Recent posts by ilk1986 on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / RPG Shooter: Starwish

Tessa ending? Boooooooo! I wish he would have given us the special ending/golden ending as a canon choice, because it’s the one in which Ginny survives and everyone is happy. I mean if I HAD to pick one ending, it’d be Tessa’s, but they were all wonderful, some of them heart-wrenching (oh god, Ginny! MY FEELS Y______Y). The special one was definitely by far and away my favorite.

Also, where’s the confirmation?

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Topic: General Gaming / Frantic 3

Hey guys, bumping this thread from the abyss: Frantic 3 on its way!

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Abortion

It’s the mother’s body. While that something is inside her, she can deal with that something in any way she wishes.

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Topic: General Gaming / Mardek 3 vs. Epic Battle Fantasy 3

From what I can tell, Mardek seems not to be able to make up its mind about taking itself seriously (the story) or not (the dialogue). While EBF3 is completely up front about it being a game with a plot just for the lulz, and its charm is in the fact that it doesn’t take itself seriously at all.

Now while I haven’t played Mardek (and by the sounds of it, don’t want to), EBF3 gets mark downs from me due to the fact that it’s just simply out and out frustrating on epic difficulty. When you can have level-capped, maxed-out characters with full-on buffs and for whatever reason get your party wiped out in a volley or two, that’s just unacceptable in my book.

That said, if you’re looking for story, I think Starwish wrecks either of them. Easily.

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Topic: General Gaming / - Most overrated games on Kongregate -

Upgrade Complete
Upgrade Complete 2
Mushroom Madness

Both Learn to Fly games
Anything with a big dumb blue elephant also

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Topic: General Gaming / RPG Game in the making - suggestions?

How about this: a story that doesn’t fucking suck. Seriously. The rest of your game (and I do mean the rest of your game) can be forgiven if your writing is good.

Case in point? Starwish.

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Topic: Kongregate / A guide to making a top 20 game on kongregate

Originally posted by Exemaf:

here is what you do:

1. make a mediocre game that is addicting (minimal story and many ways to mess around)
2. add internet memes (so it gets 5 stars for being “OMG SO FUNAY!!!”)
3. a few months later, take your game and add a few minor things. Release it as a sequel
4. repeat step 3 until you get a game in the top 20 games.
5. Enjoy all the free money you got by using internet memes in a terrible game.

BROTIP: use stencyl to make your game for FASTER PROFITS!!!

Here is one epic exception to these woeful rules

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Topic: General Gaming / Golden Age Gaming

IMO I think what is great about today is that a single person can make a true gem of a game. For instance, consider the RPG Last Scenario, as well as here on Kongregate, RPG Shooter Starwish. If a single person or a handful of people can make such works of art in about a year, what’s keeping AAA studios from absolutely blowing them out of the water by hiring several such visionary individuals?

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Topic: General Gaming / RPG Shooter: Starwish

Well, frankly, I’m of the opinion that Ginny Good End aka Special End should be canon. Why we can’t vote for that is beyond me, because that puts the best (and actually most believable) ending to the story—the rest are simply a case of “well why THAT character over ALL the others” not to mention that Ginny’s and Johnny’s explicitly suck, Nef’s and Mare’s require far more suspension of disbelief, Swig and Deadeye are far more secondary in the game than most others besides Johnny, and Tessa’s just has bad implications for Nef and Mare (no Janni transform, Lucerna kaboom’d, death in short order).

Special end just seems to make the most sense given all of the above negative consequences.

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Topic: General Gaming / RPG Shooter: Starwish

The gameplay left much to be desired. Being unable to avoid the laser beams on the final boss = very irritating. And on a whole, the gameplay is no Frantic/Frantic2/BulletHeaven

But the plot/characters are the best I’ve ever seen in a flash game and the emotional responses the endings got out of me more or less blew away any game I’ve ever played past the golden age of RPGs on the SNES.

Makes you realize…if a couple of people can make such an experience…why is it that professional game companies can’t deliver anything memorable? Odds are, I’ll remember this game for a LONG time, right there with Seiken Densetsu 3, Chrono Trigger, FFVII, and FFX.

Very, very well done in the story department, which just goes to show that no matter what kind of gameplay you have, it’ll be forgotten. But a good story is immortal.

Well done, Starwish team. That said, please don’t ruin this game with a sequel. The experience was too beautiful, and any of the endings deliver a sense of closure—of course, the special ending should be the canon one—when EVERYONE gets to be happy =).


Topic: General Gaming / Epic Duel.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / Tips for Darkness on Elements

6 devourer 6 black dragon 3 life drain 3 steal 12 obsidian pillar.


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Topic: General Gaming / Alteil

Just came up on a new online CCG.

Anyhow, here’s the gist of it: very innovative system, very well designed game.

Essentially it’s a sort of lovechild of MtG and Kongai in that it has the rarity tiers and less control over attacks, but the same sort of “every unit valuable, combine units with spells to achieve great results” playstyle as Kongai.

The art is drawn by the premier anime and manga artists in Japan.

The music is also quite phenomenal. I’d venture to say that it’s a far more professionally made game than any of the hundreds of thousands of games on Kong.

The only downside is that the learning curve is rather steep because of the innovative system involved, so it can possibly become rather frustrating. There is a very helpful community, however.

Furthermore, there are far more cards than either ElementsCCG or Kongai has, and so the possibilities are out there, assuming you manage to collect enough. Of course, newbies get one card a day (there are a few hundred, and in order to play a creature in your deck, you need at least two copies).

To get you started though, you get access to a fully-fledged deck which can compete at some of the highest levels as you modify it organically with your random one card a day.

But if you really want to take a shortcut, you could shell out some cash and buy the cards at a much quicker rate. (I personally don’t since I’m fundamentally against buying virtual goods, but the call is up to you)

That said, as we speak, the game’s developers are working to make it even more inclusive for the vast majority of players, so in my opinion, a good game is getting even better rather quickly.

Anyhow, here’s the link:

And please say that Demongod referred you (my handle there), so I can receive some credit for it.

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Topic: General Gaming / Frantic 3

Hmmm…well frankly, I think a lot of things got broken this version. 3 of the wingman upgrades suck, and 2 of the weps. Tons of useless equips as well.


And backgrounds. You gotta have the backgrounds.

Other than that, the game is awesome.

And bump for great justice.

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Topic: General Gaming / Which class do u choose in every game?

The badass one-shot kill type. Ninja, B-Gear, melee agility, etc…

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Miss kongai 2008

LOLZ. Rumiko would win since she’s the best of them.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Kongai Card Set idea: Knights/Crusader

Hilde Von Krohn FTW!

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Topic: General Gaming / sratcraft or warcraft?

Most starcraft games are 3V3 BGH EXPERTS!1111111 or worse. If not that, then it’s a bunch of Koreans that nobody feels like playing against.

War3 had Enmity Campaign before it became crap. That game when it was good was better than DotA will ever be.

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Topic: General Gaming / Warlords Call to Arms 2?

First was terrible.

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Topic: General Gaming / Dog eat dog - A failure...

I got to the O_o WTFOMGTHEY’REFUCKINGHUGE dogs. Is it even possible to ever eat those?

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Topic: General Gaming / Bubble Tanks 2: Help guide

Super fighter: Very meh.
Leech tank: Ugh bad.
BFT carrier: stand there and just spam and things die.
BFT: haven’t tested it but I imagine same as above
Drone tank: apparently sucks
Ghost Sniper: Special is just stupid. The immobilization isn’t worth eating everything you do afterwards in terms of homing stuff. The weapon more than makes up for it though. The weapon is just AMAZING.

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Topic: General Gaming / sratcraft or warcraft?

Starcraft? Warcraft?


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] plz Put Card Trading Into Kongai

Nezzadar…I started right at the Helene challenge. I used my starters for Ambrosia, Herbal, and Valk Charm.

None of them are in my deck right now, which is vial corny, Tomes Cain, and Insignia Yoshi.

Furthermore, I have neither Ashi nor Rumiko.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] plz Put Card Trading Into Kongai

Okay, so what if we just decided to cardfarm via 2 wins from our alt, and then forfeiting vs. our alt once? If wins are the only things that count, what’s keeping someone from going 2000-1000 or something? There’s no hard and fast rule to determine who card-farmed and who didn’t.

Now for this argument:

Who are the people that Kongregate is trying to draw in with Kongai? The only place I can think of that talks about Kongai is Sirlin’s own website, and all of those people are already here. All of the other people IMO would play the flash games with or without the cards, and if you needed to say “look at this game”, then for all intents and purposes, you could put a pretty picture in a big rectangle, without having said pictures do anything.

I also see no reason to keep people from obtaining all of the cards. Are there no other rewards in the whole wide universe that’ll keep people coming back to Kongregate other than the Kongai cards? For all of its resourcefulness, and the collection of talented people dedicated to keeping this site running, I am sure they can think of something that could go into those weekly challenges that people would like to get simply for the sake thereof, rather to use in playing Kongai.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] plz Put Card Trading Into Kongai

grza, the reason to exclude match-won cards is to prevent card-farming.