So I've put about 5 hours so far into Pokemon White, and I hate to say it, but I think I find it a little boring... the designs for all the Pokemon at their basic stages seem too cutesy and it almost feels like a chore to go through every gym leader... am I doing something wrong? :/
I will say that things for me did start a bit slowly at first but right after seeing that Team Plasma banner for a certain someone
I was certainly more interested to see what would happen next (Though I guess it's mostly because I wasn't expecting something as flashy as that banner).
I will admit the gyms could have been a bit more interesting, but that's debatable, some will like and some wont. As for the pokemon being too cute in the beginning.....what little monster aren't "cute" when you're starting on adventure? Just like real life things get bigger and more intimidating as time goes on.
This happens every generation though . . .
I think the point is that there's always old gen Pokemon and that Gen 5 was/is to be an actual new start with it's own set of Pokemon to really make it feel like a new fresh adventure that you would have to learn about.
Man...I gotta say...I agree...B/W so far has been the worst gen for me...I mean its good graphics wise but...I just feel like theirs something wrong with it...I started playing Pokemon when it first came out back in 1998. I was 7 back then. And i'll admit. The games just don't have that charm that they had way back then. I tried really hard to play BW2 and...I just couldn't go through it. I made it to the 7th gym and just gave up.
I kind of agree/disagree here, Gen 5 (Black/White) have as much charm if not more than Gen 1, though if only because there was much more than "Being the best, fight rival, 8 badges, beat the league" I felt that towards the end there was something bigger than that only for a nice little plot twist to make things better. Though B/W's post game was very lacking. And giving up at the 7th gym? Had I done something like that for previous generations I would be missing out like you're about to/already did.
People are going to tell me its because i'm old but I really don't think age matters. I'm still a really big fan of pokemon, and I've been really trying to stay into it, I own almost every game and I'm getting back into cards and trying -and failing- at competitive battling...but...after 3rd gen...it just started going down.
I don't think age matters either, Gen 3 didn't have much for me personally though there was a good amount of fun moments and plenty of exploring (dat reggie puzzle which I never got to solve since my copy of ruby went missing).
I don't feel the pokemon have that charm anymore that they did back then. I don't know how to explain it I guess I just don't feel the love, emotion, and personality in these pokemon as I do the old ones.
And this is where we draw the line....no love? Emotion? or personality? Bianca, while not the greatest fighter, relates with many people more than I've seen in a simple RPG. She's not perfect, and soon realizes just how tough the world is yet encounters someone as strong as you in order to really grow up and toughen herself up. And in the B2/W2 she's even an assistant for Juniper and truly realizing that there's something in the world that she can do. No love and emotion? Absolutely not! As for the love and emotion for the old games...they were simply fun...not much else, for me at least and I've been in this since I was 8. I didn't put too much thought or anything else, but still, even while growing up even since then I just wanted more than mindless fun, sometimes you need more than simplicity.
The music isn't even as good as the old ones. Some of its good but... it'll NEVER beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_5TVp1wSTU
IMO. That song just SCREAMS epic battle.
While Blue/Green's champion music is nice, as are the several official remixes of it, there ARE other songs in the Pokemon series that are just as epic/intense if not more especially when with the situations that accommodate them.
, though that second link is a spoiler since you haven't beaten the game yet...unless you actually have by now.
I also, yes I liked the story in BW / BW2 but...I liked the simplicity of the first games. You were a 10 year old boy that was out to become a pokemon master and just happened to take down an evil origination, beat his rival and become the champion all the while catching all 151 -or more depending if your playing G/S/C- pokemon.
While simplicity isn't a bad thing, you're kind of forgetting that the pokemon games, main ones/some spin offs, are RPGs/Role Playing games, and their staple is usually to throw some twists and turns. Also I've always disliked the whole "catch them all" gimmick which exactly is as it is. Though at least for B2/W2 you get actual rewards for filling a large amount or more of the Pokedex though even then only people who really want to use said rewards will go for them, I'm here for the overall experience. We've been battling and became the champion since day 1 and I loved how B/W broke that mold with something slightly different.
It was almost kinda annoying to have all these characters constantly talking to me, and before and after each gym I had to fight Rival of the week. It felt like they were shoving the side characters down our throats and saying "like them!" Its not that I don't like the characters I do its just...to much. I don't play pokemon for story I play it for gameplay. And because the rivals shown up so much it took away from the epicness they are supposed to be.
They did show up a bit too much, though now in Hugh's case, you fought him as much as you fought Silver...which is too few times :U
Every time Green shown up you knew "ohh its on". Or every time Silver shown up it was "lets see how much stronger you've gotten". They were tense, exciting, it was fun to blow your rival away. Here it just became repetitive fast.
Not for me, I personally found both of them to be Jerk/bullies, not really Rivals, Green was a pushover and I always won every fight against him with ease, Silver was a bit different (especially his 2nd fight if you weren't ready).
The last thing I gotta say that I do feel like this game babied you a lot. Not as bad as it did in FR/LG where your first rival battle, that was supposed to be your epic first battle mind you, kept getting interrupted by oak's tutorial. It wasn't that bad but...It really catered to new players. You don't know how many times I was mashing A saying "yah I get it." I didn't do that in the first 2 gens. I learned as a played. All games nowadays feel like they baby you along.
That's more or less the developers being silly and not having the obvious skip option for veteran players. As for the rest I'm currently playing White 2 on challenge mode and it's really giving me a run for my money.
Yah that's basically why I didn't like gen 5. It just was boring and I didn't really like the pokemon or the region as a whole. When I stopped playing my black 2 I actually started playing blue version again. I'm not trying to bash this game I understand people have different tasted in games, and there are always new players each gen. Like I said before I've REALLY been trying to like the new generations. I really have been. I always get excited when a new pokemon game is coming out. This is just how I feel, its my own opinion.
I'll see ya later guys, i'll met you all in the past. -turns on game boy and goes to fight green again-
Personally I think you should actually complete it before jumping ship, it would at least give you more ground for your thoughts, while personally being a veteran player myself, I've done 2 playthroughs of each game, 1 on black and white, and another on white 2 (Both normal and challenge mode).
I think this is my main reason as much as I hate to say it. I mean its a good game...but it won't be the classics. Just like with any franchise, sonic, Mario, Zelda they all have their classic fans and i'm just one of them.
Oh I know some of these fans and while some are nice and reasonable, a lot of them are just downright disgusting with their attitudes towards other players/games.
It's really just sad to see that the era of pokemon that I grew up with is now gone and won't ever return. My childhood is basically dead now...that's why i'm compelled to make a lets play of blue to show this new generation just exactly what it was like for us kids back in the day. Just letting them really get to see in depth what the first chapter of pokemon was.
I feel like I should be saying you kids and your generation 5's and your fusion pokemanz and your enhanced graphics and your story lines;..
What part of your childhood is dead exactly? What part of Pokemon has truly change? It's literally the same game with depth, maybe I'm just blind, maybe I'm not as fluent or detailed as most people, but I guess I'm not seeing what you're seeing. Is it just the simplicity of escaping certain parts of life to see one simple thing to forget about it? What am I not seeing that you and most other people are considering "dead"? Also if you're gonna make that LP, do it, but finish the game that you didn't finish if you're going to bring it up during your LP, so that you at least have an actual basis for any argument/discussion that you make.