Anyone play(ed) Reborn here? Thoughts?
From what I've read it's universally acclaimed for its story, difficulty and design - and I pretty much agree with the latter two. However, like most fan-made games the writing has just killed it dead for me. I will never understand the 'Pokemon would be so much cooler if it was dark and edgy' mentality. Playing through a game where the NPC's throw out swear words as commonly as you or I would use a comma just makes for an awkward tonal shift, and the game can't seem to come up with any characters that aren't annoyingly quirky, smartass or Saturday-morning cartoon villain levels of evil (or those who flip arbitrarily between the three).
Zeta and Omicron are still by far the best fan-made games I've played.
Defeat is a state of mind.