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Discussion in 'Games' started by Arlo, 2 March 2012.

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Favourite Generation?

  1. Generation 1

    53 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. Generation 2

    38 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. Generation 3

    37 vote(s)
    22.8%
  4. Generation 4

    21 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Generation 5

    13 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Corduroy Road

    Corduroy Road Plug In and Power Up!

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    The big disappointment is: more tropical stuff. An overused setting as of late with the Pokemon games.

    And why leave the Crystal version out of it? That's the one I have try yet never have back in the day.
     
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  2. Cendaquenta

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    They're being called an "alternate story", so probably not a sequel - either an AU version of the first ones or just a separate storyline taking place concurrently.
    Nevertheless, really excited to go through Alola again. :D
     
  3. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    I'm thoroughly unexcited for more Alola so I'm taking the news on very, like, indirectly. I'm interested in the in-universe world of Pokémon and what impact USUM will have on what we know, and I'm also interested in what on Earth is going through Game Freak's minds and whether I can perhaps read into their intentions here.

    A justification for some of the unexpectedness of the announcement is as follows: the 3DS is a dinosaur. They can't release anything on the New 3DS, only about 20 people have one of those and Pokémon needs to be accessible/profitable. Christmas 2017 is the last chance for major 3DS sales: I will be very surprised if we see any new main-line Pokémon games on the console later than that.

    (Also it's too early for more remakes. Five years between each is more reasonable, and moreover, early 2019 for Sinnoh would be very neatly 12-13 years after the initial release of Gen 4, a time gap which I believe is ideal for nostalgia/new generation selling purposes, or at least I believe Game Freak believes.)

    Possibilities I would be unsurprised by:
    • Sinnoh Switch (any time early 2019 - late 2019);
    • mobile device main series begins in some form (mid-2019 or later);
    • nothing else in Gen 7. Gen 8 comes out on Switch late 2019, Sinnoh on Switch late 2020.
    As nobody has ever predicted Game Freak correctly, we can safely rule out those three theories. If anyone else has things they think might happen, write them down so that we can exclude those possibilities too.

    No, in all seriousness, I will be surprised if we get another game on the 3DS. Even if the 3DS can just barely hang on to Christmas 2018 (which it can't), three Pokémon releases with only a year's gap between each seems absurd.

    Pokkén is cool, GS is neat. I'm sure we'll get Crystal somewhere, sometime. It might escort the first Switch game in some form.
     
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  4. Wonderbolt

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    It was a poor direct, but Nintendo have never had a strong one in a while, I think they should stop doing them, will probably get ultra Moon though.
     
  5. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    Actually, yeah, down to Earth, which version to get? I'm pretty inclined to go from Sun to US, even if it won't be that similar to BW to B2W2: it feels like I'd better experience all changes in the story if I kept at least some things constant. I also suspect they'll switch around some version-exclusives, so if I switched games, I'd have the same exclusive team options as I did last time, but we'll probably learn a little about that with time.
     
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  6. Cendaquenta

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    I'm going Sun > Ultra Sun.
     
  7. Irregular Apocalypse

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    I'll be getting both, because I'm a sucker like that - plus I've played Sun and Moon to hell and back now (I should go back and complete AS, but ...)

    I was really disappointed that they didn't announce a 'mainline' Pokemon game for the Switch though - Pokken DX doesn't count, and even if it does contain Decidueye it's just not my thing. OTOH, not having to buy a Switch for the forseeable future takes a considerable strain off my bank balance :p
     
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    Even though this thread is pretty inactive but may I ask has anyone seen the triple toy pack with the eeveelutions?
     
  9. Irregular Apocalypse

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    Yep - our local Asda has it (assuming you mean the one with Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon in it) - about £15 or thereabouts. I've seen it in Smyths as well.

    Meanwhile, in Alola ...



    Whilst I'm liking that Mina gets a 'proper' trial (I love her, she's such a space-case) that Mantine Surf mini-game looks insanely good fun.
     
  10. Cuttleshock

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    I'm feeling more optimistic about Gen 7 than I have since... y'know, ever. Still gotta keep my best hopes in check, but at least I'm confident that USUM won't be as bad as SM.
     
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    Would anyone would be going to see the movie in november, I just saw the japanese poster and it is beautiful. [​IMG]
     
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    I saw it over here in Japan last month, and it was delightful. Not without some small niggles in the story and set up but I won't get into those. It was perhaps the only fifth film I watched and this almost beat them all.
    Never saw this poster before.
     
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    The newest USUM trailer.

    I'm blown away. This treatment of Ultra Space fixes all the biggest problems and concerns I've had with worldbuilding since ORAS. After the disappointment of the first few USUM announcements (Dusk Lycan and Kommo's Z-Stone), every new trailer has had me happier than the last, and this one seals the deal. USUM has a shot at being my favourite Pokémon game.
     
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  14. Geoff_the_Melon

    Geoff_the_Melon Mr. Melon, Bazillionaire

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    Hm. Still not a fan of the Alola region but I may have to get this game anyway.
     
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    Still not really a fan of the ultra beast thing tbh
     
  16. Irregular Apocalypse

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    Looking at the latest UB, I'm now convinced that you need to be a hopeless acid casualty to work at Game Freak ....

    Good to see Guzma's coming back, though.
     
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    What's with the moustache twirling? XD

    Still going with the abundance of legendaries and the contrived 'Formes' thing, I see. Never been a fan of it - traditional evolutions are good enough for me.
     
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    I hunger for battle.
     
  19. Irregular Apocalypse

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    Rainbow Rocket, though?!

    OK, so it makes sense in terms of the role Necrozma evidently plays but I can't help thinking "Prepare for trouble and make it fabulous!" - I really hope we get the chance to battle Jessie and James, though, especially as it would appear that baddies from previous gens will be appearing.
     
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  20. Cuttleshock

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    I'm just frantically trying to piece together how this can work consistently with the story of past games... it doesn't look likely, so it may be that we'll have to chalk this down as non-canon or something. Loads doesn't make sense about it, most of all the fact that most team leaders (Archie, Maxie, Cyrus, Lysandre) have a specific goal and don't just want, like, money and stuff.
     

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