I can't say much. What I would consider an "Epic Hack" is a hack that falls under a very serious and innovative storyline. I can't say much for some of the other hacks out there, but I can say something about a few.
Some good "I-Don't-know-the-story-of" hacks out there.
- Bonni's Quest
- A Block's Life
- SMW3: Shyguy's Desperation
Now, some "Epic Hacks" (Storyline wise would most likely be these)
Please note that some of these aren't out yet. Another note to be taken is that the descriptions I'm giving out is of MY opinion, so don't flame me if I get something wrong. I get something wrong and somebody wants to say something to me about it, do it via Private Message
- The Second Reality Project 3:
I don't really know much about how the story is coming out. However, I can tell you that it has something to do with the Roboxx and your average "take over the world" or something like that. Supposed to be really indept, and it is most likely the final installment in the series. If you haven't played TSRPR and TSRP2, then you probably wouldn't understand the story that is involved. I recommend playing them first.
- Mario's Keytastraphe:
The theme of this hack is music; in fact, it is the first one to actually have custom composed music. Neat right? Anyway, this hack is about an island appropriately named Melodia, the land of music. Mario comes here looking for some adventure; however, he ends up mixed in a battle between two forces that really don't like eachother. Worst is, this tension could rip the land apart! That isn't all, a strange ghost named Boothoven seems to be after him... or something else maybe???
- The Devious Four Chronicles Episode #3: The Crater.
Yes, my own piece of work. Regardless of the fact the first two episodes haven't come out, this is the third. Mario defeats Racter at his stronghold; however, he escapes. Before Racter disappears, he leaves a message:
"I'll be back, and I won't be alone."
He sends a message to space. Mario has no idea of what is happening. However, on another planet far away, there stand two beings. A scorpion-like one, and a human. The ground they stand is stained with the blood of the ones they slained. They talk about Racter's message, and how they'll come over to Earth to "help out". However, when they get to Earth, they have different plans... which Mario (and his new partner) figure out.
The two don't plan to destroy Earth, but instead, they are building a doomsday device known as the furnace; not only that, SCORPION has hired some of the bad-ass mercenaries to stop him. SCORPION also plans to find some relics he believes will open some sort of strange void. All at the same time, Hunter is pulling out the stops to make sure that Mario will not get in the way of his plans.
So much stuff for Mario to take of... but so little time.