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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 11:02:24 pm »
I like ARPG because I don't have to share my calc. :P No one touches my calc but me(and maybe my parents).

It would be single player anyways though, right? You wouldn't have to share regardless :P

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 12:15:13 am »
It should be like Chrono Trigger's battle system: The on-map style, but turn-based with all sorts of cool move effects and stuff! Also, directional attacks that hit multiple enemies, etc.

It also allows for multiple party members where classic ARPG really doesn't.

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 12:19:06 am »
but i thought the game was only going to be single player?

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 12:31:25 am »
Turn-based.
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^Way too much randomness going on there for my taste. I'd rather not make 4chan the RPG. Perhaps based in modern times with psychic abilities and physical abilities, somewhat like Earthbound?

Also, this list is too specific at the moment. We should focus on how the battle engine is going to be layed out first on a very basic level. (turn based, action based, hybrid) We also need to decide what kind of stats characters will have, (HP, MP, Str, etc) What ranges they will fall within from level to level, what character levels will be capped at, if we will even have a level system, etc. etc. etc. Basically tons of planning needs to be done first.

It should be like Chrono Trigger's battle system: The on-map style, but turn-based with all sorts of cool move effects and stuff! Also, directional attacks that hit multiple enemies, etc.

It also allows for multiple party members where classic ARPG really doesn't.


This would be ok with me. If we try to make the battle engine overly complex it's going to be a major pita to code. Lets try to keep it somewhat simplistic and not overcomplicate it.

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 02:10:23 am »
Sorunome, multiple party members does not mean multiplayer. All it does is give you a lot more combat options, since you control multiple people. It's like playing a tactics game, but with fewer units.

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 06:30:59 am »
So, I played a Mario RPG for the GBA once, and you would be attacked on the map itself, then you would enter a turn based mode. I kind of like that idea. (This seems to be the same idea you were talking about, willrandship).

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 06:56:03 am »
Just like Paper Mario?
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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2012, 07:44:21 am »
Just like Paper Mario?
No, not really- what xeda is suggesting, if I've got this right, is that the battle takes place on the map itself, not switching to the paper mario-style battles.

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 08:09:46 am »
I think what xeda is saying is that there are enemy sprites in the overworld and touching them triggers a battle.
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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2012, 02:43:22 pm »
I think this is what xeda meant:


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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012, 04:35:57 pm »
Yes, that is what I am talking about :D (To both Yeong and ben_g)

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2012, 04:37:02 pm »
Imagine we could play such a game on calc :o i vote for that engine!!
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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2012, 04:38:04 pm »
Cool, I hope I have time. I am already planning stuff out in my head.

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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2012, 04:44:45 pm »
Imagine we could play such a game on calc :o i vote for that engine!!
It looks 3D-ish, but it's actually just a tilemap in which the tiles are drawn from a birdview persfective instaed of top-down. The only thing that's handled differentely then on normal tilemaps is the collision. This makes that kind of games perfectely doable on calculators.
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Re: OmniRPG - Battle Engine Discussion
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 04:46:02 pm »
It doesn't even has to be the same view be the concept is very very cool
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