Author Topic: Starting out on my new Touhoumon hack - Any advice or suggestions?  (Read 1781 times)

Offline chaosakita

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For those of you not in the know, [Touhoumon](http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhoumon) is a hack of the GBA Pokemon series based on the popular series Touhou. So instead of battling with Pokemon, you're battling with anime girls pretty much.

There have been many different kinds of Touhoumon hacks, but I figure there is still a little bit room left for my contribution. Coming from someone with a long history in competitive Pokemon battling, I want to create a game that is more challenging than the regular game. However, I also want to create a game that's balanced and does not require excessive grinding.

In general, these are my goals in list form:
*Having a fun game
*Making gameplay challenging and rewarding, yet balanced
*No excessive grinding
*Allows people to get and use a wide variety of Touhoumons, including just about every Touhou character from the first 15 years
*More refined move pools, base stats, typing, and TMs

What do you guys think?

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Re: Starting out on my new Touhoumon hack - Any advice or suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 11:00:53 PM »
if you want to attract people to play it you may as well not bother going down the thmn route and just stick with pokemon

thmn is really niche itself and most people don't really care about strategy when playing it due to the target audience

it'll be very crushing to watch something you spend a lot of time on be destroyed by item spam, and if you just disable items youd be limiting the players options which wont fly very well



also hacking is a lot of work and most people who say theyre going to make a hack dont get very far when they get to the actual boring paperwork part of hacking (spoilers - hacking is almost nothing but paperwork)
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Re: Starting out on my new Touhoumon hack - Any advice or suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 03:08:16 AM »
if you want to attract people to play it you may as well not bother going down the thmn route and just stick with pokemon

thmn is really niche itself and most people don't really care about strategy when playing it due to the target audience

it'll be very crushing to watch something you spend a lot of time on be destroyed by item spam, and if you just disable items youd be limiting the players options which wont fly very well

also hacking is a lot of work and most people who say theyre going to make a hack dont get very far when they get to the actual boring paperwork part of hacking (spoilers - hacking is almost nothing but paperwork)

I know Touhoumon is very niche, but I feel that there's no way I can compete with the current hacks of vanilla Pokemon out there. I also like the flavor of Touhou, and I would like to make a new hack that tweaks that somewhat.

I understand item spam will always be a thing, but I don't think you can prevent any sort of abuse in a GBA video game. Even if there was a way to disable items (which I can't seem to find), people can always find some sort of hack to get around what you want them to do. And I don't think single player Pokemon can ever be that hard to begin with.

I realize a large part of hacking will be very tedious (especially since I'm planning on reordering the Pokedex), but I feel that it won't be anything some music or podcasts can't solve.

However, I really appreciate the advice! Thank you!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 08:38:52 AM by chaosakita »

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Re: Starting out on my new Touhoumon hack - Any advice or suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:00:51 AM »
What characters are you planning on putting in the hack? Also will it just be the same game but with touhou characters as pokemon? Will the story be different? Will there be post game stuff? Will the AI be unfair and spam items?

What's the long term goal with this ROM hack?