Here are the review results:
- Risk Factors by Weight
- Minigames & Related Assets
- Literature Review needs more paraphrasing.
- Definition of terms needs further research, and paraphrasing.
- Coding/ Direction
- Triggers not yet decided if point-based, event-based, or a combination of the two.
- Boolean, or Integers?
- Recording/NPC stat loader not yet implemented. This one is a top coding priority.
- Not enough dating locations.
- Characters are not that detailed-out as suspected.
- Navigation can be polished by using a Legend of Mana-style map navigation. With the standard ADV textbox replacing the NVL segments.
- Gameplay/style shifts too much.
- Backgrounds cannot be determined if they do match the coloring style of the sprites.
- All assets must be done on or before December 31.
- UI must be settled
- Text Size not so large
- Text Window too dark?
- Name Tags are of the same font, and weight as the text.
- Center text alignment is unusual.
- The use of icons as buttons should be covered in the tutorial, otherwise if the player doesn't click on them at all, they won't be able to access key figures.
- Character screen can be compacted even more.
Within three days, I was able to recommend the following actions to myself:
- Cut Paths
- Reduce playable characters down to two.
- Number of characters is not limited in specific objectives.
- Number of characters is not limited in scope and limitations.
- Decision can be defended by the framework used by the project.
- Change/Suggest limiting character selection in the scope and limitation.
- Perform required paraphrasing on the documentation.
- Determine Community Standards
- Word Count
- Usual Genre
- UI trends
- Settle for a framework compatible UI, and gameplay design.
More news on this development once I can discuss the recommendations with my advisers.
Sometimes, an undergraduate will forget the contents of his thesis, or in IT context, the design of his program. He should take time to read it back, and review if the program he is developing is inline with his proposed/approved design, or has it deviated from it all together.
You don't want the panel to fry you open over your finished product, right?