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Transcendence

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Adventure - RPG
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Apr 21, 2017 | 12:04 PM EDT

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The Cycle has been destroyed.
And the world as we know it has vanished.
However, something clang on for dear life.
Now our sweet Mother lies broken and undone, facing the void.
She must restore her tormented and betrayed soul.
She must become whole again.

CONTROLS

WASD > Movement, Targeting
SPACEBAR > Interaction with objects and NPCs
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON > Interaction with menus
UP AND DOWN ARROW KEYS > Stat point distribution

Reviews


PhilzefairPhilzefair

Rated 1 / 5 stars

I don't have the slightest idea what this is all supposed to be.
At first I thought the black and white circles where a loading screen.
Only after randomly hitting all controls for some time I happened to meet someone.
Then after a short dialogue, I had an enormous stats screen with 4 columns.
From your reply to Runscar I understood this corresponds to 4 characters.
But I don't understand what those stats correspond to.
I randomly clicked on the white balls and one of them automatically put 10 points in every stat.
I also clicked the little white boxes in the lower left corner and they went all black.
Then I had a screen with 6 boxes containing all the same random symbols.
I tried to click on them but that didn't seem to do anything (I later understood this is the ability selection screen when I found them in the little white boxes during combat but since they had gone all black from my previous random clicking I couldn't see them being activated. What is this button that hides the abilities bar with no way to show it again ?).
After that I was back to the map with weird symbols added.
I moved randomly.
I found a NPC at the top and a blinking square at the right. This seemed to be a combat but I couldn't understand what I was supposed to do.

At that point I considered I had enough with the nerve cracking sound and I gave up.

Then I took the time to read your lengthy reply to Runscar.
I agree with Newgrounds it is way too detailed for a game description.
You can remove all the attacks and potions descriptions that are already in the game on the corresponding screens. But you must give us some basic gameplay info : team of 4 characters, each having 5 abilities and 3 potions + the combat mechanics + what is displayed at the bottom of the screen.



RunscarRunscar

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

A lot of promise, but much too convoluted.
The menus are unintuitive and there's no clear explanation of the game mechanic.


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SelfishDream responds:

Here are some more detailed instructions. Newgrounds won't let me have the full thing in the description.

GOAL

Destroy the four painful memories of your past that have manifested into corporeal creations.
Then achieve Remorse by destroying the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul.
Only then you will become whole again.

STATS

Distribute your stats for each of the 4 characters.
To do this, click on the character's stat that you want to increase and then hold the UP ARROW KEY until you reach the desired number.
Holding the DOWN ARROW KEY will decrease the selected stat.
New disciplines will unlock depending on your stats.

HEALTH: Your health. Unlocks Health-based attacks
STAMINA: Resource for Strength-based attacks. Unlocks Stamina-based attacks.
MANA: Resource for Intelligence-based attacks. Unlocks Mana-based attacks
STRENGTH: Determines your damage using Strength-based attacks.
INTELLIGENCE: Determines your damage using Intelligence-based attacks.
DEXTERITY: Determines your ability to dodge physical attacks.
CONSTITUTION: Determines your ability to dodge magical attacks.
PHYSICAL DEFENSE: Determines your ability to absorb physical damage.
MAGIC DEFENSE: Determines your ability to absorb magical damage.
ACCURACY: Determines your ability to land critical attacks.
CHARISMA: Unlocks new dialogue from the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul.
CRITICAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE: Determines the damage of your critical physical attacks.
CRITICAL MAGIC DAMAGE: Determines the damage of your critical physical attacks.

DISCIPLINES

Choose your abilities for each of the 4 characters.
Each character can have a maximum of 5 abilities.
Each discipline has different requirements, damage modifier, resource drain and use.

FIST WEAPON damage 5 + STR stamina - 5 STR 10
SHORT BLADED WEAPON damage 10 + STR stamina - 10 STR 20
LONG BLADED WEAPON damage 15 + STR stamina - 15 STR 30
POLE WEAPON damage 20 + STR stamina - 20 STR 40
CLEAVING WEAPON damage 25 + STR stamina - 25 STR 50
BLUNT WEAPON damage 30 + STR stamina - 30 STR 60
CHAIN WEAPON damage 35 + STR stamina - 35 STR 70
SCYTHE WEAPON damage 40 + STR stamina - 40 STR 80
THROWING WEAPON damage 45 + STR stamina - 45 STR 90
BOW WEAPON damage 50 + STR stamina - 50 STR 100
KNOWLEDGE gain mana + 25 stamina - 100 STAMINA 100
STEAL steal item stamina - 50 STAMINA 500
RESTORATION +25 mana(5 turns) stamina - 25 STAMINA 500
PROTECTION physical defence + 25(5 turns) stamina - 100 PHYSICAL DEFENSE 25
DESTRUCTION strength + 25(5 turns) stamina - 100 STR 25
VIGOR dexterity + 25(5 turns) stamina - 100 DEX 25
GRIEF critical physical damage + 25(5 turns) stamina - 100 CRITICAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE 25
TRANSGRESSION -25 strength(5 turns) stamina - 100 STR 25
RUIN -25 dexterity(5 turns) stamina - 100 DEX 25
FURY -25 physical defense(5 turns) stamina - 100 PHYSICAL DEFENSE 25
PERSISTENCE -25 critical physical damage(5 turns) stamina - 100 CRITICAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE 25
HAZE deal damage based on missing life stamina - 1000 STAMINA 1000
EYE draws mana from enemy stamina - 100 STAMINA 500

PAIN damage 5 + INT mana - 5 INT 10
AGONY damage 10 + INT mana - 10 INT 20
MISERY damage 15 + INT mana - 15 INT 30
SORROW damage 20 + INT mana - 20 INT 40
EXILE damage 25 + INT mana - 25 INT 50
BANISHMENT damage 30 + INT mana - 30 INT 60
CORRUPTION damage 35 + INT mana - 35 INT 70
MALEVOLENCE damage 40 + INT mana - 40 INT 80
ETERNITY damage 45 + INT mana - 45 INT 90
PRISM damage 50 + INT mana - 50 INT 100
LIFE gain health + 25 mana - 100 MANA 100
CONSUME steal essence mana - 50 MANA 500
DEATH instantly kill an enemy mana - 1000 MANA 1000
REPLENISHMENT +25 health(5 turns) mana - 25 MANA 500
RESISTANCE magic defense + 25(5 turns) mana - 100 MAGIC DEFENSE 25
ILLUSION charisma + 25(5 turns) mana - 100 CHARISMA 25
COMPOSITION constitution + 25(5 turns) mana - 100 CONSTITUTION 25
DEFILEMENT critical magic damage + 25(5 turns) mana - 100 CRITICAL MAGIC DAMAGE 25
ARCANE intelligence + 25(5 turns) mana - 100 INT 25
FATE draws life from enemy mana - 100 MANA 500
INCANDESCENCE -25 intelligence(5 turns) mana - 100 INT 25
MONOLITH -25 constitution(5 turns) mana - 100 CONSTITUTION 25
NOVA -25 magic defense(5 turns) mana - 100 MAGIC DEFENSE 25
SUBSISTENCE -25 critical magic damage(5 turns) mana - 100 CRITICAL MAGIC DAMAGE 25

NATURE gain stamina + 25 health - 100 HEALTH 100
STOP enemy doesnt attack(3 turns) health - 100 HEALTH 100
GUARDIAN damage STR + INT health - 100 HEALTH 500
GIGABLADE damage dealt according to essence health - 100 HEALTH 500
RADIANCE physical + magic critical damage health - 100 HEALTH 500
TIME no random encounters for 5 minutes health - 50 HEALTH 100
NOURISHMENT +25 stamina(5 turns) health - 25 HEALTH 500
CONFUSION enemy attacks itself (5 turns) health - 100 HEALTH 100
DARKNESS damage over time(5 turns) health - 100 HEALTH 100
SWIFTNESS + 3 turns health - 100 HEALTH 100
TENACITY accuracy + 25(5 turns) health - 100 ACCURACY 25
RESURRECTION bring fallen ally back to life health - 100 HEALTH 100
EXISTENCE -25 accuracy(5 turns) health - 100 ACCURACY 25
PURITY cures negative status ailments health - 100 HEALTH 500
WRATH intelligence * 2 + strength * 2(2 turns) health - 100 HEALTH 500
WAR draws stamina from enemy health - 100 HEALTH 500
TELEPORTATION teleport to nexus health - 50 HEALTH 100
HELL sacrifice self to cause massive damage health - 1000 HEALTH 1000
HEAVEN sacrifice self mana stamina to resurrect allies health - 1000 HEALTH 1000

POTIONS

choose your potions for each of the 4 characters.
Each character can have a maximum of 3 potions.
Each potion has a different use, as well as different positive and negative effects.

POTION OF HEALTH +25 health
POTION OF STAMINA +25 stamina
POTION OF MANA +25 mana
POTION OF GROWTH +1 to a random stat
POTION OF RESURRECTION resurrects ally(10% life)
POTION OF LIGHT cures darkness
POTION OF CLAIRVOYANCE cures confussion
POTION OF MELTING cures stop
POTION OF SPEED +1 turn
POTION OF DARKNESS causes darkness(3 turns)
POTION OF CONFUSION causes confusion(3 turns)
POTION OF PETRIFICATION causes stop(3 turns)
POTION OF TELEPORTATION teleports party to the nexus
POTION OF DEATH instantly kills an ally and an enemy
POTION OF THE SOULLESS deals massive damage to party and enemies
POTION OF TIME replenishes lost time

THE NEXUS

Once you reach the Nexus, you can enter battles, fight with bosses and interact with the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul.
To interact with the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul, touch it and press the SPACEBAR.
To enter a battle, touch the spinning flashing rectangles and press the SPACEBAR.
To enter a boss fight, touch the moving up and down flashing polygons and press the SPACEBAR.
Defeat all 4 bosses to unlock your chance to defeat the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul.
You have a limited time to accomplish your task, but it can be replenished.

THE COMBAT

Combat is turn based.
Move the targeting cross using WASD towards an enemy or an ally.
Then chose your characters' abilities that you want to use by clicking the corresponding button from the menu.
The bottom button column of a character's menu represents its abilities.
The upper button column represents its potions.
The left white button is used when you want to forfeit that character's turn.
Red bars represent health, blue bars represent Mana, green bars represent Stamina.
Target offensive abilities towards enemies (upper part of the screen) and helpful ones towards allies (bottom part of the screen).
Every time a character uses an ability or a potion its turn ends.
Once all characters' turn has ended, enemies will attack.
Enemies use either magic or physical attacks to harm you, causing various ailments depending on their strength.
Each enemy attack reduces their Stamina or Mana.
Once it is depleted, they can no longer attack.
When an ally is black, it has been inflicted with Darkness.
When an ally is orange, it has been inflicted with Confusion.
When an ally is purple, it has been inflicted with Stop.
Each enemy's color represents the strength of your guilt's creations.
Grey > Green > Blue > Red
Every time you emerge victorious from a fight, you are awarded with a random amount of Essence and Items.
If Time runs out or your characters' Health is depleted, you will perish.

THE TRANSCENDENT FRAGMENT OF YOUR SOUL

Interacting with the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul you can

>LEVEL UP (Increase your characters' stats using Essence)
>IMPROVE ABILITIES (Increase the effectiveness of your characters' abilities)
>CHANGE ABILITIES (Change each character's abilities)
>REST (Replenish Health, Stamina, Mana, Time and cure all ailments)
>SAVE (Save your progress)
>SELL ITEMS (Sell your Items to gain Essence)
>BUY ITEMS (Buy Items using Essence)
>CREATE POTIONS (Use Items to create Potions)
>CHANGE POTIONS (Change each character's Potions)
>RANDOMIZE ABILITIES (Use all of your Essence to randomize each character's abilities)
>RANDOMIZE STATS (Use all of your Essence to randomize each character's stats)
>RANDOMIZE POTIONS (Use all of your Essence to randomize each character's potions)
>VIEW REQUIREMENTS (View each ability's stat requirements)
>TALK (Talk with the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul)
>REMORSE (Once all bosses are defeated, use this option to fight the Transcendent Fragment of your Soul)

Press the bottom right white polygon to exit the menu.