Mmmh, I can see where this critics is going. I kinda like it (as long as it's not too predominant)
- whatever the idea, it will take a hit on dev time
- devs already had some customization in mind and I DO believe it's the easiest and most elegant way to influence car AND pickup stats along the way !
- e.g. new front = different armor level AND weapon efficiency, different bottom = different engine (speed) AND various levels of aegis/mine efficiency, different rim = different braking action AND different EMP strengh etc...
That being said...1. Points
Based on Potty's idea with an allocating point system.
Like NFS :/ or drag and drop modules in predefined slots of the car.
Whatever the idea, weilding effects, sparks and cool animation would have to be involved in a revamped menu.... with slight variations on car appearance ? (Dev time to the roof) X)
I'll try a mockup when I finish repairing my corrupt OS on my computer #FAIL
Perhaps it would be a bit convoluted, but maybe there could be a 'perk point' system for powerups and a 'modules' system for performance. Maybe the 'modules' could be based on what Queadah said the devs were working on, the bit about the diff. parts of the car giving diff. modifications to performance. Maybe some 'rare modules' could be found in difficult to reach places in tracks or something, IDK.
I've always been interested in customizing vehicles in racing videogames, and I take it VERY
seriously. For instance, in ATV Offroad Fury 4, I busted out a scientific calculator and adjusted the gearbox ratios so that each gear was located on a point of a logarithmic curve. It was so effective at improving my vehicle's performance I nearly crapped myself, as I was practically unbeatable with that setup. I tested it with every vehicle I could, and every time it led to an amazing performance improvement.
And @Queadah, good luck on that corrupted OS. I know how it feels to lose a machine; my craptop that ran WinXP and only had like 1 or 2 GB of RAM got a case of corrupted OS when I repartitioned the drive. I didn't know much then and couldn't fix it because Windows wouldn't repair, but now I look back and realize all I needed was SATA drivers... SMH.
Well that laptop's been disassembled and I've got a much better HP that runs Win8.1, so lose-win I guess lol
OK, tell it to me straight... in Rollcage Stage II for the PS1... was Winter Wonderland II even possible to Gold Medal...?
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