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Old 01-19-2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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Re: Extravaganzicon Contest Results

ChuckRich's Extravaganzicon Contest Reviews - RPG Maker 2

Tales of Goblia?

A point for point reproduction of the RPGM1 sample game Gobli done in RPGM2. It's not devoid of originality though as lots of jokes have been added, many referencing the original Gobli and some completely random. The story diverges away from the source more as you go along yet stays basically the same. But there is one huge change to this 'port,' a side scrolling active battle system inspired by the Tales series of RPGs, hence the title. Unfortunately it doesn't work terribly well. It's not always obvious if your attacks are connecting and enemies overlap making them impossible to keep track of. Button presses don't seem to react consistantly. Also, the additonal party members are handled through a rudimentary semblance of AI that just doesn't get the job done.The difficulty ramps up drastically at the castle, to the point I couldn't get through it. I remember a similar issue with Gobli so perhaps this was on purpose but that doesn't make it any less frustrating.

Layout 6 - Exact replicas of Gobli's areas in 3d.
Plot/Concept 5 - Mostly copied but with lots of original jokes thrown in
Creativity 6 - Since it's mostly a copy of Gobli suffers but the CBS keeps it from being too low.
Polish 8 - The battle system needs some work but is well built and good use of VFX throughout.
Fun 7 - If the battle system was improved this would go up.

Final Score: 32

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