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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Wilfred, the Hero is a rare breed of RPG Maker games with entirely original content, save for certain sound effects. A collaboration between Brandon Abley and Teo Mathlein, the story is basically about two buddies named Wilfred and Kyr-Stan on a quest to save their world and rid it of evil once and for all.

Of course, things are never simple especially when the hero has doubts about his destiny. This theme is explored frequently, and the accompanying soundtrack does a great job of setting each melancholic scene perfectly. Some may remember Teo as the artist responsible for Sunset Over Imdahl, which explains the Misao award it won for the best visual consistency category.

The main characters are easily some of the strangest, with Wilfred acting as the Pyramid Head wannabe and Kyr-Stan assuming the role of Lugaru reincarnated. There are no potions to gather, since Hit Points and Mana Points are restored completely after each battle.

This download only chronicles the first chapter, while the music is available to download from this page.

Name: Wilfred, the Hero
Developer: maladroithim, Teo
Category: RPG
Type: Freeware
Size: 40MB


Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 6/26/2007 02:53:00 AM:  
Didn't know the graphics were by the Sunset Over Imdahl guy. That explains why they looked familiar in style, especially the town-part screenshots. I really ought to give this one a try.

Does it also have the magnificent lighting-effects that Sunset Over Imdahl has?
Blogger Michal said at 6/26/2007 06:26:00 PM:  
I've been giving this a shot, but a lack of documentation is a little bit of a problem. A controls list would help, but I'm not quite sure how to get back lives between battles and stuff...

Hmmm... Just gotta experiment I guess ^_^.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 6/26/2007 11:58:00 PM:  
- no lighting effects
- lives have to be bought from the salesonion; don't lose lives during battle because they're expensive

- tim