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Second Wind

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Sep 26, 2012 | 12:01 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Yep, it's done.

Second Wind, folks, Second Wind is here.

It's a witty blend of Text Adventure, Roguelike, and Sweet Simplicity.

All in all, there are 20 classes, three skills each, three major areas, four endings, countless monsters (as in, I'm too lazy to count them,) treasures, specialty shops, equips, weapons, and more.

Folks, this is one big game.

Also, there are medals, lots of em'

I sincerely dare you to beat the game on Nethack Difficulty.

And remember, dying is all a part of the experience :D



The last update was on October 21st, Version 1.57:

- Fixed up the Saiyan's awaken doing absolutely nothing.
- Fixed the broken meter glitch... Hopefully.
- The "explore" segment should run faster.
- And some other stuff I can't remember.

Send a PM with any additional problems and I'll get on them as soon as possible! <-- Now there's a wiki too!




Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a lovely game. I genuinely enjoyed the variety of enemies and the humorous text associated with most of them. I also enjoyed the shift in mood when reaching the third level - a purely humorous game would lack depth, but this one hints at thoughtfulness and personal insight. I have not yet attempted the Nethack Difficulty, but I look forward to it soon.

The variety and originality of the playable characters was also refreshing. Though among these, it seems that the Archer stands in a category of her own. I have unlocked most characters (not all, yet), and it seems that the Archer is the only one capable of replenishing her defence points - and, to top it off, to attack at the same time. This is important because it seems that winning a battle requires first destroying an enemy's set defence value before attacking HP. Of the playable characters I've unlocked and the enemies I've seen, none but the Archer had the ability to replenish defence. After offering a bit to Armon, the armour god, the Archer was nearly indestructible for as long as needed to pound away at other enemies' defence.

In other words, after moving to the second (green) level i took no damage except from counter-attacks, which were dealt by only a few enemy types. Defeating the major enemies at the end has so far been no problem whatsoever.

So, I will look forward to future development of this game, with the possible addition of new ranged classes (the Archer is the only one) and the addition of characters who can replenish defence (the Archer is the only one). At this point, the Archer stands in a character class truly of her own.

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squidly responds:

Now here's a helpful review!

As for the defense replenishing - the Warrior can do that as well, it's just he can't attack while doing so.

I've considered removing the Archer's defense bonus on "single shot" and replacing it with just a more accurate shot.

Though that means Archers become a heck of a lot more fragile.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What a brilliant little game. It starts off so simple so you can get the hang of it then it moves you into something strange, something unknown that you want to learn more about. So you traverse this straaaaange land and learn little tiny bits about what's going on around you, that just intrigues you more. So you continue and you find the end of the road. You learn the rest that you need to know, but there's still more to be discovered and you fight your way through to discover it. All by fucking pointing and clicking. It's so simple and complex at the same time. I LOVE it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game love it it kept me busy, and I am so glad to see that there are people that are making new 8-16 Bit games, It really makes me happy, because they are usually simple but are amazingly indepth, and I love this game because of the amount of classes you can play, its like playing a new game each time, but I don't know if its a bug or what but It seems impossible to hit the gods, unless there something I am missing secretly on how to kill the gods.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love:

The art
The Music
The Gameplay
The Just Everything

5/5 Keep it up

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


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