New TSL Screenshots!
Started by sahara, July 18, 2010, 08:31:15 PM
Quote from: crayauchtin on July 20, 2010, 01:58:49 PMBaggins, I am unconvinced.Okay, Cedric saves you from a wand blast that would otherwise have killed you, but let's be honest: they put that in there because it was the end of the game and they were like "ohhhhhhhhhhhh... we're about to end the game and he hasn't done ONE useful thing!"But, take Cedric out of the picture....So, the Weeping Willow could just have easily sung afteryou talked to her.So, if the wolves hadn't captured him you would still have had to enter into Queen Icebella's palace to pass through the mountains. You would still have been captured and had to play the harp, defeat the yeti, and go on your way.The Harpies would still have captured you, you would have escaped by playing the harp, picked up the conch shell and then if you went back to the Ancient Mariner you could still have given him the shell to tell him what your quest was.Cedric didn't help solve puzzles, everything he did was automatic unless you were picking him up to carry him.Cedric's narration didn't help, you still had red "x"s on 90% of the screens. It did help flesh out the world, yes, but the narrator could have done that to some extent.The only time Cedric was at all, even a teeny bit, useful was that he allowed you to skip some exposition with Queen Icebella. Ooooh! That makes up for an entire game of being the most annoying character in the entire series! No, I'd rather have heard Graham say "I'm trying to save my family from the evil wizard Mordack" one more time, thanks.
Quote from: Baggins on July 20, 2010, 05:09:48 PMHe also warns you about going into the forest, and hints that you'll need to be prepared before you go in there (and how you'll get lost if you aren't careful). But generally speaking he's kinda of the narrator to give exposition in screens where the narrator doesn't give anything and all you get is the X.
Quote from: crayauchtin on July 20, 2010, 05:50:00 PMOr, Cedric could have brought you to Serenia and stayed with Crispin!!
Quote from: Baggins on July 21, 2010, 03:23:18 AMDon't you all realize, what's funny is your criticizing the design of KQ5 more than you're actually criticizing Cedric (your just using him as a focal point). You're rather pointing out the known fact that each game has been controversial in some way (with Roberta trying something new out, and having the fans criticize it). In that way its no different than Mask of Eternity.
Quote from: sahara on July 20, 2010, 09:53:51 AMThe more I think about it... I feel a little bad for Cedric. Nearly everyone dislikes him. Now I kind of hope he makes an appearance in TSL. What are the chances?
QuoteSo, all you've done here by pointing out that there is more interactivity on screens where Cedric is *not* is prove me abos***ely correct. Cedric serves no purpose other than to ruin the game. Thank you.