Why does ROM Hacking outshine us?
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January 21st, 2013 (10:23 AM).
As someone who's tried both, I think ROM Hacking, because it's so much more finicky to accomplish small things, is a LOT more gratifying than making games with Essentials. Things as basic as inserting tiles and getting them to look OK with a limited palette to things like getting some special effect like an earthquake to work properly using assets already in the ROM.
Hacking Pokémon games is something that lets you potentially play your own creation on a handheld, which is so much more satisfying and makes that dream of making your own Pokémon game that much more accessible.
Also, people with experience hacking Mario or Sonic games probably understand the syntaxes etc. used for hacking Pokémon which probably broadens the people hacking though I'm just guessing there.
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