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Chapter I-X Package v1.00:
http://freebirdgames.com/Q_C1-10.exe

Continuation save-file from end of C9:
http://freebirdgames.com/Q-Save_C9_End.rar
Password: freebird


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2. Chapter X: "Sleeping Angel"; <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>



Well, it's been the most ridiculous delay in the project thus far due to numerous unexpected factors (including the production of "Do You Remember My Lullaby"). But I am happy to say that after half a year, Quintessence is now back on track, and Chapter X is finally up and ready!!



Not only that, the entire game has received several notable mechanical improvements that have been demanded by you! Including:

  • Auto-Save Archives
    Ever had a particular scene somewhere that you wanted to watch again, but didn't have a close save file to go from? From May 16th on, Quintessence will contain an archive folder that collects save files that are automatically generated at the beginning of notable cut-scenes, of upwards of ~5 save files per chapter. These records will be conveniently named after their respective chapter and the scenes' key words, and can be simply copied over to the main game folder to be loaded.
  • In-Battle Transformation Improved
    Lunair's in-battle transformation system will now effectively pause the battle and actions, so you can thoughtfully and carefully select your desired form in peace without being bitten on the tail.
  • Intro Smoothened
    We've realized that we went overboard with the game-play complexity and difficulty in the revamped intro last release, and it is now mended accordingly. The intro is now shortened and much less confusing, which should provide a much smoother entrance to the project's main focus of story. So if you know someone who attempted Quintessence and gave up due to the difficulty of the intro, let them know that we heard their feedback and spearheaded into fixing the problem for them!
  • New music tracks!
  • NPC #26 in Aeria is now wearing a red hat instead of blue.
    Fixed.


And now, some more info on Chapter X:



Length: ~1 hour 20 minutes.

While Chapter IX was somewhat vanilla, Chapter X is more progressive as far as story goes. It, like most of the chapters, is cut-scene heavy with some game-play to the side. However, our new auto-save and save generator functions should accommodate it well.

The pace of the chapter is mostly mild and mellow. However, as it reaches a climax towards the end, there are a chain of critical heavy action sequences - something that hasn't happened since Chapter 6. I personally feel that they're some of the best scenes in the game thus far, but you be the judge.

The battle system does make an appearance again in the chapter. However, it doesn't happen for a while. But when it does, remember that the new Bear form is now available to Lunair! While it is quite slow and lacks variety in attacks, it gains a bonus of +500HP - that's more than double the human form's HP, and acts as a great tank.

And lastly, I'll leave a few more preview screenshots:




Major thanks to Arwym for the huge help with the forum! We are still working on it, and hopefully everything will be done soon!


For in-game discussion, please make new threads in the In-Game Discussions board instead of posting them here. Thanks. c:
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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 03:58:17 PM »
FINALLY! YEAH!  :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: I've been sitting here refreshing the forum page for 2 hours!  ;) YAY! A NEW QUINTESSENCE CHAPTER  :gothat!:

Must Play QUINTESSENCE!

Love the forum by the way, it looks really cool (from a ten second glance while this page was loading).

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 03:59:55 PM »
Kan, I love you from all of my heart  :'(
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything can ever be this good again
The only thing i'll ever ask of you, you gotta promise not to stop when i say when..

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 04:00:28 PM »
^i second that  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 04:00:42 PM »
yeeeeeeeyyyyyy :reivsmile: chapter 10 :-*
and the forum looks cool,great work guys :reivsmile:

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 04:01:35 PM »
Everything looks so good, before I download this I must say
I love you Kan with all my heart
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If anything can ever be this good again
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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009, 04:01:46 PM »
Thanks guys. c: Big thanks to Arwym for the forum help - She worked extremely hard making everything stand and fixing frustrating bugs.

Chapter X is a bit cut-scene heavy (good side being that it = more story), and is fairly mellow for the most part; but it speeds up at the end.

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 04:02:49 PM »
Its out!
And it looks amazing!
Good job  :)

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 04:03:36 PM »
Great, I just needed a break from my work :reivsmile:

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009, 04:05:29 PM »
more story :-*that's good to hear ;D

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2009, 04:08:51 PM »
I just played from the beginning of chapter VII until the carnival.
However, now downloading Chapter X and looking forward to it. I think I will skip the end of Chapter VIII and Chapter X just cant wait.

I like the new forum style, btw.

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 04:15:32 PM »
YES! FINALLY IT'S OUT!

I've been watching Twilight Zone, reading comics, and doing random stuff waiting for this to come out. YES IT'S OUT!
Portals... must capture... ALL the portals... (click image to enlarge)

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2009, 04:16:18 PM »
I have a folder with auto save compilation for everything right now, I'll be uploading that later today. c: But I played through them with a frame rate set to 3 times the normal (for speed), and it may have some effect, though probably not.

Either way, if anyone here does complete the game from start to finish, feel free to share your auto-save archive compilation!

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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2009, 04:17:49 PM »
Wahoo!  Finally getting to play Chapter X will be my best reward.  :)

Sorry about the emoticons.  They were reset to the defaults during the upgrade to the new version of SMF.  >.<  I forgot about that.


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Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2009, 04:18:30 PM »
Either way, if anyone here does complete the game from start to finish, feel free to share your auto-save archive compilation!

Will do if I remember to. Maybe on a second run-through
Portals... must capture... ALL the portals... (click image to enlarge)