Comments for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption http://hero-u.com A new game by the creators of Quest for Glory. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:25:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Comment on It Takes a Team by Corey Cole http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11158 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:25:05 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11158 By the way, the Quest for Glory I team screen shot is actually from the 256-color remake. So many colors! We had a smaller team, and much less to work with, in the original “Hero’s Quest”.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Nicholas http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11157 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:00:30 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11157 Im so excited. The Quest for Glory games are so special. Most video games are missing the vital feel of what makes a game. The QFG games included so many gaming elements. The story telling was enhanced through the use of mythological characters. And the plot was steeped in the tradition of the Hero icon. The inclusion of mystery and atmosphere are icing on the cake. Im glad this style of game creation is continuing to be worked with. With the hopes more developers will be able to be inspired by the structure of your games.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Joshua http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11155 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:31:36 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11155 I’m truly glad to see the progress that is being made. I eagerly await the final product, yet I know greatness takes time and heck of a lot of effort. I’m glad to see the Gloriana world but I am also pleased to see the character has a background and a name now. Please keep up the pun-ishing puns guys. I cannot wait to feel like a child in a magic shop again!

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Zac http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11154 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:32:11 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11154 The Hero was a wonderfully blank slate. He didn’t even have to be a remotely good person, he could focus entirely on the quest for glory, progressing over the course of the series from robbing old ladies, to stealing from beggars, to cold-blooded murder, finally ending up with simultaneous total control of both the law and the criminal underworld in Silmaria.

If Shawn has a tenth as much flexibility combined with an actual personality, it will be amazing.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Corey Cole http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11153 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:11:27 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11153 I would say that the hero has the personality with which the player imparts on him. I could say that he is at least a man of action… but even that is up to the player. I could see players who spend their nights at the inn and their days sitting on the porch like Sheriff Meistersson (spelling approx. from memory). Or in the adventurers’ guild working out with weights. There are all types of would-be heroes, some more effective at that trade than others.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by The Roguish Benzinator http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11152 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:03:48 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11152 Hero has no personality ?? Course he has, lots of it ^^ He wanted to prove himself, and was pretty much fearless. He felt overworked and underpaid, so he paid no taxes, and mumbled that he had no control over his his life, so as a wannabe social climber he went to become a Prince and left Spielburg to be governed by arrogant noble Barnard, not very revolutionary, he was rather unpolitical and grabbed every coin he could 😉 He was also naive and never questioned why Erasmus the lazy wizard was sitting around playing games while a hero was desperately needed for quite some years, yet he lectured him in W.I.T. that sitting in an ivory tower wasn’t heroic. Or Aziza who drank tea instead… He wasn’t ashamed to dance with the fairies in front of everybody ^_^ so he is quite the limelight hog. He is a restless soul born under a wandering star, unfit to enjoy resting on his laurels, so nobody is able to predict where he will be tomorrow, it is even unknown these days where he is living today, but surely not retiring ^_^ …

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Christopher http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11151 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:31:26 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11151 I am highly intrigued by this project and can’t wait to see the end result. Are you planning on keeping some key elements from your previous games such as QFG1? The main points that kept me loving the series even till this day would be: The music (the great midi fx, and the original music score), the visually stunning (and mysterious) environments, and of course the dialogue that can go sour at ANY moment.

Keep up the great work you two, and I can’t wait to play!!

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Lori Cole http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11149 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:37:04 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11149 This game may look a lot like QfG, but it has a very different feel to it. The hero of QfG was the player’s Avatar. He had no personality and no dialogue because we let the player “think” it and fill this in on his own.

In Hero-U, Shawn is a distinct character. The player does have a choice the sort of personality Shawn has – polite and helpful, snarky and sneaky, bright and witty… And Shawn talks all the time.

Furthermore, this is a bit like a mystery more than an adventure. Shawn’s stuck in a castle. He has to make friends and influence people (or not). So the game is very different.

This is very much it’s own unique version of Adventure/RPG. I can only hope that players will enjoy this style.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Greg http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11148 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:12:21 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11148 LOVE this post. Love the update. I’ll probably comment again later (when I have time after finishing reports for work). I’m not a backer though I wish I were. I’m still in grad school and all the crowdfunding happened when I had no money whatsoever 🙁 I can’t wait to purchase the game though.

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Comment on It Takes a Team by Mark http://hero-u.com/it-takes-a-team/#comment-11147 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:27:58 +0000 http://hero-u.com/?p=2253#comment-11147 “Our backers and the team expects”

I’ve long been concerned with this, it’s a reoccurring theme.

I’m a backer and I want “my expectations” thrown out the window. I don’t think the backers or team knows what they want. People never do until they’re shown something that they didn’t know they wanted. I’m thinking Hero’s Quest or the iPhone as good examples. Wisdom of the masses just doesn’t exist on “what they want”. You have a mass of fools, and then The Creator (Steve Jobs, the Coles, etc).

You (The Coles) created Hero’s Quest and thus, know better on what people want than the people who ONLY know they want “more of, whatever, that was”. That’s most backers as I see it. The comments are mindlessly seeking a QFG6.

If Hero-U is a bigger success than expected I can’t blame anyone for doing Hero-U2. But otherwise I’d love to see you guys try your hand at variant games. Clearly, you know better than we do and I’m ready with wallet open and no complaints prepared. If those new attempts are flops, I’ll be there for the next attempts. As long as you’re willing to take it on, the bank account is open.

I’m one of few who loved HQ/QFG but also am more than fine with leaving it in the past as a complete volume. Reinventing QFG (other than a true remake) is not something that should be attempted or done, and I have my doubts it would be successful anyway.

Hero-U is looking great and mighty QFGish but different enough that I have high hopes.

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