Are 15 Enemies enough?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:11 AM
If you are doing a "hack and slash" then the game is more focused on enemies that on platforming, and so you probably need a bigger variety of enemies. One way to help with variety is to increase "situational" variance, for example in mario games, where you run into 3 goombas together, then run into a set of enemies mixed up, then another of the same enemy group, but in a different order, then maybe something similar, but stuck in a smaller area, well...you get the idea. That's how you can make a smaller enemy variety, but though it could increase variety in the game, some players will still notice the lack of actual different enemies.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:10 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:37 AM
If it's just the same attack patterns just with more damage and health, that is inherently boring no matter how many enemies you keep throwing in.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:21 AM
You haven't told us anything about the enemies, how they attack, when they attack, what weapons they have, and how you defeat them. So... what answer do you expect to such a vague question?
Are 15 enemies enough for a platformer hack n slash game? - not including the traps and the boss battles
Why not describe the enemies and tell us something about the game? Then you'll get some specific opinions you can use.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:21 PM
1) The more, the merrier.
2) A little goes a long way.
Sounds like you have the perfect amount for your game.
On a serious note, I suck at action games. As long as each enemy has a unique attack sequence and can each give me a cool death animation, I'll be ok with it.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:28 PM
Why? What large company is holding you to secrecy? Are lots of virtual robbers going to jump out of the virtual bushes and take your bag of ideas? If you want us to help, just tell us!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:09 PM
2) my ears hurt... god why did I wear headphones...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:20 PM
Messing around with GM for now...
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:19 AM
Because his longest posts ever are around two sentences long. Anything longer than that would disappoint his fans
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:37 PM
Glad to see you have something working. So +1 for a good start.
I made another topic for this but here is a concept:
But do all 15 enemies look/behave like that? Or are the other 14 different?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:13 PM
Edited by Afi, 22 February 2012 - 07:14 PM.