Post by Metroidphoenix96 on Dec 17, 2019 23:48:54 GMT -6
I think a sequel for Bloodstained could stand to borrow some concepts from Castlevania Portrait of Ruin(possibly my 2nd favorite under Symphony) and Bloodlines such as more varied environments that involve travelling to different areas. I think that idea could certainly work and fits neatly into the ending of Ritual of the Night "But there are still monsters in the world" where Miriam and Johannes could travel to areas across the world to try and finish them. That or more directly lifted from Portrait with another Demonic castle with portals leading to places all over the world(maybe these portals being the only way out of the castle due to some barrier around it). Just imagine all the places she could visit like Rome(imagining a very large Roman Pantheon indented pattern dome room with the central light, could look awesome with 3D effects), some Middle Eastern area like Egypt(cliche I know), Japan area, etc. I believe this would let the game's artists really go all out with the visual design, making them all look and feel distinctive which I felt Ritual of the Night lacked quite a bit if I'm being totally honest.
Post by DemonLordLover on Dec 19, 2019 17:49:30 GMT -6
Normal places possessed by demonic forces could lead to a world of interesting scenarios, like urban cities submerged in swamps, jungles, glacials, ormaybe invoking other aspects of the Ars Goetia (and offshootingly, maybe working a bit like the Gunvolt series, where some villains take over a normal place as their playground/operation base).
I absolutely like, travelling from one place to another like this would be a dream.
"My brother is all mine. Everyone else who wants him should just disappear. ^_^"
OwloftheNight98: And on the case of Robert, in his defense, the church in that time period set a new standard for self-righteous a**holes, and I say that as Christian.
Jun 28, 2020 0:17:14 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: As an organization in Iga's games, they've generally been more on the fictional side than historical
Jun 28, 2020 0:28:04 GMT -6
dareka: It's a bit more complicated than that. The church comes off as fictional in pretty much all Japanese games because there's nothing like it over there, so they don't really understand what it is. Their closest reference is 20th Century Imperial Japan.
Jun 28, 2020 3:46:27 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Yeah, Iga told me as much in person (about how they don't really understand it etc). It's almost like an interesting mythological thing/hook for character designs and plots.
Jun 28, 2020 16:02:11 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I always appreciate seeing it portrayed well though, or at least with people on both sides of it (good religious people and bad religious people)
Jun 28, 2020 16:03:10 GMT -6
dareka: Methinks I'll be doing a thread on the topic soon...
Jun 28, 2020 18:48:40 GMT -6
Redogan: Just saw another trailer for CotM 2. Release date: 2020-July-10. Nice. I know what I'll be doing that day.
Jun 28, 2020 19:08:32 GMT -6
OwloftheNight98: dareka I wouldn't mind such a thread. I, in particular, want to see a religious protagonist- who doesn't lose faith due to disillusionment or "God was evil all along!"- in a fantastical game setting, to see how would they handle the crazy stuff like this.
Jun 28, 2020 20:57:33 GMT -6
OwloftheNight98: AS LONG, as they're written well of course, I refuse to acknowledge half-A'd writing.
Jun 28, 2020 21:00:56 GMT -6
RichterB: While far from perfect, the CV franchise has been pretty decent w/ its idea of embattled Christian holy warrior versus evil personified. It's different from a lot of games in that regard. I realized over the years that's been part of its appeal to me.
Jun 29, 2020 0:14:12 GMT -6
RichterB: Decided to spend a good chunk of time on that fan art I mentioned. Getting close to the coloring phase. As I was composing it, Gebel and Gremory decided to join Miriam and Goofball...and then a Valefar reference snuck itself in when I wasn't looking.
Jun 29, 2020 0:18:03 GMT -6
RichterB: Question: When I'm done with this thing, do I just post it in the fan art section of the forum, or is there someplace I'm supposed to put it to be considered for a future Kickstarter email? (assuming that is still a thing with dev updates.)
Jun 29, 2020 0:40:22 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: You can post it in the fanart section here. To be considered for an update is something separate, post it to a social media outlet with the #igavania tag
Jun 29, 2020 2:38:56 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Also, yes, that was a significant part of the appeal to me for Castlevania as well. I've been hoping to see some of it in Bloodstained. That was what my hope in Dominique was all about.
Jun 29, 2020 2:40:19 GMT -6
RichterB: purifyweirdshard, Thanks for the info. And sorry about Dominique. But there's always Pure Miriam, I guess? I think maybe the Castlevania animated series sort of misses that thematic beat a little bit. I mean, Sypha's no longer related to the Church at all.
Jun 29, 2020 8:36:45 GMT -6