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Offline Rognik

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Initial reactions to the game (minor spoiler)
« on: February 24, 2009, 08:44:45 PM »
Prefix: I have not purchased the game yet, but I have played out the trial a bit. This is just my reaction to the plot so far.

First off, the graphics are definitely beautiful. Even better than the Blackwell games, if I might be so bold. Definitely quality work, and I'll enjoy exploring it further later.

Second, I like the medal system. It's pretty innovative in a way. And it's an easy way to tell your progress in the game. I knew as soon as the medal-colour changed, that I was in a new chapter. I also noticed the tab at the beginning allowing the medals to be reviewed. I don't know what that can do, but it can be a sort of bookmark for how far in you can get.

Third, the buttons. I think that's an interesting way to have collections out there that are completely optional. I'm half-way surprised it didn't have your standard commentary running through it, but I suppose the sketches add that personal touch.

Speaking of the commentary, I will make my one discussion of plot points here. Those who wish to avoid spoilers, look away now.




Still reading? You've been warned.
The bottle of Green Liquid. It reminded me of something you said in the Blackwell Legacy commentary. Couldn't think of another way to make certain Petra had it going into the dungeon?

Otherwise, bang up job so far. The puzzles haven't been bang-your-head-against-the-wall tough, but offer a nice challenge and a decent chunk of Ozian lore. I actually read the first Oz book after learning that Emerald City Confidential was being released, just to see how it varied from the movie. I'm having fun checking out all the colours, including the Scarecrow and Ozma in white dresses...

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Re: Initial reactions to the game (minor spoiler)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 11:03:24 PM »
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I'm having fun checking out all the colours, including the Scarecrow and Ozma in white dresses...

I'm not sure what you mean here, exactly, but if you have a picture of the scarecrow in a white dress, I'd love to see it! :)

Glad you enjoyed teh trial, Rognik.  I would have loved to include my usual commentary, but filesize was an issue and we barely managed to squeeze the game into the required size limitations as it was!  Believe it or not, the game is 4x the length of Blackwell Legacy, but it's 1/2 of the filesize.  I dunno how we did it.

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Re: Initial reactions to the game (minor spoiler)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 04:59:49 PM »
Did I really say 'dresses'? :o I meant 'dressed it white'. Still, they are both in white, Emerald City denizens are green. Munchkins in blue. Each person's origin can be told merely by their colour.

My one complaint about the game, though, is that the missions are only indicated by them flashing in that box. I would've prefered them to have been kept in the journal for easier reference, and I could check it when I needed a refresher,

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Re: Initial reactions to the game (minor spoiler)
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 08:20:54 AM »
Yep!  That was the idea.  The original books had everything color coded.  It made creating the color scheme very easy. :)