A Unknown Future is a rpg about a man named Jason. His home was destroyed and he is searching for the ones who did it so he can reek his revenge. This is my first AOM scenario but it has:
~An active camera (moves it self when needed.)
~Dialoge (or text is realy more like it) for every
character (click unit to see)
~day to night triggers
I don't usally review demos, but I think this deserved it.
I was suprised.. Very suprised. To be honest, I was expecting some half-done RPG demo people put out and forget about. I was proven wrong! This demo was, to my suprise, a joy to play. Not often does that happen.
I loved the rotating cameras to better see the adventure ahead of me. Gave me a Playstation feel.
It was hard to make it to the very end. You have to use a combo wisely. However, I dont thing the creator intended this, rather just placed random "bad guys" Along a path.
Pro: Good matchups - great balance
Cons: Random Luck?
The story was nothing special. I'd like to see it develop into something unique and not have to follow a clich.
Map Design: 4
To be honest, when I first opened the map I said to myself, "This is going to earn a 3 In map Design". The opening path, Yes, the famous you start on a path in the corner magically in a forest path, was plain and boring. It was just a road with forests around it. No eye candy, no visual effects. But it got better, and lead to the next thing . . . One thing the author did VERY well was mountains, hills etc. I was suprised to see the hidden paths I had to figure out to get through. Great job. However, one point in the map looked like a bug. I could go from snowy mountains to grass farmlands in one step. That just didnt look right. Add a mountain border, atleast.
When creating a demo, you should ethier open up with a plot, or atleast a small character backround check in instructions. The whole plot was discussed in the duration of the demo, but it will turn people off if they open up a map and have no instructions on who the map they about to play. If you choose to "open the story" over a little gameplay, atleast introduce the main character that way while the story unfolds, the player feels he is the main character. This makes the story more involved.
All and all, I recommend this demo. While nothing special on storylines, this ranks high on gameplay for me. I hope to see this author develop the story farther and release a hit for the Downloads Central to see.