Hello. I’m Noltra and I have been working on a ROM Hack for six months. This ROM is an FE8 hack and it has 50 playable characters, 100+ playable classes, 50+ unique weapons, and 20 chapters. The main story is complete and the gameplay is also complete. I plan on updating the game at a future time to include minor changes like supports, character description, and class description and all that but I just want to share the ROM now. I hope you guys enjoy it and let me know how you feel about it and what I could add to it. Here’s a trailer of the ROM: https://youtu.be/cqkO9jX2Ve4
Here is where you can download the game and check the resources that I took from the FE Repo: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wiB0kjJryiOiBV_29wjpKzu2t0HqCJUr?usp=sharing
Credits to the FEU discord that helped me along the way
Especially to 7743, Shuusuke, Vesly, epicer, and UltraxBlade
Credits to my friend Brandon for his wacky ideas on the personalized weapons.
Credits to everyone I took resources from the FE Repo (It would take a lot to name everyone so I placed links to where I got these resources from in the folder).
Credits to my friends and people close to me that helped push me into finishing this project.
Some things to consider:
If you are on chapter 8, I recommend having an extra save file as if you are able to proceed to chapter 8x, it will be pretty hard to beat. If you don’t want to go through this, you need to kill Justin (the sage one).
Ver. 2 updates
Changed some of the chapter music for the chapters
Added titles to each character descriptions
Added Quality of Life patches
Adjusted Nathan’s Luck
Adjusted the Sari
Changed a few units in a few chapters
Added class descriptions for the classes
Added Casual Mode
Added individual stats for the classes https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OZxjWSGTljLl8nA84T5sS624gxxTg2Q0/view?usp=share_link
I admit, I have only completed three chapters so far, but I figured I’d drop some feedback here and now before I forget, since there are a few thing that stuck out to me even this early on.
Portraits are clearly created in Character Creator and don’t have mouth or eye frames. I definitely respect the desire for characters to look unique from other hacks, but the colors, lack of frames and mismatched angles between things like the face, hair and bodies makes them a bit distracting. Using portraits from the Repo instead could help for the time being, even if they aren’t as unique.
The variant of the Swordmaster map sprite used by Nick seems to be from The Last Promise, and I don’t believe that the stuff in that game is free to use unless it’s also in the repo, such as the halberdiers (and I could not find this map sprite in the repo anywhere). I’d recommend getting that replaced ASAP, some hacks will get taken down for that sort of thing until the asset is replaced.
Maps are very rough in terms of aesthetics. In some spots there’s no real transition from road to grass, road tiles also seem to be chosen at random leading to very messing looking roads (the roads with green edges are meant to go next to green Plain tiles), and the third chapter I played had unfinished mountains with a peak tile haphazardly placed near the large patch of forests in the middle.
The bosses do not have mouths in their menu portraits. This tells me that you forgot to give the bosses any sort of frames - even giving them placeholder frames, especially on the far-right most mouth frame, prevents this from happening.
The tone’s inconsistent, with dialogue being largely neutral-to-serious while various other elements, such as the few character descriptions that are there, a few PRF weapons, and some classes are extremely memey, to the point of an Among Us crewmate being a boss being played completely straight.
That all being said, I like the funny PRF weapons, and I think with polish it can be a perfectly fun hack. Still, it feels largely like a beta (which, to be fair, it’s basically labeled as such), and it’ll need that polish to reach that level.
I’ve played some an am overall enjoying. Some critiques though:
You have a lot of quality of life patches but not the “show heal amount” one, wondering if intentional.
Infinite reinforcements. Would be nice if it at least was warned about but not a fan in general.
I can’t see 8X being beatable without savescumming. Even then it would also need a good amount of preparation and/or good level-ups. Makes me wonder if something is broken. Or maybe I’m just missing something?
Personal weapons could use some further descriptions if possible. For example took me a while to notice Justin’s weapon is brave and that Knapp’s has devil effect.
Class descriptions, and many character descriptions are carry over from vanilla and incorrect
Hey, I am glad you are enjoying the ROM! I didn’t know about the show heal amount patch until you told me so I’m planning on adding it later. For chapter 8x, I realized that it is pretty much impossible at the protagonist’s current level so I plan on changing up the chapter in another update. I am in the process of updating all the descriptions for everything.
I streamed this the other day in my server (not going to post any critique about that right now), but this is largely a pointless claim. You used multiple different variations of the same class (like using two different fighter or mage sprites and saying they’re different classes when they have the exact same bases and weapon levels).
Hey, I didn’t mean to claim the classes as unique to each other but I get what you mean and I am sorry if I misinformed you. I wanted to have each character have their own class that is unobtainable through other characters and I guess my wording does sound like I have 100+ individually unique classes. I was planning on giving each individual class stats of their own but I seem to forgot about it and I am working on it atm. I will have an update to the patch where the classes will have their own individual stats. Again I am sorry for the misunderstanding.
I may have come off harsher than intended, I was basically saying that despite the claim this seems wholely inaccurate. No need to apologize, just something you should probably clarify (or even consider changing given the differences are cosmetic at best).
Hey, Thanks for telling me all these issues. I am currently working on an update for the romhack and I will try to resolve all these issues by the next update. I want to thank you for taking your time to test the rom.