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Diarandor

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Re: Original art
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2017, 02:07:33 pm »
@Zefk: Thanks a lot for valuing so much this work! Your appreciations are very appreciated ;D
It has been a lot of effort (and time) to draw the improved animations of the hero, and there is still quite a bit to do.
When this is finished I will go back to the work on the overworld tileset, to finish its final version.

Indeed, the sleeping animation for Eldran is highly (and mainly) inspired from the animations of Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka Secret of Mana 2), as you noticed.

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Re: Original art
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2017, 11:46:43 am »
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Seiken Densetsu 3
Yes, this one is a great game. I liked how there is more choice when it comes to character selection and the graphics are super amazing, but the pause before attacks is kinda annoying. Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of mana) has rapid attacks, but not much or no damage is inflicted by rapid attacking, but it was a good way to hold off enemies. The company Square has made some great games. Did you play Sword of Mana?

I am working on an ally system script for a game like Seiken Densetsu 2. I got a custom entity to behave like an NPC and it is following the hero today. I am hoping to have projectiles done tomorrow to damage a custom entity.

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Re: Original art
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2017, 07:03:04 pm »
I agree. Seiken Densetsu 3 is an awesome game, but as you say there is an annoying small delay before the attacks, and the most annoying thing is the difficulty (you have to spend too many hours grinding to level up, which is probably the worst about this game). The graphics, story and OST are probably the best of this game. I finished this game 15 years ago, but I used cheats with the ZSNES emulator because I was underleveled and I got bored of grinding.

Another thing that I loved of SD3 is that depending on the main hero you choose, you start in a different place with a different story, and each hero has a different ending too (the bad thing is that you need to complete the game at least twice to get the endings of all 6 heroes). There are other games using similar mechanics of several heroes, like "Live A Live" and "Treasure of the Rudras", both of them masterpieces too; in these two games you first complete several main stories, and in the end all heroes join for the last part of the game; that is one of the ideas that I wanted to include in the hybrid game of my dreams that I want to make (with more complex mechanics due to the puzzle part of Zelda games), but that will be after we finish Children of Solarus, which is my main priority.

EDIT: if by "sword of mana" you mean the GBA game, I did started to play it, but I never got motivated to finish it. Maybe I had already played too many RPGs, or maybe I was getting "old", XD.
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Re: Original art
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2017, 11:35:11 pm »
I will PM you. I do not want to get too off topic on your original art post.

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Re: Original art
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2017, 01:24:09 am »
Let's go on-topic again: I made some new (original) soldier sprites!!!
These will be used for normal soldiers in the project "Children of Solarus". Testing video here:
https://youtu.be/WbGFNsvQwLs