Originally Posted by magnek
I thought having to collect 350+ pokemon in Leaf Green/Fire Red was insane, and apparently X and Y have 718(!!!)
and Sun/Moon is supposed to expand upon that.
I feel bad for the kids these days, and no wonder they have a short attention span lol
That's actually part of the reason why I quit pokemon, just got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too grindy and was more chore than fun. RBY was fun because the plot was simple, and 150(+1) pokemon was easily manageable. GSC with 261 or so was still manageable, and the breeding mechanic also added a new dimension. But Ruby and Sapphire really made me hate my life towards the end, because in addition to almost 400 pokemans, the game mechanics got ever increasingly complicated with the introduction of personalities(?) or whatever it was called. I bought Leaf Green/Fire Red for the nostalgia factor and actually enjoyed them a lot more because the first half was basically a remastered and enhanced RBY which brought back some great memories.
Yeah, the mechanics have grown complex, but I don't really do tournaments so I could care less. Plus, I don't try to collect them all, only the ones I like.
And I am the nutty bugger who has: Blue, Gold, Crystal, Ruby, Platinum, SoulSilver, Black 2, X, Y, and OmegaRuby. Got Sun on pre-order.
Originally Posted by magnek
That's THE definition of masochistic. Catching a (one, singular) shiny is hard enough.
Seriously, you couldn't PAY ME to do it.
Good god....shinies are hard. Though there are tricks to increase the chance. It still can drive you nuts. I think I only have like three, and that two from events and one from the random trade by pure freaking luck.
Originally Posted by geForZ
I feel like the Wii U was the last chance for console gaming to return to what it was, and even though I loved it, a lot of people didn't. My prediction: The NX will flop, one more handheld that gets a decent amount of sales at first but nobody buys it year 2, move over to mobile permanently. It's a shame, because I can't stand F2P games.
There been a lot of talk about Nintendo bringing more to mobile. Heard that maybe even Fire Emblem and Harvest Moon may show up on mobile. If they do it right, I could care less. I play on console, handheld, tablet, and PC. As long as the game is fun, I will play the game no matter what it is on. Kind of the reason I still have quite a few gaming devices ranging from a Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, DS, 3DS, 2x PS2s, 2x PS3s, and a Tab S I play on. Did at one point have a Xbox and Xbox 360 as well.
Originally Posted by Gilles3000
At least with Pokemon Go they're going outside again and having some sort of exercise, instead of sitting on the couch.
Tbh, when Go finally launches over here I think it might add some extra fun to my bike rides, might give some motivation to visit some landmarks too instead of just stick to the good bike roads.
I fail to see why people are being so negative about this game.
This, I finally after six years upgraded my phone. So now I can play this.
Plan to nab a phone holder for my Fuji Roubaix. This should really make cycling fun.
Plus, I now know how this game works from the data from Ingress. So hehe, I don't have to look at the phone.