Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf

Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf

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Ohio9 Mar 2, 2015 @ 7:53pm
Running dry too fast
Just started playing the game, and it seems I can only do a few fights before I have to go back home and replenish. You can't use healing after combat (which makes no sense), and stamina poitions cost a lot anyway.

Really it takes away from the gameplay experience when I'm constantly running out of hp and stamina so fast and have to keep running for home. Loren didn't have this problem, so it's kind of frustrating this game does.
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Winter Wolves  [developer] Mar 2, 2015 @ 11:54pm 
It's made on purpose, to avoid grinding. There were players getting to Loren's final boss at level 25 when the normal level was 17-18 so having a super easy time and then blaming me because "the game is too easy" lol

Anyway, it seems that most people want easy games (at least of this kind) so future RPGs will be like Loren, no time restriction, always fully healed after battles, etc :)
Ohio9 Mar 3, 2015 @ 10:22am 
I don't mind challenge, but it's just too tedious to keep interrupting my adventures after only a few battles. It also kills the immersion. It's hard to feel like I'm part of an epic adventure team when we can't handle ourselves for more then a few combat situations without running for home.

I have no problem with not replishing hp or sp after battle. Most RPGs I grew up playing didn't do that. What they did do, however, was enable you to purchase things like camping tents and potions that could replenish them at a reasonable price, and you could use them any time you want. That way there was still a challenge of rationing your supplies properly, but if you did a good enough job you could still sustain yourself on the road for a pretty long time. In this game that's not practical because HP and SP restoring potions are too expensive, at least they have been so far.

And really, why on earth can't I use potions or healing spells after battle? I get that it's to make the game more challenging, but it's just such a contrived gameplay mechanic because it makes no sense at all. Again, this kind of thing really hurts immersion.
Last edited by Ohio9; Mar 3, 2015 @ 10:24am
Winter Wolves  [developer] Mar 3, 2015 @ 10:49am 
You can go to the tavern and rest there though, maybe you missed that ;)
Ohio9 Mar 3, 2015 @ 11:50am 
I see that. Still kind of pricey and you can only replenish a small amount.
Horagen81 Jun 18, 2015 @ 6:40am 
Why not use the Restless trait if you have problems ? it is a little boost after every fight but it have help me more then I could hope for.

::EDIT:: and I know I necro a old tread but if could help others as well ;)
Last edited by Horagen81; Jun 18, 2015 @ 6:41am
Wyrtt Jun 22, 2015 @ 2:36am 
Originally posted by Ohio9:
I see that. Still kind of pricey and you can only replenish a small amount.
thats kinda the point. Learn to manage your resourses.
And how that is breaking immersion? You killed dozen of wolfs and now you need to take a break. Or you want to kill few millions before someone ask for breakfast?
Winter Wolves  [developer] Jun 22, 2015 @ 3:17am 
I think realistic/not realistic aside, are two different concepts. Loren was much more "casual RPG", while with SOTW I wanted a more "roguelike approach".
So that's the main difference I think.
Not enough money, and everything to expensive, stopped playing afther a few hours.
Not a fun game.
Wyrtt Jan 3 @ 2:03am 
Originally posted by Arrowyne:
Not enough money, and everything to expensive, stopped playing afther a few hours.
Not a fun game.
If you played on anything less than hard than you are weak soy ♥♥♥♥ ,
Arrowyne Jan 3 @ 10:54am 
If i choose easy, than i expect it should be easy,
Winter Wolves  [developer] Jan 3 @ 10:58am 
Well, this is my most difficult RPG so I understand, but speaking with players, if they stick around they eventually find the various tricks to stay alive,and I think in easy mode with some practice you should be able to win the game.
I remember there were some guides around (can't remember if on Steam or my own forums) that were very helpful!
Last edited by Winter Wolves; Jan 3 @ 10:58am
Alright, thank you very much,apreciate your answer
Talana Jan 3 @ 2:06pm 
Originally posted by Arrowyne:
Alright, thank you very much,apreciate your answer

Hi Arrowyne - I know what you mean, I felt the same at the start. But I promise , it will be easier real soon. It`s a game well worth playing. Just remember to save. A lot.
When you check the traps ( except the first time, I think ) you get a different result if you load again. Same with most encounters , unless they are part of the story. Might help you a bit early on to earn some money.

Else than that - Winter Wolves has a great tips and tricks guide on Steam - check it out ? :
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=374958831
Last edited by Talana; Jan 3 @ 2:13pm
Just my grain of salt on an old thread, but since it was already revived in january...
This game is best played on normal for the first time. It's challenging, but totally manageable. I still DID grind even if the purpose was to avoid people doing that - but well, to me, it's a pleasure to be overlevelled and squash the final bosses, so yeah, not complaining here.
Sure, I struggled at the beginning, but that's the whole thing.

And easy level IS pretty easy, all things considered, it's not casual, but it's easy. So you can always switch to that if you're having trouble. Heck, you can even change the difficulty for specific battles if you wish so.

Seasons of the Wolf is a good game - one that only gets better the more you play it - and I don't only mean advancing the story, but also replaying it. I liked it way less than Loren during my first playthrough, but now they are pretty much equal to me - you just have to accept they're different, and that this one is more difficult.

Don't give up, guys! It's worth it!
I'm just going to add my two cents here. I'm taking a break from the game for the time being although I did try to play this on hard mode (mainly for the achievements).

I understand why the game was designed the way it was and I agree that on easy mode, it is doable. I've done multiple playthroughs on easy mode. However, on hard mode, I think it would help to get some tips, guides on how to beat the game, especially in regards to bosses. I know there are people who have done it but it's hard finding such posts detailing their strategies (assuming that any exist). So it might help to have such guides. Of course, I'm not saying a walkthrough since there can be more than one way but it would be helpful for those who have never encountered this type of rpg (yup, looking at self). Tips like what level we should be at for bosses, when to prioritize potions over better equipment or armor, etc. Things like that would help.

The thing that gets to me is that the seasons are timed, so if you miss out on defeating a boss because of that, you're screwed.
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