in Pokemon red . . . i had gotten all 151 pokemon . . . and then i lost the cart. so yeah i was really into it for a while . . i even watched the animie . .. the first season was actually kinda good . . .and then everything after the start of the orange league kinda went down hill with that. but the games are still kinda cool. i stll buy and play those.
i had both the Red and Blue pokemon games, and i was addicted to them... my friend adam even got my mew on my blue game... but then of course i lost em both... in the same day... still sad about that ):
but as for the show, i only liked the first season... after that, it just went downhill... just like power rangers...
I agree man, i finished pokemon yellow, red and blue. all the fucking same, even silver and gold are basically the same. capture this, kill team rocket. walk around, laugh at team rocket and pwn them again.
It might have been a bit better if you could to fight somone and not be forced to. It was really annoying when I was trying to get somewhere and- oops! a pokemon comes up! It wants to fight? What is it about the main character that makes all the pokemon want to attack him?
Um, for you guys that wanted an RPG for Pokemon - there's a site (www.tppcrpg.net) - I haven't been there but someone I know has and they say it's kind a of mix between Neopets and a real RPG. It might suck, but who knows?
Are you talking about Mysterious Dungeon? Heh, maybe I should go visit that site before replying.... :visits site: Huh guess not. Ah well....
Anyways I still play the game a lot. The thing that's annoyed me to no end is the "Super Legendaries" that you can't catch execpt at events.... and I'm in a little backwater state that not a single event has ever come to. I managed to get a Mew off of a Gameshark (yes I was once n00bish enough to use those ungodly devices. Have since destroyed said device), a Celebi from a friend (don't know where he got it) and a Jirachi that's on my championship Ruby team.
The pokemon craze awhile back was retarded. I played the gameboy game, but that was it. In fact, I still approve of the whole idea they had going on in the game, but the presentation was just a litte too childish. I think if they spruce it up a little bit, pokemon will be back on the charts.
Dude the Gameboy games were the only good things. Although i was into the cards for a while... anyone with me there? But yes, I agree if they could make a slightly less childish Pokemon it would be much nicer. (I think Pokemon XD has an above all darker feel to it, but a lot of people don't like that game. Anyways, it's an actual story, not just "become greatest Trainer" all over again.)
I hate it the producers have gotten lazy and for shows they are using computers. The originals were good but now they are all pretty much repeats. Now with the games its so complicated you cant "Catch 'em all" because there are different types of the same pokemone there is breeding its overly deep. its also strange hwo they make the game before publish the shows.
i think they just need to make the game harder,Pokemon Red/Blue was somewhat hard if you didn't level up enough or get to know the how to attack the different types,Silver/Gold seemed to pick it up whenyou got farther in the game,and then the GBA ones were a complete breeze and had nothing to really explore.
A trend I've seen in many games...not just Pokemon. Later games are easier. I hate that. The oriignal Mario 2 (Japanese version)was the single toughest game I've ever played, now Mario games are a joke (just look at Mario Sunshine, BLECH). I agree they seem more interested in cool stories or new ideas than making games good anymore.
Are you joking, Ruby/Sapphire was long, specially with all the goddamn braille (we're not blind, we're playing the game). Since LeafGreen/FireRed were remakes, they're only a tad longer b/c of the islands and the extra pokemon you need to get.
By the way, pokemon's fun until the end of the 6th grade, then you need to find a new hobby
I remember when I was completely obsessed with pokemon. Who wasn't? I still have the old games for the gameboy. Every 2 years or so, I find them and wind up playing it for a month. Crazy addicting! I think that it is probably one of the best and most recognized fads of all time. The only part I hate is that all those kids wasted thier time and money on all those cards.
I like Poke'mon, personally. I actively play the games, though I'm nolonger obsessed. That was second to fifth grade. High school freshman speaking here.
The thing that makes Poke'mon "kiddie" is the handling of the show and the merchandising with stupid plastic toys. Poke'mon has a lot of creative potential from the point of view of somebody like me. The show is the pinacle of stupidity, it's repetitive and annoying. I realize that some of the blame for this can be placed on the American dubbers, but my point remains.
This is a fictional world we're talking about here. There are so many ways you could explore it that Nintendo stubbornly neglects to the point it makes me want to scream. Seriously, has anyone ever read "Me and My Flame"? Google it. Poke'mon doesn't have to be a baby thing, it's the idiots up top who made it that way. (wish I had time to write more...)
I have to agree with you (highschool junior opinion.) The idea could turn into a great RPG gaming franchise, more so than it is now with its redubbed handheld titles. A really awesome, totally free-base Pokemon RPG would be really fun, or even something more like the title where you took pictures of Pokemon. Something more free-base like that instead of the same basic storyline over and over. >>>What's your name? What's your rival's name? We have to stop Team ______!<<<Boring. Maybe Nintendo will kick it up a bit, but I don't think they know how many older people still enjoy the titles. Even if we DO want something more.
(vigorous nod) Yes! It would take a lot of work to produce, but if Nintendo could make something where you could do something unique, like have different ways the game could go, that would be much more interesting. The story line is at the moment: Get poke'mon from professor tree. Go around fighting random people, team something, and getting "badges". Fight some "elite four" people. Game over unless you have enough time to run around and get every single critter.
Let's see, what would be interesting? Ex-Team Rocket member (I guess you could probably pick the name and gender if you wanted, but I think it would be cooler to have an established character) on the run for ratting out several kingpins that gets involved in some complex plot. (Character name) only has two or three Poke'mon throughout the game, the ones he/she has are effected by the choices the player makes. There is an actually interesting plot. The game is done in 3D on a gaming platform. It has cool music and voices. The fighting takes some strategy beyond leveling up.
Man, I'd play that! I'd pay good money for a game like that.
Yes, but Colosseum had a rather weak plot I must say. It was still "fight team whatever". It had two bumbling bad guys. It had a variety of "boss" type people not unlike gym leaders too now that I think. Something is quite two-dimensional about it... There would be interesting avenues of that to explore though. Why did the main character guy leave Team Snaggem? (Which has got to be one of the stupidest names the dubbers have come up with, along with "Kechum") Why can that one girl see shadow Poke'mon?
The more I think, the more I decide that having an "established" character would make the game better, a character with an undisputed name and a past, a personality, feelings and reasons.
Colosseum was an improvement from the ones on the handhelds plotwise, I did enjoy it immensely, but it is still kind of thin. (furrows brows) I think I'll make a project for myself of making an interesting game plot for Poke'mon. Yes, that's what I'll do... (scampers off to pull up a fresh word document) I love a challenge.
That sounds like a good idea, I'd probably play that. Still, I think something more like the older games would be good too. Something where you COULD catch as many of the 300+ Pokemon that you want to. That's just not the whole point of the game. And though badges is simply part of the world they created, maybe one should be able to open their own gym or take part in more competitions than just the normal "I only have water types." NPCs that have a VARIETY of Pokemon. Or maybe even put in on PS2/Xbox/PC Live/Internet for ACTUAL challenges by other people. As long as you have good graphics, a more dynamic and strategic battle system, paired with some decent voice-overs and realistic dialog that's not, "Hey, I'm a fisherdude. Let's battle!" And maybe, as you hinted at, some ORIGINAL names. Katchum? Oak? Elm? Misty, for a water-type trainer? Brock, or rather, rock for a...ground-type trainer? ><
They could do ANYTHING that varies from the handheld titles and probably hit big. But instead, they're focusing on Pokemon Tetris.
I loved my pokemon blue cartridge, and I still pick it up from time to time. I remember Finally getting my dragonare to evolve into dragonite :D I was psyched beyond words :D :D *sigh* Such a high quality game, I loved it so much! It kept my attention for more than sixty hours, I'd say I have logged more than 200 hours on my pokemon blue. Maybe only 100 on my copy of silver though. For some reason I didn't follow it after that. Its not that I saw a degragation of gameplay, maybe I just lost interest.... [so sad]
[I know.double posting...] I remember getting all 150 of the pokemon, then going to the [god what was the town with the grass gym..] anyway, the Mansion in that town with all the developers, and visiting that one that hinted at a reward after getting all 150, and getting the equivilant of a stupid plaque.. I was pissed! Then that day a friend of mine saved over my game.... I WAS UTTERLY LIVID ! I have yet to get all 150 again.. Do you get anything special if you get mew as well?