You should warn people to save after beating the Lord before talking to Illarion at the inn because the game ends as soon as he finishes talking to you. Gee I guess I just did that didnt I?
Is there anything else to be done in this demo?
Sorry about that I forgot to add the Script call for completion.
I do not believe their is anything else atm.... And the Big boy monster is in their because I was working on him. :D
I suppose i can wait......not long though! I liked the game, even with the things I mentioned. You probably need someonne tro help you with the grammar and spelling.
There seem to be enough towns etc to visit. I am happy finally there is an INN....surviving only by renewing potions etc was frustrating. A good night sleep is essential you know!
If you dont release the new one soon, I am going to have Ezeron stand outside your door.
Oh and how long do you expect the next demo to last?
Well I am going to try to add 3 to 5 more bosses
A bunch of quests skills and a new Crew Member.
So working with alot of new dialog and new monsters and such is going to take some time. I promise to deliver though as quickly as possible.
Ok finally by just wearing the bastards down I beat the guardian and the lord. I can go into the inn now and talk Illion. He says when we wake up he has something to say....but the game then ends. Good thing I saved before going in.
Oh and what is the charm of power....doesnt seem anyone can wear it.
Yes even now when I step out of town and peek north....theres Ezeron waiting for , the little Stalker.
The Shadow of Flame is pretty cool but I was thinking it was stronger.
If this is the end of the demo....when is the next?????????????
Charm of Power I did not give it a Slot Category yet but I fixed that today.
Yes Shadow Flame is a Legendary weapon you will find in the game :). So how did you like the game so far. I plan on Releasing version 1.0 it is going to be a big update so it is going to take me some time to finish. But I hope you enjoyed what I had so far and hope you enjoy the Characters thus far :)