Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 4, 2017 21:40:24 GMT -5
Might as well start a thread for this (and then not bother to update it for months, as usual). After all, I am a Kickstarter backer.
For reference, here's the latest teaser trailer again:
Anyway, there was some cool news in the latest Kickstarter update. There will be an area in the game based on a level from the indie game Maldita Castilla, which was also inspired by Ghouls 'n Ghosts. And that game's main character, Don Ramiro, will be appearing as a helper character in Battle Princess Madelyn.
I think it's cool how indie devs are so willing to collaborate with each other and let their characters appear in each other's games. Heck, there are entire games based around indie crossovers (Super Indie Karts, Indie Pogo, Blade Strangers). But it does help indies get more much-needed exposure, especially for a lower-profile game like Battle Princess Madelyn.
Post by nocturnal YL on Nov 5, 2017 11:03:02 GMT -5
I'm not a fan of seeing all these indie cameos (but then again, I'm not much of a fan of paid indie games to start with). The thing with these cameos is that they happen way too often, and it makes them look like they can't stand on their own.
I find it impressive to see this game not giving up on Wii U. Most other games, big and small, have pretty much abandoned it.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 5, 2017 12:29:40 GMT -5
I don't think it's a matter of whether a game can stand on its own. It's more a matter of indie devs working with a very limited budget, and struggling to get exposure for their games. Crossovers with other indies is a convenient way of helping to get around that.
As for the game appearing on Wii U, I've seen some people bewildered by that, even some Kickstarter backers. But the devs have said that they're simply fans of the system and want to put a game on it. They worked on a previous game called Insanity's Blade that they tried to put on Wii U, but weren't able to convert the game engine over. Battle Princess Madelyn is being made in Unity, tho, so it should be easier to make a Wii U version.
The game itself looks ok, but I am extremely wary about giving people money without a product ready. We've all seen kickstarters that have promised the moon, and failed to deliver.
I can't disagree. That's why most Kickstarters I've donated to were for $5. At that point, it's mainly a symbolic gesture. (And let's face it. If a game is raising millions of dollars, does it really need my help?)
Battle Princess Madelyn, however, is the only Kickstarter I've donated to at a "pre-order" level pledge (even though I didn't really think of it as a pre-order). Things just kind of fell into place.
For one thing, I just loved the idea of it, as well as the story of why the developers were working on it, and I wanted to see the game come to fruition. In fact, when I first heard about it, I thought it had already been Kickstarted, but it turned out it was just a passion project a guy was making for his six-year-old daughter in his spare time.
As such, there was, in fact, a pre-alpha demo available to play for free before the campaign started. It was very rough and I had my issues with it, but it gave me a general idea of what they wanted to do. The demo was updated a couple of months ago, and I was happy to learn that some of those issues had been addressed (and I never even said anything about them), so I feel like things are going in a satisfactory direction.
Also, it was a smaller, low-profile project that I thought would fly under the radar, so I felt like my money would actually make a difference. I didn't realize it would actually take off a little more that I expected.
Finally, I just kinda wanted to "go along for the ride." I wanted something to follow and be invested in. My expectations are modest. I don't think it's going to be amazing or anything. But even if it turns out to be a disaster, I understand the risk of donating to a Kickstarter, and I won't feel ripped off because I wasn't really thinking of it in terms of buying anything. (And when it comes to crowdfunding, no one ever should.)
In other words, I feel like I knew what I was getting into.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 31, 2018 10:55:53 GMT -5
Apparently, this game has been picked up for release in Japan by 3goo for Switch and PS4.
The game should be getting close to being finished. This month's Kickstarter update has been delayed until next week. As of the last update, the game was apparently in certification testing, and still on schedule for their internal release date, but they didn't want to announce it until they were absolutely sure they could hit it. Maybe we'll hear something about it next week.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5