To keep stuff organized, I will mark new information with '*NEW*' for about two days, than I will edit it out. It's just for your reading-pleasure.
The village Lauron lies deep in the southerneast cornor of the kingdom of Hyrule. The villagers of Lauron live a simple life in careless freedom, framed in woody idyll. Among them is a boy who learns the ways of the sword from the village's only swordsman, Kilian. His name is Link...
One day dark clouds shade the calm idyll of Lauron village and monsters come crashing out of the forest to attack the villagers. Link trys to stop them but the strike of one of the monsters puts him out of action. Half-concious Link watches Kilian dropping his sword as a sign of surrender and leaving the destructed village with the monsters.
In order to rescue his friend Link engages with the shadows themselves in an act of despair...
The player begins his adventure in the villlage of Lauron. He's given some simple tasks by the villagers such as talking to them, pushing a block out of the way for someone, doing other stuff that introduces gameplay to the player. Then, he will practice combot with Kilian. Kilian gives the sword and the shield to Link and introduces him how to use them. The player will than be requested to clean up a fairly small dungeon to get used to stuff. When he's done and turns back, the village will be attacked.
Kilian leaves town with the monsters, Link is half-concious by the monsters blow.
Then, when every hope seems gone, a dark siluehette appears in front of Link. That dark being offers help 'cause it happens that he knows where to find Kilian, if Link does him 'a favor' in return.
He asks for Links body. Desprately Link agrees in order to safe Kilian and Dark Link takes ownership of Links body...
"Finally we found one of the ancient folk, living in the shadows..." ~monster in Lauron woods
-One full overworld: Lauron Village ,Lauron woods, Goronia Canyon, Hylain Shore, Temple Ruins, Hyrule Field [those names may change]
-Four main dungeons (1. Forest themd, 2. Fire Themed, 3. Water themed, 4. Light and Time themed)
Oh noes, people think my temples are going to be cliche! Well, I wrote down that the temples are forest, fire and water themed beacuse it actually is the theme of them. But they will be designed after the 'shadow' they represent: the forest temple will represent the 'Shadow of the Skies', therefore it will also be wind themed. The temple will need to be torn upside down like the stone tower temple in MM was. The fire temple will represent the 'Shadow of the Grounds' and will mainly have an earth theme. The water temple will represent the 'Shadow of the Absyss' and will have an ice theme. Since I spoiled the forest temple that heaviliy now, I won't spoil fire and water any further. The Temple of time will have such gimmicks such as time traveling and also mirror puzzles and stuff. I hope I clarified.
-Great story: Mysterious, dark, dramatic, epic!
-most secrets will be put in little quests
-Epona: Link will be able to ride Epona! (However, DarkLink won't for obvious reasons)
-New Items: They may not be totally new, but I will costumize them that heavy, they will feel new.
-The totally new Link / DarkLink feature:
The player will be able to play as Link and Dark Link, depending on the quest status he will once even be able to switch absolutly free between both forms! Link and DarkLink will have a different feeling, while DarkLink deals more damage to monsters the guards of the towns will try to kill him and NPCs will avoid contact. Both will have an own set of items (DarkLink will fight more agressive, while Link will posess the shield and items that are more 'heroic' and less 'cruel') and a different subscreen. (I have a good scripter who offers help with the scripts needed).
-Tileset: This quest will be built in a GB tileset. I'm awaiting Joes to start making the real deal. I will draw custom palettes and and various custom tiles! To get an idea of the style I'm going for have a look at my concept art of Link, a crossing of TP's epicness and the style of the oracle series!
"The sacred blade of evils bane... the master sword! Long ago, our folk was chosen to guard it, and know, when darkness arose from it's prison again, it's time to be wield by you Link... chosen hero of the godesses!" ~ancient keeper of the sword in the Temple of Time
LinkMystro made this pretty userbar and now you can support HS by showing it in your signature! Thanks Link Mystro!
Which Link - Poll
Joe123 - ideas and future script help
Migokalle - great feedback and future design help
jimmyb - names of Henry and Helena
PureZC - needless to say
Nintendo - needless to say
Not much left to say, I guess! Time for you to comment!
Edited by Sheik, 20 May 2009 - 09:56 AM.