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#1 C-Dawg

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:21 PM

The manual is finished. There are still some tweaks and typesetting issues I might work on, but generally speaking this is what I am looking for in a finished product. Keep in mind that my goal is to package this with the finished game and make it user-friendly for people who don't know anything about Zelda Classic as much as those who do. (Well, user-"friendly" might be the wrong word. User "sarcastic-but-with-necessary-information" might be more like it.

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#2 Binx

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:32 PM

This is really well done. I'm very impressed by the level of detail that went into designing a manual in the style of the original NES.



#3 newstarshipsmell

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:33 PM

The MAIN SCREEN page has a typo - should be "Each area of the labyrinth is a 16x8 grid."

Also, on the LOADING THE GAME page, you've used the wrong screenshot. This is the correct one:
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Subscreen page also has a typo under Body - "Each improves some aspect of the Guardian."

Edited by newstarshipsmell, 09 February 2015 - 05:45 PM.


#4 C-Dawg

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:02 PM

You are correct, sir.  I'll correct those issues next go-around.



#5 SkyLizardGirl

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:06 PM

!O_O!  /////////////     ^Loves it.*


Edited by SkyLizardGirl, 09 February 2015 - 06:07 PM.


#6 Shoelace

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:14 PM

I don't know how I missed these threads of your game, but I am looking around and I just love how polished it looks.  Even the manual has work put into it.   Before even playing it, you can see that it stands out and I can't wait for the release of the game.  This is definitely on the top of lists.  Great job.



#7 David

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

I have to say: this is a pretty amazing game manual. It is very specific and detailed which is something I'm both impressed by and really like about the game manual. I can really see that you are putting a ton of effort into both the quest and its documentation.  :)



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:11 PM

Seriously, it's not accidental that the Guardian, on the cover art, looks like she's thinking. "You're going to get me killed, aren't you?"

And here I was assuming that expression had more to do with the giant sperm approaching her rear access port.

Okay, back to constructive criticism now.
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#9 newstarshipsmell

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 01:49 AM

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"Aspect" is misspelled "aspec."
Explosives displayed with the old icon in the manual.

Edited by newstarshipsmell, 16 September 2015 - 01:51 AM.


#10 thepsynergist

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:00 AM

Looks really neat.  I like it a lot.  Definitely has that 70's anime vibe.



#11 Astromeow

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:40 AM

You sir, have won best quest maker in my eyes C-Dawg. How have I missed this thread?!?!

 

I am simply blown away. Your Instruction Manual is pure original, authentic quality, taking a step above the rest in the Zquest world.

 

This inspires me. 



#12 ZoriaRPG

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:12 PM

I love this. It reminds me much of the manual I made for gamemakr24, a long time ago, and it adds a level of aesthetic sophistication to the game that is normally absent. There is something about classic game manuals that simply bleeds love. 

 

P.S. Did you design the manual at a print res (300 to 600 DPI)? If so, that is doubly awesome, as I will of course print it, and saddle-staple it.


Edited by ZoriaRPG, 16 September 2015 - 10:17 PM.



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