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« Reply #810 on: May 28, 2016, 10:49:18 PM »
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I like it, I think a little less metal and is perfect, It sounds like SOTN music. :)
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« Reply #811 on: June 16, 2016, 07:31:54 PM »
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Hey man, hows everything going on this project? Its looking amazing man, no rush, just saw that this had gone quiet and excited for it.
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« Reply #812 on: July 02, 2016, 12:32:11 AM »
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Man, if I had your talent I would have reimagined Christophers adventures. I already made a list of sprites, enemies, levels, modes, etc I want for the game. I realize that making a game is no small feat, but I really am interested in trying. Do you know what game engine is best for me to use? And whether I should pay for it just to make this fan game?

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« Reply #813 on: July 02, 2016, 11:46:37 AM »
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« Reply #814 on: July 31, 2016, 03:42:26 PM »
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Hey folks, just dropping by and letting you know that i'm active again after a LOOONG break!  I've decided to pick apart my coding to refine all the issues i had before vs trying to chase my tail and fix what i could find across 250+ frames lol.  None of the assets including the characters/stages/backgrounds are getting changed, just the coding.  So this should help keep things quick on my end without having to worry about the coding slowing down progress.  I'll be sure to keep you guys posted, and thanks for sticking with my and keeping the thread alive lol.  You will NOT be disappointed!  8)

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« Reply #815 on: July 31, 2016, 08:46:45 PM »
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No prob bro. Do what ever you think will work in order to bring about the best in your game  :)
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« Reply #816 on: July 31, 2016, 08:51:24 PM »
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No prob bro. Do what ever you think will work in order to bring about the best in your game  :)
Thanks dude, i appreciate it!  ;D

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« Reply #817 on: August 02, 2016, 04:57:49 PM »
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I have a question for you guys.  One thing i've got a lot has been that with the diagonal whip it makes things a little too easy.  Should I keep that in engine or remove it?

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« Reply #818 on: August 02, 2016, 05:18:20 PM »
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I have a question for you guys.  One thing i've got a lot has been that with the diagonal whip it makes things a little too easy.  Should I keep that in engine or remove it?

Does the diagonal whip benefit the game beyond "killing enemies easier"? If it does, then don't remove the diagonal whip. In this case I suggest some type of nerfing in the mechanics themselves, such as making the diagonal whipping weaker than a straight-on whip, or adding enemies who can evade the diagonal whip better than others.

The main problem with diagonal whipping is exemplified mainly on Super Castlevania IV. Analyse that game to know the strengths and weaknesses of it. I can't spend much more time writting about this here, but I'll give you two points to think about (that you may or not have noticed by yourself):

1. The diagonal whipping in SCVIV is overpowered because most enemies are too easy to defeat.
2. The diagonal whipping bypasses most intelligent enemy placement.

Check your game about these and see if there is a real need to remove it.
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Re: Castlevania Chronicles - Dracula's Curse
« Reply #819 on: August 02, 2016, 05:34:16 PM »
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I don't agree with the over powered whip gripe. Mainly because almost everyone complains that classic CV's are too difficult. Cv4 is manageable difficulty. I think it's balance is very nice.

You want a good game with  diagonal whipping?

Add more air-borne enemies and give them erratic patterns.

This is a contra hybrid right?

The diagonal whip seems like a non issue when there's a spread gun.

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« Reply #820 on: August 02, 2016, 06:18:32 PM »
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I'm glad the game is being updated , I like the diagonal whipping because that makes the game distinctive from anothers.

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« Reply #821 on: August 02, 2016, 06:28:09 PM »
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If there is whip swinging in the game then you'll want to keep the diagonal strikes. It'll be best used for latching onto grapple points. Also I do agree with Belmontoya. Having a gun along-side the whip will make the diagonal attacks using the whip a non-issue.
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« Reply #822 on: August 02, 2016, 06:39:03 PM »
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Thanks for all the input guys  ;D

Belmontoya;
nah man lol, that's DarkmanX's project i've been on him with, Vamprotector.  This is just my reboot of CV3.  To be honest, i only have grapple points at 1 section in the game so the relevance of the anchor points isn't large, it's definitely replaceable for sure. 

All valid points guys, the way my engine is coded this can easily be added or removed my ticking a box in my coding, so i'll go ahead and prep it leaving it in there for now and open this back up when it comes to the final beta testing.  It may not be a bad idea to be an extra option that you can enable/disable at the options menu.  8)

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« Reply #823 on: August 04, 2016, 01:28:56 AM »
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Thanks for all the input guys  ;D

Belmontoya;
nah man lol, that's DarkmanX's project i've been on him with, Vamprotector.  This is just my reboot of CV3.  To be honest, i only have grapple points at 1 section in the game so the relevance of the anchor points isn't large, it's definitely replaceable for sure. 

All valid points guys, the way my engine is coded this can easily be added or removed my ticking a box in my coding, so i'll go ahead and prep it leaving it in there for now and open this back up when it comes to the final beta testing.  It may not be a bad idea to be an extra option that you can enable/disable at the options menu.  8)

i'll be honest them grapple points kinda suck i had hell trying to get him to latch on to them and having to go threw a few in a row i died a lot because of how buggy they were it didn't feel like it add a lot to the game anyway so i'd vote to leave them out but if they were less buggy i wouldn't mind it just hate falling to my death because it didn't work right anyway i look forward to seeing more from your bad ass game it would had been real nice to beat it from start to end without having to skip any stages but for a beta it was bad ass  ;D

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« Reply #824 on: August 04, 2016, 06:06:03 AM »
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i'll be honest them grapple points kinda suck i had hell trying to get him to latch on to them and having to go threw a few in a row i died a lot because of how buggy they were it didn't feel like it add a lot to the game anyway so i'd vote to leave them out but if they were less buggy i wouldn't mind it just hate falling to my death because it didn't work right anyway i look forward to seeing more from your bad ass game it would had been real nice to beat it from start to end without having to skip any stages but for a beta it was bad ass  ;D
hahaha all good points man. I've decided to drop the directional whips/anchor points. There's already plenty of extras to set it apart from any others. Thanks for the kind words mgfcortez, expect a very polished, game ready version next time around!   ;D

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