After being impressed with the KQ2 remake, I must have followed the QFG2VGA development for about 6 years.
I recognise that QFG2 is a relatively large and complex game compared to the KQ series, what with stats, time and classes, and I'm amazed you not only pulled it off, but pulled it off well. Damn well.
The game is virtually flawless.
The skareens are what I was expecting (superb for the bit depth and resolution supported), and the day/night transitions are really well done.
The animations (eg. combat) are really great too. I also enjoyed the panning skareens, including the desert battle transitions.
The music is awesome. I am not sure which bits are all new compositions, but as mentioned in the original post, it all blends seamlessly.
The alley system is a massive improvement, and I love
the ambient sounds there (but why do I hear elephants?).
The combat system is awesome
and easily the best of the series. For the first time I actually enjoyed
the QFG combat. To give you an idea of how much, I played as thief and maxed out my combat stats, ending up with so much money that I exceeded my weight limit even after dropping sand and stones
I am impressed at your inclusion of the text parser and hybrid dialogue systems, and also enjoy the ability to walk with the keyboard when I choose to!
I like how you still have to type answers when quizzed by Aziza and in the voice guarding Ibilis so it's not too easy.
Taking the time to add import/export of characters also deserves a big nod.
I think I actually have a hint of comprehension in what a massive undertaking it was remaking all those subtle details. The entire conversation tree alone makes this a more accurate remake than Sierra themselves ever attempted.
Thanks to your remake, I have introduced the QFG series to two previously lucasarts exclusive adventurers who are scared of the keyboard
This game is rock solid quality and definite fun. My favourite part of this game is thief job #1.
After several late nights, I finished with 495 of 500 points
Now to play again as the magic user...