[FE8] Sacred Echoes [VERSION 0.9.8 OUT, 10 MAPS]

#1

Sacred Echoes (until I think of a better title) is a demake of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the GBA. This public release covers all of Act 1. Some things are still in progress, but the latest release should address most of the remaining bugs.

Features:

  • The Gaiden/Echoes magic system, where spells are learned by level-up, are accessible through the B.Magic or W.Magic menu, and cost HP to cast.
  • Various mechanics tweaks to mirror Echoes and Gaiden’s combat system.
  • Different maps and objectives from the source games.
  • Branching promotions for the Villager classes, with 5 possible class options.
  • 3rd tier classes, with expanded caps allowing stats to reach 40. The dread fighter -> villager loop is also included.
  • A functional world map that can be explored, just like in the originals.
  • All-new GBA remixes of Gaiden and Echoes soundtrack.
  • Various UI improvements.

Screenshots:
title worldmap 5promo spelllist invoke ch8

This is not a complete release by any means, so there are a few bugs which had to be deprioritized for this release. Everything we surfaced that could be potentially game-breaking has been covered, but there may still be some we aren’t aware of.

  • Chapter titles on the save screen do not display correctly immediately after completing the first map on a repeatable location (Thief Shrine, Deliverance Hideout). Saving again from the world map or prep screen will fix this.
  • Suspending a chapter and restarting it without resuming may cause certain world map paths to disappear. If this happens to you, just reset and choose “Restart Chapter” and it will fix itself. A permanent fix is still being looked into.
  • Retreating from maps is currently disabled.
  • Bonus EXP is not yet started.
  • The game has only been balanced for Normal mode (hard mode results may vary).
  • There are a few small bugs with the magic system that won’t break gameplay, please report them if they occur.

Credits:
(Anything not listed here is my own work)

  • Circleseverywhere’s Modular Stat Screens and everything2ea modules
  • macplustrees’ base-stat promotion gains
  • Teraspark’s staff/item range rework
  • Assorted small tweaks and patches by Tequila, Crazycolorz5, Vennobennu, Leonarth, 7743 and aera
  • Music hacking utilities by Sme and Alusq
  • NGMansion for save expansion patch
  • Battle Animations: Alm, Villagers and Cape General by Nura, Soldier by Alusq, Armor Knight by Team SALVAGED, Saint by Melia, Cavaliers by Team SALVAGED and Flasuban, Rogue Repalette by Pikmin1211, Maiser6, Ukelele, SD9k, Temp, Black Mage and Wan
  • Battle palettes by Hypergammaspaces and Dancer_A
  • Cardcafe’s Echoes item icons and FEier’s weapon icons
  • Snakey1’s REDA helpers and event cleanup
  • DerTheVaporeon’s improved cave tileset

Patch: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6eoey6idkvae4ur/AABfmKk_LTIsUFP_i6idQXc7a?dl=0

Server link: https://discord.gg/Pp3zJ2R

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#2

I’m not often genuinely impressed.

I will 100% play this. That’s a promise.

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#3

I want to be a playtester, my discord is pedrokktt#1633

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#4

RIP every other Valentia GBA project that will never stand up to this

seriously though it looks ace, can’t wait to see more

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#5

Very impressive.

#6

Can I make maps for this? I already end up making random fe2 maps from time to time already and this looks pretty awesome.

#7

whats ur discord? i’d like to playtest, hmu at Max Limit#3056

#8

The presentation is soooo good. And since you’ll be updating the maps, the gameplay will also improve as well! Can’t wait for the release!

#9

This is one of the best things that were in FEE3, it looks amazing! If you could change some maps around a little bit so they are less tedious but still stay true to SoV that would be awesome. Wondering how are you planning to do the 3rd tier classes as it seems to me like it’s gonna be very hard to do lol, like the dread fighters.

#10

I would love to play test this. I would need some help as I’m a bit of a noob when it comes to rooms. My discord is Pieo123 9418

#11

I made an account to say I will definitely play this once it comes out. Keep up the hard work!

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#12

more POWER and Keep the good work

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#13

Looks sick, can’t wait for a release.

#14

Amazing! MOAR!!!

#15

One question though : axe user? :rage:

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#16

I can’t wait to play this. Maybe I should try to make an Map of an FE2 Chapter. :smile:

#17

FE2 is my favourite. I want to be a playtester. My discord is hikeyi#8096.

#18

@HyperGammaSpace To clutter down on all the discord requests here, why don’t you make a discord server for Sacred Echoes? People can volunteer to be playtesters, help you out with the hack, so on and so forth.

#20

This looks godly.

#21

sooo how can i get to your discord ? so i can help with whatever u want