Now then, Zincite Storm Cup may have finished a while ago, but this is the time to reflect on the story as a whole. The origins for this one came from my love of racing games, and watching the F1.
ModNation Racers on the PSP had great cutscenes featuring two announcers. One of these I pictured as a professional racing driver, who had served his time and wanted to commentate instead.
This was one of the driving reasons for the storyline, whereas instead of having many tracks, this story just featured one in its first chapter. The first chapter also sets the rivalry between Cobri and Adam ready for the next race the year after. All of this came together, including the great detail put in, to make a great first chapter.
Then it started to go downhill. The second chapter begins and again it is the same thing. While I tried to include things other than racing into it, it didn't feel as good as the first chapter. Even detailing the new courses I'd made didn't make things better.
By the eighth part of the second chapter, I'd lost most of the detail, and realised - even if I made it about two chapters longer, it wouldn't have been any better. That was when I decided to cut it to making the third chapter the final one of the story.
The third chapter, while trying to include new elements - like more tracks with different announcers - seemed like chapters one and two mashed together. It was then I realised, I need to make it better, finish on a climax. That's where the cliffhanger at the end of each part came from.
As well as that, I thought about the fact that we won't ever find out what happens in the Republic Commando Star Wars novels. That's like a never ending cliffhanger. All in all, I will be reviewing this, as I know I can make it a better story. But for now, enjoy the other stories.