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« on: February 20, 2011, 05:18:47 PM »
Loved Ep 3, but the whole action thing in dreamland was awful! I don't want to ever have to replay that again! Ep 3 was more challenging than the previous 2 and I loved it.  I can't wait til ep 4! Brings me back to playing the original king's quest games...well done and thanks!

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Re: loved it but!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 05:22:17 PM »
Why do you think it is awful? I'm just curious as to why you think that is.

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Re: loved it but!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 05:25:28 PM »
I think the action sequence was different. Not in a bad way. It was a refreshing break from the standard adventure formula, and it put you on your toes. And, it only happened once. It wasn't like the entire episode was turned into a first person shooter. It was one isolated part that a fair bit of trial and error will get you through no problem. The key to it is timing, really.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 05:27:14 PM »
Yeah if you can give us some specifics on exactly what you disliked about it we always take the feedback we get into account as we move forward.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 05:50:46 PM »
I thought the action sequence was fun, but there were a couple times when I questioned it. When you're on the horse and you have to follow the cues, it was fine until you got to the point where both arrows flashed at once. That confused me the first couple times because I wasn't sure which way to dodge, then I realized that at that point you have to stop watching the arrows and watch the monsters instead to see which one is going to attack, so that transition between being led and not being led was a little clumsy.

Also, transforming the cursor to exactly match the on-screen cues was confusing. At first, I thought that just clicking on the proper side to dodge was enough, but Graham didn't move and I died a couple times before realizing that I had to move the cursor all the way over until it changed. If I had designed it, I would have created what I think is a better system; making a new cursor set that was always either dodge left or right (or whatever the corresponding directions are for the different views) depending on the cursor's position on the screen, then have the arrow cues appear, looking different than the cursor. If you click on the proper side, you live, if you don't, you die. I think those small changes would have made it less confusing. It was a neat idea and I thought it was handled well (though people without very good hand-eye coordination or reaction times may have appreciated a "skip" button like Space Quest had).
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 06:16:12 PM »
ok! Maybe "awful" was the wrong choice of words...like the other person said, it was a bit confusing at times. I am thrilled that you all actually asked about my opinion! I suppose it was just a bit too confusing at first but I did finish it...maybe some more direction in the future? But I LOVE what you all have done with this new line in KQ, please don't get me wrong!! This whole exp has been amazing and I am looking forward to the next two episodes!!! Love it!

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 06:30:04 PM »
ok! Maybe "awful" was the wrong choice of words...like the other person said, it was a bit confusing at times. I am thrilled that you all actually asked about my opinion! I suppose it was just a bit too confusing at first but I did finish it...maybe some more direction in the future? But I LOVE what you all have done with this new line in KQ, please don't get me wrong!! This whole exp has been amazing and I am looking forward to the next two episodes!!! Love it!

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 07:12:44 PM »
Well thanks again! It's nice to see a company take interest in the actually fan opinions! You have to admit it's rare these days. I will continue to support you all as will many fans will! You guys have done an amazing job!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 07:26:42 PM »
Thank you, Keyta.

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 11:49:38 PM »
I Loved the Action Sequences and i Wish for More, epsecially in Ep4 and the New Ep5.  :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:

The only problem i have with it, is when i hang from the Stairs annd i click mad, it doesent react quick enough, so i die there Allot.

Futher more, i give this Episode a 10/10 like the Previous ones.

Best part about Ep3 is how Short Talking the Narriator is with one or two Insults.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 11:51:32 PM »
The pull up is fine, when you have figured it out. There is a special time for everything.

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 11:59:13 PM »
I loved the action sequence. Took me a turn to do it without dying, but once I got it right, it was a heart racer for me :D I hope it doesn't get harder in action sequences han that though cause I'm not good at Action. This was my speed though :)


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Re: loved it but!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 06:42:04 AM »
Well Weldon, since you asked....   :suffer:

(I posted this over on SHP since TSL Ep3 came up as a topic... figure I'd post it here as well):

The visual quality of the arcade segment is jaw-dropping.  To see that kind of cinematic quality in a fan-game is nothing short of spectacular.  It was a nice change of pace, though I feel that there should have been a little more time in each "leg" of the sequence to allow for error. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 11:26:56 AM »
I loved the arcade sequences, please let be more of them in the following episodes :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 02:16:58 PM »
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Again, I have to disagree...to me it was pretty obvious. :-\ I guess different people see things differently.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011, 02:28:10 PM »
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Again, I have to disagree...to me it was pretty obvious. :-\ I guess different people see things differently.
Wasn't obvious the first time here either.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 02:49:56 PM »
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Again, I have to disagree...to me it was pretty obvious. :-\ I guess different people see things differently.
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