There is Chinese Police Kung Fu which evolved from Jeet Kun Do (and I would say it’s much more bad ass). In my opinion the Chinese Police have continued the evolution that Bruce Lee started. There is an opportunity to learn their system if you can persuade a certain someone to teach you. There’s also a form of Wing Chun which incorporates some of Bruce Lee’s moves (ie the One Inch Punch technique) which is good for stickwork (nunchuks, staffs, umbrellas) and swarms of opponents. So you can fight like Bruce Lee did in his movies if you like.
There’s also a few other styles. Boxing and kickboxing (which I’m most familiar with), The Flying Tiger System, Parkour Kung Fu and Southern Dragon Dunken style. Then there are a few mythical powers in the late game like Fire on the Mountain. There’s also unskilled improvised action options.
As far as NPCs they use other fighting styles of their own. There’s Silat (as seen in the movie The Raid which is also an inspiration), japanese martial arts and other styles of Kung Fu.
I made sure to include a trenchcoat. It has the highest weapon concealment rating of any wardrobe choice in the game. So a trenchcoat is a a good choice if you take a tragedy prone Walking Arsenal approach.
I’m liking the story so far! Will we get to choose mc’s name and appearance?
it’s not hidden?
but could the outcome satisfy all type of players? because this could potentially result in ragequit when someone is far into the game just to find their stats aren’t sufficient to get their desired ending.
also because of this i found myself checking the stat screen after each choice to make sure i spread the stats evenly…it kinds of break the immersion.
Coding the end is going to be tricky. Failure in the mid game sends you to lick your wounds/taken prisoner scenes which give you an opportunity to improve your stats. Generally success is achievable but getting a hell yeah ending with no tragic moments is hard. Thanks for mentioning the stats screen. I might change them from percentages to more granular adjectives so there’s less temptation to constantly check. You don’t necessarily want all stats to be high. High angry crazy or tragic all cause problems down the line.
There’s a rudimentary clothing menu at the end of the demo. It still needs a lot of work. Is that what you meant by appearance?
I was thinking more environmental combat. He always has interesting ways to use random stuff to win fights. He know’s several styles, Karate, Judo, TaeKwonDo, & Jeet Kune Do, but his primary style he learned while in his Chinese Opera training was Wing Chun this is where he gets a lot of his acrobatics. This is primarily seen in his earlier films.
Wing Chun is in a lot of movies. The IP man series is all about Wing Chun, it’s a mythological retelling of the life story of Bruce Lee’s Wing Chun instructor.
I am currently adding three more chapters at the moment. One of the characters you can meet is a Wing Chun practioner, she uses umbrellas. They can be great weapons, the hook is great for snaring wrists and disarming opponents and they’re legal. You don’t have to conceal an umbrella.
There are kungfu + snark combat combat options. Snark is also your general “comedy” skill. So if you have a high snark and a not so bad kung fu (and low tragic) you can overcome obstacles that way.
@Jose_Garcia - Since many people may not be familiar with the genre, perhaps a section devoted to explaining the influences and history of the Hong Kong Action movie. From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan and all the others I know very little about, such a section would be received well by many.
Heck, you can even talk about the games that have been made and the virtual novels that are making a comeback as well.
You completely hooked me with “fighting like Bruce Lee”. I’m so in. Going to give this a try later and give my opinion on this.
Edited: Alrighty, I just gave this a shot and I liked what you had so far. Although I did find some errors in coding like showing the stat based choices that shows up even if you don’t have a certain stat high enough and this happens at least three times from what I’ve seen. Clothing choices was pretty neat (leather jacket wearing-revenge seeking Kung Fu fighter guy? Yep that’s me!) so thumbs up for that. Also I want to ask, will there be opportunities to use the katana in a fight?