bugtesting has been good so far. release is on track for... late tomorrow. fixed some bugs, made some modifications including.....
-AI battle music is now changed. It's now the Jenova Battle music from FF7. has a nice digital AI type tone.
-If you deposit a pokemon, all their equipment will be unequiped; so no hunting for an item you forgot to unequip.
-Second kanto bug pokemon can now be obtained (caterpie/weedle)
-Bitter Berry catching system has been sorta replaced. Bitter berries don't exist anymore. Instead- you bait pokemon with... Rare Candies. It has a nice duality. Level up a pokemon you already have... or catch a new one?
-questlog item has been added. database of sidequests and trophies. Is a work in progress.
Other features i've been brainstorming, but couldn't implement yet; auction houses, additional pokemon to adopt, Crystal- the female character of g/s/c- she will be met in various parts of the game(and can be called), informing if she's seen any corrupted pokemon.
While I was bugtesting, my HP dipped below 25%- HP turned yellow. My brother asked if it had a limitbreak system (like FF8), I said no. He said I should put one in. I... initally dismissed the idea, as being too hard to implement... but the more I thought about it. the more easier it sounded.
So here it is. The Limit system. Fully intergrated in v0.4.
So- whenever your HP reaches below 25%. You'll enter limit mode.
In this mode your PP will slowly recover (5% per turn) but more importantly.. All your stats (minus HP and PP) will DOUBLE.
so that double Attack, Defence, Special and Speed.
It just makes desperate situations more interesting. And adds a new way to play, gambling by keeping your HP low, to get massive benefits. Also, it's a feature which I've never seen in much/any pokemon game.
SPEE lacks a trading system. So you'll be getting them ingame. So why save it up... You can get your second Kanto starter as soon as you get the first- but with strings attached.
Upon completing the poke academy and obtaining the first starter pokemon, you'll be asked my the academy master if you want to do the Soul Challenge. Its a single battle against the academy master. But he is very powerful. He even carries a legendary pokemon. He is stronger than the 5th gym leader. So yeah...