RM Skill: Intermediate
October 1 2011 Brand new revamped version now available! What's new?
Quite a lot! -custom sprites/faces for the seven main characters (some are just recolorings, some are more dramatic changes) -mapping has been redone in several areas -Animated battlebacks -Animated battlers -multiple fogs -new battle menu -new general menu -new cutscenes and additional dialogue -a brand new dungeon-puzzle thing -encounter rates are more reasonable -enemies (including bosses) are more ballanced -twice as many enemytypes and twice as many troups in a given area -two songs have been updated slightly -four new superbosses hidden in the secret dungeons (the four towers) which can be accessed after that fateful wish.
This game features 100% original music (including Victory, Battle, Item, and Inn themes) written by me and my band done in an Indie Rock style. And an extremely unique and unconventional story (once you get into it).
With several major plot twists occurring throughout the progression of the 25+ hour story, what at first seems like a cliche good vs. evil quest unfolds into something much more unique. You will have to play the game to discover its surprising ending.
You are your ordinary self from our ordinary world, but one morning you awaken in a tower in a magical pre-Renaissance island kingdom. You discover you are part of an ancient prophecy and must help the recently returned prince conquer the source of evil that has overrun the land.
But all is not as it seems...
On your journey you will discover bit by bit that the quest you were sent on is more complicated and more full of intrigue than you could have imagined.
Tyrin: You. Not some pre-existing character, but actually you, the person reading this now. Tyrin is not your real name of course, but that's what people call you in this new Land of Lorewyn. Of course, you had little if any experience in swordplay in our world, but on waking in Lorewyn you find yourself exceedingly skilled. Mia says that this is because you've been magically blessed with a magical Ability called Swordplay within Lorewyn. As you level up, you will learn "skills" related to Swordplay.
Mia: an Elemantal Mage who was assigned to Tyrin Tower. She's bubbly and nice and fresh from training, so is eager to prove herself and her magic.
Baeon: the prince of Lorewyn. There are several strange facts about him. Firstly, no one knew Lorewyn had a prince. But the king reveals that Baeon's mother had concealed her pregnancy and ran away to birth him in secrecy. Unfortunately, Baeon was found unconscious today, remembering nothing of his past. His Ability is vast Strength. But this is useless to him as he is completely unskilled in weaponry. He's much more interested in spell casting, but lacks proficiency in anything but curative magic.
Sylar: a young man from a noble family. His sister Sylea is thought to have been abducted by Radasol. Sylar was too lazy and disinterested in training in weaponry or magic, so his quest in finding and freeing his sister is proving difficult.
Yasian: an old, forgetful mage who might turn out to be none of those things.
Sylea: a very skilled archer from a noble family with super eyesight as her Ability. She and her brother have more in common than either knew and will enjoy.
Features * This game features 100% original music (yes, including Victory, Battle, Item, and Inn themes) written by me and my band in an Indie Rock style. And an extremely unique and unconventional story (once you get into it). * Over 20 hours of gameplay!
Download[/u] NEW Download of the Complete Game! (08.16.11): Complete Game
Credits * Enu and Mr. Bubbles for the Tankentai Sideview Battle System * Star for ATB * 2Chan for Mode7 VX * Kylock for Light Effects VX * And many, many more all listed in the opening credits.
This post has been edited by bastian: Oct 9 2011, 08:12 PM
Group: Global Mod
RM Skill: Undisclosed
Rev Points: 15
So I just managed to finish this one up tonight. Quite a long game, and an impressive feat to pull off as a one-man team (in spite of the help you probably had with all the resources). The story really stands out here as near commercial quality, as it's really very epic, well written, and full of interesting surprises and twists. The dungeon layouts were handled well, and even though the mapping could use a bit of a facelift in some areas, for the most part it was pretty decent.
The real big drag comes from the tedious battles, and the game balance. Near the beginning, the balance felt appropriate, but about halfway through they just became exceedingly difficult (in spite of the heavy grinding). What made it especially hard was that the battles ranged back and forth between easy and hard throughout the game, making it difficult to decide if it was just me being under-leveled or something else. The walkthrough found online made it clear that most enemies, including bosses, can be stunned or put to sleep, so in the end I just spammed these states to get through many of the battles.
Personally, I think if you were to take another look at the way the game is balanced, and increase higher XP/Gold and drop awards, the game will begin to balance out much better, and you'd have a pretty solid rpg.
Beyond that, though, as I've stated above, this is a pretty clever game.
Is "The Mundane Prince" that this game is based on a story you are writing or have written? I tried finding out more about it online, but could not.