While I know you want to keep things relatively accurate to griek myths, perhaps a modification here for gameplay purposes might be helpful.

In Castlevania Iv, you fight medusa the Gorgon in the 2nd world. It's obviously an action (allbeit one with extensive exploration anbd several interesting environments and weapons), so having something like a polished shield which you need to equip and use wouldn't be appropriate to the rest of the game as there is no equipping or specific item use.


So instead, Medusa has two attacks. She pulls snakes from her hair which slither along the ground at you, and fires a fireball from her eyes which turns you to stone.

Perhaps taking this idea of making the gaze attack a projectile instead, you could actually have the shield employed as a weapon used to bounce the attack back at her a number of times, ----- but obviously you'd have to be pretty quick with the shield to avoid her fireballs and stop becoming a statue.

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Dark.
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But if you were to have that shield, and if it did prevent Angela from being petrified, that could be the only thing it would do, couldn't it? Because if I remember right, Medusa would also have diferent powers other than that... thouh that seems to be the most well-known. The shield wouldn't necessarily have to protect against everything. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bryan Peterson" <bpeterson2...@cableone.net>
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That was what Perseus did if I'm not mistaken. He used a shield to look at Medusa's face and then cut off her head. I mean there would have to be some way for Angela to tell where the Gorgon was, even if she didn't use a shield to block her gaze. And anyway the shield wouldn't necessarily turn the GOrgon herself to stone, just keep Angela herself from becoming petrified. That would definitely be way too easy.
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Hi Bryan,
I was thinking something like a shiny shield. You could hold it out in
front of you and when the gorgon tried to turn you to stone you could
block the attack and turn it back on her with the shield. However, in
a way that is probibly too easy, and now that I just mentioned an idea
I had for defeating her there goes the puzzle element to the battle.

On 6/6/10, Bryan Peterson <bpeterson2...@cableone.net> wrote:
A Gorgon eh? Should be an interesting boss since you'd have to have some sort of mirror or other means of avoiding her gaze. And if I'm not mistaken didn't Esclepeus (SP?) at one point use Gorgon blood to restore the dead to
life? For those who don't know, he was a son of the god Apollo. Hades
complained to Zeus that someone was stealing his subjects and Zeus killed Esclepeus with a thunderbolt, but later restored him to life with a warning
not to tamper with the natural order.
We are the Knights who say...Ni!

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