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Let's Play "Project Z" ROM Hack

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WWIII? Okay, what is going on here...




Ah ha! Project Z! So we're playing a ROM Hack now? Okay, I'm game.

Hello all you lovely people of Serenes Forest and welcome to my screenshot let's play of the ROM hack Project Z. This is one of the only ROM Hacks that I can think of off the top of my head that is set in a modern setting which is really cool. Anyways, I really enjoy this Hack and you guys voted for it over on Healer Emblem, so I guess we'll be doing it.

Yes, this ROM hack is not completed as far as I know, but I do think that it's tons of fun and so I added it to the options to vote for. This hack has a lot of really cool little events scattered across it and I'll hopefully be able to show them all off.


"The 4th Wall might break at times."


Well at least they're being honest.


Now what we've created our tactician we can start!


This is some deep stuff to start off with.


It has?

"After the nuclear disaster of World War 3..."



Modern setting? Did I say modern setting? I meant kind of modern setting.


"The world's human population has dropped precipitously..."

I honestly had to go and look up precipitously meant, no shame.


"I mean..."

Hmmmm, continue.


"into the western shores of France."

Crap, that had to have killed everyone, right?


"stubbornly cling to the 'modern' remnants of their former nations..."

People survived that! Wow, they must all have had an ocean seal handy (comedy drum noise in the background)


That actually sounds really realistic tbh


Notice that red text? Yeah, that'll be important later.

"Present day. September 1, 2939..."


"on all nations apposed to it's sudden and unexpected rise to power."

Poor Germany, the target of all writers...


"the war horse of infamy has set it's sights on France..."

WTF, why hurt Poland? What did it do to you!


"A story that shall forever be remembered by the present as the fourth war that rewrote...time."

Someone call the Doctor! This is getting out of hand!


"So Germany is within our walls..."

"They aren't the only intruders."



"Limping human corpses jacked with unfathomable amount of noming power!"

We're doomed!

"It sounds ridiculous, but my eyes don't lie."



This is a valid response, Dath.

"Undead monsters?"


Um... yeah, that's kind of what the intro just told me.


"sitting on the throne next to you."

Yeah, what's up with that? I already know who it is, but why is he here?


It looks like a bird...

​"Sir, it's a bird."

I'm liking Dath more and more.


That's a bird.

"Dath... surely, you jest."

Meanwhile r4Sbzgr.png


"And we're French! No one will listen!"


Back with Dath... ZGdAaH7.png

"Those generic soldiers just got eaten!"


What kind of fucked up tag are you into, King Fado?


At least the bird agrees.

"Is that so?"

"The bird talks!?"

This would probably be my reaction as well. Not like we have zombies invading or anything...


Didn't he just say "Paulie want a cracker?"

"Gah, this is insane!"

I agree, Dath.



Can we just like, let him die? Would that be such a bad thing?

"Someone help us!"



I'm getting called out.

​"Stop reading this and save me!"



"You see now?"

"I'm rather sleepy."


Like actually, can we just let him die?

"But milor--"


"Milord there are zombies inside our walls! Please, you must believe me!"


Man the music in the background is so good! Have I mentioned how much I love FE7?

"You? Uhhh..."

"Maybe I did go to the bar yesterday..."

"I'm talking to a bird."


Maybe we should like get on that or something?

"...Good point."


Ooooo an escape chapter, my favorite thing about Path of Radiance (literally, I freaking loved those chapters).

"If we can reach it, we'll be able to open up an escape door."

"Can you fight?"

"Not at the moment. You'll have to tear down the wall."



"I'll fix that right now."




I was more worried about the fact that Budgie just killed the King of France!

"I was bluffing. Now let's get out of here."

"You just murdered the king!"

Yeah, yeah, he did and sadly that's not the weirdest thing in this hack.




"Look. More Zombies. Strong, too."


I agree.

​"We'll say the zombies got him."

"...You know, I never really did like serving the king. Very well, allow me to aid you."

Glad we're all on the same page.

"No time to chat. We need to get to that hatch."

Well, that was certainly colorful. Join me later today where I will release the battle portion and the actual first chapter. Hopefully everyone will enjoy my witty commentary to go along with it.

Edited by Gokai Doctor

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I don't know what that is... but it looks... interesting.

Excited for real gameplay.

It's a pretty old ROM hack, so that's understandable. It's honestly a really fun game all around, so I can't wait to replay it.

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Alright, now that all the story stuff is out of the way which I'll usually put in the same post with the battle, but it was the first post and I wanted people intrigued (hehe).

We get our two main Characters Dath and Budgie.


Dath is a Swordmaster who is pretty standard actually. This'll probably hurt him in the later game because of his really crap bases.


Budgie is a Bird, I honestly don't know much about the growths or anything because this is a really old ROM Hack and it's hard to find any information on it's characters. However, I do remember getting magic screwed in my first playthrough, so let's try to not repeat that mistake!

[spoiler=Prologue Part 2]


Every Enemy is basically like this, so your best chance is to just escape.


Budgie and Dath trying to get through the very tough wall.


Rest in Pepperonis sir


Rest in Peace other General


Rest in Peace, Us


Just kidding, Budgie broke the wall


Just wait on the tile with Dath and everything should be fine.


"Now let's escape!"

"And so the story begins..."

A pretty intense first chapter because you have actually no way to fight those guys and if you tried then you'd lose. The only choice was to escape and that we did, just barely.

The Chapters only get more insane and creative from here with tons of characters and of course zombies to most likely kill us. I hope everyone enjoyed this introduction into the rom hack and tell me what you think of it.

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This hack... hoo boy. It starts off interesting, but as time goes by it racks up a LOT of problems. I'll be interested in seeing you play it, as I was never able to finish it myself. The first chapter is alright, things don't start to get bad until later.

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This hack... hoo boy. It starts off interesting, but as time goes by it racks up a LOT of problems. I'll be interested in seeing you play it, as I was never able to finish it myself. The first chapter is alright, things don't start to get bad until later.

Really? I don't remember it being that bad, but I guess it has been a while since I've last played it...

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Alright, last chapter for today and then I'm heading out.


What games are the developers playing? I don't think I've ever played a game where I got to have a talking Kaiju Bird as a unit.


This will happen with every chapter due to just the sheer amount of units usually. But each one gives a useful tip for the upcoming map that are really weird, but also kind of awesome.

Tip #5 The Meatshield (I'm putting this in purple, so people can skip it if they want)

"Sure, you can shoot unlimited lasers and fly around like a bird, but that takes a lot of effort, doesn't it?"


Poor Dath :(

"...Are you talking about me?"

"Lovely day, isn't it?"


"There's no need to endanger yourself when you can abuse this average, unwanted, and uninteresting Swordmaster Jeigan."

That's pretty brutal....

"You see, this sad, lonely, and frequently befuddled little Swordmaster lord Jeigan is the epitome of a meatshield."

​"All you have to do now is finish off his kill to reap the benefits."

"Abuse him well- I mean, Battle together and survive!"

Another interesting feature to this game, which I'm too sure how I feel about. I really like the idea of forced tips, but I don't think it should be in ROM Hacks, at least not one of this caliber of difficulty.

[spoiler=Chapter 1 Part 1]

"Dath and Budgie finally emerge from the escape hatch..."


Pretty valid question considering they've been in that tunnel for who knows how long.

​"Isn't this still France? We barely got anywhere!"

"This is bad. I thought the secret passage would bring us farther out than this."

"You never used this before?"


I have a question, does this mean the king was the only one who built it? If so, then no wonder he was tired.

"he would personally flee while sacrificing his troops to buy time."

"What a filthy and cowardly tactic."

I agree, Dath.

"He IS French."

Wait, IS? I thought we killed him!



"You're surprisingly racist."

True fact.


"The Zombies have already caught up."


"The ZOMBIES have already caught UP."

"They are on the other side of that mountain, east of where we are!"


What do you have to say for yourself Dath?

"As long as we don't make any sudden movements, we should be alright."

Apparently nothing, don't worry, he'll get what's coming to him soon enough.

"Their eyesight is weak?"

"Precisely. We should escape to the Northwest while we still have the chance."

How do you know that? I thought you just scouted them out when you were under attack!

*Zombie moves right beside them*

"What? They can see!? No wait--"

"Nom, nom, nom, my zombie senses are tingling."

"Uh, uh...DIE!"

*Dath kills the Zombie?"


"This one even broke it's maximum movement range of three!"

Important to keep in mind.


Isn't everyone racist these days?

"That one day Zombie kind won't be judged by-"

"W-wait! You're supposed to be dead! Die already!"

"Your violence shall not silence me!"

"Shut up!"

*Racist ramblings occur*



"A normal person!"

Meanwhile pmyvEUN.png

"There's so many of them... We need to get everyone out!"

"More zombies are coming! We must evacuate, Phoenix! Their nomming power is too potent for us generic villagers!"

"I cannot... if I don't stay, then people won't have a chance to flee!"

​I really like Phoenix, but sadly there isn't much more dialogue in this game based around her and there isn't a support system, sadly.

"Ah! We're in desperate need of reinforcements.... But the King of Britain is preoccupied with setting up defenses closer to the mainland! W-what are we supposed to do?!"

Well at least this king is active, unlike the late King Fado


"There are two figures to the south where the Zombies are!"

"Speak of the devil...."

"We can't trust them! They're strangers! For all we know, they could be infected!"

"We need whatever help we can get now, we ought to give it a shot!"

"...Ezra is right. Ezra, you go!"

I honestly forgot his name, so thank you Phoenix :P

"Why me!?"

"Just go! I'm...um, uh, busy defending the fort!"

Jeez, the manipulation in this game is on point.


Ezra then convinces both Dath and Budgie to help them save the villagers, so they could escape. (There was a lot more dialogue and I'm too lazy to write down the rest of it :P) Kp6Dm0V.pngI really do like this line though...


Ezra the Myrmidon is not that bad honestly and has the same strength as Dath and all around decent stats. He has a Machete (Retextured Killing Edge) and a Nutri-Grain (Vulnerary).


Phoenix the Pegasus Knight has some pretty good bases for a regular Pegasus Knight and I remember her being really good in my original playthrough, but besides that I can't say much.

The rest of the Chapter will be released tomorrow! Once again, any feedback is much appreciated and if you know the growths of these characters then do please tell me, so I can add it to when I showcase them.

There's a lot more dialogue then I remember, I cut out the Ezra, Dath and Budgie dialogue because it wasn't really needed and was just there for comedic reasons (calling Dath racist).

Anyways, hope you all enjoyed this and want to see more!

Edited by Gokai Doctor

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Can one of the staff lock this thread and my Healer Emblem playthrough?

For people who were looing forward to this, then I'm sorry, but I really want to focus on my writings. I'll still be doing my Sentai review stuff because it actually kind of calms me, but let's playing does not, so it's getting sacked.

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