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The Pokemon Thread

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Some thoughts--

There was no trainer customization shown, so I don't think that's happening. The male trainer has the same color scheme as the Gen 5 trainers.
The fire starter is not from the Chinese zodiac like it has been the past 3 gens.
The battle scenes still have those circles, but the backgrounds actually show the environment! It's a really nice transition from Gen 5.
I wonder what types the legendaries are? I mean the bird's part flying of course, but the deer? Maybe Psychic...
Also rollerskate shoes are epic. [noparse]8)[/noparse]
Oh, and judging from the movement and environment, looks like it'll still be tile-based movement.
The statue in one town is a... Golurk and Palpitoad? Such random Pokemon...
Also was that girl following the male trainer in the forest Rosa? She has her hair.
 
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Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

And once again the water starter is a masterrace.


P.s. Mudkip never happened.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Some thoughts--

There was no trainer customization shown, so I don't think that's happening. The male trainer has the same color scheme as the Gen 5 trainers.
The fire starter is not from the Chinese zodiac like it has been the past 3 gens.
The battle scenes still have those circles, but the backgrounds actually show the environment! It's a really nice transition from Gen 5.
I wonder what types the legendaries are? I mean the bird's part flying of course, but the deer? Maybe Psychic...
Also rollerskate shoes are epic. [noparse]8)[/noparse]
Oh, and judging from the movement and environment, looks like it'll still be tile-based movement.
The statue in one town is a... Golurk and Palpitoad? Such random Pokemon...

I highly doubt there will be trainer customization. It's just not needed in my opinion.
The battles looked OK to me. It's still essentially just the same as before but it looks way better and much more dynamic. It's a nice transition indeed.
I agree about the tile based movement. Hasn't Pokemon always been tile based? It makes sense to me though. Making it tile based should make random encounters much more easy to code.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I don't think the 3D games were tile based, but I never played them. It'd be too big of a shift if they changed it now, though. Maybe next gen.
 

BRN

WTB Forum Mod Powers
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I don't think the 3D games were tile based, but I never played them. It'd be too big of a shift if they changed it now, though. Maybe next gen.

It'd be a waste of the complete 3D modelling if open movement was never given its fair due. Moving from sprites to models. I can see on-rails movement being a huge part of the most cinematic sequences such as gyms - think the SkyArrow Bridge camera sequence from Gen V - but surely, with so many developed 3D models, 3D movement has to at least have crossed their minds.

Time to watch the trailer agaaaain

ED: Mrrrrf. The 3DS even has an analogue stick - what are you doing, Nintendo? Go postal on this game.
 
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Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

The X and Y stands for chromosomes.

X is male and Y is female.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

It'd be a waste of the complete 3D modelling if open movement was never given its fair due. Moving from sprites to models. I can see on-rails movement being a huge part of the most cinematic sequences such as gyms - think the SkyArrow Bridge camera sequence from Gen V - but surely, with so many developed 3D models, 3D movement has to at least have crossed their minds.

Time to watch the trailer agaaaain

ED: Mrrrrf. The 3DS even has an analogue stick - what are you doing, Nintendo? Go postal on this game.
Making it full movement would probably add a lot of time to the development, since a lot of mechanics are based around the tiles.
 
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Ansitru

Guest
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Shame it is for the 3DS only.
As lovely as the game looks, I'm not getting a new and expensive console for the sake of playing one game. :I
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Shame it is for the 3DS only.
As lovely as the game looks, I'm not getting a new and expensive console for the sake of playing one game. :I
It's funny 'cause people say this whenever a good game comes out for the 3DS.
 
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Ansitru

Guest
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

It's funny 'cause people say this whenever a good game comes out for the 3DS.

This is the only game that's been released for the 3DS that is remotely interesting to me.
And dropping around €200 for a console to play only one game feels slightly idiotic.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

This is the only game that's been released for the 3DS that is remotely interesting to me.
And dropping around €200 for a console to play only one game feels slightly idiotic.
Sounds like you don't really like Nintendo games other than Pokemon, so yup I guess it would be a waste.
 

Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

And dropping around €200 for a console to play only one game feels slightly idiotic.
Didn't it got a price drop last year?
 
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Ansitru

Guest
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Didn't it got a price drop last year?

The retailer who tend to sell these the cheapest still sell the 3DS (XL only, apparently) for €199,99.
So I suppose they were more expensive to begin with, but it's still a high price for just one game which will cost an additional €50 in stores here, most likely.

That doesn't mean I don't think the game looks pretty great. It's just that I can't justify the cost of all that for one game, even though it's an exciting announcement.

Sounds like you don't really like Nintendo games other than Pokemon, so yup I guess it would be a waste.

I'm mostly an MMO'er or RPG'er and there aren't a lot of Nintendo-games that immediately click with me. Must be from all the PC- and PS-gaming. Ah well. c:
 
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Imperial Impact

The Imperial Juicer
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I like RPGs
What is Soul Hackers?
What is Paper Mario:Sticker Star?
What is Shin Megami Tensei IV?
What is Dragon Quest VII?
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Jeez, looks like someone just opened the floodgates for art of the new starters over on the main site^^ And I probably don't even see everything since I am at work with the filter on! XD
 
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Ansitru

Guest
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

What is Soul Hackers?
What is Paper Mario:Sticker Star?
What is Shin Megami Tensei IV?
What is Dragon Quest VII?

I'm more for the RPG's like Dragon Age (1, not 2) on pc. That or hack&slash.
I just can't get into most Nintendo-games. I get bored too quickly. That being said: Zelda on the older gaming systems was great, the newer releases have been pretty ... "meh".
 

BRN

WTB Forum Mod Powers
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Jeez, looks like someone just opened the floodgates for art of the new starters over on the main site^^ And I probably don't even see everything since I am at work with the filter on! XD

25 Fennekins and counting :3
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

25 Fennekins and counting :3

Oh boy, what a surprise! :V
It's a fox, it's like they asked the furries for smut of it X3
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Meh.
It's the right step for the franchise to make use of the 3d functionality for real this time, but I think a full WiiU game would be even be better for the franchise.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Meh.
It's the right step for the franchise to make use of the 3d functionality for real this time, but I think a full WiiU game would be even be better for the franchise.

Yes and no IMO. Pokemon games are awesome for a handheld console! In my opinion that is the kind of plattform the franchise benefits the most from.
On a stationary console it would benefit from other features of course and since I personally prefer to play games at home anyway I would love a Pokemon game for the WiiU!

Right now I only see one problem... I played Pokemon Black and after completing the Pokemon League I just didn't feel like continuing. When I played yellow when I was a kid I actually felt the need to catch all Pokemans. Twice. But with the newer games I just didn't feel like it.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

Right now I only see one problem... I played Pokemon Black and after completing the Pokemon League I just didn't feel like continuing. When I played yellow when I was a kid I actually felt the need to catch all Pokemans. Twice. But with the newer games I just didn't feel like it.
It's age. You're an old man, captain.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I think one of the most surprising things is that this was announced before they showcased any new Pokemon in merchandise or the anime. I think this is the first time that's happened.

Also, we can kiss Zoroark's chances goodbye for Smash 4. v_v
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I think one of the most surprising things is that this was announced before they showcased any new Pokemon in merchandise or the anime. I think this is the first time that's happened.

Also, we can kiss Zoroark's chances goodbye for Smash 4. v_v
Only reason why people like zoroark is cause of the porn.
 

SirRob

Well-Known Member
Re: Pokemon Direct 1/8

I think with all the old Pokemon being showcased in the trailer, there's probably going to be evolutions of old Pokemon this time around. I also think there's gonna be less new Pokemon than in 5th gen. All the other even-numbered generations did the same thing.
 
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