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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2019, 10:23:17 PM »
The cutscenes..... they definitely clash with the art design of the game, and honestly - they should have been cut.  A decision should have been made at the executive level.  The clash in art design between the animated scenes and the rest of the game is SO disruptive... Akril did a fine job with them, but it just doesn't fit.

Agreed.  Didn't Al Emmo (which I didn't play) have a similar issue?

I know they were a stretch goal (god, it's so frustrating to see games get burned on stretch goals, happens way too often sadly) but I wonder how much it would've cost in terms of time and resources to have done them "in-engine" instead.

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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2019, 09:32:18 AM »
The cutscenes were going in the game either way as they were in the original screenplay and an integral part of the plot. So if we hadn't met the stretch goal it would have just been done with sprites in-engine (possibly with some closeups?) and done for the base amount of the Kickstarter goal. That's my guess, anyway.
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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2019, 02:15:07 PM »
The cutscenes were going in the game either way as they were in the original screenplay and an integral part of the plot. So if we hadn't met the stretch goal it would have just been done with sprites in-engine (possibly with some closeups?) and done for the base amount of the Kickstarter goal. That's my guess, anyway.

Ultimately that would have been more Sierra-like, and probably would have kept the aesthetics more consistent.  I can't help but think that such a thing would have been the better directorial call.  Personally, I don't mind the cutscenes; I don't think they detract from the experience, really, but I totally understand why people have found them off-putting.
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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2019, 10:29:20 AM »
Boy, I feel kind of bad about the ole adventure games scene - I mean, there seems to be little chatter about Mage's or many other adventure games (besides Wadjeteye's games) on forums or even social media.  Even in usual chatty places, it's been silent for a while. 

I mean, it's no surprise, but it really makes me feel like our scene is dying the death many have said it was for years!


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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2019, 01:43:22 PM »
Don't worry about it too much, BT. The genre has died before. ;)

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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2019, 08:38:32 AM »
Heh, I don't worry about it too much.  But I am sad that we are past the enthusiasm of the adventure game revival.  I honestly wish it worked out better for everyone.
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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2019, 10:21:36 AM »
Yeah, we had about a month of buzz and that was about it. I'm super happy we got even that, though. And when people were talking about it they were loving it. Won't trade that for anything. It was nice just to be a part of something like that even if it doesn't get any more attention than it's gotten so far.
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Re: What do y'all think of "mage's initiation"?
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2019, 08:10:56 AM »
Yeah, we had about a month of buzz and that was about it. I'm super happy we got even that, though. And when people were talking about it they were loving it. Won't trade that for anything. It was nice just to be a part of something like that even if it doesn't get any more attention that it's gotten so far.

Yeah, though I suspect the game will have a long tail.  But still... it stinks.  The excitement that was palpable seven years ago is pretty dormant now.
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