Pokemon Dark Energy (beta 4.0) Box Description: You're a 19-year-old university boy from the Southern Edge of The Capital. The Capital is the biggest city in the world we live in, Suden.
The game itself starts surprisingly with a cutscene, not involving the main hero in it. It looks like some strange fellow, Maxime, has come to see Mr. Burton, one of the richest people in all of Suden. Maxime tells him about 5 precious stones, Elemental Orbs, that are scattered across the world. He couldn't seek out the Orbs all by himself so he asks if Mr. Burton paid for building an organization which could look for the Elemental Orbs in their place. Mr. Burton isn't interested about the idea at all, and asks Maxime to leave. Suddenly, some strange light knocks Mr. Burton down and when he awakes, he surprisingly accepts Maxime's offer. Maxime, then again, couldn't even "feel anything". I wonder what that was about? But thus, Team Darkness was born.
Finally, the game begins with the main player, a 19-year-old university boy from The Capital, the biggest city in world we live in, Suden. The player gets a phone call to go to see his professor at the university due to an exceptional found in Rocky Mountain in eastern part of Suden. The finding is old writing about Elemental Orbs and how they were created around 1000 years ago. Due to how the timeline in the game works, no one should have heard of the Elemental Orbs by now, not even Maxime..
And the further you progress, the more you'll start discovering about the Elemental Orbs, a thing called The Crisis and disappearance of energy in the past. What does all this mean? Find out by starting to play already today!
Pokemon Dark Energy (beta 4.0) Description:
- Explore a whole new world with everything made from scratch: maps, texts, scripts etc.
- Unique storyline, doesn't include trying to become a pokemon champion, that's for sure!
- Elements of other RPG games; sidequests, character development and more
- An organization, Team Darkness, who seems to have the same plan to unlock these secrets... or are they up to something else?
- Minigames such as "Magical Book" and "Magikarp man" (and there are more than that!)
- Lots of boss fights and each one having an actual purpose
- Plenty of game-engine hacks
Pokemon Dark Energy offers a unique gameplay experience by mimicing that of Final Fantasy series; there are lots of quests and the gameplay is focused on development of the story rather than "traveling from town to town". Even so, most gameplay related things are borrowed from the original game the hack is based on, Pokemon Silver.
Below, you can find information you might want to know before starting to play. This information mostly contains changes to the way the game engine works (after all, you would normally assume several things function the way they would in the game the hack is based on).
There will be situations when you can give a name to a certain person. If you give it an "empty" name and click END, a default in-game name is picked for that person.
There are two battle modes you can choose from - Normal and Active.
The current battle mode can be changed by opening Options from the Menu.
Certain people, who have pokemon with moves they couldn't normally learn, can teach your pokemon the same abilities. Only a few may do this though.
There are 7 sidequests you can finish in this beta. A rumor is that if you complete at least 5 of them, and talk to a certain person, something might be unlocked...
Other than that, finishing all of the sidequests doesn't serve for any special reason, at least not yet.
But every sidequest as its own gives you a handy prize!
-Traded pokemon always obey
-"Trade-evolution" pokemon evolve now by leveling them up (some evolutions could be changed to evolution stone evolutions though).
-Eevee and its upper forms have had lots of changes. All that's related to this is revealed in the game.
-Magikarp evolves now by Water Stone (due to certain in-game sidequest).
-All the pokemon that evolve with evolution stones have their upper-forms' movesets edited.
--How this works is that you don't have to wait for the pre-form to learn a certain move (like Pikachu's Thunder or Vulpix' Flamethrower) before giving them the evolution stone.
Their upper form, in this case, Raichu learns Thunder and same way, Ninetales also learns Flamethrower.
Characters in Game: