Screw hack bad. Hack rad.
In this thread, I will write a very positive remark about every project in FEE3.
(I apologize if my writing is sloppy or whatever, I’m just throwing thoughts on a page without care)
Vision Quest (by Pandan):
Let’s just be perfectly honest, Vision Quest is one of the best hacks in the modern FEHacking community. The sheer amount of quality and effort is quite apparent even just from watching a single chapter. But let’s be real, most of you probably already knew that. Pandan decided to do more than just show a playthrough of his hack, and did a Q&A with questions from the FEHacking community. What we ended up with was quite a lot of insight into the workings of Vision Quest, along with Pandan’s hacking philosophy and process. (Not to say the chapter shown off wasn’t great, it was definitely an improvement over the original 1-7x) It’s definitely a good watch for those reasons alone, and if you haven’t played Vision Quest already, you really should. lol
Last Heavenly Throne (by Runa):
So, it may be a little narcissistic to give a review of your own entry. I’m not sure if I can be as great of a critic on my own project, but I’ll try it anyway. It was a little odd being the second project of FEE3, as from memory the first day was usually filled with hard-hitters. I didn’t exactly consider my hack to be that high quality, but maybe I was wrong? I think my entry showed off a lot of the things I consider to be the stronger aspects of Last Heavenly Throne: the original soundtrack, the overall aesthetic, the story elements, the wizardry, it was all there. If you’re reading this, and you’ve already played Vision Quest, play Last Heavenly Throne and roast it; it’ll only make my hack stronger ;O
Nuramon’s Animation Showcase (by Nuramon):
Nuramon is a juggernaut of animation in the community, and this video only cements that even further. Now, every single one of his animations are excellent, and every animation shown off in the video was excellent, but the Valgriph Warrior was the real stand-out in my opinion. I definitely mumbled “damnnnnn” when I saw that animation. It’s always great to have more unique animations such as the Valgriph and the Siren. But let’s be real, the biggest wow in the video came from the fact that Nuramon is making animations for Dark Deity. And they look amazing. Not gonna lie, I always think it’s amazing when people in the hacking community apply their skills elsewhere, and I wish Nuramon the best in working on whatever he wishes!
Sacred Echoes (by HyperGammaSpaces):
It’s Sacred Echoes. Literally. I could just leave it at that and everyone would understand exactly what I’m talking about. This hack oozes with so much style, and despite being a demake, HyperGammaSpaces has done so much that it’s honestly much more than a demake at this point. I think a lot of this has to come from the new coat of paint on every menu, which knowing the pain of TSA and all that shiz must’ve taken forever. That’s not to take away from the mugs, the maps, the weapon icons, the modular minimug box… We haven’t even talked about the mechanical features! Gaiden magic, world maps, villager promos, cantors… This dude has custom tile animations done FOR THE FLOWERS just to flex on us, and it’s not even in the top five most impressive parts of the hack! So yeah, I’m gonna have to ask HyperGammaSpaces to stop working on Sacred Echoes so the rest of us can have a chance.