Dude, don't apologize for the speed that the hack is progressing, because you're accelerating significantly, and even though the updates are far between, they're big ones. You get a lot done each time. Second, I've taken my first glance at the stage pictures, and... overall, they're okay. I feel like they just need to be cleaned up a little bit, and then, they would be awesome. This may have just been my first glance impression, but I noticed a lot black + other colour patterns, which wasn't that pleasing to the eye. If that's what you were going for though, in order to give a desolate feel, I guess that's one way to do it, but Castlevania III felt desolate, but it was still very pleasing to the eye. I feel like you have some really cool scenery and pallet choices that I like more than in Castlevania III, but due to the things I talked about that brought it down, it evens out to okay. If you just clean it up a bit, like I said, there's no reason why it can't look 10 times better than Castlevania III. Keep that in mind. I'm sorry if I'm not articulating my criticism very well, I've only taken one glance at each stage screenshot. When I've taken my second look in a little while, I'll try to elaborate. Finally, the background of "Castlevania" on the title screen looked better with the more reddish colour. I hope this was helpful, because I'm always happy to give input.
March 21, 2016, 05:19:38 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Okay, I've taken my second glance almost immediately after making my first post, and, as expected, I take back a number of things that I said; the 1st and 3rd stages look awesome. My initial criticism only really applied to the second stage, and it's hard to articulate what it is about it that's not very appealing. The best way I can put it is that it feels rough, while the 1st and 3rd stage are very smooth. Take that as you will.