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jamesster

Things that happened since the last post in this thread:

- The game launched in parts of Asia

- It's closing on February 18, 2018

 

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Hello, Heroes.

This is the LEGO® Quest & Collect Team.

With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that LEGO® Quest & Collect will be closing down the service.

From the first day of the service, many Heroes showed us great interest and enthusiasm for the game.

Though we have searched for ways to provide more contents and enjoyment, we have concluded after a long deliberation to close the service.

There will not be any content updates in the future, but we will make sure to assist you until the end of the service.

Please see below for the exact schedule of the closure.

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If you have any question about the closure, please do not hesitate to reach us at the customer center.


help_Quest&Collect @ nexon.com
[In-Game Customer Center]
[Yellow box at the top right of the game screen - Option – Support – Customer Center]

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We sincerely thank all Heroes around the globe for their support towards LEGO® Quest & Collect.
Thank you.

 

Whew, that one went fast

 

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jamesster

 

Lots of notes in the video description

 

I think I'm allergic to the menu music now

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Pollywanna

I'm looking to rip the assets from this game, where are its cache files stored? 

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jamesster

On Android, it's under Android\data\com.nexon.legoquestandcollect. From there, here's some stuff that can help you:

 

http://aluigi.altervista.org/quickbms.htm (Script to use: http://aluigi.altervista.org/bms/unreal_tournament_4.bms)

http://www.gildor.org/en/projects/umodel (Can read from the paks directly)

 

There's various tools to convert/import the psk/pskx models you get from umodel. Here's a model converted and imported into Unity:

 

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Pollywanna

Neat, thought it would be harder than that. That model also looks surprisingly nice in Unity, I've fiddled with the game a bit and it doesn't seem half bad for a freemium mobile thing, wonder why they're killing it so soon. I do like the JRPG aspects to it (Brickster is a very over the top design, I love it), makes me wish TLG did this kind of thing more. Exo-Force and Ninjago could have been much better with actual local input behind it rather than just a vague influence I think. 

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jamesster

Oh, also might be worth noting I came across a few unused bigfig textures earlier tonight - one that appears to a blue bigfig-shark hybrid (???), and two for a Nindroid bigfig: https://imgur.com/a/GmD6g Couldn't find matching models for them though...

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Pollywanna

Content for the future that was scrapped or just the usual unused leftovers? Bigfigsharkman sounds vaguely Ninjago Movie esque.

 

 

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Could be either - there were definitely plans for a full 10 worlds (it launched with only 7, the 8th - the Ninjago underworld - is only tacked on after the end of the main story and has much lower production value - almost entirely made of recolored enemies and models from earlier worlds, and has no voice acting), but there's music tracks and other files for two more worlds as part of "Season 2" (everything in the game now is labeled as "Season 1" in the menu). However, they usually put stuff for new updates in their own clearly labeled folders... These unused textures are in with the main batch.

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The game is closing soon, so I've just made sure the entire official forum is on the web archives. It wasn't a discussion forum, it just held official news articles/updates and help topics. The pages for browsing the forum didn't quite play nice with the web archives, so here's a list of everything:

 

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https://m.nexon.com/forum/171
https://m.nexon.com/forum/board/467-News-and-Announcements
https://m.nexon.com/forum/board/468-Game-Guide
https://m.nexon.com/forum/board/469-FAQ
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30760-[LEGO®-Quest-&-Collect]-Service-Closure-Announcement--ประกาศยุติการให้บริการ
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30759-[Server-Maintenance---1116]-(Completed)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30712-[Notice]-Customer-Center-&-Forum-Maintenance-Notice
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30677-2nd-Week-of-Novembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30596-1st-Week-of-Novembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30580-[Fun-Filled-Update-Celebration-Event]-(Updated)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30530-[Patch-Note-–-112]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30529-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---112]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30485-[Issue-Notice]-Issue-with-the-Last-World-Boss-Bonus-Reward
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30341-3rd-Week-of-Octobers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30340-[Studs-Bonus-Event!]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30338-[LEGO®-Quest-&-Collect---Equipment-System-Update-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30283-[Patch-Note-–-1019]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30282-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---1019]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30256-[Equipment-List]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30203-2nd-Week-of-Octobers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30156-[1011---List-of-Open-Market-Abusers]-
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29758-0928-Known-Issue-Notice-(Fixed)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29692-Fall-Festival-Special-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29673-[Completed--Emergency-Maintenance-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29623-[Crystal-Bonus-Event!]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29622-[LEGO®-Quest-&-Collect---Fall-Festival-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29573-[Patch-Note-–-0926]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29572-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---926]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29521-4th-Week-of-Septembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29383-3rd-Week-of-Septembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29247-[Issue-Notice]-Issue-with-Loss-of-3v3-PvP-Entries-after-Update
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29237-2nd-Week-of-Septembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29209-[LEGO®-Quest-&-Collect---Hello-Autumn-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29208-[Banana-Guy-Bonus-Soul-Brick-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29164-[Patch-Note-–-97]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29158-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---97]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29157-[Server-Maintenance---97]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/29108-[0904----List-of-Banned-Players]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28942-1st-Week-of-Septembers-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28879-[0828---List-of-Banned-Players]-
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28800-[Completed--Notice]-Temporary-Maintenance-to-Fix-Mad-Creator’s-Tower-Reset-Pass-Issue
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28788-4th-Week-of-Augusts-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28774-[August-24th-Update-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28773-[Legend-Hero-Chance-UP-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28721-[Patch-Note-–-0824]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28719-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---824]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28621-3rd-Week-of-Augusts-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28553-[0816---List-of-Banned-Players]-
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25776-2nd-Week-of-Augusts-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25770-[Completed--Emergency-Maintenance-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25767-[Known-Issue-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25753-[Premium-Hero-Cube-New-Hero-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25750-[LEGO®-Nexo-Knights™-World-Boss-Update-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25733-[Daily-Banana-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25693-[Patch-Note-–-89]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25691-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---89]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25565-[World-Boss-Update-Sneak-Peeks]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25537-1st-Week-of-Augusts-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25353-[Celebrating-1-Million-Downloads-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25352-[5th-Week-of-Julys-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25324-[iOS-Application-Update-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25246-[Hot-Summer-Events]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25226-[Patch-Note-–-0726]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25223-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---726]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/25103-4th-Week-of-Julys-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24970-[Grand-Launching-Special-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24969-[First-Time-Purchase-Bonus-Event]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24874-[-Grand-Launch-On-time-Event-]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24873-[-Grand-Launching-Announcement-]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24839-3rd-Week-of-Julys-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24835-[Patch-Note---0712]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24833-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---712]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24612-[End-of-Sale-–-“Daily-Bonus-Bundle”]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24610-[Patch-Note---0706]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24607-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---76]-
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24577-2nd-Week-of-Julys-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24375-[Resolved--06.30-Issue-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24303-[Extended-Maintenance-Compensation-Notice]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24259-[Patch-Note---0629]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24206-1st-Week-of-Julys-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24162-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---629]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24003-[Completed--Server-Maintenance-622]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24002-[Patch-Note---0622]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23994-4th-Week-of-Junes-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23770-[Patch-Note---0615]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23763-[Completed--Server-Maintenance---615]
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23694-3rd-Week-of-Junes-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23550-06.08-Known-Issue-Notice
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23456-2nd-Week-of-Junes-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23357-06.04-Emergency-Maintenance-Notice-(Completed)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23347-06.03-Issue-Notice
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23228-1st-Week-of-Junes-Event
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23098-LEGO®-Quest-&-Collect-Launching-Announcement
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30401-15-2-EQUIPMENT-BUILDING
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30400-15-1-SLOT-ENHANCEMENT
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/30399-15.-EQUIPMENT
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/28522-14.-WORLD-BOSS
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22272-13.-MAD-CREATOR’S-TOWER
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22271-12.-DIORAMA-–-STUD-PRODUCTION
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22270-11.-DIORAMA-–-EXTREME-DUNGEON
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22268-10.-DIORAMA-–-TREASURE-DUNGEON
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22267-9.-DIORAMA-–-PVP
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22266-8.-DIORAMA-–-OVERVIEW
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22265-7.-FRIENDS
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22264-6.-RANK-UP
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22263-5.-ENHANCE
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22261-4.-ACHIEVEMENTS
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22260-3.-HEROES
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22258-2.-SHOP
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22257-1.-ADVENTURE
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/24777-[Other]-How-to-send-an-enquiry
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23954-[Account]-I-want-to-cancel-the-deletion-of-my-account.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23953-[Account]-I-want-to-delete-my-account.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/23515-[Account]-I-want-to-report-an-inappropriate-nickname.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22613-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress-–-Rewards-from-MonthlyLevel-Up-Bundles
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22251-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress---Achievements
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22250-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress---Collection-CreationAdvancement
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22249-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress---EnhanceCombineRank-Up
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22248-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress---Adventure-Advancement
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22247-[Game-Usage]-Game-Progress---Team-Setting
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22246-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Building-Bricks,-Enhance-Bricks,-Soul-Bricks
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22245-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Bananas,-Studs,-Crystals
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22244-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Options
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22243-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Mailbox
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22242-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Friend
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22241-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Hero
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22239-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Menu
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22238-[Game-Usage]-Game-Functions---Main-Screen
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22236-[Payment]-I-want-to-cancel-my-purchase.-(Android)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22235-[Payment]-I-want-to-cancel-my-purchase.-(iOS)
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22233-[Payment]-I-have-not-received-an-item-I-purchased.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22232-[Account]-What-is-an-NPA-code
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22231-[Account]-My-progress-has-been-reset-while-I-was-playing-the-game.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22230-[Account]-I-changed-my-device.-How-can-I-keep-playing-the-game-without-losing-my-progress
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22229-[Account]-How-can-I-change-my-nickname
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22228-[Account]-What-is-a-LEGO®-ID
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22227-[Account]-I-cant-remember-which-account-I-linked.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22226-[Account]-I-want-to-link-a-Guest-Account-to-a-GoogleLEGO®-ID-account.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22225-[InstallRun]-I-went-to-the-App-Store--Google-Play-but-am-unable-to-see-the-Update-button.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/22224-[InstallRun]-The-game-cannot-be-played-after-a-patch-has-been-installed.
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/21615-[InstallRun]-The-game-does-not-run-properly.-What-are-the-minimum-requirements
https://m.nexon.com/forum/thread/21614-[InstallRun]-The-game-freezes-or-shuts-down-on-its-own.

 

And a pastebin backup in case the formatting ever breaks: https://pastebin.com/xdbvUKzG

 

I've also been uploading plenty of videos of the game to YouTube.

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Pollywanna

Game just closed down a few minutes ago - hopefully the fact that it uses UE4 means it should be able to be modded for offline play, but I doubt there's much demand for that. I'm mostly just annoyed I didn't get to finish it, ending a game on level 50 of 60 just isn't satisfying.

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The game may be close but I've still got a few more videos to upload... Got the Mad Creator's Tower uploaded, gonna upload as much of the Underworld as I could play through tonight (first five levels including first boss beaten, couldn't get past the sixth).

 

Also, here's the Underworld cutscene text, mostly ripped from the game data... Boy this game had some silly tryhard-y writing lol:

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WORLD INTRO:
Mad Creator: Finally, the Underworld...  (*Inhales) The very air is ripe with evil, as always. Such a delightful place.
Mad Creator: Heh, heh, heh... Scarlet must think that she's won, but it s far from over.
Mad Creator: With all the shadow energy in this place, I can finally rebuild...  "the artifact".
Mad Creator: Heh, heh, heh. Now then, no time to squander.
(WHOOSH)
(POP)
Ms. Cuffs: Where are we?
Kai: Whoa! There's so much evil in this place, it's leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
Kai: I know where this is! It's where Lord Garmadon and I had a fierce battle... This is the Underworld, where all villains end up!
Kai: But something's different, it seems darker and feels eviler than before... We'd better be on our toes!
Scarlet: Hmm... I don't think the Master Brick's powers will work very well here.
Scarlet: It looks like this place is crawling with evil. Right up the Mad Creator's alley, I'd say.
Scarlet: I don't know why he came here, but let's not wait around until we find out!


LEVEL 1 END:
Mad Creator: Hahahaha! So brave of you to come here so far from home, Scarlet! I welcome you... to MY world!
Scarlet: You think running away to some creepy place would keep you safe? Not a chance!
Mad Creator: Run away? HA! This is my home, and I've simply returned.
Mad Creator: Now, it's time for round 2! Let's see how you hold up in my turf!
Mad Creator: Your precious Master Brick has no power here!
Scarlet: What?? Let's go right now then, prove it!
Mad Creator: Tsk, tsk. Such a temper!
Mad Creator: Now is not the time, but we'll see each other soon enough.
(whoosh)
Scarlet: Hey! Let's go after him!


BOSS 1 INTRO:
Mad Creator: Heh, heh. Did she really think that I'd face her without a plan? So naive...
Mad Creator: When the 'artifact' is complete, she will not be a match for me.
Mad Creator: Yes, I'm talking about this,
Mad Creator: ...the Brick of the Ruined!
(Crackle)
Mad Creator: Now, shall we see what this Brick can do?
Mad Creator: I, the Mad Creator, command you! Show your true powers!
(Rumble)
Mad Creator: HAHAHA! Good. Scarlet will be helpless!
Scarlet: This way!
Mad Creator: Heh, heh, heh. There you are, Scarlet. But are you ready to face this Creature?
Ms. Cuffs: It's the Creature we saw at the Tower! Or is it...? It looks different somehow.
Mad Creator: That Creature was nothing but a replica made in this Creature's image!
Mad Creator: Now tremble before true DESPAIR!


BOSS 1 END:
Kai: Yes! We did it!
Scarlet: What about the Mad Creator?
Ms. Cuffs: He's over there! Wait, he's holding something.
(Crackle)
Mad Creator: Do you recognize this, Scarlet? It looks just like what you have, doesn't it?
Scarlet: What is that? It's so full of dark energy. I've never seen anything so grim...
Mad Creator: HAHAHA! THIS is the Brick of the Ruined!!
Scarlet: The Brick of the Ruined?
Mad Creator: It's made using a very ancient and forbidden magic. Nothing that you'd ever heard of... Heh, heh.
Mad Creator: When complete, you and your precious world will be in nothing but ruins. HAHAHAHA!
Scarlet: What?? I've never heard of anything like that, but that looks dangerous!
Ms. Cuffs: What do we do, Scarlet?
Scarlet: What else? Stop him from using that ruin thingy! Let's go!

 

 

 

The rest of the text, which I never saw in-game but got from the game data... No character names for who's saying what, or indication of where one scene starts and another ends, but it doesn't really matter, TBH:

 

There is only one reason I came to the Underworld.
To complete the Brick of the Ruined!
And there is no better place, because the Underworld is so full of dark energy. The Brick will be complete in no time.
It seems that it's almost complete. Let's give it a try, shall I?
Come forth, Dark Beast!
(Rumble)
HAHAHA! Marvelous!
Oh, no! The Mad Creator has called another Creature using the Brick!
And he looks so much more powerful than the one before!
We have to do something before the Mad Creator destroys Brick World!
(Crackle)
My, my. I really didn't think you'd defeat the Creature. I suppose the Brick is yet to reach its full power.
Hmph! Nothing like you planned, right? This is the second Creature we've bested.
HA! I don't care what happens to the monsters in the Underworld.
Everything will be over once the Brick is complete!
Excuse me now. I will go to the part of the Underworld that has the most potent dark energy.
Stop! I'm ending this right here, right now!
Stop me, will you? Heh heh heh You're welcome to TRY.
IF you re still standing after this Creature. HAHAHAHA!
Finally! The moment I've been waiting for!
I'm finally here, at the core of the Underworld.
Dark energy is so powerful here! Even I might get overwhelmed if I'm not careful.
Now, Brick of the Ruined! Consume all of this energy, reveal your true power!
(CRACKLE)
Mad Creator! STOP!
Tsk, she arrived earlier than I expected. I still need more time.
I would have to call the strongest Creature from the Underworld. Answer my summon, Skulkin Mech, keeper of the Underworld!
(VROOOM)
This is it! He's got nowhere to run!
If we can get past that Creature, nothing stands between us and the Mad Creator!
HAHAHAHAHAHA! It's finally rebuilt! The Brick of the Ruined is now complete. Nothing shall stand in my way now. Brick of the Ruined, show me your power!
(Rumble)
Not on my watch! I will stop your evil plan right now! Heeyah!
Heh, heh. Light and darkness. Interesting. Let's see which will prevail. HAAA!
(CRACKLE)
(RUMBLE)
Oh, no! The Brick must be overloaded. It's sucking everything in! The Underworld will fall apart at this rate!
Wha... what? Hey, stop! We'll all be wiped out!
Hahaha! This is the beginning, of the end!
Look! The spells you cast must have made that rift in space!
That's it! Hurry, everyone! Jump into the rift!
(SWOOSH)
NOOOOO! COME BACK HERE, SCARLET!!
Is everyone okay? Whew, good. We made it back to Brick World!
Hooray! Now, this is the beginning of a new era! And we need Heroes like you to keep Brick World safe and beautiful! Help us and we ll do it together!

 

 

And the flavor text displayed while playing through the Underworld levels:

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Scarlet, where is this? I thought you knew all the places in Brick World.
I don't know exactly, but I can sense evil everywhere.
We should be on our toes and move slowly.
There's hardly any light. It's so dark and gloomy!
I think light can't reach this place, because the darkness is so dense and strong.
Perfect place for someone like the Mad Creator, right?
Scarlet, how about you use the Master Brick to make this darkness go away?
Okay, let me try it. Guardian's Power!
Oh, dear! The Master Brick's not working. I don't think it has any power here.
What evil plan do you think the Mad Creator is cooking up this time?
I really don't know...
Hmph! Doesn't matter. Whatever it is, we'll stop him!
Hey, that one looks familiar, doesn't it?
Hahaha! This creature has been made powerful by the darkness of the Underworld. Do you think you can handle it?
You know, that Brick the Mad Creator was holding before...
Hmm? You mean the Brick of the Ruined?
Yessss. It looked sssso much like your Masssster Brick.
The Mad Creator said it was made using an ancient and forbidden magic.
Magic? Magic, scary! Orc Warrior, hate magic!
Yeah, yeah. If I'm right, it must be something from a very, very long time ago when there was nothing but light and darkness in Brick World.
By the way, how did Brick World come to exist?
Scarlet, do you know?
Of course I do. I'll tell you how Brick World come into being... After this adventure!
This way, I can sense something powerful.
It feels like hatred, anger, fear... and all kinds of emotions.
The Mad Creator and his Brick must be somewhere over there, then!
Heh, heh, heh. So, this is the power of the Brick of the Ruined!
Marvelous! And it's not even complete yet!
If I could fully complete this Brick... mere thought of it is exhilarating!
I think the Brick of the Ruined is a concentrated mass of evil.
Pure evil that has only one purpose: to destroy.
So, in another word, it's "the Master Brick of Darkness"?
Where is the Mad Creator going?
He said something about a place with the "most potent dark energy."
He must be trying to use all the evil energy in the Underworld.
Hey, Scarlet... How are we going to get back to Brick World?
We're not going to be trapped here forever, are we?
Never! We WILL stop the Mad Creator, and we WILL go back home!
Not far now from the Underworld's core.
The Underworld's core, is it?
Yes! Everyone, buckle up! This is the final showdown!
HAHAHAHA! KNEEL BEFORE ABSOLUTE POWER! YIELD TO MY WILL!
No way! I'll never give in!

 

I also noticed what appear to be weird level names, interlaced with some of the names of the earlier levels in the game:

Spoiler

The Kraken on the Wrecked Ship
Another Dimension
Monsters Elite
Magical Pillars of Denial
Cyrus Borg, the Genius Scientist
The First Pillar
It's Raining Villains!
Commander of the Nindroids
Stolen Shadows
Finding the Second Pillar
Guardian of the Pillar
Mayhem in the Capital (this is the first level in the game)
A Broken Seal
Civilians under Control (second level, IIRC)
Strong Force of Shadows
How to Save a World
The End is Near, but Never Fear
Bringer of the Shadows

 

After that it just seemed to be the rest of the normal level names in order, at a glance. Dunno what to make of it. Upcoming content? Old scrapped content? Who knows. Much of the text in the game is encoded kinda awkwardly and takes a little fixing, which isn't hard, but does make it slightly time consuming to dig through with a hex editor... There could be more weird unused stuff.

 

Edit: Underworld uploaded

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aidenpons

So the gameplay consists of you clicking "Auto Move," which will automatically move you to the objectives and... into melee range of enemies? So about as simple as Lego Stunt Rally? In your videos you never seem to take any damage, even from mobs of monsters, except particularly tedious boss fights in the Underworld - which is usually instantly healed by some ability or other. So tap-to-win and don't think?

 

I worked out that the text popup spam was "status effects" like poison, and it insists on telling you PETRIFY RESIST - these abilities seem to do nothing against the endless damage output you're giving out whilst taking none in return?

 

Just not too sure about how the gameplay plays out, and how much of this tapping you're actually doing yourself and how much the game is doing for you.

 

also that Unsightly Ice Fairy throws ice blocks at enemies for about 1/10th of the damage you do in a single hit

 

aaaaalso wad that Dark Crawler has just waaaaay too much HP, they clearly didn't quality test this game, or any of the Underworld at all

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Pollywanna

I played it on an emulator on PC (tapping a glass screen is for noobs), and you can just let the game auto-move and auto-attack if your team's power is sufficiently high compared to the enemies in the level, but the first few times you play a level (generally until you've gone up a few XP levels) you really need to carefully choose which characters to assemble into a team, in which order and with which strategy to approach each enemy in a group (some spawn enemies, some are melee, some are ranged, some will charge and require you to dodge), and it's essential to build the various small builds around each level, which is the one thing the game won't automatically do for you - these restore health, establish a shield or distract / attack enemies. So actually a fair amount of engagement for a casual mobile title, at least in my experience - not sure how easy or fun it would be on a small screen with a fat finger, but on a nice PC screen with a keyboard and mouse, it's definitely not a mindless tap-to-win title, unless you're replaying earlier levels to grind for XP (in which case I am thankful for auto-play).

I suspect it looks easier than it is in Terrev's videos because he's a fairly high level and has well-upgraded characters; getting to that point does require a fair amount of grind, and even a few challenging fights.

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jamesster

Like Pollywanna said, it's all about character choice to build an effective team, and keeping those characters leveled up. The former is what makes the game fun, the latter is what got in the way of me enjoying it a lot of time (once the grinding got ridiculous). If it weren't for the grinding (and typical F2P model shenanigans - daily login bonuses, microtransactions, etc... and of course the grinding is part of that; to encourage you to buy stuff to make it faster)... I would have easily recommended this game. Certainly a faaaaar better take on this gameplay than Minifigures Online (which it shares many elements with, but does 10x better).

 

There's actually quite a bit of strategy in choosing an effective combo of minifigures to go up against the enemies in the level - my playthrough cut out all the failed attempts with flawed teams, for the sake of time.

 

Besides this...

4 hours ago, Pollywanna said:

(some spawn enemies, some are melee, some are ranged, some will charge and require you to dodge)

... there's also Magic and Physical character/damage/resistance types, character classes (attacker/defender/supporter), you can alter those stats with Enhance Bricks (which in and of itself requires some knowhow of how to squeeze the most out of them), and a bunch of status effects like Poison (health drains over time), Freeze (character is frozen in ice and is a sitting duck, can't do anything), Petrify (like freeze but even more brutal), Blind (all the character's attacks miss), Mind Control (character starts attacking others on its own side), etc. Your heroes can both inflict these status effects on enemies, and resist them under certain conditions or probabilities (which, again, can and need to be altered or leveled up).

 

So you've gotta make a team taking all of that into account, and unless you're several levels ahead of the AI, you still need to be fairly smart in how you play and use character's skills to survive (and complete the level under the time limit).

 

If anything, I thought it was surprisingly complex for a game presumably aimed at kids.

 

7 hours ago, aidenpons said:

also that Unsightly Ice Fairy throws ice blocks at enemies for about 1/10th of the damage you do in a single hit

Because doing damage isn't its main function. It freezes enemies, which can be extremely useful if built at the right time, or a total waste if built too early or late.

 

7 hours ago, aidenpons said:

aaaaalso wad that Dark Crawler has just waaaaay too much HP, they clearly didn't quality test this game, or any of the Underworld at all

The twist of this boss fight is you have to lure it into specific locations to make it vulnerable to damage (see also: the time limit... and choosing a character combo that can do damage quickly enough, but still be capable of healing [only supporters have heailing abilities and they don't do much damage] while also countering the boss's effects). It was a good challenge, one of the better ones in the game. You sure like ranting about things you haven't played and have only gotten a vague idea of how they work from watching videos, lol... There's things in this game to rant about but none of them are what you're saying.

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