Now Do It Again

So, this happened today.

So happened today.

So Happened.

Which subsequently, evoked this reaction from me.

I just finished catching them all again.

I had just finished catching them all again.

Only a slight exaggeration, at least as far to say that Ash was covered in more blood when he broke down laughing. The essence of Pokemon is of course, the journey, and boiling down the game to mere encyclopedic numerals, does a disservice to the very spirit of the Pokemon universe. This is a coming of age story, after all, and even if we’ve all come of age, and in the Pokemon universe, several times over, growing up is never short of it’s satisfactions.

Or growing pains...

Or growing pains.

Pokemon is diverse enough, so that no matter your nerdy preferences, the games fulfill at least one of them. Some have complained the meta-game is too indepth, which I can definitely empathize with. I do believe when those who wish to compete, make the mistaken of trying to go “all the way”, not really understanding what all of the way can really entail.

Seen Here: Equations involving entry level competitive Pokemon training.

Seen Here: An equation involving entry level competitive Pokemon training.

I’ve heard that X & Y are looking to overcome this problem, even if it does only service 1% or less of players. You can’t forget about your base, who make this continued source of finance the easiest possible. Besides, not forgetting about your base in the world of Pokemon, is as simple as not hiding the numbers that make end game Pokemon battling fucking invisible. Recent games have taken steps to alleviate the pain of obfuscation, let us hope X & Y not only kills this evil problem, but cuts it’s limbs off and leaves it to burn alive.

As to say, killing it Kenobi style.

As to say, killing it Kenobi style.

It will be a slow death, either way, but finality will be reached.Though in this analogy, there may be unintended consequences.

Which does not bode well for future updates to the Pokemon meta-game.

Which does not bode well for future updates to the Pokemon meta-game.

I didn’t really intend to go into this really bizarre exposition about Pokemon, I was really just planning on posting how awesome Rhyhorn is.

So Awesome.

So Awesome.

I’m not that far into the game, but I’m already in love with it. This comes from a personalyl heavy bias of past Pokemon interest, so at least my bias has been known. I have only successfully obtained my Bug Badge, and am raring to get to the world at large. The series has shied away from 3D for far too long, and this newest installment on the 3DS has fixed the problem.

Legitimate evolution are happening,  the least of which is convenience, something the Pokemon series has not been often associated with. I’m also convinced the gaming world is ending, considering Nintendo is actively making it easier to catch them all, which is contradictory to past efforts, and a shocking revelation many of us have had to deal with before.

 

The moment you realized your caught Pokemon from Crystal back wouldn't be usable in Emerald.

The moment you realized your caught Pokemon from Crystal back wouldn’t be transferable to Emerald.

I think X & Y represent a large turning point, one we haven’t’ seen in some time. With the sheer amount of additions waiting in the games, I’m still psyched the gameplay feels untouched. My instincts tell me, all of these innovations only end up giving way to complimenting classic formula, and avoids sacrificing the series soul what so ever.

Destiny has never seemed so inviting.

~Pashford

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