Phocas Island 2: Re-Phocased. Is it back?

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Should I release endurance mode as a seperate mod or save it for final release?

Yes! I'd love to play endurance mode when it's ready
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No, I'll wait until the final release.
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Total votes: 46

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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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Captain Ventris wrote:Well, that's the optional map, so I assume it's more action packed than the main game, which keeps the heart of the original Phocas 2.

Also, my crazy, journal-based story and 12 endings are still in there, right?
Yep, they are still in there. I forget the name of Torm667's mod that had actual page graphics with the notes written on it. I plan to steal that idea and use it for my journals.

And yes, the rest of the game is still in the same style. As it is an optional map, I wanted to try out a more 'doom' style of gameplay. It's more of a 'sodding death 2' easter egg.

Something new I thought of was a way for you to increase player speed. I won't say how just yet though.

And haha @ lizardcommando's comment on the loggun.
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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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:? Wha? I don't get it. I haven't checked up on this mod in a long time and I didn't know of that weapon's existence...
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chopkinsca wrote:Torm667's mod that had actual page graphics with the notes written on it.
City of the Damned 2: Apocalypse
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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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lizardcommando wrote::? Wha? I don't get it. I haven't checked up on this mod in a long time and I didn't know of that weapon's existence...
As far as I know, the loggun has existed since Phocas Island 2.
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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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It did?! Holy crap, I guess it's been way too long since I last played it then...
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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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chop, are those blob shadows under the monsters in that video? How are you doing this? Are you attaching subtractive dynamic lights to them? I tried doing this way back, but it made the monster dark in the process. :( But your monsters don't seem to darken. Care to share?
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Re: Phocas Island 2.5 (optional map gameplay video on page 2

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Nash wrote:chop, are those blob shadows under the monsters in that video? How are you doing this? Are you attaching subtractive dynamic lights to them? I tried doing this way back, but it made the monster dark in the process. :( But your monsters don't seem to darken. Care to share?
Yep, they are subtractive dynamic lights. I forget how I made it so they didn't darken the monster. If you noticed the cacodemons, they go dark when they die. I think the subtractive lights are small enough that they don't reach the center of the sprites. It was mostly luck that they worked out.
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Another example of my going through the maps to spruce them up:
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When you've got all the levels done and detailed, etc., I'd like an early peek to see if I need to alter mah story, because I haven't looked at it in forever, and actually seeing how it's going to be implemented would be a good way to see if it needs adjustment.
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Captain Ventris wrote:When you've got all the levels done and detailed, etc., I'd like an early peek to see if I need to alter mah story, because I haven't looked at it in forever, and actually seeing how it's going to be implemented would be a good way to see if it needs adjustment.
I doubt anything I'm changing is story breaking. The only changes storywise would be the optional dungeon and new last boss (If I make it). But if you ever want to see the project at any time, just let me know.
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I still might want to tweak it, so, whenever the new last boss is done, I suppose. Will the optional dungeon have any journal entries or souls?
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Captain Ventris wrote: Will the optional dungeon have any journal entries or souls?
Nope, as it is completely optional, there is nothing story-wise in it.
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Well, you could always make it have bonus material :wink:

Some side of the story that isn't necessary to progress but could "open the player's eyes" somehow, or just something interesting to find, possibly a side-story.
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Damage wrote:Well, you could always make it have bonus material :wink:

Some side of the story that isn't necessary to progress but could "open the player's eyes" somehow, or just something interesting to find, possibly a side-story.

That's pretty much what the whole project is :P. It's possible to play through and not find a single part of the story.
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I'm seriously torn here. Do I play Phocas Island 2 now, potentially getting a lesser experience but being able to better appreciate 2.5 when it's released, or should I wait and play 2.5 and have a fresh experience without thinking "hey I remember this part"?

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