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Male, 20, United Kingdom

Tue 21st July, 2015

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Capn commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

I'm a massive, massive Pokemon fan, and I owe a lot to Gen 1 as a series for being the start of the franchise. Without it, we wouldn't have the amazing games we have today in the series which have given me so much enjoyment over the years. So thank you Gen 1 for being the awkward baby steps the franchise needed to happen!

That said, I started Pokemon in Generation 3 with Ruby and Sapphire (I then retroactively played the old games), so all the nostalgia for Gen 1 simply doesn't exist for me. And that's why I just don't really like Gen 1 that much. The aforementioned glitches and limited spritework are a hindrance to the game, but the abysmal type balance (Psychic dominating as much as it did) and other minor gameplay issues are what really hold Gen 1 back from being the best. That said, whilst my most hated Pokemon come from Gen 1, a lot of the designs equally fall into some of my more liked designs, so Gen 1 is far from all bad! The region is extremely well designed in a way that a couple of future regions aren't, and the plot is decent.

I liked my baby steps analogy from earlier because it actually describes Pokemon pretty well. Babies are popular things, and are fresh and new and exciting in the lives of those who encounter them. Older kids and adults, whilst still loved by a few, are rarely as unanimously loved. And I feel like that describes Pokemon pretty well. Gen 1 hype is the baby, everything that followed is what came after.

I'm gonna look forward to this series.

(Oh and by the way, Pokemon Snap is awesome, they need to make a Sequel. Using the Wii U Gamepad as the camera! Won't happen with NX but hey).



Capn commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

I don't even know anything about who he is, but from this article alone I dislike Pachter. I'm glad people here don't seem to either. What an poopyhead.

I mean "consider Pokemon as a free-to-play game" does this dude want Pokemon to descend into pure poopydoodle? Clearly he does.