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On 3/11/2021 at 10:54 PM, Gham said:

dope! thanks. good to hear it has a full team to support it, just from following the big two for years a lot of time and pain goes into making these lol

yeah if you haven't already you should definitely check out desolation, that's the only one I've played that is really on par with reborn/rejuve

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Here is a list of games I'd recommend checking out       Fan  Games Pokemon Reborn - (Love the story, soundtrack, characters  and challenging AI)  10/10 Pokemon Rejuvenation 

I think the best fan made games in order are  1. Insurgence 2. Reborn 3. Uranium 4. Rejuvenation If you could all respond with other games that would be great I need a new gam

How about Pokemon Xenoverse? Do you like to try to play it?

On 3/12/2021 at 12:54 AM, Gham said:

dope! thanks. good to hear it has a full team to support it, just from following the big two for years a lot of time and pain goes into making these lol

Gonna give a +1 to desolation as well. Personally I think it has the most interesting plotline out of the 3

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12 hours ago, poop face said:

Gonna give a +1 to desolation as well. Personally I think it has the most interesting plotline out of the 3

Yeah I'd agree with this as well. However I do feel like it's not balanced quite as well as Reborn and Rejuv were in the early game. Charles is a real difficulty spike for so early on and Adrienne is really difficult for that point of the game too. It does smooth out afterwards at least. 

 

For fangames not of the Reborn family, I'd recommend Xenoverse. It's excellent and has the best art direction of any fangame I've played honestly. A lot of the NPC art could pass for official art and it comes closer to capturing the aesthetic of the actual games more than any other fangame.  The fakemon designs are mostly quite good and it's got a charming cast of characters, plus a great soundtrack. It's not as hard as Reborn's family but still has challenging moments, especially for the first 3rd or so of the game. It does get a lot easier lategame I feel. This is probably my favorite fangame not of the Reborn-trilogy. Its maingame is finished with some of the postgame finished but I think there's still a few things we can't get so I'm not sure the exact status of it. 

 

Uranium's fakemons are...dated somewhat and kinda jank-looking(some of the animations/designs are quite good at least) tbh but the game itself is still solid and one of the better fangames. I think the soundtrack for it good too and the story isn't too bad but takes time to get good. I did like the nuclear thing, that was cool. The postgame was never completed for this one but the main game is done. I had fun with it.

 

Insurgence is fun with all the deltas and how the game gives the player a lot to play with so you're never stuck in pokemon poverty with lousy mons like say early game Reborn but the story/writing is....not great? It's not bad and has its moments but it's not why you play Insurgence lol. Some of the music is cool(dat Nyx theme), but not the wild battle theme. The wild battle theme was so bad I actually had to replace it just to get through the game. I thought something was wrong with the game when I first heard it lol. Also it repeats the same 3-4 town music for every town which gets old. It's weird because the cult leaders have so much effort put into their music but then the towns and some other themes feels rather lacking in comparison. It's a real shame.

 

The only other ones I played were Daybreak and Empire which I just started. Empire is very weird but fresh in how it approaches the mechanics which makes it stand out.  It's not for everyone and I'd honestly only recommend it for more hardcore players because it's overwhelming otherwise with all its changes and field system. Plus it has some questionable design choices, some of which are very offputting. Kind of feels like a a love it or hate it game from what I played of it so far.. Daybreak I would recommend if you want to play a fangame that's not any of the above I guess?

 

 

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11 hours ago, Monochrome_Complex said:

Yeah I'd agree with this as well. However I do feel like it's not balanced quite as well as Reborn and Rejuv were in the early game. Charles is a real difficulty spike for so early on and Adrienne is really difficult for that point of the game too. It does smooth out afterwards at least. 

 

For fangames not of the Reborn family, I'd recommend Xenoverse. It's excellent and has the best art direction of any fangame I've played honestly. A lot of the NPC art could pass for official art and it comes closer to capturing the aesthetic of the actual games more than any other fangame.  The fakemon designs are mostly quite good and it's got a charming cast of characters, plus a great soundtrack. It's not as hard as Reborn's family but still has challenging moments, especially for the first 3rd or so of the game. It does get a lot easier lategame I feel. This is probably my favorite fangame not of the Reborn-trilogy. Its maingame is finished with some of the postgame finished but I think there's still a few things we can't get so I'm not sure the exact status of it. 

 

Uranium's fakemons are...dated somewhat and kinda jank-looking(some of the animations/designs are quite good at least) tbh but the game itself is still solid and one of the better fangames. I think the soundtrack for it good too and the story isn't too bad but takes time to get good. I did like the nuclear thing, that was cool. The postgame was never completed for this one but the main game is done. I had fun with it.

 

Insurgence is fun with all the deltas and how the game gives the player a lot to play with so you're never stuck in pokemon poverty with lousy mons like say early game Reborn but the story/writing is....not great? It's not bad and has its moments but it's not why you play Insurgence lol. Some of the music is cool(dat Nyx theme), but not the wild battle theme. The wild battle theme was so bad I actually had to replace it just to get through the game. I thought something was wrong with the game when I first heard it lol. Also it repeats the same 3-4 town music for every town which gets old. It's weird because the cult leaders have so much effort put into their music but then the towns and some other themes feels rather lacking in comparison. It's a real shame.

 

The only other ones I played were Daybreak and Empire which I just started. Empire is very weird but fresh in how it approaches the mechanics which makes it stand out.  It's not for everyone and I'd honestly only recommend it for more hardcore players because it's overwhelming otherwise with all its changes and field system. Plus it has some questionable design choices, some of which are very offputting. Kind of feels like a a love it or hate it game from what I played of it so far.. Daybreak I would recommend if you want to play a fangame that's not any of the above I guess?

 

 

I wrote in the previous page my feelings about Uranium/Insurgance. TL;DR they were dissapointing. The main reason was because of the hype they have (being ranked above reborn in most sites). Insurgance actually pisses me off cause it has so much wasted potential.

I'll check Xenoverse/daybreak/empire. thanks

 

Edit: just saw the trailer for Xennoverse and it looks really good

 

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6 hours ago, poop face said:

I wrote in the previous page my feelings about Uranium/Insurgance. TL;DR they were dissapointing. The main reason was because of the hype they have (being ranked above reborn in most sites). Insurgance actually pisses me off cause it has so much wasted potential.

I'll check Xenoverse/daybreak/empire. thanks

 

Edit: just saw the trailer for Xennoverse and it looks really good

 

I don't think I've  seen Uranium ranked above Reborn too much personally. I can see it being ranked higher by some because it's not as edgy(being a bit closer in tone to the actual games) and it's much easier, so it's not as frustrating, but personally as someone who liked both Reborn is definitely better. Insurgence is overrated to some degree I'll admit but I still think it's fine on its own merits, and while I never played Zeta/Omicron it seems like a vast improvement off what those two built(it was from the same dudes). Plus you do have to give Insurgence credit for being meaty and actually complete, something few fangames can claim lol. But I do get not liking Insurgence because like you said, it does have some wasted potential. 

 

Also pet peeve of mine but I don't like when NPCs use revives, especially since I don't even like using revives mid-battle myself. This was kind of annoying about Insurgence and Daybreak unfortunately does it too, in fact it's even WORSE about it if you can believe it. If I'm being honest of all the games I listed Daybreak would be the one I'd recommend least,  but if you want you can still check it out.  I think my favorite thing about Daybreak is that the rival's encounter theme is Bloody Stream lol.

 

 

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