4 thoughts on “Screenshots from the Sanctum 1 Remake

  1. It’s been a while since I visited this site.

    I would like to apologize first for not being able to help with the play-test when I said I would. I guess working and getting and MBA at the same time doesn’t leave time for, well, anything pretty much. Add to that some hard-drive problem and it completely slipped my mind. But I am truly sorry to have missed the play-testing for SOA.

    Also, I love the idea of publishing SOA as kindle novella. This is the only series that I’m still following for any game now, and I would love to see it in novel form just as much as the module (or maybe even more, who knows?). Please be sure to update about that regularly, so I can keep myself updated from time to time 🙂

  2. Hi Aderyn,

    Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind words! No need to apologize about the beta testing. I’ve been through the “working through getting a Master’s degree” myself (twice, actually), so I know what it’s like. But look on the bright side: when you have time, now you’ll get to play the completed and polished version. 😉

    I’m glad you’re enthusiastic about my plans for the Sanctum novels. That’s how the saga started out: as an unfinished fantasy novel (with plans for a series) that I “put on the shelf” a while back, and then dusted off when I decided to experiment with modding. Part of my preparation for starting the prequel novella was to re-work the outline to include the “backstory” now as a core part of the series, and doing that’s given me enough material to substantially increase my initial plan for the length of the novel series. Hopefully I’ll be able to make time to get to all of that, but the novella will be the necessary first step. 🙂

  3. Finally got time to play the new version, and I’m loving every second of it (although my combat skill in NWN is so out of touch and the team has been wiped out by general Y’thra more than twice!) :p

    I really like the Galon and A’Lindra and L’Evita quest. I have always felt sorry for killing Galon before, so it’s kind of cool to be able to learn more about them and I’m glad that things turned out the way they did, even though the A’Lindra clone thing seem a little too fantastical, but then again, the whole facility was already mind-blowing, so it is still consistent. But that kind of make me wonder if in the future the miracle worker team cannot come back and take advantage of his/her level 3 access in the coming war somehow, even if Simon cannot directly take side in the war.

    Also, I’m loving the new lore being put in place! While I still like NWN lore, I think the new setting feels much more fitting with the story and makes you feel much more excited to explore.

    Awaiting eagerly for revamped part II! I’m being over-excited for someone who shouldn’t have enough time to play games!

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Aderyn! The Chapter 2 remake is underway as we speak, so hopefully I won’t have to keep you waiting too long. 🙂

    The “clone thing” with A’Lindra is definitely in keeping with the “godlike” technology of the Ancients, which you’ll learn more about as the modules and the novels progress. Notice that despite how fantastic it was, it had hard limits (the bit about dissipation and “critical entropy”). It’s actually tied in with the lore about “The Denial,” which you may remember from talking to Orion in Sanctum 2, and with the Ancients’ quest for the immortality of “The Divine.”

    (*SPOILER HINT* The Gods and Demon Lords have access to this ability, although they no longer understand the technology that made it possible. That’s why Robin spoke of the Crimson Slayer needing time to “take corporeal form” again, and not being dead after the battle with Len. And as you guessed there is a tie in with events later on in the saga, though of course I can’t say more about that just yet. *END SPOILER HINT*)

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