Over the course of the days since the launch of Legend of Queen Opala II, I've got a lot of questions and statements about the game, and thought it might be a good idea to clear some of that up!
But be warned, some of it may contain story spoilers!
Q) Why can't I romance anyone in the party?
A) For several reasons, the main issue being adding a scene to the game cost $100-500 and takes a month to finish, since the artists who worked on the game didn't do it for free and had lives of their own.
I also didn't want the main protagonist to simply be Jake 2.0 from the first game, basically a pervert who is out to hump everyone in his path.
Q) Why doesn't the game has a branching story like the first game?
A) The first game was about the same size as the starting point from the main protagonist's house to Frontier Aqueduct and the areas in between, but Legend of Queen Opala II is 10-20 times bigger than that.
Making a branching story would take such a huge amount of time when you consider the sheer size and the fact which party members you have with you, and any combination of them, all affect the conversations spoken across the story.
Q) Why can't I marry Opala, Farah or Osira like in the first game?
A) There wasn't enough time to add that feature in the game since fans were getting too impatient and I needed to move on and focus on a third game instead, but it'll be in the Golden Edition version.
Q) Why isn't there any end-game content after the last boss where we live with the choices we made?
A) Because I wanted everyone to have the chance to unlock all the Bad Endings, and they aren't exactly endings if you can continue to play after them, now are they? But there was also the fact I didn't want players to accidently lock themselves into a Bad Ending and permanently lose partymembers and love interests because of it, with no posibility to have them return without starting a new playthrough.
Q) Why isn't there a evil ending for the main character where he takes over Egypt?
A) This worked in the first game because you had Osira use her minions to take over, and then you could betray her, it would be harder for the main protagonist to suddenly rise to power as Pharaoh within this game since the Egyptian Army is still around, and has no reason to suddenly start following him.
Q) Why are there so few scenes between the protagonist and the egyptian girls?
A) In the first game, players complained the scenes were too far apart, the only way this could be corrected in a game 10-20 times larger, without having the main character reduced to a horny bunny who humps at every town you reach, was to space out scenes between other characters.
Q) Why is the game so hard once you reach Thebes and the locations after it?
A) The fault really is all mine, I had to take into consideration there would be both new players and gamers who'd be importing their lvl. 20-50 characters from Episode II, which made it very difficult to find a good balance...I still wouldn't say it's impossible though, it just requires better gear management to counter alignments and spells, along with much more strategy, but enemies you encounter during the main story will have their defense nerfed for Golden Edition.
Q) Why is the battle again Altum so difficult, maybe even harder than the final boss?
A) Call me crazy, but I'd like to think Altum has been the real threat and main enemy since the first game, and because of that, I wanted the battle against him to last long and be difficult, making him too easy or too quick to kill would've been so anticlimactic.
Q) Why is everything so expensives when it comes to properties?
A) I really dislike games where you can raise tons of money, but don't have anything worthwhile to spend it on, so I added the option to buy your own upgradable land and properties to let you spend some of that money on when you find yourself with a huge amount of gold...you're not to meant to buy everything as soon as you see it, you're meant to spend your money on what you need.
Q) Why doesn't the relationship meter do anything?
A) It does, but people just seem to take for granted that it'll be something groundbreaking, it was only meant to reflect how much the characters like you, I've never said it's there to reward you - and if you're angry about The Daily Fap, just don't, it's a fictional magazine with "their" own views on those women, what the magazines shows and say doesn't have to be the truth, in fact, I even made it tell a few lies to prove the point it's a fictional magazine likely to publish fake news and not based on real journalism.