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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2018, 04:36:31 AM »
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The graveyard duck is just pure greatness!
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« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2018, 09:28:22 AM »
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I only had time to play this for a few minutes last night, and all I will say is that the art work is fantastic.

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2018, 04:18:49 PM »
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As this is complete, is this something you'd like to have reviewed over on the Inverted Dungeon?
Of course. I like that web-site a lot. Would be nice to see a big "Fan-Made Castlevanias" section on it. And, yes, I would like TSOTC to be in that list  :)

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I would buy a hard copy of that art book if it was available.
Makes me happy - it was fun compiling all that stuff into one little book. Unfortunately I don't have any big plans for it (and I doubt it's legal ;D ).

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"Now you process" haha that was great
I'm proud of the main line too: "30 years later... the night is horrible again" ;D.

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The graveyard duck is just pure greatness!
My childhood's nightmare ;D

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I only had time to play this for a few minutes last night, and all I will say is that the art work is fantastic.
Thanks. The later parts of the game look even better, I think.


UPDATE: Fixed some minor bugs. I'll upload version 2 in a few hours. The links will stay at the same place.

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2018, 04:24:27 PM »
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Congrats! I look forward to playing the whole thing.
Thanks for taking the time to put together the art book and the soundtrack! :)
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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2018, 05:49:23 AM »
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I've cleared the game and the total experience is awesome
The control scheme might be a tiny little off which makes the response of attack button press few frames slower than the overall steps in other Castlevania games (the weapon stretch animation is several frames longer than what I used to, makes character's attacks easier to be countered by enemies during intense boss fights) and makes the difficulty unexpectedly tougher at several point (dungeons and boss fight) but the game has a beautiful plot, everything - artwork, music, dungeon/boss design concept - is top tier and it's worth trying through.

And I've had a hard time getting used to no crouching stance at the first few minutes experience of public demo. But after in-depth digging the full version I found it's basically not a problem without crouching stance given how the game is designed - except a few instance which floating face enemy in a particular dungeon and some enemy/boss projectiles come from lower places/hit lower.

The controller buttons are all messed up on my Xbox 360 controller and I can't seem to use D-pad to move or start new game/load saved progress using controller only. I gave up and chose to go with keyboard from start to end.

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2018, 07:44:25 PM »
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UPDATE: Fixed even more minor bugs. The links on the web-site are updated.

Inccubus, thanks! Making that art-book and the OST was fun.

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I've cleared the game and the total experience is awesome
Makes me happy. Thanks for playing. :)

Yes, yes, I see what you mean. The controls are not as good, the character is slow, no ducking is not good either... Yes, I know about all imperfections of the game. About 7 years in development and now... I'm simply tired of it. So nothing will be improved, nothing new will be added. If anyone will find yet another bug I will do my best to solve it. Other than that - no, I'm tired. I'll just have to do it better next time. And that "next time" will happen pretty soon - the story is not over yet :).

I don't have any gamepads, so at the moment I can't check it myself and... I can't make it better. Sorry.

Yes, DS can frustrate easily, but a game got to have at least one hard boss, I think. 

Anyway, I'm glad you like it enough to recommend. I recommend it myself ;D .

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2018, 02:24:33 AM »
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Out of all of the fan projects I've ever caught wind of, this one makes me the happiest inside. I suppose it's paying 1000x the tribute that Konami should have to a game that has been itching to be remade for the last 2 or so decades. I personally have always loved SQ, but I can't deny the game had a plethora of issues.
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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2018, 08:23:17 PM »
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this game is so beautiful I wish you would make a Simon quest remake it would be already so far along with all the backgrounds you already had made in this game.  maybe let someone else use you work on their remake. someone like metroidquests game. it would be the greatest Simon quest remake ever then. here's dreaming lol

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2019, 09:36:20 PM »
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zangetsu468, mgfcortez, thank you for your kind words!
I too think that SQ still needs its own ultimate remake and I hope that somebody will make it someday. Personally, I'm very satisfied with Order of Ecclesia. To me it's like a spiritual sequel to SQ. I'm also very satisfied with both Lecarde Chronicles games. These games have killed my motivation to make a proper remake of SQ.  ;D  TSOTC is a compromise and it's the first episode of my own trilogy.

I have mentioned that second episode before (like a year ago or so). It's finished and will be released in November. It's called D1896.
 


Here's the trailer:

https://youtu.be/EFO8V0m8gv0


D1896 is a sidequel to TSOTC. They may look like separate games at first, but they are connected in many not so obvious ways. I think that D1896 is a big improvement over TSOTC and it is my best game so far.

(Oh, and it's a free game as well.  :)
(I'll add the download links once they are ready.

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2019, 11:47:33 PM »
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oh my god!! just, no words  :o

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Re: Castlevania 2 fan game: yet another SQ remake...
« Reply #70 on: December 30, 2020, 07:22:05 AM »
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An expanded version of TSOTC is released :) .


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You can get the game here:
https://arkhousetelegraph.blogspot.com/p/castlevania-seal-of-curse-x.html


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