I always thought that the ways that enemy's died in the Castlevania games was fun, how each monster would die in its own way would add an extra bit of character to them. In a similar way I'm hoping that characters will burst into flames, dissolve or explode in Bloodstained, to add that extra level of interest to the character design - something that we didn't see too much of in the demo.
Should something like this be included in Bloodstained? and what are your thoughts on death animations in-game.
Post by anonthemouse on Apr 3, 2017 9:30:13 GMT -6
On the one hand, it would really add to development time, but on the other it would be really cool. Maybe not every enemy needs some super-special way to die, but at least a few memorable ones would be nice.
Honestly I think death animations are much more important than most people think. Some of my fave action games are so much more fun than they otherwise would be because of how fun it is to kill the baddies. One example is Jedi knight 2 jedi outcast and 3, jedi academy. I don't even like star wars as an IP believe it or not, and the enemies in that game are very limited in variety. but it's just tons of fun how they react and such, never gets old.
Return to Castle wolfenstein also had enemy trash that would be overdramatic in their deaths, and it was just too much fun. Gotta love it how they always charge straight towards the nearest cliff and fall down screaming no matter what angle you shot them at.
I agree, as of right now from the numerous gameplay videos making their rounds it seems a lot of the enemies just fall over and dissolve (not all of them of course). I would like to see more flashy and satisfying death animations, for example: maybe have the lance armour topple over and their lance impale them with a collision effect or the harpy like creatures to burst into a combination of feathers and flames. It should feel good to defeat enemies considering they are what is inhabiting the otherwise empty castle.
Brainiac: I'm a little surprised at no Chrono Trigger, though everything else is indeed awesome, especially Star Fox 2.
Jun 26, 2017 12:51:18 GMT -6
qaantar: I'm sure that's a Square-Enix issue (notice no FF II (IV) or III (VI) either).
Jun 26, 2017 13:33:22 GMT -6
qaantar: Although Secret of Mana is on there.... hrm.
Jun 26, 2017 13:34:25 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: eh? FF3 is on there, and SM RPG too.
Jun 26, 2017 13:38:03 GMT -6
Brainiac: Eyep. I kinda figured it would be one or the other for the Final Fantasies + Secret of Mana, SMRPG, and Chrono Trigger. Admittedly, that would have been about 20% of the games rather than the current 1/7th being Square, but still, it's a decent collection.
Jun 26, 2017 13:46:14 GMT -6
Brainiac: Though I almost wonder if the current company wishes they could redo the logos and a few other things rather than leave them all as is.
Jun 26, 2017 13:46:51 GMT -6
qaantar: Oh sweet, I missed that! Nevermind then.... (:
Jun 26, 2017 13:47:07 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: It's really surprising to me how so many people honestly don't know that FF3 = 6 loool
Jun 26, 2017 14:10:10 GMT -6
Galamoth: Personally, I'm more familiar with the later re-releases of the earlier FF games. FFVIII & FFX were the first games in that franchise I've played & completed.
Jun 26, 2017 14:28:08 GMT -6
Galamoth: Hence why I'd associate "FF3" with the actual FFIII, and not the original NA release of FFVI.
Jun 26, 2017 14:28:45 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: yeah, but I'm sure you know that actual FF3 wasn't a Super Nintendo game.
Jun 26, 2017 14:31:36 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Maybe some people do think that. It seems almost prevalent that anything pixelated = 8-bit these days. *eye roll* ...it'll actually be nice to finally have something "retro" that is obviously not just NES/that era.
Jun 26, 2017 14:33:13 GMT -6
thrashinuva: it's SNES classic, not Super Famicom classic. "FF3" is FF6
Jun 26, 2017 17:47:22 GMT -6
Galamoth: ^Many more where that silly arcade game came from.
Jun 26, 2017 18:05:58 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: I've never seen that game before...looks like Altered Beast meets the X-Men arcade game. lol, when they transform they do the Colossus super, and when they're in beast form they all do Nightcrawler's.
Jun 26, 2017 18:37:17 GMT -6
ghaleon: It's a sh ame they didn't put seiken densetsu 3/secret of mana 2 on there
Jun 26, 2017 21:06:51 GMT -6
ghaleon: I find kirby's dream course to be an odd choice. I actually love that game but I don't know anyone else who has even tried it =P
Jun 26, 2017 21:07:41 GMT -6
ghaleon: honestly I wish there were more games like it
Jun 26, 2017 21:07:48 GMT -6
lovelydumpling: Seiken Densetsu 3, I agree about that one
Jun 26, 2017 21:27:06 GMT -6