Saw an American protester sign on the news that said “Putin get your terrorists out of Ukraine” and I couldn’t help but to laugh hysterically at the irony.
obama is the most chill president ever and he is just so fucking tired of everyones shit
OMg! I love him! He’s so chill. I can’t stand when Republican attack him. Literally everything he does is chill. Massive data collection with unconstitutional General warrants: Chill. Drone bombing women and children in Pakistan: Chill. Extrajudicial assassination of American citizens: Uber-Chill. Some people don’t think those are right but gay marriage tho
The last game I played before Gen 5 was HeartGold, and when you say the series needed a facelift, I honestly have no idea what you’re talking about because HG/SS were stylistic marvels. Unless you just mean the way Gen 5 updated battle sprites, in which case Gen 6 did that 10 times harder.
I always hear that Gen 5 had great plots, and that’s all well and good, but since when has anybody ever played a Pokemon game for the plot? It’s about catching em all, and defeating the Elite Four, and raising a team of your favorite Pokemon and learning to make them as strong as you can. It’s about trading, battling, and interacting with your friends and having FUN with the magical creatures in this digital world.
In that respect, I believe Gen 6 excels. Yes, the plot is weak, but who cares when the battle system received so many nice updates? In addition, the new updates that Gen 6 brought to interactivity make playing Pokemon a stronger experience than ever before.
Finally, as I mentioned, the Pokemon themselves are the most important part of the game. Gen 6 was wisely done in that Game Freak finally realized that hey, maybe the Pokedex is getting a little TOO large. There were only 70, I believe, new Pokemon added this game, and none of them were weak in concept or design.
On the other hand, Gen 5 strikes me as full of itself and trying to take over the franchise. If you look in the Pokedex, Gen 5 Pokemon take up the most space (they added a full 150 new Pokemon, an absurd figure), and yet Gen 5 has the lowest number of “good” Pokemon added.
I know, we all complain about the ice cream cone, but it goes beyond that. The Pokemon added had bad naming choices (Kling, Klinklang) and, for the most part, were straight ripoffs of earlier Pokemon (Gurdurr’s line, while also having the dumbest names I’ve ever seen of any Pokemon ever, is copied directly from Machamp’s line, even down to the way that it reaches it’s final form via trade) (Foonguss/Amoonguss, more stupid names, are just a mashup of Paras and Voltorb). In addition, there were FAR too many legendaries added that just clog up the dex.
On top of all that, the numerous bad and ripoff-ey Pokemon added were made specifically to be replacements of the old Pokemon. How can I know that? Because if you look, their stats are all just a LITTLE higher than those of the originals. Conkeldurr’s two most important stats, HP and Atk, arejust a few points higher than Machamp’s, who fulfills the same role.
When a design team tries to replace the beloved Pokemon of the past with cheap knockoffs, and enforces the replacement with stat points, then tries to cover it up with a good story in a series that cares nothing about plot, it irritates me. Plus now if I want to catch ‘em all (which I, in fact, do), I have 150 new piece of shit Pokemon that aren’t enjoyable in any way to slog through before the goal is reached.
So there you go. That’s why I dislike Gen 5 so much.