Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]

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{ DOWNLOAD (50,43 MB) } { MIRROR }
Make sure you have the latest version of KS+ installed!
Type: Epic/Scenic/Challenge | Size: Large (~320 unique screens) | Difficulty: Normal/Hard
Requires: egomassive's KS Plus mod [ Download KS+ ] | Time to complete: ~60 minutes

Embark on a thrilling journey to save Juni's hometown!
Explore a big, carefully crafted world (featuring dozens of custom tilesets, backgrounds and Custom Objects).
Take on various, unique challenges utilizing KS+ features.
Find secret areas and collect hidden creatures.
Localise the source of an ancient evil force...


Screenshots:
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Tips & Tricks:
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List of all the Nifforum cats:
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Video walkthroughs: (SPOILERS!)

Full credits:
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« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 17:32:31 by ixMarcel »

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 01:33:44 »
Ooh, this looks great! Downloading now!  8D

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I gotta say, this "Cinematic mode" is great! I've been using "Fullscreen" this entire time, which distorts eveything, but cinematic mode keeps the aspect ratio. Great tip!

EDIT 2:
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 01:54:06 by pfrangip »

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 04:55:49 »
LOOK, THERE I AM, GARY!!



 XD

No, but in all seriousness, you did a REALLY GREAT job with this level. I can definitely see why it took you a while to make. I do feel that the length of some areas are disproportionate to others that are longer (COUGHthepurplecanyonareaandthedarkblueforestCOUGH) but some sections (like the Waiting Room) are fan-flippin'-tastic.

Spoiler: ENDGAME SPOILERS (click to show/hide)

I might have to review this one soon. ;)

Well done, Marcel. Well done.

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 17:57:48 »
Spoiler: @SC (click to show/hide)

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 19:42:15 »
Just finished the level with all 25 golden creatures collected. I have to say, this adventure was the most fun I had with a KS level in a long time, and managed to keep me interested for the entire ride (which is quite a feat for a "Large" level, considering my awful attention span these days!). The level was definitely worth the long wait :D

Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

I also took the time to write down any issues I noticed while I played, in case you're interested in polishing this level even more:

Spoiler: Bugs and UX feedback (click to show/hide)

Not much more to say, except that you definitely earned this :hiddenstar: from me. Thank you and congratulations on a superb job! ;)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 19:47:08 by Vegetal Gibber »
Some KS levels by me:

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 19:52:14 »
Just finished! Great stuff! This is probably the best "classic Knytt" story we've seen in a long time. I really appreciated the mix of original and new tilesets, the open feel of the world, and that atmospheric music just fit perfectly. It felt very "Knytt" without being the same old stuff.


Levels like these are why I keep playing (and making) Knytt Stories. Just such an enjoyable experience.  :)

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 23:31:40 »
One of the best KS levels I played. Also cool boss!

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 01:33:46 »
Unlike everyone else I seem to be hating the boss which has me completely stuck.

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On a less negative note, that opening gave me chills, it was so good.

And I can't help but notice that you put me in a position to help distract Juni so that ghost can kill her. Did you... make me a villain?

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FINAL EDIT:
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FINAL FINAL EDIT:
I did like the references. And Veg, I got 26 golden creatures! You lose! Good day sir!
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 02:18:55 by Talps »

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 01:53:54 »
Spoiler: @Talps (click to show/hide)
Some KS levels by me:

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 02:19:59 »
Well I avoided reading any spoilers on here before I played but yeah, looks like we hit the same bug.


'All 25 golden creatures'? Hah! Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!

:P
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 02:26:21 by Talps »

Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 03:44:32 »
Spoiler: bugs and whatnot (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: @ Vegetal (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: coupla questions (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 03:47:11 by scratskinner »

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 04:08:09 »
Spoiler: Black sprite bug (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: @Talps (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: @scratskinner (click to show/hide)

Man, I should really get some sleep...
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 04:10:39 by Vegetal Gibber »
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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 09:29:18 »
Thanks everyone for feedback! I'm going to fix the issues as soon as I can. In the meantime, use Vegetal Gibber's advice or go up and down the slope between Yrra Swamp and Starlight Peak.

Spoiler: @Talps (click to show/hide)

« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 09:43:39 by ixMarcel »

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Re: Saving Thalanill [KS+] [Epic/Scenic] [Large] [Normal/Hard]
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 10:05:17 »
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I was a little disappointed that upon reloading my finished save I couldn't view my collection screen or to back to see the other end.

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 11:03:56 »
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