Archive for December, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go! Review (Part 2)

  By nick15 [December 15, 2018 - 02:29]
[Last Updated: December 15, 2018 - 02:29]  

(I decided to split my “Thoughts and Review” post into two. Read “Part 1″ if you want to read my opinions on why I’m not worried for the future of the Pokémon series.)

As mentioned in Part 1, a lot of the arguments against this game are mostly done out of fear and not with a level head. But that said, I won’t deny that some of the dumps against this game are warranted… especially given all the information said about this game, meaning those issues really have no excuse. However, in the end, I think Let’s Go a fun interpretation of the classic Pokémon format, and although it could do a few things better, I’d rather have it than not. I look forward to more games in this format, and I also feel that the haters are focusing too much of their energy on a baseless fear of the potential future.

Let’s get to the actual finer details, shall we?

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Pokémon Let’s Go! Thoughts (Part 1)

  By nick15 [December 14, 2018 - 05:38]
[Last Updated: December 14, 2018 - 14:56]  

(Wow, am I actually posting something new that isn’t just some kind of “I’m still alive!” post?? I sure am! In fact, I’m thinking of doing this a bit more often… maybe encouraging you guys to visit the site twice a year instead of just once! Ahahaha. … That said, this post is just my thoughts on the future of the Pokémon series. For the actual review, check out “Part 2″.)

OK so here it is, the most controversial new Pokémon game to come out since Ruby/Sapphire‘s lack of backwards compatibility and almost all of the extra features that were introduced in Gold/Silver. In fact, Gen 3 was such a step backwards that it took Gen 4 just to bring those missing features BACK! …. Anyways, for all the hate Let’s Go (LGPE) has gotten, I must say that…. some of it was warranted. But maybe not a much of it to be honest, as the things about this game that do legit bug me don’t really break my enjoyment of the game all that much. (I’ll cover those specifics in my review in Part 2.)

Even so, I won’t ignore the fact that a lot of people don’t seem to like this game. I’ll admit that I haven’t studied the main arguments against it in full detail, even though a lot of what I’ve seen has largely been “it’s different, so I hate it”. However, it’s too easy to be the kind of exclusionary asshole that says “well this isn’t meant for YOU” and ignore everything they have to say, just like what some Star Wars fans have been saying to other Star Wars fans who disliked The Last Jedi. I don’t think its fair to other fans to act that way, because for me, Pokémon is a game which everyone should be able to enjoy, and not just a select few. Therefore, I wanted to take their dislike of LGPE seriously.

So when I asked about this on 4chan/vp/ (check the bottom posts), I learned something that I didn’t pick up on before: that, for some Pokémon fans, Let’s Go spells doom for the future of the Pokémon franchise. While I get their concerns, I also don’t think anyone who feels that way has anything to worry about in the grand scheme of things. Allow me to explain.

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