WIP: Fallen Hero 2: Retribution - updated 27 april 2019 (pre-adult version)

It’s minor but I’ve got an incidence of female Ortega getting misgendered here: “and having her show up in the middle of you doing something shady is far worse than having him just find the place.”

And another one where Ortega is supposed to be female: ““Don’t. I’m a new man.” You look down at your arms, your outfit was thoughtfully coordinated this morning, he might as well appreciate it.”

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When I play a wealthy, anarchist path MC with temp bases and a luxury apartment, I still can’t go to the auction as the MC’s villain persona. I took a peek at the code and it says that there are several conditions for going to the auction as the villain, one of which includes the MC owning a luxury apartment. Does anyone know if this is a glitch, or do I need to fulfill several other requirements before the option to go to the auction as a villain is available to my MC?

I think the author said it is just alpha, and lot of circumstances related to stats are yet to implement…
@malinryden just want us to test it for error or continous error , and whether certain scene is logical

Basically we couldn’t always pick an outcome based on our preference, whatever we get now , we just help to test it :slight_smile:

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How do you guys even check the code? I’m asking 'cause it’d make everything much easier for me. I’m kind of sick of playing through the first game all the time just because I made a single mistake

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https://dashingdon.com/play/malin/fallen-hero-retribution/mygame/scenes/

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@Kaoru It depends on the platform.

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That looks to be a bug you found. The stats checks to enter the auction should to be correct. Specificially having a luxury aprtment or the variable if apartment = “a luxury apartment”.

However where that variable is set, it is created incorrectly set as “a luxurious apartment”

So until that bug is fixed you would need to fulfill one of the other requirements listed to enter the auction as the villain. Which are *if (((hgrep >= 50) or (base = “luxury”)) or (wealth = “rich”)))

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This isn’t a bug report or anything, just something I found interesting. While looking at the code, I noticed that if you have at least 70 relationship between your villain and Lady Argent, then she doesn’t scar you when she initiates the kiss. However it doesn’t seem like it’s possible to do that in the current stage of the Alpha, as the max I’ve gotten before that point is 68 (been experimenting with different options for about an hour now). No doubt Malin simply hasn’t added in the additional options to get the relationship up higher before that point.

Either that or I’m an idiot and haven’t figured it out yet.

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Has anyone noted if there is ever a mention to your persona being named Sidestep? I remember that being a big point in the first game

Depending on your dialogue choices Steel can mention it quicky at the Rangers place when you go there. Stuff like that I think goes to beta though :thinking:

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Herald Calls Sidestep an imposter while talking about him. And Steel literally twitches a little.

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There will be. Not everything is in this version. Malin is just writing plot stuff right now. There may be some but a lot of little details like that will be sprinkled in later.

Small bug to report. I do have to warn you that I doodled a quick ChargeStep scribble on the screenshot due to boredom last night… :sweat_smile:

Summary

Yes, Ricardo is plucking petals off a daisy while blushing a bit.

Also, shopping a couple days back on the 13th was such a trash panda mood.

Summary

The text embedded in the red heart reads Love Bandit. :rofl:

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I demand more of this artwork. It is cute and warms the cockles of my heart

“Not bad,” she admits, shaking her hand back into shape. “But you’ll have to do better.” Her smile is all hungry shark as she moves in close, striking as you parry, moving like your shadow, impossible to shake.

“Still running away,” she taunts, not taking her eyes off you. “Not that it will help you.” Her smile is all hungry shark as she moves in close, striking as you parry, moving like your shadow, impossible to shake.

• Repeated sentence in both paragraphs

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Oh… oh that was a thought she can’t have indented you’d catch.

• I thought the fact that our villain could do telepathy was still unknown? Or at least it could still be hidden, depending on our choices in the previous game. If that’s the case, then she wouldn’t intend for the villain to hear any of her thoughts, because she wouldn’t be aware of the possibility.

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You can come and go as you like, and if the good doctor has time to be disturbed, he can usually be coaxed from his lab to his office, where the chairs are more comfortable, and you can have a drink without being undisturbed.

• Should be “can have a drink undisturbed” or “can have a drink without being disturbed”

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You try not to sound too excited. “You could shoot a safe and then pop it back out somewhere safe? Practical.”

• Repetitive. Use something other than safe to describe the end location

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Hope this is the kind of feedback you’re looking for.

You’re right that it is variable, since it can usually be found out by the end of book one whether the Rangers do know, or failed to guess the villain has telepathic abilities. In Argent’s case, whether she’s aware of the villain’s innate powers or not, everything we know about her so far suggests she likely doesn’t care if you can hear such thoughts coming from her. If anything, that simplifies the awkward stage of the relationship. She’s very much a bold, in your face kind of gal. Whether you include friendship, or “rivalmance” in the mix of your interactions or not.

Grammar/spelling isn’t the main concern at this stage of the alpha, but that first bug you pointed out with the repeated sentences is what I’d call an “output error” based entirely in the qualifiers that make the game spit the text out at you.

That’s the sort of thing that needs to be found, along with making sure the feel of the game flows naturally. Such as if a scene feels out of place, like it pushed you into an inexplicable moment that isn’t intentionally jarring, voicing the concern constructively is very much approved! An example of it being on purpose is this; you ran into Hollow Ground who was chatting up Shroud at a bar, that kinda jarring is 100% intentional if it were to happen.
Ultimately everything in the game itself will take time to phase out the “growing pains” of getting the backbone of the story built up… But then that’s the point of this discussion page; to provide helpful feedback.

@Nanachi Glad you seem to approve of my limited creative capabilities. I admit my hands are red in this, but this isn’t really the place to be posting fan-doodles. So unless I want to go though the song & dance of making a tumblr account (I really don’t) more “art” is not likely to happen here on the cog forums. Not unless we randomly get a “Fallen Hero: Renaissance” page to dump such things into, and that wouldn’t really be conducive to anything if we’re completely honest about it.

Hey I have a question, how do you start the romance with argent?

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Flirt with her during fights and you should be good. I don’t think it actually says “you’re flirting” or “She hates your guts” or anything like that in stats but the scenes will still trigger of you flirt and she likes you enough.

Basically when making your character choose that you beat Argent in a fair fight without using your powers. Then on the bridge flirt with her. At this point I’m not a 100% sure if it matters but if you ever get a choice that says something along the lines that she’s stuck on your mind or something pick that. Afterwards during the auction chase after her when she’s making her escape and choose to cooperate in getting the healing device working. She’ll want you to show why you need the machine at which point you can show her your face. Hopefully that answers your question.

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SMALL UPDATE:

  • Added some detail to the character creator (can input your own stats)
  • Fixed some (not all) bugs.
  • And the biggest one is that I filled out the THIEF PATH THAT GOES IN EARLY, BEFORE THE AUCTION.

So if you want new content, make a thief character and choose to go in early and quiet, before the auction starts. That should give you the most new content, depending on how badly you mess up.

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