Amazing work here Chaos Rush! I thought I did recall that line where Hilda chastises Gordon for failing to help during the Josef scenario was in the PSP Version. I for one would love to see these unused lines resurface, FFII was the first FF to try and give character to characters and they make a valiant first attempt. I'd say restore as much of that as you can.
As for whether Maria to spill the beans immediately after finding the Dark Knight for the first time, I'd say not to. The mystery of the Dark Knight is a fun little subplot. It's a shame that they originally spoiled it the first time you meet him in Japanese though. I would be curious to know if the GBA Japanese did the same thing, or if that's where the "That voice..." derived from in GBA onwards.
I was also curious if this was version was going to fix any of the larger bugs in the game, or is it purely text retranslation?
There's going to be two versions. The first one will be a "Purist Edition", which acts as a straight up translation/localization of the original Japanese game (which will have Maria spilling the beans as well, since that was in the original Japanese script and even the English PS1 script).
There will also be a "Non-Ridiculous Patch", which will basically attempt to make the game non-ridiculous. In fact, I was going to ask you guys ideas for the "Non-Ridiculous patch". Here's my ideas for it so far:
* fix Ultima
* increase stat gains to decrease grinding
* maybe buff weapons
* make Castle Fynn have the rebel army theme instead of the "mysterious abandoned place theme" (since for the last third of the game Castle Fynn acts as the new rebel base, so it's only fitting that it should have the rebel theme)
* change Maria's line about the Dark Knight to make his identity more ambiguous (which I have no problem with doing for the "Non-Ridiculous Patch" because the whole point of the patch is to improve the game as a whole)
The goal of the non-ridiculous patch is to make the game actually enjoyable. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
As for my current progress, I have the script done up to the point where Leon joins your party. I'm back in school now so don't have as much time as I did during December, so all I can say is that the script will be finished soon
, but I don't know how soon.