The Way Of Ira

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The Way Of Ira

Post by MariusArmand » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:37 pm

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The Story So Far

Years after dealing with the Cabal, Caleb lives on the outskirts of a small village.

After having been almost fully erradicated,
the last Cabal infiltrated the highest ranks of most religions and governments.
Years passed by, more Cabal got recruited and step by step the people got mentally prepared to obey what
was coming, one religion, one government, ruled by the Cabal.

Cramon, an occult high-priest and new leader of the Cabal envisions to become the next incarnation of
Tchernobog.

To free the essence of Tchernobog from Caleb's bones, Cramon wants to face Caleb where fear and
desperation rule, the Underworld, a dark dimension accessible via a passage in an ancient monastery.
In the Underworld, Cramon is able to take on a demonic form, in which he can surely kill Caleb.

To lure out Caleb, Cramon came up with a radical plan.
Those that were expected to resist the Cabal were listed to be purged.
Seeing how the Cabal would once again kill everybody around Caleb would surely trigger his rage.

On purge night, all homes of possible insurgents get bloodmarked by cultists.
That's the sign everyone in those homes can get killed by the Cabal legion.

Caleb hears screams of agony and a neighbour runs into his house.
Seconds later the whole door gets punched in and the neighbour gets shot, leaving bloody holes in the wall.

Caleb gets knocked out. A cultist sees Caleb's cat Cleo cowering in a corner and grabs her.

Things are about to get real bloody again.

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IRA01: PURGE NIGHT
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Caleb wakes up. He finds the door kicked in, his neighbour's dead body against the wall and no sight
of his cat Cleo.
Caleb decides to track down the cultists and their leader Cramon.


IRA02: KNEE DEEP IN SLUDGE
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From the graveyard next to a converted church, Caleb finds himself in a swamp.
Shooting by a cabin, a manor and a swamp fort, he sets his way through a mountain pass.


IRA03: CABAL TOWN
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Cabal Town shows that the Cabal have gained a lot of strength back.
Insurgents are being forced to mine iron. Those that don't work hard enough get sacrificed.

IRA04: ASYLUM FOR CRITICS
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In the beginning of the Cabal's revival, those who doubted the upcoming leadership got locked up
in the Asylum For Critics. There's rumors that nobody ever got out alive.


IRA05: DARK ABBEY
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Once so peaceful, but now converted to a Dark Abbey.
It's here that Cramon created a passage to the Underworld.


IRA06: UNDERWORLD
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Lots of flesh, blood and lava. Not for the faint of heart but a walk in the park for Caleb.


IRA07: RETRIBUTION
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Caleb arrives in a colloseum surrounded by lava. Cramon awaits but he is not alone.


IRA08: LAKESIDE GENOCIDE
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Caleb finds himself passing through a town that just got purged.
The Cabal have completely taken over, violently, sparing nobody.
Nothing that can't be settled by rage.

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Re: The Way Of Ira

Post by HenitoKisou » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:01 am

Played couple of new maps by now. Despite some screens giving E3 vibes, actual episode is like E4 gameplay with Cryptic Passage art direction and difficulty is rather balanced on Well Done for the first blind run. ;p

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Re: The Way Of Ira

Post by Dead Reckoner » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:58 am

I have played through the episode two times and had a lot of fun on both runs. It lacks polish at times but it's definitely in the top ten of user episodes released for Blood. Some maps like "Asylum for Critics" were bland and may need more detail and fleshing out in future updates, while others like "Lakeside Genocide" stood out well. One thing that was definitely gotten right was the enemy placement, neither too cheap or too easy/predictable.

The bits of new art and references were also nice.

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Re: The Way Of Ira

Post by MariusArmand » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys.
The Way Of Ira will keep getting updated, be it for fixes, polish or fleshing out here and there.

Stay tuned ^^.

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