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Legends of Chila

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oliver
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Version: The Conquerors
LEGENDS OF CHILA
By Oliver, member of Tsunami Studios

This is a short cutscene depicting the events that took place ages ago in the legendary realm of Chila, where the Shapeshifters - people with the ability to turn themselves into animals - lived. The two brothers Virgil and Zanath return to Chila after a thousand years in exile, but they return to bitter tears and a Chila at war.

It is not likely that this will ever become a campaign, at least not in a two-year perspective. I made it because I wanted to explore the possibilities the AoK editor has to offer for fictitious fantasy stories. I attempted to express emotion, feelings, a kind of "Paradise Lost" atmosphere. It is also my mot poetic work so far. My ambition was to make art, not just a game.

This cutscene requires a high-performance computer. I've personally got a laptop with a 2,66 Mhz P4 processor and 512 Mb of RAM, and it runs this cutscene without the slightest lag. I also tested it on a six years old computer with a 1,4 Mhz processor and 128 Mb of RAM, and it managed to run it with some lag. The result was that the music went slightly out of sync with the cutscene. This can unfortunately not be fixed. So, if you have the opportunity to play this on a good comp, please do so. :-)

-Oliver

PS. Sorry for the big file size. I don't want to compress the music too hard. DS.

PPS. Thanks to Mashek for inspiration (not to mention a few excellent sounds I shamelessly borrowed from him ;-) DDS.
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newIdea Yeah, so when you sent this to me, no lIver, I couldn't help myself, I had to write a review. It may seem wierd to post it so soon, but I couldn't wait. People should know how great this is.

P.S. - no lIver, I figured out what the beginning scene reminded me of, a pop-up book! Most people would probably think it's impossible to make a pop-up book in AoK, but you did it. :p

Awesome job,
- nI
Mashek
Staff
Official Reviewer
I just had to write a review the moment that cut-scene finished! Awesome job, Ollie! ;)

[Edited on 01/01/07 @ 07:23 PM]

oliver
File Author
Hey, hey, calm down boys. Being a little excessively enthusiastic, I think. ;-)

I know there are a few grammatical errors in there, but I did the best I could given the restraint that English is only my second language. Next time I'll get someone to play test it before I upload it to the 'smith.

Will there ever be a sequel, then? Dunno. Not now, that's for sure. First and foremost, I gotta finish Lightning & Thunder, then I'll probably take a break.

Thanks both of you, those were excellent reviews! :-)
dale_fan3 What? Possibly not going to make another one? What about the kid? He was promised more story! You can't lie to a child! Thats not fair! Please make more, even if you need to take a break!
Stephen Richards
Official Reviewer
Well done Oliver. This is really excellent. Good to see someone not only using the many new tricks and techniques - most of which you probably discovered anyway - but using them to such great effect.
Julius999
Official Reviewer
Wow, that was amazing! Definitely deserves the ratings and hype. And to think I nearly rejected it on the basis it might take more than my usual 20 second download limit.

Lots of new creative tricks - the stars in the sky being my favourite. I'd like to know how to do that shape-shifting and the enemy army moving so close together, but I expect Oliver isn't telling.

In conclusion, this is one of the best things in the blacksmith recently (certainly makes my submission look shoddy). Oh well, Oliver just killed off every project in progress.

Glad to see you've started making your triggers in English now also! Yes, I just had to rip it apart in the editor ;)

Suggestion - Tiny little thing but, it should be "cowardly rat" not "coward rat".

I like your method of keeping the dead body fresh by the way, very ingenious.

[Edited on 06/26/06 @ 02:49 PM]

SOK_He11s_Angels I feel kinda guilty for not paying for admission and bringing roses to toss to your feet.
Darkjedilarry da goodliest cutscene ever; besides the fact that you do all those trigger trix that nobody knows about, or mabye its just me, XD. the only thing was that you repeated the same words, like "son", or "brother". that got annoying fast, but besides that, i hope you can do other things like this (god commands you to make a sequel)
edit:and i agree with SOK. *sniffle*

[Edited on 06/28/06 @ 12:11 AM]

Ingo van Thiel Great cutscene, oliver. Very epic and atmospheric, with lots of surprising tricks and twists.
Dantares IV Absolutely excellent!!!!! I think this is the best cutscene I have ever saw before!!!!!
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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Pacing5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.7
Statistics
Downloads:7,512
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Size:8.01 MB
Added:06/23/06