latest update on Loren 2!

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by jack1974 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:29 pm

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Feeling better recently, and I'm taking care of not overworking myself. But I've already designed the foundation of the first game (or maybe of all the 4, since they'll share same system). I am going to try experimenting once again, this time I'll add an "overdrive" system. Each character will have an ultimate skill (very powerful obviously) but that can be used consuming this overdrive value, which currently I put at 3 (so max 3 uses).
That overdrive value remains from battle to battle (I think, not sure yet) so in practice people could want to save it for later and more difficult battles and so on.
Another feature will be the reintroduction of the front/back row system, and each game will have max 6 party characters (so you can fill a whole party with it with no reserves), which will solve the problem of "unused characters that lag behind", since you'll use all the characters for most of the time :)

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by jack1974 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:57 am

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NEW SUPERSLICK character creation screen! and yes you can play also as Mage this time :)
Haha it's still going to take ages. Luckily I'll have only 6 party members this time!

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by nolosk » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:07 pm

Yay!!!! I loved the front/back row system, so I'm really excited to hear it's coming back. Overdrive also sounds really fun, both from a gameplay strategy perspective and as a way to give characters their moments to shine. Also, that character customization looks tasty.

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by jack1974 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:31 am

Thanks :) I plan to use same system for all the 4 games, so I need to design it well. I'm not sure if to give the player specific skills every game or not. I mean, same skills could get boring? but on the other hand having different skill in each of the 4 games could look strange. Not sure yet!

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by Jaeger » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:43 am

You can keep some old skills and replace others with something different.

I am happy about the return of front/back row since it opened up more tactical options.

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Re: latest update on Loren 2!

Post by jack1974 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:51 am

Yeah, I think PS2 worked fine without it (and also made sense, since the first game didn't have it) but for the 4 Loren spin off games I definitely wanted to recreate the "original feeling" and the front/back row was an essential part :)

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