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What do you look for in a ROM hack?

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Achromatic, Jan 20, 2015.

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  1. Achromatic

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    What do you look for when you play a ROM hack?
     
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    I like to look for good game play, overall design, and creativity. If a ROM hack does have an interesting plot or setting, I probably wont be influenced enough to play at first. When it comes to actually playing the game, if its note creative or looks poorly designed, I wont be playing it long. If a ROM hack has unique and nicely designed characters, towns, and Pokémon, there is a greater incentive to play the game and enjoy what it has to offer!
     
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    Originality, creativity and grammar. Each of these elements is important, and while I can sometimes ignore one, if two or three aren't present, it becomes much more difficult to play
     
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    In a rom hack, I definitely need it to be creative. I'm kind of okay with the game having original sprites and whatnot, but the storyline has to be new and creative.
     
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    It needs to have things that the regular games don't have, like a little new mechanic or fakemon. It also needs to have a good plot... That's about it xD I'm easily satisfied.
     
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    Honestly, how challenging it is. I love something difficult to go through. Something that ups the challenge of a Pokémon game. That's why I love ROM hacks like StormSilver. Although it's the same storyline, it makes battling much more difficult.
     
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    This. I get tired of the same cliche stories. I look for something deeper or possibly darker to peak my interests.

    I also look for challenges such as Nuzlocke or Randolocke. The more challenges, the better, in my honest opinion!
     
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    At the very least, I want a ROM hack to be decently created. Things like grammar errors, weird glitches and scene changing without any kind of transistion just completely ruin a game for me. I'm not asking for the quality of a real Pokémon game, but I don't want to be constantly annoyed by these things. Besides of that, change is really important. I don't want to play the originals with some small aspects adjusted, I want to play a new game, something different and original. This doesn't mean that you'd have to create an entire new region, original characters could do the same thing, for example.
     
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