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    Pokemon: Lance Adventures

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    Post by andyp159 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:42 pm

    INTRODUCTION
    AndyP159 and Magneto20 return with an exciting new sequel to Septo Conquest!

    STORY
    You play as Lance, who has woken up in a samaritan's house with amnesia. He and rival Rod were found in the same spot, one week apart, both with no recollection of past events or even their names. Lance is taken by a Professor to his lab, where he receives a Pokemon. Rod also receives a Pokemon and they set out on their quest to regain their idenities.

    This is where the game then splits into one of the 3 possible 'parallel' storylines that you can play.

    What are 'parallels'?
    Put it this way: Everyone goes through their lives making choices. Each choice will have a different outcome. When you make the choice, what happens to the other options? Do they just disappear?
    Well... probably. But anyway, that's the idea behind parallel universes; each choice has a different outcome, and this is what the 'parallel's are about.


    At the start of the game, Lance will make a choice, it can go three ways. Whichever he chooses will determine the rest of the events of the game, which are all different depending on which parallel you play through.

    CONCEPT OF POKEMON: THE PARALLELS
    For any of you who have played the Sega Saturn game Dark Saviour, the mechanics of this hack might seem familar (yeah, that game is the inspiration of this game, which was fantastic). Pokemon: The Parallels is basically three games in one. In each version of the game, the main character, Lance (the Elite 4 Lance, but with a radically enhanced personality) traverses the land (yet to be named), in search of his memories (he's an amnesiac). In each game, he gets caught up in a series of quite different events. I'll give you an example:

    In one section of the game, Lance will arrive at a town called Galuf Town. In each version of the game (called a parallel), a different event will happen:
    Parallel 1: All the townspeople are dead, having being killed by 2 psychopathic criminal genuises. Galuf Tower, a tall building housing ancient Pokemon and talismans, has been trashed and as a result Lance can only explore the ground floor, where the only survivor challenges Lance to a Pokemon battle as he believes Lance is in league with the aforementioned 2 criminals.
    Parallel 2: Lance arrives in Galuf Town, and as in Parallel 2 the 2 criminal psychopaths have already been defeated and killed, all the townspeople are alive and buslting. Galuf Tower has NOT been trashed so Lance is free to explore the entire tower, whereupon he can meet the person he battled with in Parallel 1, but doesn't fight him (as the person has no reason to attack him as the tower has been trashed).
    Parallel 3: A cosmic disaster rips apart the land and the townspeople all flee in terror, leaving the entire of Galuf Town (and Galuf Tower) completely empty.

    For another example of how the story may work:

    The first leg of the story, and the only part of the story that remains the same in all 3 Parallels of the game, finds Lance arriving on a small island. He is amnesiac and does not know much about himself. He heads to a lab where a professor claiming to be his friend gives him a choice of Pokemon (the starters differ depending on the parallel). The Showman and Carl Phasno, 2 criminals in search of legendary Pokemon so they can become the world's most powerful trainers, burst into the lab demanding information from the professor. This is where the game then splits into the 3 different parallel storylines of the hack:

    Parallel 1: The Quest for the Legendaries: The Showman and Carl Phasno (the main enemies in parallel 1) kill the professor and destroy the communications system, then flee. The world then doesn't know that the Showman and Carl Phasno are on a rampage to find 10 legendary Pokemon, and Lance must track them down and defeat them.
    Parallel 2: The quest for the Memories/B]: In this parallel, Lance defeats the Showman and Carl Phasno in the lab, so they are no longer a threat. Lance then spends the rest of this parallel regaining his memory, finding familiar faces and battling against the 4 Lords, who are the main enemies in this parallel.
    [B]Parallel 3: The Quest for the Dimensions
    : The Showman and Carl Phasno escape the lab but the communications system isn't destroyed, so the professor can warn the world against the 2 criminals and Lance can find and defeat them much quicker. But then SOMETHING (I won't say, it'll spoil the whole hack) really bad happens, bringing all 3 parallels together for an epic conflict. Cities get destroyed, people panic and Lance must hunt down the person who is responsible for the mess. This parallel brings all the storylines together so leaves no questions or storylines up in the air.


    SCREENSHOTS
    (yes, a LOT of Screenshots...)

    Professor Pat Pending introduces himself:


    Lance arrives in Ceil Town:


    Exploring Ceil Town:


    Lance giving himself some sage advice in Parallel 2:


    New feature: People playing tracks on their i-Pod!


    Prof. Pat Pending is so intelligent that he doesn't need an aide! As this man, who Lance mistakes for an aide, explains:


    A tense encounter with The Showman, one of the 2 main villains in Parallel 1:


    A boy gives you some half-useful advice in Parallels 1+3:


    A very good point raised by some lady:


    And finally, discovering that Prof. Pending's tea-maker has been killed!


    And now for something we haven't done on this thread yet: a screenshot explanation of differences between the Parallels. Hopefully this will make the parallel system very clear to everyone.

    In Ceil Town, the very first town Lance explores, there's a kid standing near a house. Depending on which Parallel one plays, his speech differs:

    PARALLEL 1



    PARALLEL 2



    PARALLEL 3



    Lance arrives in Ceil Town (check out the truck) and is greeted by a samaritan.


    Lance explores Ceil Springs.


    Lance arrives in the second, as of yet unnamed, town.


    Also, some work has been done developing some walking OW sprites for Lance, as well as the additions of some new scripts and events, as these screens show:




    This is one of the new scripts, where Lance gets given a Charmander! Hooray! (Charmander is one of my favourites!)


    Here, this man upgrades Lance's Pokedex to the National Dex, enabling you to catch all the pokemon, right up to the Hoenn generation, (around 380 something i believe.)

    (we are aware that the scripts are VERY bacic, but lets be honest, SEPTO CONQUEST got some MAJOR criticisms for the scripting we did there - we are learning all the time.)

    Prof. Birch explains how Carl Phasno and the Showman lost their team of legendary pokemon.


    The Samaritan who takes you in clearly has distate for children.


    Lance talks to an unfriendly NPC in Parallel 2.


    For once, the aide at the lab isn't a scientist.


    Prof. Birch arrives to see that his lab has been broken into in Parallel 1.


    Some kid telling you some half-useful information in Parallels 1+3.


    Why has no-one brought this fact up before?


    The first meeting with Rod, another amnesiac taken in by a samaritan. He's not really important in Parallel 1, but gets a bigger role in Parallel 2+3.


    A girl brings you bad news about the mart in Palom Town in Parallel 1.


    Pointless learning is afoot at the science museum.


    Team Showman interrupts a meeting between Lance and a guy called Hurel (a character from Septo Conquest). And then the man himself arrives!


    PARALLEL 2[/size]

    The quest begins!


    Birch's aide gives his heroic account of how he got Carl Phasno and The Showman arrested.


    Good advice from Lance to himself.


    PARALLEL 3

    Erratic weather patterns engulf the region in Parallel 3, from thunderstorms...


    ... to sandstorms only a few feet away! The cause of the bizarre weather is discovered later in Parallel 3.


    We've recently discovered how to change tiles, so we're making minor changes now, in the hope of making larger changes in the days to come. Here's a few screens of our edited tilesets:





    Pokemon Centers have been bought out by the Virgin Corp. (This explains the V on the roof.)


    We've been doing some Pokedex editing! (Thanks to YAPE). Here's some screenshots showing some new Pokedex entires that follow the idea of satrical humour that always works!




    And here's a picture of the female player sprite, Rod's sister! (Who is the alternative version of Clair in the same way that Rod is to Lance.)





    Constructive criticism is welcome, as with our previous hack (Septo Conquest).
    Also, if you have any questions, post them up here, and i will try to respond next time I am online. If you would like to help by contributing a userbar, or similar, the help would be gratefully appreciated, nd you could possibly even get made into a part of the game as a cameo or similar Smile

    Oh, and also, now you have read ALL of that information, and your brain is nearly imploding with amazingness from our mind boggling screenshots, here is a region map for you awesome people to immerse yourselves in for 12 seconds.



    The region map includes these locations:
    - Ceil Town
    - Ceil Springs
    - Palom Town
    - Cerobi Walk
    - Serenity Lake
    - Rydia Port
    - Galuf Valley
    - Galuf Village
    - Garnet Town
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    Post by G.K.S. on Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:01 pm

    Awesome, it's not everyday we get a good hack. Thanks for posting this, it looks really good.


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    Post by Gamer2020 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:23 pm

    Wow that looks really great.
    Good luck.
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    Post by Dark Link on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:46 pm

    i hope this one is better than septo conquest because i had a big trouble with it big gliches
    but so far this hack looks great


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    Post by Hiche on Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:51 am

    This looks great so far! Best of luck.
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    Post by Gamer2020 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:18 am

    Could I be a beta tester if you need one?

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    Post by Hiche on Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:36 am

    Will you be changing tiles in this hack?

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