Reasons To Be Both Stoked and Afraid Of The New Pokemon Game
As many of you know, new games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have been announced and is set to be released worldwide October 2013. Being a huge Pokémon fan, I could not be more stoked for the release. Some of the features in the trailer got my little heart fluttering with joy and a small lady boner as well. But some of them, it’s not like they were not up to par, but something about it makes me feel a little uneasy. Below are the top three reasons to be excited (in more ways than one) about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and the top two reasons that you might want to wait before rubbing one out.
- New Pokémon!! Omfgakdljfjlkjf yeah, I know we were all hoping for that gen 3 remake but I think we got something better. New Pokémon = new adventures = new super happy fun times for the whole family. I wonder if there will be a new Eevee evolution… Granted some of them may not look all that great, but every generation comes with those types that you just say to yourself “what the hell were they smoking to come up with that?”. No generation of Pokémon isn’t without its quirky ones.
- It’s in 3-D! This was something that Pokémon fans were asking for right when the Nintendo 3DS was released. There is no doubt that Pokémon is one hell of a huge franchise, so when we were given Pokémon Black/White and Black 2/White 2 for the regular DS, we were pretty disappointed. But it seems that our wishes have been granted because not only are there new Pokémon, but it is in 3-D. Just the trailer alone was enough to get the fans riled up for the release this October. Plus the rotations and angles of what we can see have improved so much, which leads me to my next reason…
- The battles look epic! I really dig how wild encounters look. We were so used to the screen doing something fancy and weird and then the wild Pokémon would either enter from the left or swing around and enter. But judging from the trailer, the grass parts and there you see it! It is almost as if you are walking through the grass and when you move the grass away, you happen upon a wild Pokémon. The attacking system was a step up as well from the other games. It is more realistic, in the looser sense of the term. You are placed on the side of your Pokémon with the background and everything, almost as if you are in the game battling yourself. The new game has kicked it up a notch and really connected to the player. Instead of you controlling a Pokémon trainer, you ARE the trainer. You see almost exactly what they see. Can’t get much better than that.
However, while it is all well and good that a new game of a well-loved franchise is coming out (worldwide at the same time, mind you), it does not come without its skeptics.
- New Pokémon…!? While it is exciting that a fresh batch is being released, I cannot help but feel uneasy about it. The Pokémon from gen 5 were not exactly the best looking… There were some designs that looked decent, but for the most part, they were all pretty crappy looking. What are we to expect from gen 6? From the looks of the three starters, the only one that looks halfway decent is Fennekin, the fire starter. FYI: a fenneken is an actual animal that looks like Fennekin, the fire Pokémon. The only thing that changed was a letter in its name and it became its actual name… Then again, this is not an unfamiliar concept of naming in the Pokémon world so let’s move on. The starters themselves are not bad looking, aside from the grass Pokémon Chespin. I mean what is it supposed to be?! Is it a chipmunk wearing a hat and it became a grass type? Is it supposed to be based off of some creature in the wilderness that can only be seen once in a blue moon like Bigfoot? We will find out soon enough what it is, but it just looks like a chipmunk killed a grass Pokémon and wore its skin like a coat, thus the roots burrowed into its back and turning it into its own grass type Pokémon. I got nothing negative to say about Froakie. It looks cute in a “it’s so ugly, it’s cute” sort of way. I’m more curious to see what its final evolution looks like…
- Just how many new Pokémon will be added anyway…? 649 is a pretty large amount. I could barely remember my bowling shoe size, let alone be able to name each one off the top of my head. I just hope it does not get too outrageous and hit the 1000 mark with this new batch. Otherwise so help me.
All in all, I am pretty excited to play this game in October. Because of the gameplay alone, I am most likely getting this opening day. So stay tuned on Velocity Gamer for more Pokémon commentary. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the trailer, do it now! DO IT BELOW!