Super Hard Lyn Mode: Episode 1: Prologue and Chapter 1: The Zaniness Begins
What, were you expecting a custom title screen or something?
I'd tell you that my birthday is actually in May, but then I'd have to kill you.
UNEDITED CHAPTER TITLES! HURRAH!
Oh, and all the text is just unedited FE7. Like, not even a find-replace. It's ALL THE SAME. As such, I'll be skipping just about all of it.
Okay, looks norm OH CRAP LYN'S A MAGE, OSTIAN PRINCESS FLASHBACKS
Oh hey, I have a commander symbol thingy now! I think that's actually new!
MY FACE IS MELTING FROM THESE TERRIBLE STATS
Honestly, this and a lot of other things that happen later on make me think that this may have been intended to be a DEFLATION hack, although of course it doesn't really work. There is some good news however: Her fire tome has non-standard stats. You can work them out with some math(I must have misplaced my screenshot), but at least she'll have SOME offense in earlygame.
Hey, some options are missing...
THE TUTORIALS AREN'T REMOVED
Okay, this one actually ISN'T Marky's fault. You see, this hack was MEANT to be played on Lyn Hard Mode(not sure if this will cause bugs later...), but the ROM I've been using has been bugged, and it never shows me the mode select screen, always defaulting to Lyn's normal mode and then Eliwood normal mode. I've never actually played vanilla FE7 hector hard mode because I'm too lazy to go find a working ROM.
Still, we're just going to have to deal with it for now, and hope nothing breaks horribly.
The game makes it LOOK like I can attack from 2 spaces away and avoid a counter, but it won't let me move anywhere but adjacent tiles. THESE ARE THE WORST TUTORIALS EVER
Uh oh, this isn't looking good...
But then, Lyn goes against the laws of FE and doubles, with the power of TUTORIAL RIGGING! The game's "help" will actually make things a bit easier in the first few chapters, when it isn't being impossibly annoying.
I don't know about that, we only won with the game helping us cheat!
I'm forced to use a vulnerary, and then forced to attack Batta at 1 range. SUCH DIVERSE GAMEPLAY
You know, Lyn's palette is actually surprisingly good.
I think Lyn may have done a cheaty crit finish. Not sure.
I forget, is the rigged level supposed to look like this? Either way, she needs magic.
I NEED MORE CHOICES
Maybe I'll find them in the next chapter.
Sain and Kent: Roadblocking since 2001
THE TERRIBLENESS IS CATCHING UP WITH US
Yes! Say, Sain, can you tell me about that green person hanging out up there?
No? Okay then.
Sain and Kent have actual stats, maybe modified, maybe not, I don't know. Either way though, they're hitting a stat the enemies actually have(that is to say, defense), but their offense is still better than Lyn's.
And this lady...well, don't be fooled by the HP.
She WILL steamroll everything. I have NO idea what her deal is, and while I would LIKE to have one of the cavs rescue her and prevent her from stealing XP, the tutorials will take that ability away from me, so she's gonna get some action.
The bandits stats have actually been NERFED(their RES was buffed, though). Except for DAT CON
Zugu has ordinary stats, crazy HP, insane weapons(but no 2-range option) and a droppable thunder, which WOULD be useful if it weren't for the fact that Lyn needs a D to use the thing, which we won't be getting for a few chapters.
It's not your fault Sain, it's the fault of the weapon triangle!
Lyn once again can't double...
OR CAN SHE
Seriously, the ability of the game to rig battles is stronger than I thought. In several of Kent's combat engagements he could double the enemy, but he didn't double in battle because of these STUPID TUTORIALS
WHAT IS THE GAME TRYING TO TEACH ME
THAT MY TACTICS DON'T MATTER, JUST MY RNG
Oh, what? The turn should automatically end!
Yeah, you need to end your turn manually in this chapter. Believe it or not, there's actually a "good" reason, and I could have showed it off if I knew what it was while recording this chapter, but I didn't, so you'll have to wait until this "bug" crops up again.
Here comes the citizen, here to steal our XP...
This tutorial is even more BS-y, Sain totally should have landed that.
BLAH BLAH BLAH, PLEASE STOP RAILROADING ME
Meanwhile, the citizen is STEALING ALL THE XP.
SHE'S GONNA KILL THE BOSS, I GOTTA DO SOMETHING
Lyn lures out that bandit across the bridge...
And the citizen is distracted!
And then we do this!
This is the part where I notice the insane HP. And he has an Elixir, too!
Yeah, you pretty much HAVE to use Lyn.
I THOUGHT he was going to use the elixir here, but he didn't for some reason.
After another chip, Lyn gains more magic!
And Kent finishes!
And gains a terrible level!
I'm not sure if Marky actually changed growths.
NEXT TIME: The Mani Katti's secret power! Try to guess what it is!