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Ok, Pokemon?
« on: September 28, 2013, 11:17:02 pm »
The show was funny (esp Team Rocket) but when it came out, I was on a big "I'm an adult now" kick and just could never get into it.

Cute little animals were more my sister's thing...hamsters and gerbils and whatnot

What's the draw? What makes it so great?
I never wanted to work in a pet shop, you know. I wanted to be...a lumberjack.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 11:45:00 pm »
It's just a fun RPG series that offers a ton of party customization and is generally easy to pick up and play.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 12:04:39 am »
But it seems so utterly simplistic...I dunno, I guess I just don't understand the premise.

I guess I was part of the Voltron generation or something
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 12:14:25 am »
I prefer the Shin Megami approach to catching and raising monsters (or demons, and deities) but even though I don't play Pokemon, it can't be denied that it is fun and simple. That's kind of the point, it's simple enough for people of all ages to get into, and there's enough customization and complexity for people that like that sort of thing. I haven't played a game in the series since the gameboy color days, but there are more and more options every new release.

Also some of the mons designs are freaking adorable.
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 02:30:12 am »
Well, maybe that part of the suggest is explained here.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013, 09:43:54 am »
I perfer shin megami tensei to be more better as well in my opinion but pokemon has plenty of memorable moments in Pocket RPG history & very simplistic game which brought the genre to it's highest peak in America!

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 11:03:21 am »
Pokemon is simple, it encourages socializing, and it speaks to anyone with a hint of autism.  I can think of few things that digitally have the impact of collecting Pokemon.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 11:14:57 am »
Pokemon [...] speaks to anyone with a hint of autism.

...what?
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 12:21:00 pm »
...what?
Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, apparently has Aspergers syndrome.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 01:59:58 pm »


Also, this. It does have depth that the target audience (kids) would not utilize/know.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 04:02:19 pm »
Well, to be fair, most of the black maths that make Pokemon work are meta bullshit that you're supposed to ignore and/or roll with.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 04:20:45 pm »
It's more like you can choose to play with the knowledge of how they work and how to exploit them, or you can choose to either ignore them or only barely touch them.

Not a lot of games allow for that, and even though I dislike the way EVs and stuff are implemented in the game, it's something I respect.
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 04:29:23 pm »
The upcoming X & Y are going to make EV stuff harder to ignore, seeing that you can fight against multiple wild Pokémon at once. That's assuming EV stuff will carry over in some form, maybe made visible at this point. The fact that there is EV-enhancing stuff to equip (power weight, power bracer, etc.), it shouldn't be something to entirely ignore in order to understand them.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 05:31:55 pm »
Yeah, but that's still just an option. I plan to catch all the cutest little bastards and pet them and shit.
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 07:35:15 pm »
I can't imagine having 100 pets. That'd be like a living hell for me.

I guess if I ever play through the game, I'll see if I can do it with just Pikachu. :)
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 08:03:12 pm »
Well, you can only have six in a party. You store the rest in your PC and can swap them in and out of it whenever you have access to one. Also, trying to beat the game with just a Pikachu is downright masochistic.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 11:15:29 pm »
« Last Edit: October 03, 2013, 08:35:02 am by Spooniest »
I never wanted to work in a pet shop, you know. I wanted to be...a lumberjack.

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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 01:34:14 am »
I still want to go back and finish Pokemon Yellow one of these days.  I got so close, but didn't quite make it.

I really don't like the limited interface for shuffling Pokemon around in the PC.  I guess that was the big selling point for Pokemon Stadium.

I also don't like that you can only use TMs once, and that lots of TMs are unique – and that you can't even know in advance if you're using a TM on a Pokemon that's going to learn that move anyway.
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2013, 02:01:50 am »
There was a time in the nineties when owning the Official Strategy Guide made you a god among children.
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Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2013, 03:59:40 am »
Not in my neighborhood, and I had both the original and the updated with Pokémon Yellow info versions.
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