Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:35 PM
I like that it has lots of Pokemon. C:
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:28 AM
I also like the degree of customization that is integrated into the games. People complain about the games being too easy, but if you set your own rules to follow, they become as difficult as you wish without in-game limits. You can teach many moves to many monsters, each monster has movesets that are useful both in-game and competitively, each monster can have its stats adjusted manually with the EV system, you can win competitively with a Bidoof if you know what moves and abilities you and the other monsters have.
I also like Pokemon Adventures/Special. The manga is excellent, the characters are all well-written, and it stays mostly on-target with the plot and personalities of the characters.
Sadly, the same cannot be said of the anime. The Pokemon anime, though it can be given partial credit for giving Japanese anime to the West anyway, is often childish, cliche, refuses to acknowledge its older audience, and constantly dumbs both itself and the art style down. I enjoyed the earlier seasons (though Johto was filled with filler), and I also enjoy any of the tournament episodes in any season. However, the anime often forgets what Pokemon is about, the monsters. In the first season of the anime, it could be comparable to Special with its themes. There were many dark episodes, but also many light episodes. Everything culminated well, and nothing was too one-sided. Ash's and Gary's placings in Indigo were realistic without being harsh (top 16 and top 64 respectively). However, the fact that Ash has been a trainer for years, has placed or won several tournaments, has defeated many powerful trainers (including defeating a Latios with just Pikachu in a very one-sided battle that only existed to provide a reason for the next season to exist), and the show treats him as a 10 year old... Harsh.
The spin-off games, I will say nothing about. They are spin-offs made to make some extra money or test a different game mechanic. Spin-offs are in plenty of franchises. My favorite spin-off is probably Explorers of Sky.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:15 AM
Edited by Silver Scratch, 25 April 2012 - 04:15 AM.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:26 PM
As for the games, yea i love them and like fenyx said if you set your own rules it makes it more fun, like sometimes il go thorugh and only collect fire pokemon ect, or play gold and silver and only collect jhoto pokemon ect.
The only thing that annoys me now is, the 1st 150 where epic and now like 700 pokemon later they look the same like little blobs, just different colours and really stupid names.
But like all things the 1st season/set of pokemon were the best
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:43 AM
Also, the art style (and style in general) of the games has decreased with each new game, going from a pretty cool post-apocalyptic-lite-version Kanto region with high-tech capsule houses and people actually referring to death to a bubblegum-like world where the entire game script likely was written in hiragana originally. The game series recovered a small bit with Pokémon Colloseum for the GC picking back up the steampunk theme... and since then it's only derailed. Not as much as the Sonic games, but still far enough to make me stop to play them and pick up real RPGs like Disgaea and Fire Emblem instead.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:46 AM
This is a summary of my summary:
The anime sucks because it keeps on repeating the same thing over and over:
Personally the manga is 100x better, and the game is 1000x better (especially Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorer of Sky!)
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