If you could make a ROMhack, what would it be?

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd like to make one of the original Persona.

I like the game, but it is pretty severely hampered by a lot of subsystems, like the Persona Level which forces you to constantly use your Persona for fear of not being able to get new ones because your PLV isn't high enough, or the worst EXP system in the world where party members can get little to no experience if you sweep opponents with one character.

So what I'd like to change would be:

- Removing the Persona Level system and instead tying it to character level. There's rarely if ever a point in the game where your Persona Level is less than your character level.

- Increasing EXP and Persona rank gains to eliminate grind. It's really easy, especially in the endgame, for most of your party to start lagging behind so I'd probably change it to like an extra 50% or so EXP to make it a reward for having a character do tons of damage, and make Personas rank up to max in half the time.

- Including an in-game log that tells you how demons react to conversation skills.

- Return to the PSX OST because that shit slaps.

- Slim down the combat options by removing several of the weapon subtypes. Every weapon in the game counts as its own special type of weapon with enemies resisting one but not the other, and including spells and guns that's a total of 32 damage types in the game. I'd reduce the weapon and magic types to 16 tops and alter enemy resistances to accommodate.

I don't know anything about ROM hacking but I thought it'd be fun to consider how to change a flawed game I enjoy a lot.
 

XaosWolf

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Oct 27, 2017
739
Sonic Rush without the trick voice clips/applause. A small fix that would improve the game tenfold.
 

Rikucrafter

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Oct 28, 2017
612
Australia
I thought about 'hacking' Kingdom Hearts recoded to remake the first Kingdom Hearts game on the DS when I was younger (as illogical and impossible that was)
 

Kapryov

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Oct 27, 2017
5,383
Australia
If I could, I would mod all Soulcalibur characters into SCVI PC for that dream match goodness. Older character models and all.
Actually dump the Tekken characters in there too.
Wait, VF and DOA as well. Why not.

Actually I think I'll just be happy with a mugen for 3D fighters.
 

Palazzo

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Oct 25, 2017
595
Holy Diver could use a patch to fix its crippling input bug (if you move forward and jump at the same time, the game won't register your jump input, and in a platformer as challenging as this one, not having 100% responsive controls is a tremendous pain in the ass).
 

Don Fluffles

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Oct 28, 2017
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Terranigma:
  • Make enemies faster, tougher and deadlier - make some more immune to physical attacks and require magic
  • Turn magic into a point distribution-like system where you exchange crystals for magic rings. BUT your used up crystals return to you after using the spell. The spells themselves have multiple uses before depletion.
  • Fix the Bloody Mary fight and puzzle leading up to it. For the latter, maybe add hints that explicitly tell you to bring magic in or make her somewhat more vulnerable to physical attacks.
 
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Fularu

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Oct 25, 2017
6,372
I would fix the music tempo in the MD port of Tatsujin. It was wrongly made with 50 hz in mind and as such, is too slow when playing the NTSC version
 

Anth0ny

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Oct 25, 2017
19,135
super mario bros deluxe with the camera zoomed out to be like the nes version

my dream since i was like 10
 

DanSensei

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Nov 15, 2017
399
Removing permdeath in any Fire Emblem games that have it. I've been curious cause I heard they have interesting stories, but that mechanic just makes me nope out.
 

Don Fluffles

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Oct 28, 2017
3,556
Metroid Fusion:
-Remove Navigation Rooms and security clearance
-Open all sectors of the station from the start after the initial introduction.
-Add more rooms to connect the different sectors.
 

Silky

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Oct 25, 2017
10,522
Georgia
I think I would like to make a Streets of Rage one that's more or less a remake of SoR1 with 3 mechanics

Then again, that's Remake
 

NeoZeedeater

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Oct 27, 2017
3,990
Convert Knuckles Chaotix into something with mechanics and level design closer to a traditional Sonic game.
 

Herbz

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Oct 25, 2017
589
GTA SA converted to "GTA California". Everything in GTA SA changed to what they're based on irl.
I am doing it....
 

Lindsay

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Nov 4, 2017
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.hack//Link
- increase available save files from 3 to at least 15
- increase item limit to 99 (999 for Virus Cores)
- add all non-Story Areas to the "Free Play" Area rosters
- add environmental hazards found in the multi-player mode to the single-player one
- allow multi-player related unlocks to be unlocked through single-player as well
- allow for XRengeki animations to be skipped
- adjust various party members likes/dislikes
- redo the pretty horrendous HUD to take up far less screen space
- reduce the more absurd grindy elements
- remove the pointless border around character portraits during dialogue scenes
- outright cut a certain series of scenes that are replayed word for word like 50 times
 
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SifuSeafood

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Oct 27, 2017
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Removing permdeath in any Fire Emblem games that have it. I've been curious cause I heard they have interesting stories, but that mechanic just makes me nope out.
The latest ones have a casual difficulty settings which removes permadeath.

Edit: realized the actual point of the thread and post.
 
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RF Switch

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Oct 31, 2017
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I would hack WWF Wrestlefest so that I could turn it to the Attitude Era all new wrestlers, rings, moves
 

Larrikin

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Oct 25, 2017
1,387
I would just create as much content for Diddy Kong Racing as possible. That game deserves all the love.
 

Jakisthe

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Oct 25, 2017
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-Golden Sun 1/2 difficulty/psy rebalance and dialogue skip
-Dishonored 1/2 allow the sword to be replaced with other items
-Divinity Original Sin 2 armor system complete overhaul and handplaced itemization
-DMC3 real time style switching (yes I know there's a mod but it's clunky); gunslinger buffs; a few added moves from later games
-RE4 changed to take some of the "iron zombie" stuff from RE2RE; more, somewhat faster enemies; real time weapon swaps
-Rush 2049 remake with online. I dunno if that's a rom hack sort of thing, but otherwise at least HD and online.
-MGS3 injury and camo rework where it becomes less about clicking through a list/selecting the highest number, respectively; rebalance of resources
-DJ Hero 2 gameplay mechanics with DJ Hero 1's playlist and a way to import my own songs

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the big one..!

-I finish my big Skyrim mod since I left off with all the fans being let down and it's honestly my biggest regret in gaming ;_;7
 
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JuicyPlayer

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Feb 8, 2018
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A version of Mortal Kombat 1 on SNES with the the blood and fatalities put back in. I’ve always liked that version.
 

xendless

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Jan 23, 2019
1,354
I'm addicted to Randomisers lately so probably something related to that. I know Star Fox Adventures isn't great but it would probably be pretty fun randomised.
 

Vini256

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Oct 20, 2018
599
Brazil
First thing that comes to mind is a BotW hack that completely removes voice acting, replaces the champion's tunic with the classic green tunic (including the flashback cutscenes), makes grass drop rupees and arrows again, shields can't take damage from shield surfing and a Master Sword that doesn't suck. No idea how feasible those things would be if someone actually tried to do it, but they sure would make that game much more bearable to me.
 

Cow Mengde

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Oct 26, 2017
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EVO Search for Eden level redesign. So many lof the levels were straight up garbage. Character re-balance. Add in knock back invincibility. Also add in more music to the game.