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Offline Teal_Blue

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Just an Opinion...
« on: February 02, 2013, 12:04:37 PM »
There are some great things both in .722 and .723, including the new game screen and music.

Although, i have a small nit with the story scroll, now a story blurb on the game level screen. Which makes me think someone, just sort of tossed it in a back closet somewhere and forgot about it.

It feels out of place, like... "What is 'this' doing here?"

If you want the credits to scroll in the front screen that is cool, but to be honest, that feels more like something that should be at the end, like credits to a movie. I'm not saying it has never been done, or even shouldn't be
done, or whatever, just that I think it would look better at the end. Just my biased opinion, sorry if i offend with that.

As to the intro screen, i thought it looked fine on the front page, but if you have to have it somewhere else, what about 'after' you have selected all your choices, like character 'and' mage class are ready to press the button that will flip us into the story?  You know how you got that 'new' sunrise screen behind the mage class choice screen? Well... That would be a perfect way to do the intro scroll story blurb...

But instead of nice and fresh sunshine screen, maybe a dark and cloudy storming screen? and have the words in the middle, you don't even have to have them scroll. Just sit there in the middle of the storming screen and then have dot dot dot, like this ... and then flip the player into the intro screen with Daemonica and our Player.
:)

What do you think?   

Anyway, I really think the story blurb is important and shouldn't be just sort of shuffled off to the side, like it is now. and should get a prominent place and not cluttered up with controls or choices or other stuff.

Anyway, you don't even have to get Spielberg, or Lucas to animate it, the storm skies you have on stock are perfectly capable and just move the words over from where they are now, and vio' la,  :)  Perfe'ction Superb!

:)

ok, ok, so maybe the academy awards will actully go to Lincoln, or maybe even that Zero Dark Thirty movie, but still, you gotta admit, its better than being hidden away behind some mage class level controls, don'tcha think?

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-Teal


p.s.  I know i make silliness and light of this, but it really, really seriously bothers me to have the story scroll sort of just stashed away like that.  :(


Offline MouldyK

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 12:32:08 PM »
ok, ok, so maybe the academy awards will actully go to Lincoln, or maybe even that Zero Dark Thirty movie, but still, you gotta admit, its better than being hidden away behind some mage class level controls, don'tcha think?

Of the nomination for Best Picture, i've only see Les Miserables, so i'd say that should win based on the fact i've seen it.

On that logic, I think Valley 2 could do with every song in the game being sung, describing the events what are occuring in the game!

Like the biome songs could talk about the enemies we might find there, sorta like a poke-rap kinda thing. :P

Plus, being sung the story would help Teal_Blue's problem because he would know what the hell is going on, but in a catchy tune too!
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 01:42:39 PM by MouldyK »

Offline Teal_Blue

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 12:39:24 PM »
ok, ok, so maybe the academy awards will actully go to Lincoln, or maybe even that Zero Dark Thirty movie, but still, you gotta admit, its better than being hidden away behind some mage class level controls, don'tcha think?

Of the nomination for Best Picture, i've only see Mes Miserables, so i'd say that should win based on the fact i've seen it.

On that logic, I think Valley 2 could do with every song in the game being sung, describing the events what are occuring in the game!

Like the biome songs could talk about the enemies we might find there, sorta like a poke-rap kinda thing. :P

Plus, being sung the story would help Teal_Blue's problem because he would know what the hell is going on, but in a catchy tune too!

I know you are entitled to your opinion,  but it's not very helpful!


Offline MouldyK

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 12:46:02 PM »
I know you are entitled to your opinion,  but it's not very helpful!

Oh, I know it is not, don't worry. :P

But I do agree with you that the story seems to have taken a back-seat being in a weird position like the difficulty setting page. If anything, i'd put it somewhere like the Character Select screen scrolling at the top or maybe on a plaque in the starting room. (Or even scrolling in the background of the place where you talk to the Overlord)
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 01:42:23 PM by MouldyK »

Offline Teal_Blue

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 12:51:41 PM »
I know you are entitled to your opinion,  but it's not very helpful!

Oh, I know it is not, don't worry. :P

But I do agree with you that the story seems to have taken a back-seat being in a weird position like the difficulty setting page. If anything, i'd put it somewhere like the Character Slect screen scrolling at the top or maybe on a plaque in the starting room. (Or even scrolling in the background of the place where you talk to the Overlord)

:)  MouldyK you are wonderful!!  Thank you for the support!


Offline Pepisolo

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 01:01:35 PM »
Not much time to post, but I agree. One thing I don't like about this game is that the story is not nearly as engaging as it could be. Giving back the opening blurb some emphasis would help improve this a little.

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 01:46:11 PM »
Scrolling in the opening scene in the Overlord's citadel...

Now there's a neat idea!
It's just carriers all the way down!

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Re: Just an Opinion...
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 02:42:33 PM »
@pepisolo, yep me too!  & @gallant dragon, that sounds way cool!  :)

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