October 28, 2021 By Poke Zone
Name: Pokemon Sacred Gold
Remake by: Drayano
Remake from: Pokemon Heart Gold
.Some small aesthetical edits have been made, e.g. Karen has a new background for her battle and Lance now uses Cynthia’s background from DPPt instead of his own. Some attempt has also been made at engaging the world more in its inter-regional Pokémon change by having Hoenn and Sinnoh overworld sprites appear in various places. Some DP trainers also make an appearance, though this was a late feature and has yet to be fully fleshed out due to time constraints. There’s also a fairly hefty addition of Black & White sprites to the table, particularly for Hoenn Pokémon. The main Pokémon also now have seals attached to give them a more personalised appearance. Finally, text has been edited such that all Pokémon names are decapitalised (so Pidgeotto rather than PIDGEOTTO, for instance.) There’s also been one or two bits of dialogue that have been changed back to their GSC version.
Some extra bits of ‘story’ have been added, though it’s admittedly very little and was also a late addition so it’s not entirely fleshed out yet, but it focuses on the idea of a ‘Legendary Trainer’ who can meet the ‘creator’ and the hunting down of the Plate items. Might be something to focus on in a later release.
The game has had a variety of blockades added to it to increase the linearity of the story. While this may sound odd/bad, it serves as a way to increase the level curve of Johto, which in the original games was quite poor. Basically this means you’re forced to go to Cianwood first instead of Mahogany, and the Kanto region also forces you to take a certain route to give it more of an ‘objective’.