QUOTE (Tsureiyu @ Jan 22 2013, 04:00 PM)
well, i don't think i'll be including armor at the moment. Phantasy Star Universe has the line shields though, which don't really affect your appearance and are pretty justified
Yeah but they aren't really explained. I don't remember any npc from the game talking about them even, they were just armor to tack onto your (interchangeable) clothes. That somehow made you survive a punch to the face by a dark god twelve times your size.
If your entire anti-realism beef with armor is it not affecting the visual sprite, then that's kind of really dorky. If your armor is delt with correctly, the player can always just assume every set of armor your dude buys looks the same, or goes under whatever they're wearing. BUT if you're really that nitpicky, why not just make a custom sprite for every armor piece? Or, and I'm not sure how possible this is in VX/A script, overlay a second spriteset (armor-only) on top of the character?
This post has been edited by ZarroTsu: Jan 22 2013, 08:40 PM