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RSE/FRLG 10 27.03%
DPPt 2 5.41%
HGSS 14 37.84%
BW 11 29.73%
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Old August 11th, 2011, 06:53 AM
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I want to know what style to make my fangame.
Old August 11th, 2011, 07:42 AM
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In all honesty, I don't see any fan games done in any style that fits GameFreak's, not well anyway. Reason being is that there's not really much resources in the way of 3D. However, I particularly like the games that manage to blend styles of DPP, HGSS & B&W to work together and have their own sort of game style. It's what I do, I try to take the best aspects of the DS games and make them blend into a nice consistent style. It's hard to pull off however.

But, if you're starting a new fan game, I recommend just working in an easy style with lots of resources until you're ready to move on and change your game's style. My recommendation would be to make it in RSE/FRLG style or go into HGSS, both of those have an abundance of resources, as does DPP. To do anything like Black and White, well, you'd be stuck for tiles and graphics and if you're working in RMXP, you'd have an issue to try and get the same possibilities.

But no matter what style you do, just keep it consistent. That's always been my motto. If you start mixing styles, your game wont work so well. So long as you can pull your game off in a style, then you'll be off to a flying start. But my favourite fan games are the ones that pull off their own style, and not just copying the style of gamefreak.
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Well, whatever style you work best with.
Plus, if you have a story done up already, try to picture how you would make the game with each of the different styles, and then see which style would fit the game best.
But me personally? I don't think the style should determine whether the game is actually good. I mean, just look at Raptor! Awesome game, but in Fr/Lg style.
So again, just do what you think would make the game better.
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Emerald was easily my favourite of the official games what with how, I dunno - exotic? - it was in comparison to the others, but Diamond and Platinum (and I suppose Pearl too, though I never owned it) were graphically more pleasing.

Really though, I like the games that retain the feel of classic pokémon (exoticness, like Emerald, is a virtue to aspire to) while bringing new stuff to the table.
That's why I don't like Black and White. It just seems bland. It brings ONLY new things to the table, and it's just contrived and aberrant.
Old August 11th, 2011, 08:58 PM
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I personally like the G/S/C style the best, however, if it's a fan game, use your own style, that has resemblance to one or more of the ones used in a generation.
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I like the IV and V Gen games' styles because I haven't played them
Old August 12th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 03:14 AM
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No Gen II option is an insult!!

Anyway, most good games I see generally are custom 4th Gen.
I think Raptor Version was 3rd Gen, right?

But, it's up to you what you think is the best style for your own game.
Old September 1st, 2011, 12:11 PM
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You can make your game in your favourite style. But I vote for the B/W style.
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Preferably the HGSS style. Gen IV had eyecadny, which neither of the flanking reions - Gens III and V - didn't. Like cruciFICTION says, BW was somewhat mheh-inducing. It was quite bland, slightly awkward, and too - WAY too - caustic. The 3D feel was a liability to the game, because it looked really sharpened at slight angles, like in Celestial Tower, when you ascend the steps. And the hands of most OWs - seriously, they can keep their hands at 45 degrees the whole day!

But this was a nonissue in HGSS. There were much more active, yet not as caustic colours in HGSS compared to BW. And the following feature was amazing and cute, as well as awkward. [Imagine Sand Storm or Snow Warning Pokémon on the OW outside your Pokéball]

Also, I may be biased towards HGSS since I've pretty much fallen in love with Gen II. ^^;
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Do your own special mix. I just make my own tiles so they fit how I imagine them to be, so I guess I just have my own unique style. But a custom mix is definitely the best option, since I don't like hacks that just take tiles from a different game: Shows how lazy some people are, since I take hours perfecting my tiles.

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Old September 4th, 2011, 04:18 AM
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And the following feature was amazing and cute, as well as awkward. [Imagine Sand Storm or Snow Warning Pokémon on the OW outside your Pokéball]
Oh, thats not awkward. What's awkward is when you have a fish pokemon. seeing a majikarp flapping around is just hilarious
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Old September 18th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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In my opinion, Generation III was the best. It really captured the best of the games. I feel like the DPP tiles were pastel-ish. The HGSS tiles were good too, but personally I prefer the 2D Generation III tiles.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 03:22 AM
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Well I wish there was a real time 3D game which feels like you are in the anime. But let's face it it would be really hard to make and even if you did, it would surely be ended by copyright owners. So I say keep it simple for you to do, 3D is not that necessary when you won't be using various 3D camera angles. I don't know B&W but other games are hard to be called "3D games" when the maps scroll in the same old style.

Btw I am also working on a project using FR/LG tilesets and its hard to complete it even in 2D. I think it is more important to have a finished work than having a fancy start. If you can manage to finish it, you can then try to upgrade graphics.

Good luck.
Old October 16th, 2011, 11:58 AM
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The 2D graphics of RSE/FRLG are really good. I don't like the "3D models" of the last games because they look messy and they're not really smooth (Maybe it's just the rips...I don't know).
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