Tachysaurus - Terror Down Under

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  1. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    Now that is an awesome thing to see visiting the forums for the first time in a while!
    Thankyou so much!
     
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  2. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member Kaiju Benefactor

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    Hmm, now that I think about it, his fur DOES remind me of King Kong's :biggrin (in terms of the adolescent Kong from the movie, which I'll be watching...eventually) :thumbsup
     
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  3. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    Feedback from Mr. Strange​
    [​IMG] 2:53 PM - Simon Strange:
    So, right away I'm not fond of how "Tachysaurus" sounds I hear "Tacky-saurus" , like he's tacky.
    [​IMG] 2:53 PM - Simon Strange:
    BUT - the visuals are great. Those legs are a terror!
    [​IMG] 2:53 PM - Simon Strange:
    And I LOVE Echidna! So this is a treat for me.
    [​IMG] 2:55 PM - Simon Strange:
    Ok, so Tacky's origin is missing something.
    [​IMG] 2:56 PM - Simon Strange:
    Government was creating a bomb to drain energy out of kaiju? Awesome.
    [​IMG] 2:56 PM - Simon Strange:
    Bomb test created Tacky? Cool.
    [​IMG] 2:56 PM - Simon Strange:
    But WHAT WERE THEY TESTING?
    [​IMG] 2:56 PM - Simon Strange:
    Dropping an anti-kaiju bomb on empty desert... that's weird. I'd love to hear that they dropped it on some kaiju, who had their energy drained... and then it was absorbed by Tacky.
    [​IMG] 2:57 PM - AgentDrako:
    An unknown Kaiu?
    [​IMG] 2:57 PM - Simon Strange:
    So the bomb just traded one kaiju (or a few) for another, new kaiju.
    [​IMG] 2:57 PM - Simon Strange:
    Transferring energy between kaiju is a great trope. I love to see it.
    [​IMG] 2:58 PM - AgentDrako:
    Also don't forget the bizarre animals in a desert
    [​IMG] 2:58 PM - AgentDrako:
    What coincidence that they are strangely there when the bomb dropped
    [​IMG] 2:58 PM - Simon Strange:
    Ok, so Tacky has this "three minds in one" thing going on - and I'm not super thrilled with it.
    [​IMG] 2:59 PM - Simon Strange:
    Seems had to express that.
    [​IMG] 2:59 PM - AgentDrako:
    Almost feels kinda forced to me
    [​IMG] 2:59 PM - Simon Strange:
    had = HARD
    [​IMG] 2:59 PM - Simon Strange:
    I like the webbing stuff though. And the lizard strikes, and changing stance.
    [​IMG] 2:59 PM - Simon Strange:
    Also, no weakness. ;)
    [​IMG] 3:00 PM - Simon Strange:
    I like that he's small and feisty, though
     
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  4. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    [​IMG] 3:00 PM - Simon Strange:
    Seems like a quick & strong fighter, but probably a bit low on health.
    [​IMG] 3:01 PM - Simon Strange:
    I'd probably do him mechanically like this - he does something to "power up" - or gain energy, or something that gives him ~10 seconds to whup up. The he springs in and wrecks. But if you can avoid / throw him off, that 10 seconds will pass.
    [​IMG] 3:02 PM - AgentDrako:
    Oh, I happen to have a preference for those kind of fighters
    [​IMG] 3:02 PM - Simon Strange:
    And then he's trying to escape, to powerup again, to repeat. Gives a good mix of offense / defense.
    [​IMG] 3:02 PM - Simon Strange:
    Final thought - the yellew "eyes" in the chest are probably too much. No need for them.
     
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  5. Simon Strange

    Simon Strange Sunstone Games Staff Staff Member Forum Moderator Theme Team!

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    We talked about Tachysaurus today - here were my thoughts:

    1 - The name doesn't do it for me. Sounds "Tacky" - as in poor quality. Not a good association for me.
    2 - Love the visuals. Short & scrappy, with awesome spider legs!
    3 - Origin is lacking. Love the kaiju-energy-draining bomb thing. Great start. But what are you "draining" by dropping it in the desert? Should use it against a kaiju attack, and the energy is transferred to make Tacky as a by-product. So the bomb worked - but just trades one threat for another.
    4 - Yellow eyes in chest seem like overkill.
    5 - Love the web stuff.
    6 - To promote the scrappy feel, I'd probably give him a power-up state, where his energy is high & his attacks are augmented. He wants to get in and whup up during that time. But when that drains, he'll want to get away, to powerup again. That gives a nice ebb and flow of "get in, do damage!" and "Back off, I'm small & fragile!" moments for him.
     
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  6. AgentDrako

    AgentDrako The Grand Lord of Thy Ferrets

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    Along with what I said above about his origin, if the bomb doesn't have a name yet KED bomb could be a nice name for it. KED meaning Kaiju Energy Drainer
     
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  7. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    Thanks Asura for posting this, sorry I couldn't be there at the time, I had a dentist's appointment.
    With regards to the name I had similar concerns but I tried changing it and the overwhelming feedback was that everyone preferred the original name.
    As for the origin, thankyou for pointing that obvious flaw out, I will begin working on an update immediately. As for the combat feedback, I will work on that as well.
    Overall, thanks a lot for providing me with these ideas, especially since I wasn't there myself!
    I like it. How about Kaiju Energy Absorption Payload (KEAP).
     
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  8. AgentDrako

    AgentDrako The Grand Lord of Thy Ferrets

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    Sounds even better than KED, close to the word "keep" and it fits what the bomb generally does
     
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  9. Brudon

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    By Jako! Let the Bugs Reign!
     
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  10. AbyssalRuler

    AbyssalRuler Creator Of The King Of Herrings

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    Holy Crap.

    Btw, Tachysaurus got discussed today in the shoutbox! ;)

    Asura Has all the details, so ask him!
     
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  11. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    Look up! :D
     
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  12. AbyssalRuler

    AbyssalRuler Creator Of The King Of Herrings

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    Tachysaurus Review

    As wewewezing says, I'm gonna leave this note under here.


    Starting off with the name. As an avid name creator I always look for hidden meanings and complex synonyms of other words. Tachysaurus can easily be stripped to two base words, Tachy, and saurus. Tachy, originates from Takhus in Greek. The word Tachy means rapid, and swift. Though his stats are based more on ferocity than agility, his height tells me he can be one fast critter! Saurus is literally lizard, if anyone didn't know. The name litterally means Swift Lizard. Not bad.

    The Look of Tachysaurus can be tacky at times, but overall, woodzilla's art really creates this primal and unnatural feel to him. That is what I like in mutated kaiju. In fact, it reminds me alot of this film - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0282178/


    The overview. At first glance, it really helps build what Tachy. really is, but aren't the creatures mutated supposed to be kaiju? Builds some confusion there, but you could say "an irradiated _,_, and an irradiated _. That may help some confusion for younger readers, but I digress, the overview isn't too shabby.

    Origin. Amazing, I will say. I like the idea of a crikey bomb called KEAP being shot at a kaiju to reduce its energy. When you say the bomb was being shot at a harmless trio of kaiju, then how did it fuse them together in the first place? Keep in mind that the bomb could probably not work unless all three of them are in range. Also, I thought it was Goanna lizard, not a Komodo Dragon. Of course the Goanna Lizard is part of the Varanus genus, but wouldn't someone think it is a Komodo Dragon when you say Komodo? On all the kaiju featured in the origin, I think you did your research, because they are all found in Australia. Good Job bud!

    Ranged. I believe that is a very spammable ability there, but overall, that is a cool idea that he can use webs to entangle enemies to the point they are vulnerable. Considering his fighting style, this is very useful.

    Melee. This reminds me alot of a balanced fighting style. scrappy when close enough, and stabby at a long range. When he enters Adrenaline mode, I can see that he sacrifices alot of his energy and stamina to lower the enemy's health to the point it is impossible to win. If Kaiju Combat were to be competitive, he would easily be a moderate tier kaiju,

    Grappling. Nothing really special. Pretty much expectable of this amalgamation.

    Weaknesses. Though Simon claimed he has no weakness IIRC, I can see that he does have weakness. If I were to play as him low health, I can imagine him spazzing out and running to the other side of the map when I'm not even controlling. The idea of him going crazy at random times really makes him vulnerable. Also, I can see how he can get entangled in his web traps. Overall, I think his messiness and multiple personalities can leave him very vulnerable, and can be a very powerful weakness to him.

    Overall, I think Tachysaurus is a very scrappy fighter, and also swift killer, but can also be very messy and insane, leaving him vulnerable to attacks. He may have confusing parts and annoying traits, but if he were to enter a SPN contest like old times, he'd probably have a decent enough chance of winning.
     
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  13. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    Thankyou for taking the time to review!
    You've given me a lot to think about, I'll do my best to incorporate all this feedback. FYI I'm from Australia, so minimal research required. And yeah it should be goanna in his origin, a perentie to be specific.
     
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  14. AbyssalRuler

    AbyssalRuler Creator Of The King Of Herrings

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    Shashi Well-Known Member Kaiju Benefactor

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    In my opinion, Tachysaurus as a name fits the monster to a Tee. Simon might have said Tachy alludes to 'tacky', but based on the method in which he was created, 'tachyon' would probably suit as an explanation for Tachy, simply because of the term tachyon, mostly as a result of the explosion ;)
     
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  16. AgentDrako

    AgentDrako The Grand Lord of Thy Ferrets

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    How small were those three Kaiju exactly? If he is bigger than the three than I am curious to know the size of these Kaiju.
     
  17. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    They were all between 30-50 metres tall.
     
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    Love the design, the head design is magnificent.
     
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  19. Brudon

    Brudon Creator of Phascodon Kaiju Benefactor

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    Thanks! It's my favourite element of him as well.
     
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    Shroober Active Member

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    It's like I always say, you can't go wrong with splitting jaws XD
     
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