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DarkStar July 19th, 2007 01:35 AM

Looks Cool
This looks interesting and I might get it. I'm a little concerned that the inventory space is very small. This is just based on looking at the screenshots. There doesn't seem to be too many inventory slots. Is the correct and how does the inventory work? I love collecting loot and don't like games with a small inventory.

scott_wakeling July 19th, 2007 04:40 AM

Re: Looks Cool
Deciding what to keep, and what to leave behind is part of the puzzle with Scallywag. Once you've learnt some of the game's intricacies, you'll always have *just* enough inventory space. Items stack too, so the number of slots can be deceiving..

If you like grabbing loot, Scallywag is for you! =)

Edi July 19th, 2007 04:41 AM

Re: Looks Cool
Small inventory, it's part of the game is figuring out what to take and what to leave behind. I found it annoying at first, but it's fairly obvious very soon that you do not really need those gazillion knives you get off of every low level thug you whack.

GeorgiaBoy July 20th, 2007 06:05 PM

Re: Looks Cool
Looks like a cross between NetHack and Diablo. I hope it has as many items as Diablo (or can be modded...)


scott_wakeling July 22nd, 2007 09:44 AM

Re: Looks Cool
There are almost a hundred different items in the game, but once you have the icon for a new item of your own creation, it takes around 30 seconds to add it in.

coobe July 22nd, 2007 05:54 PM

Re: Looks Cool
i hope there will be some kind of replay value ? for instance the hell & nightmare mode of diablo. so if you completed the game your character isnt unemployed. Also a high max level or at best no max level would be awesome http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

scott_wakeling July 22nd, 2007 08:23 PM

Re: Looks Cool
Hi Coobe, if you pre-order I'll add a nightmare mode just for you. =)

coobe July 23rd, 2007 06:37 AM

Re: Looks Cool
Well difficult for me to order from germany without credit card.....

scott_wakeling July 23rd, 2007 07:37 AM

Re: Looks Cool
Never mind Coobe. We're adding a difficulty setting anyway. I hope you get to try the game somehow.

coobe July 23rd, 2007 07:41 AM

Re: Looks Cool
well cant await the demo http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

DarkStar July 24th, 2007 02:36 AM

Re: Looks Cool
I also can't wait to try the demo. I love Diablo and all the rogue like games. I'm pretty sure I will like this game. Hopefully the small inventory won't be an issue. I'm also looking forward to the ability to mod the game.

scott_wakeling July 24th, 2007 03:13 PM

Re: Looks Cool
Hi DarkStar, are you keen to add new art or are you looking forward to the scripting? Or both!? =)

Here's a new weapon, see how easy it is:

Text=a glob'a'goop!

and maybe we want a new type of Golem, that is particularly vulnerable to the odd bit of gloop:


Find some images for your new content, and it's ingame and working. New sounds are also no problem to hook up, and ofcourse, the levels, their appearance, hint scrolls, to some extent the HUD..it's all moddable.

coobe July 24th, 2007 07:30 PM

Re: Looks Cool
any infos about ordering from europe without credit card ? did any online shop besides the shrapnel shop order some copies ?

DarkStar July 25th, 2007 02:53 AM

Re: Looks Cool
I'm looking forward to both the scripting and adding new artwork and sound. I pre-ordered 'Dungeon Odyssey' (from this website). I love the game and still play it today. I always hoped a mod community would form around that game. It just never took off. I just like the idea of fans of a game sharing. Looking forward to seeing what people do with the game. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

DarkStar July 25th, 2007 02:54 AM

Re: Looks Cool
Any idea when the demo might be coming out?

scott_wakeling July 25th, 2007 07:55 AM

Re: Looks Cool
We'll be getting plenty of tutorials and guides and media packs up on the Chronic site over time. By the time per-orders are finished and the game is up for sale proper, there should be some good resources for modding. The more people everybody can get involved by word of mouth with that the better the community will be.

Demo coming soon! =)

scott_wakeling July 25th, 2007 08:56 AM

Re: Looks Cool
You dont need a credit card to order, there are other methods.


scott_wakeling July 26th, 2007 12:02 PM

Re: Looks Cool
Ok, so we added difficulty settings. It's made lots of people happy.

I'm draining lots of time playing it on "Nightmare" now - I can't put it down. =)

Axelent August 3rd, 2007 07:37 AM

some Questions
How do the combat system work?
Is it Hack'n slay for button smashers or is there some tactics in fighting the different Monsters?
Comparing it with the Castlevania Series or Zelda.
Do you have to find the right weapon or the weak point for the Monsters or just hit the left Mousebutton 1 Million Times to get thru the game.(boring)

I wan't the Demo KNOW please
Game looks very good.

scott_wakeling August 3rd, 2007 08:30 AM

Re: some Questions
Certain weapons are more useful against certain creatures.

All weapons have basic stats like damage and speed, and some weapons have extra special properites. Maybe it does fire damage too, maybe it's poisonous, maybe it does smashing damage, maybe it makes the user fly when it's wielded..there are too many details to count. It's the same with armour, and you can sometimes make new items too by collecting kit parts. Some combines are very secret, and only doable on hard (or nightmare!).

It's not a "button tapper". One click designates your intended target, and then you watch combat and interject with health boosts, change of weapons/tactics as necessary.

I still find today there are some very subtle tactics to be uncovered in the game.

As an example, I have recently been playing the game on nightmare. I was in the dungeons, and following the tactics that worked well for me while playing the game on medium, but I wasn't getting anywhere. Quite by chance, I decided to use an earlier save to grind for some better armour (you can "grind" for enchanted equipment..), and save up some speed shrooms too.

When I got back to the dungeons again, I raced around quickly striking my opponents with a poisonous weapon, and causing them to panic and drink their booze (some creatures like to drink!). The effect of the poison on them, coupled with their hangovers once the booze had worn off, then let me go around and mop them up quite easily. I wouldnt have thought to do it on Medium because regular battle tactics and using some booze myself worked just fine. But on nightmare, it was the only way - to take advantage of the interaction between their drinking alcohol, and getting poisoned. Also, the tactic couldn't really be used later in the game, as the grade of that particular poison made it just about useful in the dungeons, but not much good to me once I was running into the bigger creatures later in the game.

Axelent August 4th, 2007 03:25 PM

Re: some Questions
Thanks for answering my Questions.
That all sounds like it is very Axelent compatible ;o)
I hate button smasher games.(maybe i#am to old and to slow...)

Is there a release date for the demo
SCREAM:"I wan't to play the DEMO right now!"


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