Hero or Villain: Genesis (Game updated to v.1.3.2, see post #1347)

I was talking I think about the cute girl in the shop who sells weapons lol. I went the vampire route, and before and after that the super villainess route, launching a takeover of the city’s underworld :smiley: that’s one I’m hoping for more of, ditto the fellow office workers lol, and the people you met on the plane.

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good to see how the games are turning out to be.

but say,I had been thinking in the current game might not be possible but maybe in the sequal(if we can get new powers that is) in the option of miscellaneous powers add the option of shrinking yourself, which could give some benefits but also downsides to it as well? for exemple making hard to get hit but also take more damage if get hit and do less damage with physical attacks,but being able to get opponents by surprise.

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@Nika, currently I’m not expecting many of those left back on Earth to make an appearance, though I am planning a side mission to allow communication with them . There will be new RO, but it’ll be obviously up to the reader to decide what to do…

@yazata sorry, but I have too many powers already (it’s so much coding and thinking already about the power there… ). I might eventually re-work this code to make another game, and I might introduce more powers then (so, I am turning such ideas in my head… just for this second part there is already too many things turning in my head just with the story).

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it´s ok. I am still looking foward to what is coming next regarless

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Hello author, i think there are somethings you can do to improve your story. When we are in the vampire’s house, we have the option to light the way with our phone or flashlight. I think we should accidentally drop the phone and break it when we are surprised by the vampire. And, for people who choose to date Steel Astronaut, we should have the option to give him/her the gift we got while at Nepal/Mongol(plate, bracelet, etc)

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It would be nice if you consider some of my suggestions.
1/ After defeated the mutated guard at EHGI, have another option to keep the enhancing serum instead of using or throwing it away. Players with high engineering skill can ivestigate the serum and invent new type of weapon based on it. I think this weapon should somehow affect the heroes’ given ability.
2/ Players can buy gifts for Steel Astronaut on our way to his/her place. Or maybe, we can make the gift ourselves, even rob a stone/research about the stone for him/her.
3/ A side story. After decided they they’d stay in New York instead of chase after Steel Astronaut, players should fight with a mutated tree/animal. The trees/animals are kept inside a lab and was experimented by the EHGI scientists. Somehow, they manageed to make the stone affect trees/animals. After killed all of them, one of the options is to eat the fruit and gain a bit of power/to keep the animal as a farmiliar. I think it’d be more interesting to fight something like that, especially if you have a familiar by your side when fighting Moon Crusader (however it equals a crazy amount of work). Compared to the path that makes us travel from America to Phillipines to Nepal to Mongolia, the decision to stay in America makes the story kinda shorter.

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What are the changes in 1.2.2?

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It would be nice if you consider some of my suggestions.
1/ After defeated the mutated guard at EHGI, have another option to keep the enhancing serum instead of using or throwing it away. Players with high engineering skill can ivestigate the serum and invent new type of weapon based on it. I think this weapon should somehow affect the heroes’ given ability.
2/ Players can buy gifts for Steel Aeronaut on our way to his/her place. Or maybe, we can make the gift ourselves, even rob a stone/research about the stone for him/her.
3/ A side story. After decided they they’d stay in New York instead of chase after Steel Aeronaut, players should fight with a mutated tree/animal. The trees/animals are kept inside a lab and was experimented by the EHGI scientists. Somehow, they manageed to make the stone affect trees/animals. After killed all of them, one of the options is to eat the fruit and gain a bit of power/to keep the animal as a farmiliar. I think it’d be more interesting to fight something like that, especially if you have a familiar by your side when fighting Moon Crusader (however it equals a crazy amount of work). Compared to the path that makes us travel from America to Phillipines to Nepal to Mongolia, the decision to stay in America makes the story kinda shorter.

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I found a small loop in Mr. Watson’s fight (I played as a supervillain with light powers who was seeking to build a crime empire). The same taunt menu (you tell him that his powers are good at a barbecue, stuff like that) plays twice. If you attack him (either with light or with a weapon), it is escaped. If you do a non-violent action (such as blinding him with light), it continues. A similar thing happens with the ninjas that he has as guards.

Also, if the character is immune to fire (or whatever the enemy’s power is), there should be an option to taunt the enemy with that. My light villain was immune to fire, and I hoped that I would get to do that in the fight with Watson.

Also is it possible to romance Tidal Bore as a crime-empire-building supervillain? Or do you have to be good aligned to get good aligned ROs to like you (I’m guessing the opposite also applies for Steel Aeronaut and others)?

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How do you get the Steel Astronaut to be your partner

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Hi, just a quick reply to everybody. Basically, these days I’m spending a lot less time in the forum, and more trying to finalize the second part of the story, re-read, de-bug, etc.

I really like and appreciate all the comments and feedback! :slight_smile: There are some great suggestions and bugreports, and I will work on these next week. I think in between these and other changes I have made (due to bug reports and feedback in private threads, etc) another update should be warranted at the beginning of April.

A detailed answer to each of you will thus follow once I start doing this, individually replying to each of the points you made! (sorry about delaying this answer, just my mind is fully focused at the moment on the second part, as I want to get that out for the playtesting of the full game). So, please bear with me for a bit…

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Sorry for the late replies to everybody. I’ve been completely immersed in the second book. However, this weekend an update should go up. The list of changes is massive, big and small.

@BobaTea304 I added the options to gift the SA with a bracelet, candle or plate! Thanks for the suggestion! :slight_smile:
The side stories are interesting, and in line with what I had in mind. However, any new side missions will have to wait for a bit, until part 2 is fully submitted and under review (I completed it, but still undergoing final playtesting…)

@Patrick_Cody02 I will make a list about the latest changes soon! :slight_smile:

@Snowflower bugs you reported should now be corrected, and taunt is included! (thanks for the suggestion, but let me know if any of the bugs persist). And sorry, but no, you cant RO Tidal Bore as a criminal… SA is difficult if you are a hero, but you can “change”.

@Mr_Slurmp you should pursue her to Mongolia, and do everything you can not to antagonize her before that…

@0roxson0, ah yes… not sure how to really sort that one… its somehow difficult from a coding point of view… mmmmmm

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A new version of the game was uploaded. The most notable future is the implementation of the save system. So, you should now be able to save your characters, which can then be imported into book 2 (which is now in the final stages of testing).

v1.3. Changes (352,000 words)

-5,000 extra words

-Implemented new end of game save system, to import characters into book 2.

-Possibility of giving the Steel Aeronaut gifts.

-Water powers now have a new crystalline power option.

-Various bugfixes and new uses for powers in many fights.

-Typos etc fixed.

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Hey love the game and can’t wait for the sequal! Just curious would it at all be possible to add Escrima Sticks and Shurikans to the potential weapons. I’m really trying to make a Nightwing Build! Thank you!

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I have just added escrima sticks, though unfortunately adding shuriken is very difficult, from a structural point of view (basically I would have to change so many things throughout the game…). However, note that it might take some time until the next update is made to the game (possibly 2-3 weeks).

Is it just the standard shuriken or the large fūma suriken?

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Adding either is structurally quite difficult…

I’m suspecting that it requires a bunch of coding.

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Small idea:
Could superheroes (not supervillains; explicit heroes) make money advertising products? It would be easier to have money as a good guy then. I’m also imagining that the protagonist’s boss makes a comment about having their super alter ego show up to a party or a publicity campaign, and after that’s over, wondering why the protagonist wasn’t there.

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