purifyweirdshard: Yeah, retro level and Curse of the Moon have no connection. An assumption could be that they use assets from each other, but we don't know that either.
Dec 6, 2018 9:15:11 GMT -6
Galamoth: Yeah, I suppose we don't specifically know what the "retro" in Retro Level means yet. It could even be PS1-era "retro", harkening back to SotN (and the style of the three DS 'vanias, since they reused assets).
Dec 6, 2018 10:14:28 GMT -6
Autumn: I hadn't thought about this before, but I wonder if they'd do some sort of voxel thing. That could look really striking, especially if there's a cutscene where the camera goes around a bit.
Dec 6, 2018 20:16:59 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: You mean like how the cavern scrolls independently in the background under the bridge in the demo, or is that parallax? I'm not very educated on these things
Dec 7, 2018 18:45:01 GMT -6
Autumn: Ah, no. I mean, if the objects in that area are made to look like 3D versions of 2D sprites (almost like those experimental 3D NES emulators), it'll look really interesting during a boss cutscene where the camera might break away from its 2D perspective.
Dec 7, 2018 22:04:49 GMT -6
Autumn: Because this is a 2.5D game, I'm thinking that's how they might tackle the Retro Level. From a programming perspective, it seems like it'd be easier than making an entirely separate framework that strictly handles 2D objects just for one level.
Dec 7, 2018 22:18:39 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Oh you mean like 3D Dot Game Heroes?
Dec 7, 2018 23:30:29 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: cool haha yeah I wouldn't mind seeing more things like that. I really liked that game, but I was near the end and my PS3 hdd died. Lost my save for that and Resonance of Fate, didn't have Plus at the time -_-
Dec 8, 2018 1:32:06 GMT -6
Galamoth: I have yet to play Resonance of Fate, even though I've had a copy of that game since it was released in 2010. At the very least, I've got quite the extensive backlog of games I have yet to finish.
Dec 9, 2018 8:42:38 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: It's been remastered for PS4 now. I like the game, it's like a steampunk Valkyrie Profile 2 (with guns and customization). I'd say I prefer VP, but it's interesting. Whole game feels like a quest grind though.
Dec 10, 2018 11:47:03 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: 3D Dot is "what if Atlus/From Soft made a Zelda/Dragon Quest tribute"
Dec 10, 2018 11:47:38 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Fangamer now makes an official Crystalis t-shirt. That is ACTUALLY insane
Dec 13, 2018 13:30:45 GMT -6
Autumn: Wait, you mean that old SNK Action-RPG? Dang, that IS insane. I have a buddy who's a big fan of that game; I'll have to tell her.
Dec 13, 2018 19:51:07 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Yeah, SNK Zelda. It had such a unique vibe to it. One of the first dreams I remember are about that game
Dec 13, 2018 20:59:12 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Also a favorite of mine - Byeond (and Legend Of) Oasis, which is Sega Zelda, and I was just earlier here talking about Atlus/From Soft Zelda lol
Dec 14, 2018 9:29:45 GMT -6
Autumn: Ah, it looks like Beyond Oasis is available on Steam; I'll have to give it a try one of these days.
Dec 14, 2018 13:10:51 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: oh it is? Well that's interesting...but yeah it's kind of like a cross between SoM and Zelda. I'll have to see what the Steam vers is about
Dec 14, 2018 13:17:25 GMT -6
Autumn: It's a part of that SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics collection. The console versions make you buy all 50+ games as one package, but Steam gives you the option to just buy the ones you want individually, which I appreciate.
Dec 14, 2018 20:18:15 GMT -6