Hmmm...That's an interesting suggestion. If there is one thing I like
better than programming it is studying and researching history. As long
as I could remember I've always had an interest in archeology, history,
and anthropology. That's why movies, books, and games like Indiana
Jones, Rogue Angel, and Tomb Raider are so appealing for me. They give
me a chance to look into the passed, even a fictional one, and combine
history with action and adventure.
As a game developer with a passion for history and historical figures I
could easily see myself writing a game based on some important
historical person such as Joan of Ark. In terms of historic heroes Joan
of Ark definitely stands out. From what we know about her combat skills
and leadership ability she basically shows up one day in 1428 at the
palace of Charles VI and tells him she has a message from God that
France will fall if the English are not defeated at Orleans. Where upon
Charles gives her command of the French army, and she proceeds to break
the six month long siege at Orleans in nine days. Afterward she goes on
to have several more stunning victories before she is captured and
burned at the stake for the eronious crime of wearing mens clothing. A
lot of people think she was exicuted for witchcraft, but that was a
roomer started by the English to attempt to discredit Charles VI's claim
to the thrown by associating him with a mystic or witch.
Anyway, getting back ontopic, I'm sure I can dig up some kind of
historic figures for the game to use as lower bosses if I wish. Still
since this is suppose to be an arcade game loosely based on Castlevania
adding too much historical information, creating new bosses, etc would
probably be overkill. All I really wanted to do was create a nice
generic clone of Castlevania that captured the same great play and fun.
True indeed Tom.
Actually, sinse many developers, ---- particularly for arcade games
rarely do their homework as far as research goes, you might even
improve upon things.
For instance, instead of just cobbling together a skeletal horseman
boss and giving him a good name, ---- as was done with Raodane, why
not have him be an actual resurrected skeleton of a historical
character, brought back as a skeleton under the vampire's control?
imagine one of the three musqiteers as a skeleton, ---- or martial su
of The napolionic wars?
That would be both a cool boss, and an interesting bit of plot, ----
and not one included in original castlevania.
Even if the boss was just a smack and avoid affair in the best arcade
tradition, this could make things much more fun!
Beware the grue!
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