All of the features which Total Rendition currently lacks

Updating my journal...

It has been said that a designer knows when he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. So, perhaps, I should be talking, not about what currently available Total Rendition versions already have or new features future versions are going to have.

Much rather, I should perhaps be talking in terms of features that are supposed to be present in the gold-status version of Total Rendition that you may already pre-order. Thus, Total Rendition will be perfect, when it is the lack of these things that are taken away:

Note: I have to be deliberately vague in these areas, lest I’ll spoil the story!

  • A main-questline that lasts for more than a day
  • A large arsenal of weapons, gadgets and utility items
  • Last yet not least: A large cast of characters who with voice overs! 

Gameplay mechanics which are missing in Total Rendition!

Work-In-Progress screenshot proving blowing doors is already a feature!
Work-In-Progress screenshot proving blowing doors is already a feature and therefore, not missing!

Being necessary to render the story of Total Rendition in an immersive fashion and making you able to identify with Tzipora Herzog, these currently have the highest priority. AI will remain work-in-progress throughout the development cycle, however.

  • Medical items & skills (Implemented since 1.9.8)
  • Stealth mechanics & skills (Implemented since 1.9.5)
  • A proper, tile-based inventory system (Implemented since 2.0.7)
  • Item removal from inventory, looting individual items (Implemented since 2.1.0)
  • Phone messages (Implemented since 2.1.7)
  • Damage attributes and skills (Implemented since 2.2.0)
  • Fortify and Drain attributes and skills (Implemented since 2.4.0)
  • Upgrading player attributes (Implemented since 2.4.0)
  • Better fleshed-out Hand-to-Hand (Implemented since 2.8.3)
  • Drag-able non-inventory items (Implemented since 2.9.3)
  • Throw-able non-inventory items (Implemented since 2.9.4)
  • Grenade mechanics (Implemented since 3.0.3)
  • Level transitions (Partial implementation since 1.1.1, fully finished by 4.1.8)
  • A smarter AI

UI/UX features which are missing!

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Apart from polishing, which is to occur between 0.1.2.7 and 1.0.0.0 (large scale release), coinciding with the majority of assets-building.

  • Graphics options (completed since Total Rendition 0.1.3.3)
  • Keyboard rebindings 
  • Audio options (completed since 0.1.8.0) 
  • Main menu (Since 2.1.0, Esc brings you to the main menu; Since 0.3.2.2, TR starts from the main menu, Finished with 0.3.3.3)
  • Map UI (Expected by 0.4.1.8)
  • Save games (Expected by 0.4.1.8)
  • Localisation Options
  • Overall polish (player character animations, a more deliberately designed UI aesthetic, improved player-world interaction)

In order to make Total Rendition perfect, the lack of these things will need to be taken away!

-Mordechai Gabai

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