Tristan's face sprite
I'm REALLY REALLY Sorry about this guys... I wanted to revamp Tristan from the original design since it was so... bland. I REALLY tried. I felt that it diverged too far from the Tristan I knew. But I figured It'd be nice to share anyway... it's not really something I'm looking for input on, since I know it's not how I envision the character.
I may be using this hairstyle for someone else, but it felt too visual novel non-21st century era hairstyle. I feel like he looks way too much like Laito from Diabolik lovers (Which SO was not my intention.) though I absolutely love the direction that it took, but it's really not Tristan. I will reveal what it looks like, but it kind of really sucks. It really doesn't fit... I'm either going to use this as his child sprite or re-draw all together.
心 (Kokoro = Heart)
Now, I didn't want to pull anymore Japanese words out of my hat, but this one really counted. I take a lot of culture classes, and one of them was Japanese religion. When we talked about 'kokoro', I realized that it was so much more than 'heart'. So therefore, character hearts are also better known by this term.
Now character hearts are really important:
- they carry information (i.e. Crushes, location, feelings, friendship)
- They carry dialogue
- They are basically everything that makes up an NPC
So basically, tons of AI in the game = tons of dialogue (yay?) I've spent the last half hour writing the entirety of Andy's dialogue for his crush dialogue route, and soon I'll be on his child and regular dialogue. *Stress*
Love interests have 11 relationship levels
Main Girls have 10 Relationship Levels
Other characters have 5 relationship levels
ALL kids/pre-teens have 5 relationship levels.
Each level has 4 sets of dialogue. At the end of each route, you can actually start having conversations to raise LP or just to find out things about people in town.
So, Andy is complete! His dialogue is okay until the final crush levels, in which they're actually pretty funny (He randomly ignores you at times. He's a bit of a jerk.) but he's not very romantic, as I've found with Andy.
Re-acquaint yourself with the boys of Shift the Tide.
"The tighter he pulled me in, the more I realized that he wasn't just the kid next door anymore. He was a man. I want to deny it, but it resonates too fast. I wanted to reach him, but now that is to be a far dream." "I'll never forget you" "With those words alone, my heart dropped. I wasn't just losing the man I had grown to love, but also my best friend."
"His eyes are soft and hopeful. I know he didn't mean to hurt me... But somehow I can't forget."
"His smile remains." "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you." "He pulls me in to his chest, I can hear him breathing softly but hardly." "Please forgive me."
Tristan Mallory (LOL TRICKED YOU)
Tristan is rather shy and sweet, appearing to be quiet and he seems to have trouble delivering his feelings through words. He always seems to smile and blush when asked to speak, and he generally remains gentle and respectful throughout his interactions. He lives with his mother and best friend (who was abandoned by her mother as a kid) and the two of them seem to have slight feelings for one and other. Tristan also takes interest in the hero romantically as a teenager. After he reaches his teen years, Tristan becomes more calm than shy and is able to interact with everyone much easier. He is close with Tyrone and Leo, and often panics when they begin to fight. Face sprite: Hehehe I totally got you, didn't I? I knew before I coloured the first one above that I was going to redraw him. I thought this hairstyle was super bishie like and I was like OH YES THAT IS TRISTAN. and decided to play a prank. His shirt is a German word "Fernweh" that has no direct English translation. It's like... the opposite of homesickness (wanting to be somewhere other than where you are now) and is now considered to be named 'Wanderlust' in English
Ty is a cheeky and flirtatious next door neighbour who lives next door to the player. Due to a paperwork mix-up when he was born, he ended up with two names- "Tyrone" which was his mother's choice, and "Taka" Which was his fathers. His father passed away when Ty was six years old. He since hasn't come to terms with it. Ty is incredibly artistically gifted, as he paints as a child and writes light novels and manga as a teenager.
Aris is the spoiled popstar who moves in with his guardian in the second chapter of the game. He's rather intelligent and quick witted, but requires the need to bully people in order to keep his solitude. He is often very prince-like to other females with the exception of the hero- who happens to be the person he enjoys to tease most.
Jaden West (better known as Jay) is the proper and very intelligent member of Araysia. He is kind and mature, but in the same sense he's rather strict. In general, Jay is rather to-himself, often preferring learning to the company of others. He and his friends diverge incredibly personality wise, but they get along fairly well, as he lives with them. Jay holds a very deep secret close to his heart, that he only uncovered to those closest to him. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT JAY: We've decided that the English accent may be too stereotypical, therefore we're going to be looking for a deeper and attractive voice for him. FACESPRITE: Lol, I've redrawn him four times now in this current artstyle. His head it a bit flatter in the final render hehe oops I'm probably going to re-draw his eyes too.
I'm a total dork who writes too much all the time because I like typing and I used to write novel-length stories and I'm just a weird person who does some things and breathes and stuff.