I went ahead and put the $40 Halloween pack in Dragon's Prophet. I really wanted the pumpkin house for some reason. I'm usually not the type to invest in cosmetic crap like this... but for some reason this game is bringing it out in me. Heck, I never even bought a costume in Age of Wushu... I would just use the free ones I got from events or buy them with in-game money from other players.
Anyways, the pack came with a dragon egg for a Halloween-themed dragon, a pumpkin house, a bunch of Halloween-themed furniture (including a bathtub full of blood, a tree with ghost that fly around it, and a spooky vanity mirror that a ghost will appear in from time to time), some of those neat transformation tokens, a pet floating skull, a scarecrow hat (which I already had), and I think a few other things. Oh, and it came with a deed for a 200x200 piece of land, which usually costs around 2,000,000 gold from my understanding. The upkeep for the piece of land is over 800 gold a day, but my dragon pack gave me access to some lottery tickets that gave me over 400,000 gold so I wont need to worry about that much. Anyways, screenshots:
Here's my house
Close-ups of the inside
Here's the dragon I got
And here are some screenshots of interesting houses I found while looking around for the place for my home. And speaking of which, the spot I got was quite nice. I chose an island that looks pretty decent with a forest-y feel to it. My house is located very close to the main portal for the island, right next to a small river and is right next to the bridge over the river. Also, right next to my plot is a ruined pillar that looks quite nice next to my pumpkin. I can't wait to see how this looks at night.
Got to say I was extremely pleased with the decorating system in this game. It was really impressive. You basically have complete and total free-reign within your plot of land and can place things however you like, twisting, turning, raising, lowering, etc...
YU-NO review link
The plot (sci-fi/mystery)..... is outstanding!
There is so much the goes on in the 80+ hour story and despite that the writing is always able to support the immense weight of the responsibilities it has to keep everything in balance.
Every mystery and every twist has an answer, and every answer reveals enough to satisfy the most skeptic of minds.
With YU-NO, the story manages to keep at height by concentrating on a smaller cast of characters.
The author was never in doubt how one would get from A to B, and as such the story never takes a shortcut or leap simply to get past a tough spot.
Ironically, while many games today struggle to establish a concise world and narrative through numerous sequels and merchandise, YU-NO changes its world in an instant multiple times, yet remains a much more complete entity.
YU-NO demands the fullest attention and requires some dedication, not through a steep learning curve or general difficulty, but to immerse yourself fully and feel the plight and troubles of the characters.
For those who truly sit down with it and let themselves be taken emotionally along the ride, it's one of the best crafted stories in game history and the true ending to the game is one of the most exhilarating and incredible experiences you will ever have while playing a video game.
A summary of the beginning (for those who actually care);
The main character is a high school student named Takuya.
After three months of being reported missing from a cave-in, his father,Arima Kodai (a successful historian and researcher), is declared dead.
The whole town is shocked by his father's death. The only person who seems largely unaffected is Takuya himself who has always struggled to bond with his traditional and strict father, and lost his own mother at a very young age.
But while the young student may not outwardly show much in the way of emotion, his grades have begun to suffer, and his surrounding individuals at school have taken note of his inner struggles.
Summer vacation is nearing and Takuya finds himself questioning the circumstances of his father's sudden disappearance, feeling it was a typical dramatic ending as his father always seems to strive for, and having been left alone only to live with his stepmother, fills him with anger and frustration.
Aimlessly wandering the hallways at school and treading home to the all too quiet home, he suddenly finds a package left for him. The contents startle him. A letter. An unknown device consisting of mirrors.
The letter tells of a theory of alternate dimensions, gateways and usage of the alien device to bend time and space. While most of the information goes over Takuya's head, one thing clearly grips him; the letter is signed by his father. His mind races to resolve the mysterious revelation, could his father still be alive? How, and most importantly, where?
Last edited by RyviusRan; 10-31-2013 at 06:13 AM.
Did the Halloween instance and took some screenshot + streamed over an hour of gameplay, which I will upload to youtube soon. First, here are some screenshots of my pumpkin house at night.
From a distance
Looking straight into the house
From an angle
My friend, Nargato, taking a bath
Taking a nap in my bed
I discovered that there were toilets in the game
Nargato looted this neat pumpkin helmet costume in the dungeon. I got one too, soon after. I was actually surprised at all the neat stuff you can loot in the dungeon, and the prizes you get for collecting the ghost coins. You can get recipes for a ton of neat Halloween-themed furniture with the ghost coins, and there's a lot of neat masks and weapon costumes to loot. I got a neat bone scepter costume for one-handed staffs.
He also got this mask that worked well with his scythe, I think.