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Hero of Allacrost climbs up to 0.2.1

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Nedrah, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Nedrah Erudite

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    That's right, the <A HREF="http://www.allacrost.org/">game</a> has seen a new release on 2007-12-10.
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    <blockquote>Hero of Allacrost is a single player, 2D sprite-based role playing game. Hero of Allacrost is also often referred to as simply "Allacrost" or "HoA".</blockquote>
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    It is currently still in (tech-)demo state, but that being said, you can already play. It just wont be a very complete experience.
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    Also, you had better be ready for some 90's console style.
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    <blockquote>- You may now have multiple characters in your party, and hence in battles
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    - Support for saving and loading the game has been added
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    - Game settings (display, audio, key and joystick mappings) are now saved and restored automatically
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    - Treasure chests have been added to maps
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    - The ability to run in map mode is now active, along with a stamina bar that depletes while running
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    - The menu layout for battles has been improved
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    - The shopping interface has been vastly upgraded, and now sports a new "shopping cart" like functionality
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    - Upon entering a map, an introductory text and location graphic are displayed briefly
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    - We now support interactive dialogues in maps (e.g., you can select a response in specific conversations)
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    - Various updates to the party menu screen
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    - Audio playback quality has been improved greatly</blockquote>
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    They also note that most work went on "under the hood", but that may hopefully mean that further content updates might come rather quickly. Those <A HREF="http://www.allacrost.org/?q=node/21">screenshots</a> don't look too bad, although I whish they had resisted the temptation to add that certain japanese'ish flavor - or am I imagining things?
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://freegamer.blogspot.com/">Freegamer</A>
     
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    Is this your typical JRPG affair?
     
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    Hmm.. I can't stand those weird perspective.
    It's the reason I never played any of those Ultima games...

    Simply feels like you would look at every thing from a different perspective.. makes my stomach sick.


    And btw.. this is definately a jRPG. Just look at those fighting screenshots. A character named Claudius? hmmm.. what does that remind me of?
     
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    Exactly.
     
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  6. Nedrah Erudite

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    If I was convinced that this was just going to be a typical jrpg affair, I probably wouldn't have bothered letting you know about it. Might still evolve into a huge turd, anyways, of course.
     
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  7. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    And his partner is Squallus.
     
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    If so, it would at least be some nice irony ;)
     
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  9. obediah Erudite

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    Why the fuck would a skeleton, giant spider, snake, and pile of green goo with eyes floating in it hang out together? Shouldn't the skeleton be going after anything alive? And I assume the spider and snake would be fierce competitors. As for the eye-thing, it should be removed from the game, and whoever added it should be kicked in the balls and have his anime collection taken away.
     
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  10. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Anime; the only art style in which every fucking character is either beautiful or mysterious or both.

    It's just that the flaming tree, scorpion, and blue floating beholder/thing party needed some competition.
     
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  11. Haraldur Augur

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    Mysterious?


    What anime have you been watching anyway?
     
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  12. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Human characters, that is. Other characters are simply batshit crazy (flying pigs in suits, anyone?).

    One, which probably means I've seen them all.

    PS to any lame person: don't come with the 'some are actually good' crap, I know, but most are utter crap.
     
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  13. Nedrah Erudite

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    Well, you see, some are actually good.
     
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    Only if wild sex scenes and tentacles are involved....


    PS to any lame person: don't come with the 'this is hentai, you moron' crap, I know.
     
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  15. Binary Liturgist

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    I like the perspective, but that combat system looks toooooo jrpg
     
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