Do you think Pokémon is overestimated?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by RodrigoDavy, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
  1. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 9, 2011
    It seems to me that the Pokémon main series haven't really evolved. It still feels the same as the original Red and Blue releases. Also, the gameplay is really boring, forcing you to just press the A button repeatedely 80% of the game.

    So, how do you feel about Pokémon? Is it good the way it is or could it use some change?
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  2. smile72

    smile72 NewsBot

    Sep 23, 2010
    No, Pokemon is awesome. You're just hating on Pokemon aren't you? I love Pokemon especially Kyogre, so cute!!! There isn't anything I would change. Though I should mention I love J-RPGs.
  3. AshIris

    AshIris Newbie

    Oct 6, 2012
    i sense some disrespect coming in this thread... btw, some parts of pkm should change, while others should stay the same. thats just my opinion.
  4. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

    Jul 7, 2011
    United States
    I say yes. The series hasn't changed much of anything since gen1.
  5. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 9, 2011
    I realized that I just changed my profile picture to one that contais a Pokemon, lol!
    Maybe :P

    Well, I expressed my opinion (which is negative for now) but I invited others to express their opinios too. I hope it was not disrespectful :unsure:
  6. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    I think Pokemon is rote and repetitive. Its Nintendo and Game Freak's Call of Duty.
  7. Xarsah16

    Xarsah16 GBATemp's Official Village Dingus/Idiot

    Oct 6, 2007
    I've owned all of the major games since Gen 1, and, well, honestly, I've grown bored of it. Pokemon will forever be a part of my life that I love, but it no longer holds my interest because the series really hasn't changed much. Sure, it's grown as new things keep getting added, but the main goal of the game is the same - collect all 8 (or 16 badges for Kanto/Johto) and all the Pokemon. I can pop in Diamond version into my DS, and Black 2 into my DS, and feel like I'm playing the same game with different scenery.

    It really just is getting to the point where it's tooth and nail. I agree with the last 2 posters (at the time of my writing) in this thread.

    While I may not ever beat Black or White 2, (which I've had since launch, got both the Japanese on launch day at the Tokyo pokemon center and the English on launch day at my local Target store), I'll still love the series that pokemon is, but I think I've outgrown it.

    I'll still flaunt my Espeon tattoo, though - I may be tired of the series but I still have mad respect for it.
  8. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    I think Pokemon is overestimated but not overrated.
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  9. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 9, 2011
    Could you explain the difference between overrated and overestimated? (I tried to google the portuguese translation, but it translates overrated as overestimated)
  10. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

    Jul 21, 2007
    Being English myself, the English language often confuses me :) But I would assume that overestimated referes to having guessed too high a number, you would estimate that 120 people did something, whereas overrated suggests that you assume something is better than it really is. You would rate something as being 8 out of 10 when really it's only 3 out of ten.
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  11. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    The portable games could use a fresh coat of paint and a new story...

    I would really also like to see a MMORPG based on Pokemon for the Wii-U, of course this will never ever happen but it does seem like it would be fun.
  12. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 9, 2011
    I was really dissapointed that they used pixel based Pokemons in the DS games instead of 3D models just like Pokemon Stadium. I mean, the very least they could do was to give a proper graphic update for the serie.
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  13. Santee

    Santee Jalapeño

    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    I really enjoyed it when I was introduced to it, and for a while after that, but now I can't even finish one game as I just lose interest in its repetitiveness.
  14. ImNotSkilled

    ImNotSkilled The Pokéman

    Jun 16, 2012
    United States
    Behind you
    I've been an avid player ever since Red.

    Loved first gen, second, third and fourth.. I LOVED original fifth gen Black 1. I managed over 400 hours on that game just breeding! Absolutely loved it. The new trading was a fresh new step into the success of the pokemon series! Then came black 2/white 2.. Played through Black 2 maybe 2-3 times (mostly due to lost saves and what not) but the first time playing through was the hardest.. I couldn't find myself staying up until 4 in the morning playing under my sheets unlike Ruby or Platinum. There was a major factor lost somewhere deep within the coding between fourth and fifth gen... No idea what it is, but I sure know its not what a pokemon game should be.
  15. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    You never actually played Gen 1, did you. Firered And Leafgreen are Gen-III, by the way. They use the Gen-III engine and mechanics.

    Gen-I was on the greyscale gameboy, and pokemon didn't even have genders then (much less abilities and other things currently tracked), your bag only had one pocket and a limited number of slots so you needed to store items in the PC, there was of course no global trading, etc.

    EDIT: Also, "Attack, Defense, Speed, Special". Special was a single stat, not split into attack and defense. This made psychic types incredibly powerful, and there was no Steel-type or Dark-type in Gen-I.

    Dude, I'm surprised Gen-V works as well as it already does, seeing as the DS only has 4MB of RAM. If they did use 3D models (like New Super Mario Bros.), they'd have to have pretty low polycounts, which would make them ugly.
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  16. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

    Sep 14, 2009
    The basic idea behind the games have always been the same but the mechanics of the game has constantly been evolving, there's so much more strategy and possibilities in BW2 than there is in the early games then with the breakthrough of online competitive play there's no reason why anyone would want to go back and play a pokémon game that isn't the latest one. People complain about there being too many pokémon releases, but when you exclude the spinoffs, the remakes and the different versions of the same games you come down to 6 main pokémon entries for a franchise that's been around for the last 15 years or so. The games will probably eventually change up story elements, game goal and other things to a larger degree that before but the battle mechanics will remain the same as long as people want it that way, and seeing how it's accessible but deep at the same time they are I don't see its popularity fading anytime soon.

    What they need to do now is to slow down and wait a while before introducing any 6th gen pokémon, they already have a large amount of pokémon to choose from and improve on if they were to reveal the new 3DS mainline pokémon game anytime soon.
  17. Chaossaturn

    Chaossaturn ローレンス

    Jan 22, 2007
    I love pokemon but the games remain the same but different every time, and yes you do just tap the A button over and over and the interface needs reworking and there take features away from the new games such as pokemon following you and have the run on always. Also unless you been playing pokemon all your life, there is also a lot of ingame talk that I heard people moaning about as there don't understand it. I think it should change but remain the same at the core, let hope the 3DS game sorts it out and improves on pokemon and not take things away.
  18. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    TV-series: hell yeah, boring as fuck now too.

    Games: no, the games are epic and truly worth their money. Easy to learn, hard to master, just like every good game out there. Definitely not overrated IMHO, although they sell incredibly well sometimes, which I don't agree with.
  19. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    The game formula needs a major revamp. Way too easy, way too boring, way too limited.
    They were fun when they first game out, but they need some serious changes to even be considered passable anymore. I can't even remember when or where I heard the possibility of Atlus influencing a pokemon game, but I was it had been true. Atlus could have done pokemon right, and taken it in the right direction.

    But oh well. I suppose if they changed it NOW, it'd inconvenience its kiddy, simplistic playerbase.
  20. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    It's Dynasty Warriors or Call of Duty.

    It's the same shit, different game but it has its fans and its fans don't want different shit. Make of it what you will.
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