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NOTE: THIS GAME IS ENTIRELY KEYBOARD-CONTROLLED. Do not mistake a lack of response upon clicking on "New Game" as the game freezing on you, because this game does not allow mouse input. Use either of the select keys displayed in the Control Screen (SPACE or ENTER) to confirm your highlighted option. We have received a number of embarrassing comments from users believing the game to be broken at this point, even after continuing on from the Control Screen that states this fact. Don't make a buffoon of yourself, folks.

It's been a long time coming, but we've finally finished our enormous old school RPG, Epos. Assume the role of Tradda d'Bolve and embark on a daring mission to destroy the rogue Admiral Horn. With dozens of unique enemies, epic boss battles, and tons to unlock and collect as you chart the expansive map, this is one of the largest flash games ever made.

If anyone catches any issues, please PM them to CaptainPoncho so we can continue to refine the game. Hope you enjoy it, and sound off if you manage to beat the game.

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mastercodexmastercodex

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Glitch

A glitch occurred where I lost all my signets. Now I can't beat Admiral Tip Top or get the Coin Collector badge. 0/10 for having a glitch that can stop game play all together.



gene1777gene1777

Rated 4 / 5 stars

good

good not bad



DikayersDikayers

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very nice thanks, gimme some more!

hahaha 10 points for raging boulder xD

very good game with funny story, i got a goodtime at work with it ;-)


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MaximtolMaximtol

Rated 5 / 5 stars

EPIC!

Title sais it =3!



grailasgrailas

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A good classical RPG

As you said yourself, it's an "old school RPG", with a classical turn-based system. It is very obvious that the game has been on its way for quite a while, judging on its overall polished feel and fairly balanced gameplay. I must note that i haven't finished the game yet, i'm currently grinding along the Barubic range. (hintusefirehint)

Using skillpoints instead of rage, adrenaline or whatever works pretty effectively. It is sometimes a bit annoying having a bunch of skillpoints at the end of a battle, and having them reset at the next, but then again, that might end being a bit of an exploit, just charging up on skillpoints before a tough battle.

As some have noted, not being able to know anything about an opponent during battle, having to guess your way through their strenghts and weaknesses might be a little minus (although some opponents were obvious). I'd like if there was a skill or signet that allowed a specific hero to give more intell on an opponent. I think that you don't hang around in one area enough to make it a good aspect; longer time in the different areas would work better with the experimentation IMO.

General nice-to-know info would be good too. It took me quite a while to figure out that name below my current AU meant which month you were in, while being on the main screen. The handling of the game was well explained, but i felt that you were just thrown a bit too quickly into the action, without enough info about the setting.

Nevertheless, the game is really enjoyable, and has a fairly unique feel to it, without looking too much like all the other RPGs out there. So i'm giving it a 5/5, and a 9/10 :)

Oh, and a minor thing i noticed: The Barubic wolves seem to have yellow eyes, but when they attack or get attacked, their eyes blinks blue. I wondered if that is on purpose, or a minor error?

And a general, well pliable info for almost all RPGs: if you can't beat something, then level up! There is no such thing as an impossible opponent in a well-made RPG!


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MINTGames responds:

You bring up some excellent points and suggestions in this review. I'll do my best to address a few of them now.

The inability to carry over skill points was a bit of a must in terms of keeping things fair. When you have an easily replenished resource like that, you have to compensate by taking anything earned back from the players to keep them worth something. There are methods to start battles with multiple orbs -- through signets and talents -- but not without a good deal of effort to have that luxury.

The suggestion to delegate the access of enemy health and weakness information to a signet's attributes is probably the best resolution I've heard. There needs to be a trade-off for that sort of thing, and forcing players to make it one of their three signets is a fine trade-off. It's something we might consider moving forward.

There was a good deal of push and pull with how to handle immersion and covering explanation while keeping players from hitting the X in the corner and moving onto something else. Designing an RPG as a free-to-play game that anybody can open or close whenever they want was frankly daunting. It was a battle to be as concise as possible, all while being as deep as possible. Oftentimes, those two goals would butt heads and our final decision would naturally have its detraction. For every line of explanation or every new tutorial window, there was another opportunity for the impatient players out there to give up and move on. We don't have the investment factor that a purchased game has (there's no sense of making your experience worth the money you spent on it), and therefore our audience has nothing to lose by not playing any longer. Streamlining the game for the sake of retaining a larger portion of our audience obviously caused some drawbacks. The story wasn't nearly as deep and involving as I originally wrote it, certain gameplay mechanics were removed or simplified, and some details went generally unspoken for. I think that for the most part we accomplished our goals successfully, but there's always something we could have done better.

Anyway, thanks for playing the game and leaving us this review.