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giradialkia
January 15th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Hack Of The Month- January 2011

Introduction:
You have until the first of February to vote for your Hack of the Month. The winner hack's thread will be stickied for a month, until the next month's winner is announced. The winner hack will also be added to PokéCommunity's official ROM Hacking Hall of Fame (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=56279). Only hacks in either the Progressing Hacks forum or the Hacks Showcase forum are eligible for nomination.



This month's eligible hacks:


Pokémon Snakewood Version (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=235371) by Cutlerine

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1095/threatenedbyabattlezomb.pnghttp://img835.imageshack.us/img835/3072/studio1b.pnghttp://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1003/vigourlanfacesoffagainsp.png


Pokémon: Super Rising Thunder! (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=195965) by Pink Parka Girl

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/PinkParkaGirl/Image91.pnghttp://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/PinkParkaGirl/Image94.pnghttp://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/PinkParkaGirl/Image95.png


Pokémon Lilac (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=227872) by Dr. Fuji

http://a.imageshack.us/img844/4153/teamrocket.pnghttp://a.imageshack.us/img835/6154/beachi.pnghttp://a.imageshack.us/img822/103/swinubi.png

Rules:


You may vote once per month, per hack.
Asking or bribing others to vote for your hack is not allowed.
Creating new accounts to vote multiple times is not allowed and will be dealt with accordingly.
Voting is done via the poll not by posting in this thread, votes in the form of posts will not be counted.
Don't complain that your hack was not chosen this month.

altariaking
January 15th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Wow this is a hard one between Lilac and Super Rising Thunder...
Lilac has great graphics, the best mapping in most hacks currently out there, and is a really fun hack to play.
Super Rising Thunder, on the other hand, is simply an amazing hack. Great scripting, great story...

Ok, this took a while to decide, but I'm gonna go with Super Rising Thunder

SonicBlazePlatinum
January 15th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Real quickly I'm gonna vote for Snakewood since it is one awesome ROM Hack of Ruby.

Quilava's Master
January 15th, 2011, 09:50 AM
I'm going with Lilac. It's definitely one of my favorite hacks of all time. The story is good and the beta was excellent.

LightOfTruth
January 15th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I vote for Super Rising Thunder as the game-play is different from other hacks :)

Spherical Ice
January 15th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Wow, these are all very good hacks. Simply for it's captivating story and scripting, and ideas, I'm afraid, for Lilac and Snakewood, I'm going to go and vote for Pink Parka Girl's Super Rising Thunder!

Also, we have until October?!

Kevin
January 15th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Yeah, I think they made a mistake. Shouldn't it be the first of February?

Anyways, I voted for Pokemon: Super Rising Thunder! because of the original ideas and its graphics.

giradialkia
January 15th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Lol. That... Yeah, I'm not even going to explain that. Fixed, anyway.
I think this month has some of the hardest choices I've ever seen. Snakewood and Super Rising Thunder have good storylines, both totally unique. Lilac has the great visual appeal, and also a nice solid Pokemon storyline. They all have their pros and few cons, but I can't vote for all of them, so this time my vote goes to Super Rising Thunder.
It's not often you see a Pokemon hack where you play as a Pokemon- and it's nice to see it executed as well as Pink Parka Girl has been doing so far. Thus, it gets my vote.

Kip
January 15th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Let me put it this way: anyone who doesn't vote for Super Rising Thunder clearly hasn't looked at it or is clinically insane. It has that magic, and it does one thing that hardly any hack does - it obsesses you. I am addicted to it and if you're not then you don't deserve to play it. It is spectacular in every conceivable (and inconceivable) way. In fact, don't bother with the Hack of the Year comp this year, because SRT has already won it.

PPG - you are AMAZING!

Britani Knight
January 15th, 2011, 06:28 PM
I say Lilac, I tried snakewood, and did not find it that good tbh. SPT, uhm I don't like playing as a pokemon.

WuBin21
January 15th, 2011, 06:35 PM
+1 Pokémon: Super Rising Thunder!

colcolstyles
January 15th, 2011, 09:47 PM
In fact, don't bother with the Hack of the Year comp this year, because SRT has already won it.

That's odd. Because Super Rising Thunder! was eligible for both the 2009 and 2010 Hack of the Year competitions and, to my knowledge, the only thing it won in either was third place in Best Storyline. :\

TheChaosBlue
January 16th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Argh...so torn between Lilac, Super Rising Thunder, and Snakewood...definitely a hard choice for me personally...
All three have good storylines as mentioned...I'm sorry but Snakewood gets my vote (don't hurt me Kip :P).
I've been hooked on that hack more so than any other in a while; it's silly, engaging, and while graphic-wise it's not the best, it's the story and numerous references that got me hooked.
SRT and Lilac both have the story, the good graphics, and of course their own special flare, and for that I give the upmost respect to all the hackers involved. Again, some good contenders here, and I wish them all good luck.

destinedjagold
January 16th, 2011, 05:21 AM
My vote goes to Super Rising Thunder.
I have always admired the PMD games wherein you play as a PKMN.
SRT kinda gives me the PMD feel, and thus, I'm voting for it. ;)

Starchomp
January 16th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Wow these are all really good hacks snakerood is an interesting and original hack, lilac has awesome maps and scripts (coupled with great tiles and sprites), and super rising thunder has an incredible storyline and excellent scripts.

I chose lilac because it looks great and is fun to play.

Poster
January 16th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Whereas SRT has all these good things you guys mentioned, I personally prefer the usual playstyle. And as 'usual playstyle' goes, Lilac is my favorite. It's a great hack overall, and to tell the truth, it's the first time I liked non FR/LG tiles in such a hack.

sab
January 16th, 2011, 07:32 AM
I voted for lilac. It was a tough call between lilac, and SRT, but I eventually voted for lilac because I don't like the clash in tiles in SRT generally this wouldn't be a big thing, but these hacks were so close that it was just enough to put me over the edge.

cazzler
January 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
All these hacks were brilliant, but Lilac is the best of them, in my opinion.

Tenn Tenki
January 17th, 2011, 03:54 PM
I like Pokemon Lilac but Snakewood seems to have a better story

Darkerm
January 19th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Pokémon: Super Rising Thunder!
This is a good hack one can enjoy. I really like it. but Pokémon Lilac is much better than this one.
So my vote goes to
Pokémon Lilac

Vrai
January 20th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Way to make me have to make a tough call, guys. >:C

TBH I think all three have their own merits and great qualities. Lilac is beautiful, Snakewood is incredibly humorous and Super Rising Thunder! is so damn engaging. I think it's really tough to make a wrong decision here, but I think I'm going to go with Super Rising Thunder!, though Lilac and Snakewood are both equally deserving of the victory. :(

Satoshi Ookami
January 20th, 2011, 05:49 AM
In this poll I don't even need to decide :D
Super Rising Thunder all the way.

TheRkyeet
January 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
It has to be SNAKEWOOD!! For the best storyline EVER! You know, for a hack. Or Pokémon game.

E.C.
January 22nd, 2011, 10:49 AM
I voted for snakewood, i really enjoyed that hack.. as for srt and lilac. i havent played them :P

Tcoppy
January 22nd, 2011, 11:07 AM
This was very very hard.
Super Rising Thunder- Very very good story, and graphics, but since there is no beta I can't test it out to my likeing, sorry
Pokemon Lilac- I love the tiles and graphics, but to me the storyline and the gameplay has to be really unique.
Snakewood- Really really good game, it shows how r/s/e tiles can work perfectly on this hack, and plus it's really addicting, and who doesn't like zombies in pokemon game? XD

I have to go with snakewood, but best of luck to the other hacks.

LightOfTruth
January 22nd, 2011, 12:22 PM
Even if Super Rising Thunder loses this HOTM it will still get ATTN because the game-play is different from the classic-style pokemon game. However I hope it wins but you never know :)

hackerofdarkness
January 22nd, 2011, 12:49 PM
I vote for super rising thunder due to I like pmd games more then the games where you're a human and stuff plus alot of hard work was put into it.

Lady Berlitz
January 24th, 2011, 03:04 PM
I vote for Super Rising Thunder!. It seems to be the overall superior hack, in terms of scripting, mapping and storyline, although the hacks are all close contestants.

afromanb
January 25th, 2011, 08:40 PM
I believe that Pokemon Lilac is the most polished of the three.

destinedjagold
February 1st, 2011, 06:43 AM
It's already 2 more hours before February 2nd here, so yeah...
I just wanted to make this, for the winner of the HotM! Enjoy~

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa154/destinedjagold/HotM-January-2011---Lilac.gif

I haven't used Photoshop for quite some time, so yeah... x,x
Also, I am not the official award maker for the HotM winners.

Pokepal17
February 1st, 2011, 10:14 AM
I vote for Lilac; it has the best looking graphics and story, and it doesn't stray too far from the classic Pokémon formula.