Pokemon - to buy or to download

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  1. celentt
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    If there was a reason you'd buy the catridge even if you have a flashcart, list it here now =)

    *.excluding obvious reasons of supporting the developers / legal issues blabla.

    has there been any downsides of playing the japanese versions on flashcart?

    what if you weren't able to transfer your pokemon to future pokemon games?

    etc.
     


  2. pristinemog

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    ...Original packaging?
     
  3. jaxxster

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    easily buy it. Its gunna be a game that will keep you entertained and its good to reward nintendo when they make a qaulity game. Support them and give them reason to make more great games
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    I plan to download the (U) version and to buy the (E) version.
     
  5. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Same. I'd have to import it to play now, and I don't like importing stuff.

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  6. Cyberdude93

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    Thirded.

    As for why, other than supporting the developers (which I do want to, they deserve it), take the GBA games. How many flash carts could you get to work with Pokemon Colosseum/XD/etc.? Pokemon Battle Revolution could be like that.

    Also, I actually plan on going to Nintendo events if possible. Event Pokemon may only be obtainable with legit carts, and in anycase, c'mon. Who goes to an event with a pirate game? [​IMG]
     
  7. modshroom128

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    im a real pirate...
    unlike some people here.

    and the 1st rule of piratism is: dont spend money on anything you can get for free.
     
  8. Calogero91

    Calogero91 Gamertag: Calogero91 add me.

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  9. Nomearod

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    I'll buy the game once it cames out in Europe. It's a game that deserves to be bought.
     
  10. antigirl

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    CONSIDERING MILLIONS OF KIDS WILL BUY THIS GAME
    and the fact they have already MILKED pokemon for what its worth, gold,silver,ruby,saphire,re-releases BLAH BLAH i wont be buying it, cause its i think price is ridiculous for ds games. [​IMG]

    SAYING that id buy it if it was in a shop within the next week but we all know europe doesnt get anything until its old.
    and id buy it cause that way id play it cause i spent money on it, plus it looks good , the packaging.
     
  11. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I already have it pre-ordered, I prefer original games to using my flash cart.

    If I had the money there are a few more games I would buy aswell.
     
  12. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    i was gonna buy it to use with my action replay cart, but now as the r4ds supports cheat codes there is no need [​IMG] now i can modify some crazy pokemon, i can't wait
     
  13. ShadowXP

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    +3, you are all newbs.
     
  14. Masta_mind257

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    Planning to buy Opal or whatevr it's calld but for now I'm with modshroom128.
     
  15. kudaku

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    I WOULD buy it but here in Canada the starting price point at my local EB is 65 plust tax
    i mean that's almost equal to a ps3 game, i can't pay that much
    if it was 35 or 40 then sure but 65 is not worth it
     
  16. celentt
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    I'd go to an event that gave pokemon if there were any in Australia.

    So even to this date with revolutionary flash carts like the R4 and the upcoming M3 Real, Flashcart pokemon cannot go into the Wii?

    - on the side note, why does everyone make "pokemon developers" sound like saints
     
  17. H8TR

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    Nope, because Pokemon Battle Revolution connects to the DS by having the DS go to the Download Play option in the DS menu. Then it looks for the card in slot 1. The only way it would work is if the card was a real Diamond or Pearl card. Thats one the the few reasons I pre-ordered instead of downloading. I still will download the rom if it's dumped before I get the game. Pokemon developers are saints. Everybody plays Pokemon. Whether you paid for it or not, whether your 10 or 40 years old, it dosen't matter. The make terrific games (maybe not so much spinoff games) and they have endless play time. And how else do you compliment developers who have sold over 150 Million games in just over 10 years?
     
  18. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    The last game I needed to "buy" was the R4DS. The only time that will change is if some game, for whatever reason, doesn't work through it.

    I'm nothing if I'm not honest.
     
  19. shaffaaf27

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    i only the best games, and download the rest, (even if i have to wait extra time, seeing as im in the UK), so, i will buy the game. plus, when i am finished, i will need to AR the event only pokemon.
    and i want it to connect to pokemon battle revolution (which i am going to buy aswell, not download)
     
  20. laurenz

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    Who says that the pirated version will not work with Pokemon Battle Revolution? I see a lot of people saying that they are going to buy it just for Pokemon Battle Revolution compatibility, but i never saw a message of it not being compatible