Author Topic: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects  (Read 2696 times)

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #20 on: 03 Nov 2020, 20:28 »
I will try to fix that.
There is no order of buttons because it's random :)


Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #22 on: 03 Nov 2020, 21:04 »
Hmm...If I download this updated and corrected version, will my saved games still work?

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #23 on: 04 Nov 2020, 11:26 »
Hmm...If I download this updated and corrected version, will my saved games still work?

Probably not. You will have access to them, but they will most likely crash the game. You will have to try to know.

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #24 on: 04 Nov 2020, 12:20 »
Just try and let me know, please :)

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #25 on: 04 Nov 2020, 14:16 »
Hmm...If I download this updated and corrected version, will my saved games still work?

Probably not. You will have access to them, but they will most likely crash the game. You will have to try to know.

Shadow, perhaps it's obvious, but you can download the corrected version in another folder, then you will have access to the saved games from both versions of the game. You don't have to overwrite your first version of the game. The saved games are not stored in the game folder.

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #26 on: 04 Nov 2020, 14:38 »
Hmm...If I download this updated and corrected version, will my saved games still work?

Probably not. You will have access to them, but they will most likely crash the game. You will have to try to know.

Shadow, perhaps it's obvious, but you can download the corrected version in another folder, then you will have access to the saved games from both versions of the game. You don't have to overwrite your first version of the game. The saved games are not stored in the game folder.

Sorry, I'm not clear on the answer, so I'll reword the question: if I download the revised version, will I have to start from the beginning or can I just pick up from where I left off by restoring?

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Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #27 on: 04 Nov 2020, 14:59 »
Hmm...If I download this updated and corrected version, will my saved games still work?

Probably not. You will have access to them, but they will most likely crash the game. You will have to try to know.

Shadow, perhaps it's obvious, but you can download the corrected version in another folder, then you will have access to the saved games from both versions of the game. You don't have to overwrite your first version of the game. The saved games are not stored in the game folder.

Sorry, I'm not clear on the answer, so I'll reword the question: if I download the revised version, will I have to start from the beginning or can I just pick up from where I left off by restoring?

The new version will use the same save folder and files (if you haven't delete these manually).
When running the new version of the game you can load the savegame, but there is a small risk that at a certain point the game will break. You'll see.
If the game does break, you'll have to play the game fresh from the beginning. You than better: quit the game (if needed), delete the savegame folder, restart the game.

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #28 on: 04 Nov 2020, 15:04 »
OK, thanks for the answer! I am pretty far into the game so I think I'll just keep playing and hopefully I won't hit any bugs. I'd rather not have to start from the beginning.

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #29 on: 05 Nov 2020, 10:15 »
Yes, at this point you were almost at the end. If your savegame doesn't work and you don't want to play it again from the beginning, you can watch the end in the Let's Play video, or perhaps I can send you a savegame at the right point in the story :)

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #30 on: 05 Nov 2020, 14:44 »
Yes, at this point you were almost at the end. If your savegame doesn't work and you don't want to play it again from the beginning, you can watch the end in the Let's Play video, or perhaps I can send you a savegame at the right point in the story :)

Hey, no worries. It seems that the bug was only triggered if you click to skip, but I played through that section and it was really not that difficult. Kind of fun, too. I'll post comments on the game when I have a chance later.

Cheers

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #31 on: 05 Nov 2020, 21:09 »
Thank you very much, I am glad you could go through ♥

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #32 on: 06 Nov 2020, 03:48 »
Well, I finished last night and here are my comments:

Overall, it's an AMAZING piece of work. What absolutely stands out more than anything else is the story. I realize your goal was to present a graphic and interactive novel rather than an adventure game, but the puzzles actually take the complete experience to another level. As far as the story, you've really generated your own world based on the Western genre, but with races, and in-depth characters and really interesting interactions and personalities.

I realize that the characters, backgrounds and music are taken from different sources, but that makes no difference to me. Everything just worked together beautifully.

As far as the puzzles, while most of them were not too difficult, they are on par with many adventure games. I have to confess to getting stuck once and having to consult the walkthrough. I think that what I liked about the puzzles was actually because instead of being bizarre just for the sake of stumping and challenging the player, they seem to add a dimension of reality to the game. They are of the type that you would actually face in the real world: losing items, not knowing where to acquire things, having to persuade people to gain their trust and so on. I think that it actually brought the game to life in a way.

As I noted, the animation style is interesting in the sense that rather than items moving smoothly, they kind of flashed to different points of the screen. I am not sure if I prefer that style over characters moving, but it did work. The "voice acting" of the characters making noises or saying sound bites rather than reading the script was pretty unusual as well.

There are only two things that I would suggest doing differently:
- Once the save was working for the English edition (thank you for that!), the savegame slots are numbered. Most games either store a picture of where you are at or let you choose a name for the game so you know what is what. I accidentally overwrote my save a number of times (I must have been clicking save instead of load after loading a previous game or something) but this can be improved
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There really should be a warning that one scene is not appropriate for minors or players who have a problem with adult scenes. Most players would have no problem but a warning for those who do would be a good idea


Overall, an excellent immersive and enjoyable experience. Well done, and I look forward to chapter 3!



Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #33 on: 06 Nov 2020, 07:34 »
Thank you very much, Shadow, that is precisely my goal with my games and I am very happy you enjoyed this one :)
I will try to remember your advices for the next ones.

And, yes, this is my most "mature" game, in terms of violence and nudity. I should warn the players more clearly I think :)

Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #34 on: 22 Feb 2021, 02:04 »
I played this before chapter one in order to be able to play most games from last year before the award nominations. But I can safely say that I'll play the other chapters about Wendy Whedon, as well.

I gather that Marion makes comics/graphic novels? The story and world building is very rich, and this looks and feels like a graphic novel come to life. The distinctive style of  providing stills or part of animations makes it different from most other games here. While I'd classify this as a visual novel of sorts, there're surprisingly many puzzles/tasks given the genre. Hats off for a brilliant story and one of last year's most fully painted characters. Now I'm just hoping to see all your games in English eventually.


Re: Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
« Reply #35 on: 27 Feb 2021, 06:32 »
Thank you very much, Heltenjon ! This means a lot to me !  :-[
Yes, I am a comic book artist, and I make games in order to give life to my characters and worlds in a different way than books and drawings :)
I am very happy you enjoyed this game.