Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
Open world without gyms league with only the goal of catching Pokemon, sounds boring to me
Mega evolutions added much needed typings to some Pokémon, but if they remove them so are the typings. Charizard X (Fire/Dragon), Gyarados (Water/Dark), Ampharos (Electric/Dragon), Spectile (Grass/Dragon), Altaria (Dragon/Fairy), Lopunny (Normal/Fighting) and Audino (Normal/Fairy) should have become regular typings for them.i couldn't care less about megas
the only one i actually really like is mega mawile
mega charizard x, mega gengar, and mega beedrill are alright too, but that's about it
i'd honestly prefer if megas didn't return but apparently they are with bdsp
Comes gen 4 with the super exploitable Roost spam because the AI won't even notice that your Skarmory is using roost for 5 times consecutively and still go for Rock Slide instead of Earthquake. Tried again in gen 5, same results. They aren't even trying to fix it. Games from many years ago have AI that tracks movements in a much more complex environment and control system. You would expect better from the world's most profitable company.
I'll counterpoint by throwing another unpopular opinion out there: the battle system doesn't need to change that much the way Final Fantasy's did. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of smaller tweaks that needed to be made because as you said those older games were broken. Adding types for balance, abilities, and the Physical/Special split were just a few examples of net positives through the years. But the system itself doesn't need a complete overhaul because it's both simple to pick up and has a deeper level of strategy once you get into it. I compare this franchise to chess a lot, and that game's system has managed to captivate audiences for centuries even without the benefit of adding new "pieces" each generation.I never really get people when they say the graphics don't matter, it's all about gameplay when they talk about Pokemon games. Pokemon probably has the most outdated (and in some aspects downright broken gameplay) gameplay ever since the start of the franchise.
Pokemon never really changes it's skill perks, it's combat style, it's movements or anything that can actually be considered innovative. The turn based combat was never once improvised. It's always just restricted to clicking buttons. FF6 came in 1994 (the latest FF before Red/Blue) and managed to get a timer based combat right. Pokemon hasn't changed a single thing in 25 years. The movements are basic.
They definitely marketed the crap out of Lucario. I mean, design-wise he's ok and his typing was pretty cool, but he doesn't really stand out that much more than any of the others did. I wish they had given that attention to Garchomp instead. Something about a desert land shark just seems so much cooler to me.I dislike Lucario due to the way its marketed, particularly in the anime. Cameron's and Korrina's Lucario ruined the species for me lol.
And the fact that it can fly makes it even more interesting as a Pokémon. Lucario being able to see and read auras is interesting but when you compare it to a literal land shark that could easily ambush you from the sky at high speeds, Garchomp wins.They definitely marketed the crap out of Lucario. I mean, design-wise he's ok and his typing was pretty cool, but he doesn't really stand out that much more than any of the others did. I wish they had given that attention to Garchomp instead. Something about a desert land shark just seems so much cooler to me.