As part of a mini project, I'm doing small redesigns to the overall story, not too much work, its a tweaked difficulty, occasional new bosses, changed designs to the cast and its having an overall darker plot.
Snippets of the changes.
-Cloud (age 23) and Tiffany (age 22)-
Cloud never joined Shinra, he was going to leave town, but Tiffany talked him out of it, and he spent the next few years working in town as a farmer and helped the village guard with monster attacks.
Tifa helped at the village shop and was a popular tour guide for tourists that wanted to visit Mt Nibel.
After a reactor malfunction, Cloud's father and several other civilians were killed, causing Shinra to come for an inspection.
Zack, Sephiroth and some soldiers came to town, and Sephiroth completely lost his mind after meeting someone and killed most of the town and burnt it down.
After this, Zack left Shinra and Cloud was under his wing for how to actually fight.
After this, what remnants of Nibelheim split into two main 'teams', one was dedicated towards rebuilding the town, and the other half went to try to find work to get the money to rebuild the town.
Cloud became a drifting mercenary with Tiffany that managed to find themselves in Midgard when they got news that the town was almost finished, so they settled down together in the city to try to make a new life for themselves, and thats when they were approached by Avalanche...
Barret (age 35) & Avalanche
Barret's a former soldier 2nd class, he was in charge of a squad that was comprised of himself, Biggs, Jessie, Wedge and Ellie.
Ellie and Barret married shortly after Ellie was pregnant with Marlene, but one day, Shinra betrayed Barret's squad (because of -spoiler-) and then attacked them; all except Ellie managed to get out, but they all suffered in the aftermath.
Barret vowed to take down Shinra after this and Ellie's spirit became the driving force behind Avalanche.
Yuffie (age - 21)
She's now a bounty hunter that wants to take Barret and those that harboured him in, she plans to help Wutai with the money, which was suffering after they lost the war and Shinra stole much of their goods and destroyed many of their sources of argiculture as well as imposing a crippling tax on them.
Basically, she's much closer to the original character.
Aeris is more or less the same, except for minor differences.
He's now an experimental biological weapon created by Shinra because they wanted more reliable attack dogs, he has no family, no homeland and lives purely to be experimented on for more data.
Vincent is one of Hojo's test subjects, his sanity was destroyed after all the substances that were injected into him.
After this, he became addicted to inflicting pain and misery unto others, and he became a Turk to have easier access to victims.
One day, he captured a 'spy' (Lucretia) and spent weeks tormenting her physically and mentally, enjoying himself as he pushed her to her body's limits and occasionally raped her.
One day, she managed to get out of her shackle, which she used to strangle Vincent before finding one of his guns, shooting him several times, she locked him in a room under the Nibelheim manor.
now a rape child between Vincent and Lucretia, her mother commited suicide shortly after he was born and he was adopted by Shinra to be put into a child soldier program.
He spent the next 6 years of his life building up a sense of friendship with his 'classmates' while learning how to use weapons, magic and several forms of unarmed combat.
During the final exam, he was placed in a dense forest with the only people he knew and was forced to kill them until only a single one remained; any students that refused to fight or attempted to run away were shot.
In the mod, he's more evidentially demented and when he loses his mind, he causes the Nibelheim massacre before making a break for it.
(we now actually fight Sephy instead of simply Jenova)
Tifa (She does use Tifa's skeleton)
(Model being remade)
(Deciding to make him a human or robot)
(Model being remade)
(Currently no design)
(Currently no design)
and thats some details about it, I'm rewriting the overall script, changing enemy AI (as needed), increasing enemy stats and formations, and other aspects as I see fit in it.
for the field models, I'm presently making it in the style of the CRP, but as it nears completion, I will do it in the original field models as well as the phoenix rejuvenation project style.
And if anyone cares to help me come up with character designs or aspects of this, I don't object to it, but send me a message rather than comment in this thread.
If anyone is interested in this, feel free to comment or send me a message.