Dragon Myth [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic] [KS+]

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Offline Talps

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Dragon Myth [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic] [KS+]
« on: June 08, 2016, 07:27:06 »
Dragon Myth
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(This level requires Knytt Stories +)

My name is Juni.

I have lived all of my life in Muen Village, west of the Grey Mountains where the dragon lives.

When I was young the dragon would fly down and attack our village, destroying houses and fields, and carrying away animals and people to devour in its home.

Ten years ago the dragon returned to its lair and fell into a deep sleep.

Then, last night, it woke up.

I'm not going to wait here like a sheep in a field for it to come and kill me. I'd much rather die fighting than die afraid. So I'm going to go to its lair and face it.

And nothing is going to stand in my way.




Version two, the 'Oh gosh, why is there so much screaming' update, fixes two major bugs from the original release, as well as various minor tweaks and fixes and some minor story improvements.
Version two point one, the pedantic update, fixes one minor bug uncovered in a very belated piece of beta testing.
Version three, the NewGame+ update, adds a very exciting reward for those who find all five secret golden creatures. It also includes some SGE and minor bug fixes, new dialogue, and replaces some overly nasty challenges.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 09:59:36 by Talps »

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 11:26:58 »
Guess I'm not sleeping tonight! Downloading now!  8)

Been waiting a long time for this one!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 13:57:02 »


Gonna play this one tomorrow. This is gonna be SICK.

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 17:17:47 »
As a twice beta tester and mild contributor, I whole-heartedly endorse this level.
Where is fancy bread? In the heart or in the head?

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 22:01:10 »
Hey, that's pretty good!

Gonna play it now  :crazy:.

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 22:13:39 »
Been mind-bogglingly busy last month, but I didn't want to miss the long awaited release of this level. As Fubaka hinted before, you guys are in for a real treat! :)

@ixMarcel: Wowza! What happened to your star count, man? I'm seeing a total of -100 there. Did you try to poison LPChip while I was away or something?
Some KS levels by me:

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 23:35:44 »
So far so good! I'm enjoying this level very much. BTW The golden rat placement was so clever it put a smile on my face.

@Vegetal Gibber: Well... I wanted to take his place as the administrator of this forum  :shifty:. Actually I didn't.

Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 00:49:58 »
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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 17:26:54 »
Sometimes it was exhausting with how big the level was to run back and forth through, (especially when you go the wrong way and end up having to go back and forth through the forest twice). But there is so much to love here. The little artistic touches, the alternate endings, secret area, the final areas were really cool. The skelly men looked great, the first time I saw the axe man I was like ahhh! he's so cute!. The best type of KS+ enemy "palette" swap and it works so well in the game. It feels so open with the small changing elements throughout. It's a really great level. Good work.

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2016, 16:22:25 »
Finally finished this bad boy! I gotta say, this is definitely your best level, technical-wise, polish-wise, and fun-wise.*  :)

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Anyways I could go on and on, but just... great job, and thanks for making it!  :)

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2016, 17:15:32 »
Spoiler: @pfrangip (click to show/hide)

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Re: Dragon Myth [KS+] [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic]
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2016, 18:52:37 »
Thanks for the feedback everyone! And way, I love that people like my skeletons!* :D

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Sorry, I'm short on time so I can't say more. Just wanted to ask that question and say thanks. :)


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Re: Dragon Myth [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic] [KS+]
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2016, 21:59:43 »
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Re: Dragon Myth [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic] [KS+]
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2016, 00:02:21 »
(I had all this written up and got beaten to the punch. Still posting it though, as I have other things I wanted to say.)

That said:

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Re: Dragon Myth [Epic, Hard, Challenge/Scenic] [KS+]
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2016, 06:33:04 »
Spoiler: secret (click to show/hide)

Anyway, having gotten that far, I feel now would be a good time to post up some of my thoughts on the level.  I've been enjoying it more than I thought I would, considering how much time I've spent playing KS in general.  Some of the bits of level design I've seen thus far are so clever that I wish I could have had a chance to nick their ideas for Deep Freeze!  It's probably for the best that I didn't, though. :P

I would, however, like to make an argument similar to that which scratskinner made about the nigh-ending:

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Indefinitely Held Off:
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