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heretic



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PostSubject: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 4:16 pm

World description:
After the events of the original game, Herbert faces a new threat: the discovery of an unknown alien technology by a human scientific team draws the attention of old enemies... Herbert has to act quickly in order to prevent the threat and make the galaxy a safer place, once again.
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Alternative link:
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Filename: The celestial rise.rar
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PostSubject: Re: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 11:21 pm

Great work! To quote myself from a short post over at Mod DB,

Embracing and expanding the story of the original world, Heretic created a fun and challenging story-driven world, and from the first few minutes of playing you can see that he's put some serious effort into it! Cutscenes are awesome and stylistically coherent, and a generous amount of new graphics give the world its own distinctive personality.


I especially liked the cutscenes and some areas were cleverly designed (although many rooms were far from a teleporter in one or two levels, which made things kinda tiring).

Now, time for some feedback:

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Bad tileset/object placement. Also, this background kinda makes doors look weird and out of place, probably because it looks more like a landscape underneath rather than walls of a deep room.

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Bad door placement. I also noticed somewhere else (I don't remember excactly) that doors that can't be opened (fake ones) have a normal door underneath them which operates and sheds light underneath the fake one, which is kinda ugly. Probably hasty door placement Smile

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You should probably erase the walls in this room, because bullets appear hitting something invisible when shooting at them.

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One Assembly Line object is enough. Assembly lines always appear on a fixed position, no matter where you put the object boxes. That was more like a tutorial-ish remark, rather than serious feedback Smile

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Heeeey! This enemy dropped something, but it can't be accessed! Always use drop(-1) in baddies that are attacking from a remote, non-accessible position.

Also most red/green tile puzzles were the same over and over again! I think I met the 3x3 all-red tile pattern 3 times in different rooms! Please change that!

And now, the most important remark of them all: Dude, where is the music????
Seriously, the levels and cutscenes need music. Badly. And existing music selection was...well...what music?
The track that looped on level 3 was like the menu screen of a DVD, playing a part of a larger song over and over again...The track isn't bad, but definitely not for looping...
Also, boss rooms music was also poorly chosen. Those tracks just aren't for looping. Plus, when a boss is defeated, if you exit and reenter the room, boss music is heard again, that is a tense track in a now empty space.

Here's a way to add some boss music that plays as long as the room is hostile. Add a "room reached object" with:
Property1: if roomcleared[roomx,roomy]=false then play_track(track_id,1);
Property2: 1
track_id is the track number you want to be played.

An audio overhaul would make the world a total kick-ass. Visit www.freesound.org ,it has tons of free ambient music and sound effects. Search for the work of a guy called ERH, I've used some of his tracks in the game.

...or you could always use the music included with the game, but in a better way Smile


That's all I can think of now. Keep up the great work, I hope to see a fixed and more...audible version soon cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers


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heretic



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PostSubject: Re: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 31, 2010 12:35 am

Thx for feedback, I guess I could fix the minor details like doors, inaccessible items from enemies, puzzles and so on, plus the music... Well, the music was set in about 20 minutes tongue , as I had left that for the end. I guess I could perform some... serious improvements on it afro
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PostSubject: Re: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 17, 2010 12:07 am

WORLD UPDATE:

The Celestial Rise v1.1

Changelog:

-fixed some badly placed objects/tiles
-performed an audio overhaul


Download link:

mediafire.com ?902fgc7i0t0a0i2
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RandomChap



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PostSubject: Re: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 17, 2010 10:12 pm

How do i get pat level 2?

PS:Love your campaign(from what little i played it) i has real quality, almost as good as the original, but i notice i is more linear, it's not a bad thing but i preferred the exploration a bit more.
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PostSubject: Re: The Celestial Rise   The Celestial Rise I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 27, 2010 4:54 pm

heretic wrote:
WORLD UPDATE:

The Celestial Rise v1.1

Changelog:

-fixed some badly placed objects/tiles
-performed an audio overhaul


Download link:

mediafire.com ?902fgc7i0t0a0i2

Much better now Smile It looks twice as good with properly placed music.
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