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New Game+ ??

Postby CrazyBernie » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:23 am

Call me silly, and maybe I've been playing too much Dead Space and the like, but I think it would be a cool feature.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, New Game+ (or New Game Plus) means once you beat the game, you can restart from the beginning with your current character/stats/equipment.

There could be a couple of ways to handle this:

1. Only allow the character(s) that finished the game to use the New Game+ mode
2. Once the game is beaten, the New Game+ mode can be used to create a new character that starts at the highest level the game was completed at


This would enhance the replayability, as well as encourage people to complete the game at least once. For those hardcore players, an extra difficulty mode could be introduced that toughens up the enemies to keep things interesting, and maybe some special items/weapons/armor would only drop in the NG+ mode. It would also give the opportunity to experiment with some crazy gameplay ideas that you might not implement in a regular run-through.

I guess the biggest concern with something like this would be the impact on programming and the editing tools... it might have to be relegated to something a bit more simple that what I've imagined to be able to implement without consuming a large amount of development time.

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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby Necromis » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:58 am

couldn't you just bump up everything by a certain factor to meet the higher level character, so that the starting rats and such are the same match for the high level as they were for the first level, and then scale everyone else accordingly. Say some factor of 10 or something. Could actually have a whole new list of items/monsters. If the stats are stored in a DB the plus game could just access a hardcore DB vs the normal play thru DB.
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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby Vroqren » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:52 pm

Yeah - like Neoquest (Oh yeah - I still play that), after you kill the main boss, you go through and play the entire game again, but your character is just as good, then again, for the real boss.
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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby King_ov_Death » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:15 am

I actually like this idea. Maybe this mode would have more (and harder) enemies.
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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby blatherbeard » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Ill throw my hat into loving this idea.
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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby SpottedShroom » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:48 pm

Yeah, this would be fun. People are evidently already doing it by removing all the map files from their save, so why not make it official?

For extra craziness, allow people to play in harder enemies mode on the first play through!
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Re: New Game+ ??

Postby Aldbeski » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:18 am

yeah actually this will be a good idea > i'm surprised no body thought about it before
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