Elf Story

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rated 4.13 / 5 stars
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Adventure - Point 'n Click
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awesome
action
kill
death

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Jan 25, 2013 | 2:28 AM EST

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Arrow Death 5 Points You got impaled by a Gobblo's arrow!
Arrow To The Neck 5 Points Ouch. You took an arrow straight to the neckery.
Arrow To The Stomach 5 Points Yeowch. You took a nasty arrow to the stomachial region.
Baseball Bat 5 Points You found the baseball bat!
Extra Kupo 5 Points You've earned extra kupo!
Fanboy 5 Points You found the fanboy hoodie! It's from your favorite game of all time!
Giant Fist 5 Points You caught a giant fist to the face... and exploded. True story.
Got Battle Dagger 5 Points The kitchen knife that you found has turned into the battle dagger! Shweet!
Got Bombs 5 Points You got yourself some bombs! Now, let's go blow s**t up!
Got Soul Bangle 5 Points You got the Soul Bangle dude! Now you can throw blue fireballs! Hadoken!
Got Steel Sword 5 Points You've found a way to get the Steel Sword! Congratulations!
Got Wooden Sword 5 Points The bat that you found has turned into a wooden sword!
Halfsies 5 Points You got split into two by a bandit elf! Crap!
Impalation 5 Points You got impaled by a bandit elf's thrown sword! Deadly!
Skull 5 Points You found the hidden skull!
Start 5 Points Start the game... press the play button.
Beatdown 10 Points You beat the crap out of that bandit elf! Yeesh...
Blue Flames 10 Points You used the Soul Bangle to send a powerful blast of blue energy at an unlucky bandit elf.
Bombed 10 Points You chucked a bomb at a bandit and blew his guts all over the place!
Dagger To La Face 10 Points You said, "Screw it!" and threw your dagger at a bandit's face! Shweet!
Dead Bird 10 Points You found the dead blue bird!
Electrocuted 10 Points You electrocuted a bandit elf via a Super Pretendo controller!
Face Knifed 10 Points You stuck a dangerously sharp dagger into the fleshy face of an outclassed bandit elf... Nicely done.
Fatal Error 10 Points You found the only way to die in scene 1!
Gobblo Arrow Kill 10 Points You made the Gobblo enemy shoot himself in the face! Cool!
Gobblo Dagger Kill 10 Points Kill the Gobblo with the Battle Dagger!
Gobblo Wood Kill 10 Points You killed a Gobblo with the wooden sword!
Goober 10 Points You found the Goober action figurine!
No Defense 10 Points You failed to block an incoming vertical slash... tsk, tsk...
Pissed Off Shopkeeper 10 Points Dude.... You so shouldn't have made Hobart mad, dude.
Rock Death 10 Points You killed yourself using an immensely heavy rock!
Spin Attack 10 Points You used the jumping spin attack on that blondie of a bandit elf! Good work.
Spinning Destruction 10 Points You used an ultra-powerful, double spin slash to decimate the bandit elf who deserved it!
Squished 10 Points The Ogre grabbed you and squeezed you until you went "pop"
Stabbered 10 Points The bandit threw a knife at you and gotcha right through the heart!
Weak Defense 10 Points Looks like you TRIED to block, buuuut..... yeeeaaahhh....
Wheel Of Decimation 10 Points Whoah... Don't you think that was a bit... uh, overkill? It was entertaining though.
You Should Block 10 Points Sooo, yeah, you should try blocking sometime....
Controller 25 Points You found the video game controller!
Knife 25 Points You found the knife!
Poop 25 Points You found bird poop! Yay!
Shrunken Head 25 Points You found the magical shrunken head!
Game Won 50 Points You freakin' beat the freakin' game! Holy moly!
Ogre Destroyed 50 Points You've defeated the Ogre! Holy crap!

Author Comments

[WALKTHROUGH]
There is now a walkthrough available, courtesy of the fine writers over at JayIsGames. If you get stuck somewhere, check it out! It actually details the entire game for all of you completionists out there.

[02.04.2013 PERFORMANCE UPDATE]
- Changed BG's from vector to bitmaps, increasing the game's performance dramatically. Most players should be able to play on HIGH quality now :D
- Tweaks to the Ogre's attack patterns have been added

[01.30.2013 UPDATE]
- Officially, officially fixed the Death/Restart Menu glitch
- Added a drop shadow effect to the mute button and Ogre battle restart button

[SORTA-MAJOR UPDATE]
- New red click-indication arrows have been added to let players know where and when to click on the different action scenes
- Hint arrows added to the intro of the Ogre fight scene
- Music mute on/off toggle has been added

[UPDATE]
- Restart/Death Menu would sometimes still be visible after restarting already; This bug has been remedied.

[UPDATE]
- The Ogre's attacks can now be anticipated a bit better in this version... however, he's now much harder to beat. It takes 6 successful attacks to kill the Ogre.

[THE 4TH ARROW -- BANDIT ELF ARCHER SCENE]
Ok, so everyone seems to keep missing the 4th arrow. That's done intentionally. The 4th arrow is much faster and at a slightly lower location than the first 3 arrows. After you block the 4th arrow, quickly click on the bandit elf to choose his death.

[UPDATE: FIXES]
- Boss now has less life and should be less "buggy," but also starts attacking more quickly
- There is now a "restart" button on the Boss stage, just in case of any weird, game-stopping bug occurance. The restart button makes elfmin explode, then brings up the restart menu... pretty entertaining just killing yourself actually lol
- The knife icon now responds to when you've thrown it at the bandit elf

[RECOMMENDED SETTINGS]
I recommend that people play this game on the 'Medium' (unless you're sure your computer can handle it -- I'd rather everyone fully appreciate the artwork on the High setting, honestly) setting, due to the highly detailed artwork/animations creating lag when the game is played online. You can find the Quality settings in the top left-hand side of the game.

[GAME BACKSTORY]
You are Edwin. A normal kid, with a normal life. One day, you're playing video games with your girlfriend and all's good. You're about to beat your favorite game of all time, "The Legend of Hooligan," when suddenly, Lord Gorn (the warlock within the game) reaches into the reality realm and nabs your girlfriend! Oh my, lord, jesus, f**k! ...Panicking, you stupidly throw a wild punch and miss, leaving Lord Gorn with a perfect opportunity to smash your face in. Before you know it, you're laying unconscious, on the floor of your room.
[END OF GAME BACKSTORY INTRO]

Greetings Newgrounders!

Behold! I bring you.... Elf Story! An epic (yet short) journey into a game realm, heavily inspired by the legend of zelda series.

Elf Story is a point-n-click adventure that's heavy in art/animation. A very simple game to get into, and one that almost everyone can appreciate, I would think.

You'll assume the role of Edwin, who later becomes Elfmin, on a 10-scene quest to try and find your girlfriend while battling off vicious enemies...

Enjoy the beautifully animated kills and death sequences as you journey through the painstakingly detailed backgrounds and scenes. Seriously... too much damn work was put into the art and animations... So, please, enjoy the game.

Also, if you notice any bugs at all, please PM me. Thanks!

[OUTRO]
You've learned new skills and earned new weapons. You've unlocked achievements and killed many a foe. Though you've reached the end of this chapter, your journey is not over... You must finish what you started.
[END OF OUTRO TEXT]

Reviews


lightofdarklightofdark

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Entertaining little violent story marred by some excessively difficult/unexplained content.

4th arrow took me a few tries to get down then the boss fight basically didn't give enough explanation, ok so I can dodge until I can't (every third dodge will generally fail) with no real rhyme or reason as to which attacks hit during which dodges or why some times the character freezes and of course no mention at all that you can actually ATTACK the darn thing.

Once I figured out you can actually attack him without dodging (every other event until then has been a series of dodges before an opening) it rapidly became apparent that just clicking constantly on his face and ignoring the dodge features all together came out as the best and most reliable method.

The secrets stuff to find is nice but its a bit wearing having to go through basically the entire game which rapidly starts seeming slow and clunky just to finish off some medals as only the penultimate battle allows you to accomplish most of them and theres no quick selection of that event.

Another annoyance is lack of freedom, you have to do things in a certain order else you get locked out of somethings even if logically you should still be able to do so (searching bed after opening closet?) and THEN you go and put medals in that require you to actively do things clearly in the wrong order, counter intuitively to the point where you get 2 different medals for the SAME act depending on whether your actually doing the story as the game demands or not.

So yes, over all a pretty, fun little game marred by a heavy handed guided play and excessively difficult/unclear timed events.


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Creeper7Creeper7

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome



AmericanRobotAmericanRobot

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Loved the art style. The animations were natural and satisfying and the character designs were detailed and appealing. The environments were varied and did a good job of immersing me in the game. The sound was also done really well, and synched up perfectly with all the flashy special effects.
As for the game play, I found it to be clunky and vague. There isn't much of a sense of exploration due to it's linear format, and the fights are almost universally trial and error. The prompts for combat are confusing and unclear. I never felt sure if I was supposed to click on the arrow or around the arrow, or even when to click. I was able to beat the archer, figuring it was just a particularly tough enemy, but the fight with the large demon thing just drained the whole experience. The precision timing required for the fight just isn't represented well enough in the animations and it leads to a lot of unsatisfying deaths.



monpekokeromonpekokero

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I like the idea but the mechanics are not executed as well as they should be. You made a point and click adventure which is usually just a puzzle or a game where you are just along for the ride...this is kind of like a point and click skills test, I know you didn't want it to be easy but I've gotten up to the ogre and there doesn't seem to be any discernible rhyme or reason except one you know...needs a re-doing in my opinion.



JavikeJavike

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Visually and concept wise this games gets 5 stars! I really loved the Zelda influence of the game and how you incorporated the theme and really made it your own. However I am knocking down two stars. The first because I felt that often there was really no time to react, in fact I felt that it was after dying and expecting the event to happen was the only way to really progress the story. The other one was because of the length of the game and the final battle. This game is awesome and I felt you could have added just a little more playing time. In therms of the final battle I won it simply by button mashing the mouse... You could have incorporated some smart dodging... like dodging a punch kick combo, then grabbing something from the environment to stun and using a regular attack... I felt that you could have done so much more for your last battle and for that I had to take down a star.

Still the game is really good! I loved the concept and the art. If you make it a little longer with more balanced fights it could really be an awesome game.

Kudos and good luck


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