Time has passed, questions has been raised:
"Is this mod dead?"
"This mod seem awful, will it get better?"
"It's too short! :'("
Well folks, TFO is not dead. It just started, and hopefully I will give you details of what will happen in the coming months, your questions will hopefully be answered.
For a starter, let's take look at some statics:
- Coding: 90-95% complete
Modeling: 90% complete
Sound: 70% complete
Scripting: 95% complete
Materials: 95% complete
Mapping: 60% complete
Choreography: 0% complete // Really need voice actors for this part, seriously...
Now let's see, TFO v1.0 Beta took maximum about 30 min to finish.
And why is that? Simply because I barely had added any story build up, simple objectives, few enemies. But this will change, both gameplay, atmosphere, feeling will change. I will create lots of notes to immerse the player and tell the story of what sins Schienzel committed within his mansion. Attached to every note there will be a storyteller. And the objectives will be more revealing and difficult to complete.
New enemies has been added, new NPC's as well as a whole new HUD, and new weapons, fixed ironsight with fov. As well I have remade the main menu, added new panels, etc...
Pretty much The Forgotten Ones v2.0 is a full remake.
Chapter 1 will be greatly expanded, while Chapter 2 will be pimped up with details. And during loading screen I have added loading images for a better atmosphere. And chapter 3 will be expanded too. And a new chapter will also be featured in this release.
So perhaps now your question is: "Will v2.0 be the final release?" the answer is No. There will be a third release which will feature the two last chapters. And who knows what more will be featured in the final release... I need time to think what will happen next and how I will illustrate it in-game, even though I already have the images in my head. Unfortunately it needs more effort to put such an idea appear on to the screen.
From now on I will not reveal a lot of pictures, videos, etc... I'm working very hard and so far I'm feeling confident that v2.0 will really be big. So stay tuned, this mod is not dying. This mod is growing for every hour. But as a secret, but yet I will release a maximum 5 min gameplay video in the coming months...
So that's all for now, thanks for reading. And I hope you will all give this mod a second chance to prove itself, I'm certain v2.0 will be worth playing. Now I have said what I want to say, it's up to you folks to decide whether or not you would like to try it out, or perhaps you would rather wait for the 5 min gameplay video to get excited. ;)
Check my homepage here: Fun-Piranesi Dev
And if you ever got stuck in TFO v1.0/v1.5 Beta then check out this walkthrough: