Its Been years since I picked up Pokemon game and watch the series. It's hard to call myself a die-hard Pokemon fan for not keeping up with the series, both Televised and Video Game. I do loved the older versions of Pokemon like red, blue, yellow and so forth, but i did have a heart for the later years for Pokemon. One game which caught my attention was the Rudy/Sapphire versions as well as Emerald which was my favorite for the three. With Emulators running the block, finding Pokemon game roms were easy. Well not entirely.
I decided to stick my nose where it shouldn't have been stuck and paid the price. A friend of mines told a-lot of chicken crap about these Roms on this site that leaves people crying. I though it was all baloney. BS stories. These roms he claimed to be cursed,to me sounds a whole lot of hacked games by misguided sadistic people. Same goes for those who do creepypastas on them. No offense.
I decided to de-pic these crazy theories about this website he goes on about. Later that night, I sat in one of those spinning chairs that recline for extra comfort. Thinking of Earlier, when I asked my friend about that site I wanted to see, it didn't take long for an argument to ensue. He warned me about the dangers for downloading roms for that site, claiming that once you download the your life is in danger of ending. I laughed as I ignore his rants. finally he stopped complaining and he said, "I honesty do not know what will happen to you. Many people who has been to the site never gotten back or contacted me. That is why I stay clear from that site, but i can't stop you…farewell." Just like that the conversation was done and over with. I left for home.
I soon rubbed that silly chatter that went on earlier that day out of my head and entered the url of the site. www.Rottenroms.com
, didn't sound that horrible. when the site loaded there was semi-disturbing image of some ghost that stared directly at you. There was only a search box. No tabs, no functions, none of that good stuff you would see in a website. when I click into the search box, there was some text that appeared. It said, your first shall be your last so be mindful of what you chose.
Ignoring that notion I quickly searched for Pokemon Emerald. Knowing this site may contain hacked roms, I was ready for what came my way. Only one result came and it was called Pokemon Blood Emerald. It seem to have some rave reviews about it but no of them were complements. Some saying "leave now!" and "get out now!, one download is one death." Obviously these people are either messed up in the head or trying to be funny. Anyway, I downloaded the rom and all of a sudden my browser automatically closes, but before it did there was something that appeared before the browser closed. It stated…Game Over, have fun. After that scene, I re-open the web page to find that it was not available. No matter what I typed in all results were the same. I became Frustrated at this point.
That's when I really start to regret some of the things my friend told me, but even though I still wasn't buying into the stories.
With that in hand I preceded to boot up the rom and a normal intro screen appeared. Nothing wrong with that and with the normal start screen. Professor Birch nagging us about Pokemon and such things but when he finished, He said something odd. Birch said many challenges await, as with your life at stake, do you continue yes or no. From that moment, someone had indeed mess with this rom but onward I must, so I hit yes and Birch didn't say anything but his expression changed from a happy to a sad case to be reckoned with. Then before the screen changed, he said "If only you knew the truth about my daughter." I sat there with a blank expression. Something must have happen to my rival which may indicate that this game may have an alternate story board. Something I did not want to find out, yet there was no turning back now.
Everything seemed normal. Short ride in back of the truck, hop out and check out the new house. Set my clock and be hassled by my mother about whats on TV. Go meet the new neighbors. So I did but when I entered my rival's house, my rival's mother came to me with disappointing news that their daughter has gone missing. Will you help find her? If I ever had a choice. I accepted the mission. Thanks you kind man but I know you have a life as well, so who am I to stop your dreams. From that point, I assumed that I can still go and fight the gym leaders and earned badges. I had no interest in finding my rival, yet the game keep reminding me to look for her as I go. This started to piss me off until I got to Mt. Pyre… that when shit got real
Instead of the usual Team aqua/magma mess, there was no invasion, but something worse. My character stopped and the inside of Mt. Pyre got foggy just as it was outside. Then a voice rung out that said…" A pitiful pond in a game of cat and mouse, if you chose to find me, it will be your ultimate fate."
I gasp as my character ran out of Mt. Pyre automatically and would not enter again. It was apparent that she does not want to be found. I continued on my journey to towards the Elite 4 and to my surprise, there was no notion about finding our rival which a name was not giving. I eventually beat the Elite 4 and only the 4 since my rival was nowhere to be found. So it goes on that my character, which I just named Brendon, which is one of the default name for quick start defeated the Elite 4 and made it into the Hall of Champions. Soon after my character return home, I found myself in Professor Birch's lab. Brendon told Birch about what has happened at Mt. Pyre. Birch with a hot tempered voice shouted at Brendon for not finding her but then apologized for his outburst.
He then talk about his daughter which we now know as May. There was one thing that could bring may back to her sense and Birch rushed back to his house. Seconds later he return and gave me some kind of Pokeball shaped medallion. It was May's good luck charm, she never left home without it but. Birch stopped himself and told Brendon to head back to Mt. Pyre. I can tell Brendon didn't want to as I didn't either but it wasn't an option. Brendon took the medallion and so the trip back to Mt. Pyre began. This time the whole area surrounding mount Mt. Pyre was foggy and Brendon smelled a foul snitch which made him and his Pokemon cringe.
Getting to the entrance, Brendon Stop. A voice whispered into his ear "Your warning was not taken likely and now your soul is mine"
A loud screech pledged the screen and I jumped at the chance to exit VBA. Sweating, I re-opened VBA and was shock that the screen went straight to the continue screen. Now I was Horrified. As I made my was through Mt. Pyre, the old Lavender Town music start to play. Holes in the floors had red dots like eye staring at me, ready to jump. Finally I got to the top entrance to find that the music has change to some gygas Lavender town remix. I wanted to laugh but it was hard to even crack a smile at this point. Brendon slowly cheeped up the stair until a sprite was visible. Brendon slowly walked and said…May. She didn't respond. Then she answered, its been years since my disappearance, waiting for someone to find me and ask if i was OK. My father didn't tell you didn't he.
Brendon didn't respond. There was a short pause before May walked over to Brendon. She looked normal until her body entered the shadows then stopped. May asked Brendon to step closer towards her and he did. "Touch me…Here, make me fell better." I got a feeling that this rom hacker was some pervert. I was turned on a bit but then an icon bounced on the screen indicating that the Medallion dropped for Brendon's pocket.
That's…That's mines. how got did you get. May never finishes the sentence. A horrid static sound filled the room (I had on some pretty loud headphone on). The screen shacked as a gruesome image of May's rotting face appeared. The screen then flickered and text saying I'll kill you for this, Then Silence. The game wouldn't load anymore and I decided to call it a night. My head started to hurt has I though about what has happen. I finally manage to go to sleep but then I found myself in Brendon's shoes. The snitch of Rotting flesh and depression filled the air. May walked up to me and said, everyone forgot about me.
What happened I ask. People told me I was weak, I wouldn't be ask strong as those of the Elite 4, time after time I left defeat and a little part of me died. My father, caring as he may seem disowned me. A Failure, but that changes today. My soul belongs to no-one but me and all who oppose will suffer. Unless you join me. May then walked closer to me until her body caresses mines and put my hand on her chest where her heart was. She whispers in my ear "you will always be in my heart." I dare not look down but there it was. My hand was on her beating heart which quicken when i let go. I though to myself, this is a wet dream gone wrong! May then hold her chest split open and faces started to appear on the heart. Her face became that of what i saw on the game screen. With a small evil smile she yelled in a Demonic voice.."THE GAME IS NOT OVER TILL SOMEONE DIES, REMEMBER THAT."
I woke up in a cold sweat as my computer was still shut off. I stared at it for a good minute and then I said, This ends now. I turn on the computer and opened VBA. Before I hit file, the game was loaded instantly as if it knew what I was going to play. Before the continue screen there was so text that typed out to be "Mission had changed, report to Birch's lab now! Brendon was standing outside Mt. Pyre. I summon my swallow to use fly to head back to Birch's lab and to my horror, the whole map was foggy. When I landed, the scene was all raining and everything looked trashed.
Brendon walks slowly to Birch's lab. Inside, Birch's assistants are all dead. May's mother is crying for forgiveness. Brendon turns his attention to the TV where one news reporter is going about all these slaughter cases that has happen awhile ago. I myself paused. No she couldn't have killed them all. In Fact she kill the Elite 4 and everyone that doubted her as a trainer. Nice of you to join us Brendon, May said. Now you will learn the truth behind all of this mess. May..please, Birch and his wife pleaded. May shouted, You never gave me the love that I deserved. It was all about your damn research and how much of a failure I was. Not just you but others as well. So now it will all end here and now. May drops a Pokeball, which didn't open like a regular one. Blood poured from the edges and it open slowly as a darkness arose.
There was nothing Brendon could do at this point and didn't stick around. He rushes out of the lab. The game was not in my control anymore. The screen started to shake again and a screech of the final words for May's parents are heard. As Brendon used fly, everywhere he went was a disaster. The only place to go was Mt. Pyre where all this chaos started. Brendon wasted no time getting up to the top. There, where he and May first faced each other was the medallion laying on the ground in front of a tombstone. No brainier who's tombstone that is. No other than May's own, the name carved with blood stains. This was May's final resting place and no one knew about it until Brendon came along. Game Over! May shouted. Brendon grabbed the medallion. May, with a horrifying grin and laugh shouted, That's not going to help you now, but there was something written on the it.
It said "To my dear and beloved daughter May. Me and your mother will always love you no matter what comes your way. May god bless you on your journey. Please be safe and we love you always.
When May read this as Brendon help the medallion up, she stop. Soon May struggle to keep control of herself. Staggering back and forth she finally paused as this dark ora, which came from her pokeball at Birch's lab poured from her body and shouting curses as it said, you'll pay for this. Then in a soft voice, May mumbled Im…Sorry. An animation showed May falling into the ground. Her body slowly decay's into the ground as she looks at Brendon. Finally May's body was no longer visible and Brendon placed the Medallion on top of her grave. At the bottom entrance the sky and map turned back to normal.
The games ending with a short description of what happened later. Brendon moved to a new area, but before that took place, a mass funeral was held for those who were slaughter that day. Afterwards, life resumed. There was a new Elite 4 and people went along with there life. Brendon returned to May's grave. There was note. It read, Torendon, Thank You for showing me the errors of my bad ways. Im glad to had meet you, even though it was in a bad way. I apologize for putting you in all this mess and I shall pay dearly for my crimes. To a rival I never battle, Farewell.
Still haunted by the horrible turn of events, I deleted the game and never spoke of it again, Yet…I just can't stop thinking that some of May's story doesn't add up. Who was these other trainers she killed, how did she die on Mt. Pyre and how did the website have anything to do with the Roms. These are things that I keep wondering over and over again.
There are no explanations for these questions. Would the game provide the answer? That's something I want to find out but deleting the file and the site not coming back up, I can only imagine. Then again who would want to after that experience.
Credit To – DemonicSouth (which is myself)
Credit Link – http://demonicsouth.