Sup, bros! First things first: EPISODE 07 public build is here. Go to my twitter for details. Also welcome to the most family friendly place on planet earth: AKABUR's Monday Post!
So... I will continue to spam you with random pics of me drawing because I am a serious and supper professional artist now. No edgy jokes, here. No sir. Only art.
Speaking of art, have you heard the news? EPISODE 07 public build is out! Along with the APK file. Yay! Public build contains considerably less typos and bugs then the patrons-only version I released last week. Thank you everyone for reporting those typos and making the game better ^^
The reception. So, Episode 07 was received well, and I am more or less pleased with how it turned out. There were some rumblings on some forums, but they are always there, no matter what I do it's: "Akabur hit a new low with his latest update didn't he?".
Yes I know, this one was short, yes I know it was basically just one story arc, yes I know there was no new costumes or shows. But like I said I was feeling like crap through out the big portion of it's development cycle so I am just happy that I managed to dish out a decent piece of entertainment none the less ^^ Anyway, thank you for your support guys. :)
Also shout out to MUPLUR (patreon.com/muplur) for creating this episode's cover (completely free of charge) for me. You are a damn hero, my friend. ^^
The work. So, it's been 1 week since Episode 07 was released for the patrons. Throughout this week I was mainly working on the story for Ep.08. To be honest this wasn't a very productive week though... That is the worst thing about creative writing for me... Unlike with drawing when if you spent 8 hours working on a shitty picture - you will still have a shitty picture, when writing it's... Well, it's a bit different. Anyway, I still managed to get some work done, and have BIG hopes for this week :)
Speaking of shitty pictures. I plan to share the original version of that CG of Hermione chilling at the bathroom stall (that didn't make it into the game) next week through a patrons-only post, so feel free to look forward to that :)
To other news. I finished XC2 few days ago. I know very few people care, but I would like to share my final thoughts about the game after 96 hours.
So, closer to the end of the game I grew to absolutely despise the game's battle system. Honestly it's got to be the worst battle system in an JRPG I ever had a chance to experience. Next is the difficulty settings... Discovering that I can just go into the game options at any time and mess around with some sliders there making enemies super weak was weird, and made the battles even more meaningless. Honestly that sort of difficulty adjustments like that should be hidden behind a cheat-code. And when you activate it should lock you out of a true ending or something.
Time skipping was supper weird to. At any point of the game you can just pause and rotate the clock any way you want and there is no transitions or anything, the time of day just changes instantly. That kind of killed the immersion a bit for me -_-
Big maps. Oh My God! It takes forever to run from one side of the map to another. And no, it's not a good thing. And yes there is fast-travel, but it helps only a little. And the devs obviously knew about this since there is a freaking AUTO-RUN button! So basically we have an auto battle setting and an auto-run button... Fun -_-
The good. Everything else about XC2 I absolutely loved though! The world, the music, the story (for the most part) and the character design! The character design is in particular I found to be absolutely fantastic! Lot of boobs and panty shots and such. Seriously every time I boot up the game it's like an assault of pleasure on my eyes :) And that's it. I would give that game 9 out of 10 easily ^_^
I have a long list of Japanese games that I want to play on Switch. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is up next. I am only few hors in, but I absolutely love it so far. And it comes with Japanese audio. Yay! ^_^
And this is it I think. I still have a few message/comments/emails to reply to and then I need to get back to work. Thank you for your support, guys.
Love you <3