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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #390 on: October 24, 2017, 10:57:16 PM »
I agree with Hathen. I like Kanto and Johto. You were just a kid traveling the region, stopping the Mafia, maybe finding an old ruin here or there. Now it's just crazier and crazier world-ending schemes and I'm tired of it.

Agreed as well. Honestly, I feel like gyms and the Elite 4 are more and more on the periphery with every new generation. I'd be up for a much more simple adventure again, with a solid rival (get rid of the annoying friends) and a focus on being the best Pokemon master in the region.



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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #391 on: October 24, 2017, 11:14:31 PM »
Kanto and Johto were lovely adventures indeed. I'm really fond of Black1/White1 too, felt it was a modernized take on Red/Blue and God bless playing with older PCs. Sun/Moon, otoh were super boring, not to mention the PC was some creepy always smiling kid.

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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #392 on: November 02, 2017, 08:49:18 PM »
New trailer is up. Speculation is that the first portion is about the after story episode. So avoid if you don't want spoilers I suppose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXhtZHn3vDc

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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #393 on: November 03, 2017, 06:09:16 AM »
That's kinda cool, kind of a reversal of the PWT from Black and White 2. Still, it's really weird that it's looking like there's going to be no new Alolan forms in the game, when you'd think that would be the most marketable thing they could go for (mirroring all the Megas they put into ORAS).

One more announcement in a week or so though, so we'll see. I'd be surprised if they announced more Alolan forms because it would mean they've done a really good job keeping it under wraps. More likely it'll just be an official announcement of the special Z Move Mimikyu is going to get.

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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #394 on: November 08, 2017, 09:52:48 PM »
So as an FYI, a text dump of all the game's text files now exists on the Interwebs, so if you care about spoilers regarding new content be very careful when going to any place to discuss USUM as pretty much everything is now known.

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Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Reply #395 on: November 08, 2017, 11:57:54 PM »
Read a couple of the leaks from the text files...I gotta say these games sound pretty disappointing. It's funny how with every single trailer that came out I kept hearing people say how they were holding back on the really interesting announcements either because they were saving the best ones for last, or because for once they were not going to reveal every last detail before release. Turns out it was neither and it was correct to just say they had very little to show.

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I guess that's a bit unfair, fighting every evil team boss is a neat little feature, but I bet it'll just be a bunch of boss fights with little else attached. And I doubt there's significant changes to the story and in terms of new Pokemon to play around with that boils down to, what, 5 sub-legendaries? Compare that to ORAS which offered like 15+ new Megas, and I didn't even like ORAS.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #396 on: December 12, 2017, 09:25:39 AM »
Double post, but it's been a month so why not, and I assume anybody who was going to get the game probably already has it.

Even though I wasn't terribly interested in it, I got Ultra Moon basically for free after my brother bought a two-pack. I'm a big enough cheapo to appreciate a free game, that's for sure.

Played the game a bit over the last few weeks it's been out, and I finished the game's main story. This time I decided to go with a Frankenstein's monster of a team which is different from my usual OCD method of only using Pokemon new to the gen. Endgame team was Ninetales-A, Dhelmise, Volcarona, Mantine, Magnezone and Tyrantrum. Volcarona ended up being way more overleveled than the other team members because I wanted it to evolve before I finished the game, which it did literally at the doorsteps of the Pokemon League. Wasn't sure what they were thinking when they made it evolve at level 59 until it started killing everything.

MVP of the playthrough was the Magnemite line though, it was available early and was just consistently useful. Disappointment of the playthrough was once again the Ice type. I even went and bred Snow Warning, Freeze-Dry and Moonblast on the thing but it was mainly useful for looking really pretty, which it does quite well. It did eat a couple Dragon/Flying/Dark types at the end though so it did something at least.

Some general thoughts on the game:

The Good
-Expanded Pokedex and Move Tutors are per usual third version content gating tactics
-They fixed some of the annoying things about using Poke-Pelago
-Mina's trial was a nice prelude to the Pokemon League
-They didn't need to do it, but Victory Road is actually a dungeon this time
-The new minigames are actually kinda fun, but they do get old pretty quick

The Bad
-When they marketed the game as having "twice the story", what they really meant was that they added a couple lines and made a few pretty hallway areas (I'd probably enjoy a whole game set in Ultra Megalopolis to be honest). The story changes even derail Lusamine's character somewhat. The story's like 90% the same really.
-No new Alolan Forms
-Personally I'm kinda disappointed they only remixed the normal battle and normal trainer of the battle themes

The Irritating
-Roto-Loto is just a crappier and less wieldy version of O-Powers
-Rotomdex never shuts up while having text scroll annoyingly slowly (this is probably the most worst thing in the whole game, let me use the minimap already)

Also I changed the title of the thread. A new Pokemon comes out almost every year so might as well just have a dedicated thread to it I figure.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #397 on: February 27, 2019, 06:44:28 PM »
Bumping the thread after over a year because new gen ahoy.

The region seems to be based off of the UK this time, and our starters are a monkey, a rabbit, and a...newt, I guess? Not even sure what it is exactly. I want to say I'm Team Scorbunny, but after what happened with Litten I don't think I want to say that too far ahead of time.

From first appearances it seems this isn't the "Pokemon: Breath of the Wild" some people were dreaming of, but anybody who thought that was going to happen with Gamefreak in charge was kidding themselves. Seems like typical linear Pokemon, but the environments look pretty great IMO. They're still using those models they made back in X&Y for better or for worse, but the shading is much improved compared to both Sun&Moon and the recent LGPE. I especially like the mine. Unfortunately the battles look as static as ever, was kind of hoping they'd improve the animations at least a little bit, but I guess we can wait until we see more.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #398 on: February 27, 2019, 07:11:11 PM »
If that bunny doesn't leap about or has huge razor sharp pointy teeth. I will be sorely disappoint.
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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #399 on: February 28, 2019, 09:17:14 PM »
It'm disappointed that it's another iterative affair, but I should totally have a Switch by the time this comes out. I might even hold out for a potential Poke-bundle if I can get my hands on one. Not sure yet.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #400 on: March 01, 2019, 12:43:50 AM »
I'm kind of shocked how basic the trailer was. Like, it's hard to feel excited when all they showed is 100% exactly what we would expect. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to it a lot, but that wasn't very exciting start.



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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #401 on: March 01, 2019, 09:29:30 AM »
The starters, if you'll excuse the lack of nuance, are total crap.
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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #402 on: March 01, 2019, 06:00:35 PM »
What? You're not excited for Torchic's bunny-baby? Or Mudkip-except-not???

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #403 on: March 01, 2019, 08:28:38 PM »
Personally I really like all the new starters, but looking at the starters through the years definitely is a nice case study for how the art for Pokemon has changed over the years despite the fact that most of the core artists have stayed the same people.

They've become a lot more cartoonish over time, with disproportionately larger heads and simplified limbs. Makes them all very plush-like from the get-go...easy to merchandise, I guess.

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Re: Pokemon
« Reply #404 on: March 01, 2019, 10:54:41 PM »
Great debut trailer that has me excited. Not sure which starter I'll go with. The water one definitely has a Mudkip vibe.