Hey guys! I'm Alioda! I'm a concept artist and I love Pokémon Fan-Games!
Ok so first of all, I just wanna start by saying that there's going to be SPOILERS in here, so if you didn't finish V12, then I would advice you to leave this thread as quickly as you can haha.
With that out of the way, let's talk about my journey playing Pokémon Rejuvenation!
*Note : English is not my first language, i'm from France and I starting learning proper English like 6years ago. So sorry in advance if you find some weird sentences while reading this x).
My journey playing Pokémon Rejuvenation!
I started playing Pokémon Rejuvenation about six months ago now, I think? I already knew the game thanks to Let's Plays and all that kind of stuff but... While watching those Let's Plays, I always had this feeling that Rejuvenation contained more than just its main story.
I also saw that a lot of people were complaining because Reborn and Rejuvenation have "too many characters" and that "it was really difficult to know or remember who's that character or who's that one antagonist ?" etc...
And I'm not going to lie, I also had this problem at the beginning, but not until I decided to make my own notepad where I wrote down every single piece of information about each character! And If I can tell you one thing right now, is that this idea was just one of the best ideas ever! Because not only did I remember every character's name and appearance but also their stories throughout the adventure. So I also took the opportunity to fill that notepad with everything that was related to side quests etc...That helped me a lot as well.
And oh boy, what a game!
Pokémon Rejuvenation is a game that has so much character development. Whether it's about the main story characters or the side story characters. There's so much in this game, and I can tell right now that if you think that you've finished the game , you probably haven't visited the region after EVERY event. Because there's always gonna be a side quest or event that will appear somewhere. Side quests are my favorite things in games, and oh boy, Pokémon Rejuvenation side quests are awesome! For example, you're not going to just get an item for a character and that's it. This character will have a name, a story, and many more side quests in the future. This character is important and can probably be related to something or someone related to the main story. And let's just say that people will remember you!
It's just... so well done.
You know, i'm an artist who loves drawing characters by giving them a lot of character development in general. And when I say that I was just impressed by the level of character development in this game, it's because it's true (I even drew a concept art of Ren because I loved his character development throughout the story, it reminded me of Kenta for some reason) . And don't get me wrong, character development is not the only thing that makes Pokémon Rejuvenation my favorite Pokémon fan game. It's also the atmosphere, the musics choice, the story of the region, its past etc....
When I started playing the game, I actually felt a little bit depressed by seeing how sad people were in Gearen City because of how the city was before the event of the Pyramid. And wow.... FIRST OF ALL, After the event at the Pyramid I thought that the version was over. Kanon told us that we have go to Sashila Village next and it was the end of V12, so I thought that I had to wait till V13 comes out and yeah...I felt empty haha, I mean I finished all the side quests before so I thought that It was just over. But guess what, couple of months later I reopened the game because I just wanted to play and revisit the region again, so I used fly to visit East Gearen first and....
Let's just say that I lost my mind at this moment LOL .
The city was clean, the music in the background was Song of Stroms by GlitchxCtiy (What a beautiful song omg). Everyone was happy. There were some new side quests to do at the Help Plaza. And it was already enough new content for me but then I went on visiting Oceana Pier and someone told me that a boat came from... (i'm sorry what did you say!?) Reborn City!? When I saw Aya and Adrienn I just lost my mind haha, I remember I took off my glasses and I couldn't believe it... What an experience. I will never forget that.
I just finished battling Aya yesterday. And today, even tho I already fought Isha, I discovered that there were another side quest at the Hospital of Hope, a quest regarding Maman... and i'm not gonna spoil it to you but wow what a way to end V12. (I hate you Neved).
Of course I want to thank all the members of the Rejuvenation Team for this beautiful game, you guys are doing a great job and i'm a huge fan of your fan-game, It's the best Pokémon game that I played to this day, and I play Pokémon since Red & Blue haha. Keep up the good work guys and thank you!
*My concept art of Ren for those of you who are interested :