Pokemon games

Discussion in 'Melting Pot' started by Ridge, Jan 21, 2015.
  1. Ridge

    Ridge Member

    Anyone else here still play the Pokemon games?

    Say what you will about the borderline terrible anime, but the games are still great. I'm sure there is at least some crossover of fan bases here.
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  3. Aladar

    Aladar Member

    To be honest, I never understood what's so good about the games. Don't get me wrong, I won't tell you to stop enjoying things or rain on your parade, but whenever I played a Pokemon game, I dropped it after a few days. It was just so repetitve and empty... Catch some pokemon -> grind -> do mostly useless side tasks -> beat a trainer -> repeat. It felt to me like a mediocre, grindy JRPG without a decent story...

    So, what exactly is it that attracts people to the games? I'm genuinely curious, not trying to start an argument. :)
  4. Ridge

    Ridge Member

    Your not wrong in a lot of ways.

    Nowadays there is a lot of fun post game stuff to do. Like different online competitions with different rules every month or so as well as ranked battle seasons and such.

    The actually story in the game is very easy and repetitive.
  5. i´m feeling like Aladar
    i´m not that much into PvP(i would do it if SMT would get one though)
    SMT ruined me for any othe JRPG, i haven´t played when i was a kid, i played blaxk2, x, and OR
    the training is fun, but it is useless
    and breeding or shiny is to random and takes way to long, it´s the 1 thing i hate about games having ridicioulous low chances of getting XYZ
  6. Cemmos

    Cemmos Administrator Team Member

    I used to love Pokemon games, especially while growing up in Japan. I'd buy the Japanese versions and not know the story at all, haha. I haven't really played many of the recent ones, but not for any particular reason other than not getting around to it. I have plenty of friends that still play the games, some of them competitively.
  7. Aladar

    Aladar Member

    Fair enough. The ones I've played were Gen 1, 2 and I think 3, so none of those had any online or post-game stuff.

    I do like watching Pokemon speedruns though, those are always fun.
  8. Shimus

    Shimus Member

    I never fully understood the need for pokemon games after yellow too. I know they wanted to expand and include new pokemon and new storylines to broaden their target demographic a bit, but the people who played yellow are the generally the people who bought the entire franchise because they could keep playing and levelling an overpowered team of pokemon against some AI. Gen 1 and 2 mebbe for me, but I know a bunch of my friends kept going and still talk about it today.
  9. Togo System

    Togo System Member

    Sun and Moon killed Pokemon for me.

    The blatantly obvious scam of the Pokemon Bank and the unappealing setting and new control schemes. Done.

    I'll stick to Y.
  10. ClicheanimeAmerican

    ClicheanimeAmerican Moderator Team Member

    So no Ultra Sun and Moon I take it, well hopefully Pokemon Switch(Since they said it'll be an RPG) Will be something good