23 3 / 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by A Link Between Worlds. Fun times.

I was pleasantly surprised by A Link Between Worlds. Fun times.

23 3 / 2014

Experimenting with Photoshop brushes. Ulki is still one of my favourite FE characters ever.

Experimenting with Photoshop brushes. Ulki is still one of my favourite FE characters ever.

28 1 / 2014

Trying to get used to Inkling with some sketches of Piisamirotta.
It’s alarming how much I relate to this character.

Trying to get used to Inkling with some sketches of Piisamirotta.

It’s alarming how much I relate to this character.

12 1 / 2014

Found a sketch of Raguruzet in my art folder from few months back and decided to finish it. 
This man’s colour scheme is impossible to work with. If anyone needs me, I’ll be sobbing in a corner, goodbye.

Found a sketch of Raguruzet in my art folder from few months back and decided to finish it. 

This man’s colour scheme is impossible to work with. If anyone needs me, I’ll be sobbing in a corner, goodbye.

08 1 / 2014

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Taka is having none your out of character nonsense today, Blackquill.

07 1 / 2014

Recess on the prosecution’s side.
These two were pretty much the perfect comedy duo and I kind of wish that we had seen more of them interacting with each other.

Recess on the prosecution’s side.

These two were pretty much the perfect comedy duo and I kind of wish that we had seen more of them interacting with each other.

03 11 / 2013

mutedamaryllis asked: what's the legend of kartia about? what do you like about it? :D

Ohohoho, you have no idea what you’ve just unleashed! Once I get started on Kartia, I’ll never shut up!

The Legend of Kartia is set in a world where anything can be created by using magical cards called kartia. The game has two separate storylines, which intersect at some points. One of the storylines follows the life of Lacryma Christi, a shrine warrior who basically lives and breathes law and religion. Her story concentrates a lot on Lacryma’s personal struggles as she learns that the world is not as black and white as she thought. The main character of the other story is Toxa Classico, a rather childish and indecisive knight. His story is a classic “save the damsel is distress” with a twist or two. Both stories involve the same group of villains: Akueldo, an organization of extremist encrypters. Encrypters are a kind of kartia specialists who do a lot of research on the subject and the extremists find that laws are holding their progress back and so they rebel against the system. Doesn’t sound all that evil except that they do some really quite terrible things and although they (or most of them) probably don’t mean it, their main goal might actually destroy the world. So yeah. They need to be stopped.

My favourite things about the game are probably the story, the method of storytelling and the characters. The two intertwining stories create an interesting dynamic: one story raises a whole bunch of questions and the other one answers them. To get the full picture of what’s going on you need to play both stories, take note of all the pieces of information and then connect the dots. Though they do work pretty well as individual stories too. The characters are interesting and likeable. We see a lot of internal struggle and character development, which is awesome. 

As for the game mechanics, it’s a pretty simple turn-based strategy RPG spiced up by kartia magic and a bunch of other fun details. Personally I like it and this was actually the game that made me fall in love with the turn-based strategy genre. Sadly, it’s a bit too easy to be truly challenging and the AI is pretty terrible. In the later game where my units were overleveled 50% of the battle time was spent on chasing down the enemies who were constantly running away from me instead of even trying to attack.

Wow, that was long. Sorry for rambling so much, haha.

03 11 / 2013

Karis Mia Cavaliere
I thought The Legend of Kartia wouldn’t be as good as I remember because that’s usually the case with nostalgic games but turns out, it’s even better than I remembered.

Karis Mia Cavaliere

I thought The Legend of Kartia wouldn’t be as good as I remember because that’s usually the case with nostalgic games but turns out, it’s even better than I remembered.

28 9 / 2013

Note to self: draw less faces and more full-body pictures.

09 9 / 2013

Not one bit.

Not one bit.