Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Final Encounter

by OccamsRazor - Compo Entry

Final Encounter takes you right to the climactic boss fight of a fantasy RPG - and puts you at the controls of the monster. Customize your attacks, and then take on waves of foolish adventurers.

Make it through Wave 6 to complete the game!

Mouse controls only.
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So, that was intense. As usual, I bit off a bit more than I could chew. The battle system turned out to be more work than I banked on, and I ran out of time to do some more attack animations and that sort of thing. But in the end, the game is complete and very playable. Hope you enjoy it!

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Ratings

Coolness71%
#160Humor3.43
#194Theme3.82
#204Fun3.42
#220Overall3.47
#344Graphics3.32
#373Mood3.12
#395Audio2.89
#400Innovation3.11

Comments

Daisuke909 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:21am

I liked this one. It's amazingly hard, and it seems like there's a lot of strategy there. It's also pretty funny.

FerraWare says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

Excellent game! Made me crack with the names generator :P

Pros:
-Pretty cool visually
-Seems really polished
-Names generator

Cons:
-Gets hard really quickly
-Kinda slow

cgmorton says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

Hey, great game! I love that there's an real strategic element.

This may be the first jam game I go back and play a second time, just to see what a different set of abilities will do.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:51am

It might be nice to have a cancel option (click empty space?) in case you choose a spell and then change your mind.

Is there a way to do a basic attack instead of an ability/spell? I didn't figure that part out.

The sound effects are quite loud on my computer, drowning out your nice music.

I like the humorous names and text. :)

BortStudios says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:08am

I especially liked choosing a weakness. That's an interesting mechanic

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:28am

There were a lot of potentially fun combos, but the combat just moves too slow. I did beat it, and I like the depth of the combat system, I just wish it was a bit faster-paced so I could try out other builds.

orukinawa says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:27am

Awesome work! Really solid turn based system and AI. I loved the random names and the variety of loadouts for skills. My only suggestion would be an option to speed up the animations as the game feels a bit slow.

nonetheless says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:47pm

Nice concept, good execution. Names generator is fun :)

Zupoman says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:11pm

The game is fun and pretty humorous. The names generator made me laugh. It required a bit of tactics, but I managed to win it. Graphics are pretty good, except the slight lack of animations.

kingpirux says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:51pm

excelent idea! i agree with the one who said that this game should be a lot faster, i don't even need to pick attacks because they are used in order, so making this game an automatic could be fun too because it's about seein if the combination of choises works or not (i played once and finished, i think i just made the right choises because it was too easy)

OccamsRazor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:18pm

Thanks guys, I'm glad people are enjoying it :)

Looking back, I do agree, I should have found a way to make the combat flow a bit faster. There's always something that slips by I guess.

And I'm sure there is combinations that make it a bit too easy - I wasn't able to test all of them in the end, so there might be overpowered combinations in there :P

Deadpan-Gamez says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:57pm

Great Job, really enjoyed my time playing it, cool art style, the three moves and how you balanced it was awesome.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Aeris the adequately devious got far enough i think.
I love the humour and the names :) Good job

bwafflecone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:02pm

Cool concept and fun game! Combat was a little slow but it really made you think and I liked all the skill combinations you could choose from.

Hamsternator says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:06pm

Interesting game. Wouldn't mind som faster animation speeds though. It's a bit slow for me =)

gilborn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Cool gameplay

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Really good game balance. I have fun playing last wave.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Pretty fun, and a great idea. Loved the name generator. There might be a combo that makes the game literally unbeatable. If you Choose any basic attack, dominate minds, devour souls, heal, and the unskilled weakness, I think the healers on the last stage are unkillable. If you manage to kill all the other characters it's just you infinitely trying to kill them and them healing back to full each turn

randomhuman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:13am

Ha ha, love the concept! It's great fun too. I did find it a little slow moving, and it seems like the wizards need something to do when nobody needs healing, they kept healing themselves for 0.

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:15am

As you said, it was a big bite for the graphics, but everything worked well

Dizzyman572 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Cool game, I loved the silly names which you gave all of your enemies. The turn-based mechanics were also really fun to play around with. Overall, I thought this was a really good game. 4/5

Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Nice story, good game. I included it in part 20 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/WVNLcoTqal4

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