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Forever
November 7th, 2010, 04:44 AM
B/W Weekly Poll #6
Isshu = New York
(And yes, it has been confirmed).

As you may be aware, the Isshu region is based on New York, rather than somewhere in Japan, which was the trend of the older games. This was done to show that Isshu is far away from every other region.

★ Do you think basing it on New York was a good idea?
★ If not, what would have you preferred instead?
★ Do you think future games will follow this trend of basing the region off other influential locations?

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Amai
November 7th, 2010, 05:20 AM
Oh god, now a whole bunch of people are going to be posting "LOL ISSHU ISN'T BASED ON NY" when it's been confirmed. :|

Anyways, I think it matches the theme of the game (the theme of a new beginning) so yes, I think it was a good idea.

ManhattanTheStarr
November 7th, 2010, 05:21 AM
Heeell yes!!
Well, I probably only think so because I was born in New York n' stuff, but I'm glad that there's finally a Pokemon game that's NOT based off of a location in Japan. I don't know, I just think it makes me feel at home... x3 It's also pretty neat that you get to battle some football players, tennis players, basketball players, and even soccer players. :3

But at the same time... I feel kinda conceited that I'm all excited for an American based Pokemon game when I just so happen to be an American. >.> I'm sure most Americans are happy about Isshu being based off of New York, too. But the funny thing is, is that Japan is getting an American based Pokemon game before the Americans themselves. XD

Myles
November 7th, 2010, 05:30 AM
I like the idea. Basing them on famous places will be cool. And I really like New York too, so it's a good place to start. I doubt they'll be going back to Japan any time soon. So I think we can look forward to other famous places.

angel
November 7th, 2010, 05:34 AM
I like the idea of it being in NY, its good that they've branched out of Japan. Pokemon will be almost cultared now, if they continue Pokemon Around the world.

PlatinumDude
November 7th, 2010, 05:36 AM
I was actually happy when I found out Isshu was based on New York. The Liberty Tower was what made me think that Isshu was based on NY back then.

Bluerang1
November 7th, 2010, 05:55 AM
I don't really care :\ It's still Pokemon, though it's good that they branched out of Japan. Some elements that I didn't want them to keep are still there so that's why I chose "Don't really care".

Musica
November 7th, 2010, 06:13 AM
It's just okay for me. Since Isshu had Route 1 again instead of continuing what was left on DPPt, which makes Isshu really a far new place with new discoveries.

Ethan Gold
November 7th, 2010, 06:25 AM
I like the idea of Isshu based on a region outside of Japan. In my opinion it symbolises a new beginning like Amai wrote earlier and I guess we can hope for a region based on Britain or other countries outside of Japan.

Hiroshi Sotomura
November 7th, 2010, 06:46 AM
I start to wonder if we'll see more of this land based off America. I mean, we have Isshu now, but what about a place based off NC? Or even Cali?

I guess Isshu brings a refreshing change of pace, and people drive on the right side of the road, but there's still a lot of small Japanese bits here and there that kinda break the authenticity. :(

Kevin
November 7th, 2010, 06:56 AM
I like the new prefix thing, haha. Hm... I don't really care much. I didn't pay attention to the facts the other Pokemon games were based on Japan. It's just a game, new stuff in it. xD Though I've been to New York, and it was AWESOME. So if choosing a region outside of Japan, then New York would be my choice also. (=

mervyn797
November 7th, 2010, 07:05 AM
It doesn't really matter to me whether Isshu is based on New York or New Guinea or whatever. XD;
It is just the quality of the game that matters to me.

TwilightBlade
November 7th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Needs more Florida

I honestly do not care as long as I can explore a new world with new Pokemon... I also did not pay attention to the facts the other Pokemon games were based on Japan. :C

Devil Flamingo
November 7th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Mostly a good thing, though I can think of a handful aspects that I'm not so keen about and would have rather done without... and said aspects would not have been present if it wasn't for the fact that Isshu was based on NYC. Regardless, it's only a couple minor things, so I'm not even going to mention what bugged me a bit, lol. :3

MrsNorrington
November 7th, 2010, 09:30 AM
I think it was a great idea. Very original. New York is a diverse city, and America is a diverse country. America's freedom of the thought plays a major role in the game. We have a diversity of characters, thoughts, etc. We have the player who sees the grey areas of the world and believes Pokemon and humans can coexist and be friends, and we have N and Team Plasma who see the world in black and white and believe that Pokemon and humans should be separated. While everyone has differences in beliefs, everyone must respect each other, agree to disagree, to coexist with one another.

If B/W had been based on Japan, it would've been just another add on game,like Gen II, III,IV, all of which are great, but it wouldn't have been a rebirth of Pokemon.

Andrut
November 7th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Well,i would prefer it to stay in "Japan",or a land which doesn't exist at all. A custom one. Why? The regions had many aspects based on the islands but they're almost whole new world, the only REALLY Japanese things i remembered were Kimono girls. It was all mixed up,like a custom land.
I feel Isshu is based on NY a bit parodially. Soccer players were awkward,like all those businessmen etc. I think they really want us to believe we're in a bit parodied US. No idea why,but i don't think that's right...

Mortalis
November 7th, 2010, 09:40 AM
I'm a little 'iffy about whether I like the idea or not. But I guess I like the change-up in the games. I like that it's based on a really cool place like New York, which is home to many cool events and buildings, but I also dislike that they pulled away from the trend of the Pokemon games.

I like when It's in Japan because it gives that Pokemon vibe. Now, personally, it doesn't feel as 'Pokemon-like' anymore.

xMiZx
November 7th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Being a new game, I don't mind it based off of NY. Actually, it's rather interesting. It sounds as if they're going to build up and expand out as they did in the previous generations with Kanto, Johto, the Orange Islands, Hoenn and Shinnoh close together

PsychoJigglypuff
November 7th, 2010, 10:53 AM
I would normally say that I don't really care, but I think it's neat, mainly for one reason.

A few weeks ago, I went to Brooklyn for my aunt's wedding, and the view outside the building where it was held, reminded me so much of this.

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/lookout.png

I kid you not, it was almost exactly like that.

Talli
November 7th, 2010, 10:55 AM
I don't really care where it is based. I will play it anyway.

Livewire
November 7th, 2010, 11:31 AM
I don't mind, really. It's nice for it to be a place close to home, but All that I care about is catching the Pokemon and playing the game. I wouldn't care if Isshu was based on Mars.

Myles
November 7th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Well,i would prefer it to stay in "Japan",or a land which doesn't exist at all. A custom one. Why? The regions had many aspects based on the islands but they're almost whole new world, the only REALLY Japanese things i remembered were Kimono girls. It was all mixed up,like a custom land.
I feel Isshu is based on NY a bit parodially. Soccer players were awkward,like all those businessmen etc. I think they really want us to believe we're in a bit parodied US. No idea why,but i don't think that's right...

There were actually lots of 'really Japanese' things in Johto. Because the place its based off is stereotypical of olden day Japan. The rest of the place is pretty well developed. Isshu isn't exactly a country western.

Bay Alexison
November 7th, 2010, 05:59 PM
I really didn't care if Isshu is based on New York, but I think it's interesting the games are going in that direction. Perhaps in later generations there will be regions base on different countries, which is possible considering in the past many Pokemon characters were from different lands.

Mortalis
November 7th, 2010, 06:03 PM
I really didn't care if Isshu is based on New York, but I think it's interesting the games are going in that direction. Perhaps in later generations there will be regions base on different countries, which is possible considering in the past many Pokemon characters were from different lands.

I would love for a future region, perhaps even the next, to be based off of France or Greece.

vava18
November 8th, 2010, 09:15 AM
well is great because the city is bigger and the game doens´t over very fast.I hope if new games of pokemon is based on city like that

Astinus
November 8th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I like it. And not only because I'm an American (actually, that never crossed my mind as a reason to like it) but because it's good to see more of a diverse culture in the Pokemon world. To see that in regions that aren't touched by others that the culture can be different.

Plus it's interesting to see what parts of American culture reached Japan enough for them to use it in a game.

Fushigidane-Chan
November 8th, 2010, 03:00 PM
I like that they based Isshu off of New York, I just feel they could've done a better job at doing so.

RYOUKI
November 8th, 2010, 09:40 PM
I don't really care, although I'm happy with these new features. Somehow, I get the feeling if it wasn't based on NY, there wouldn't be a Hiun City, or White Forest or...

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 8th, 2010, 09:47 PM
I kind of wish it was based on Japan, I wanted to see what was north (well west in the real world) of Johto/Kanto...the Arceus event in Hg/Ss really made me curious about that...but other than that I don't really care, at least Isshu isn't all city like real life NYC, they added parts to it making it more original than maybe even some of the Japan regions :)

King Gumball
November 8th, 2010, 11:54 PM
I dont mind :/ Hopefully it would influence more pokemon games all based in major cities in various continents, like Sydney, Beijing, Cairo and London etc.

Strout
November 9th, 2010, 03:34 AM
Well,i would prefer it to stay in "Japan",or a land which doesn't exist at all. A custom one. Why? The regions had many aspects based on the islands but they're almost whole new world, the only REALLY Japanese things i remembered were Kimono girls. It was all mixed up,like a custom land.
I feel Isshu is based on NY a bit parodially. Soccer players were awkward,like all those businessmen etc. I think they really want us to believe we're in a bit parodied US. No idea why,but i don't think that's right...

This. I think it's a really dumb idea and they should of just kept it in Japan.

Zet
November 9th, 2010, 03:45 AM
I really don't care that it was based outside of Japan, the only important factor is if it's a good game.

Amai
November 9th, 2010, 04:01 AM
This. I think it's a really dumb idea and they should of just kept it in Japan.


Japan is small. Small means limited land. Limited land means the more you use it, the less creative another game will be in the future.

Lord_Storm
November 9th, 2010, 04:48 AM
I don't really care where it's based but I don't like how they've strayed from the original older style, like the Kimono Girls, wooden towers like Sprout Tower and Tin (Bell) and Brass Towers of Johto. I just personally like older style games. Another thing that annoys me is Hiun City and how it is just skyscraper after skyscraper. Can't they have a city like Goldenrod or Saffron with just a few tall buildings.

hack1
November 9th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I don't really care. But after they went outside Japan, I want to see something like Finland or Russia with large number of snowy routes <3

RivalGator
November 9th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Absolutely.

I think it is a great change. Not that I dislike Japs, but I'm kind of tired of everything looking the same. I like a nice change. And I like the idea that all these regions are far apart, it always makes things a little more realistic to me for some reason... Especially when they can travel. Like in G/S/C.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 9th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Well each of the Japan regions looked different, Kanto was bare and industrious, Johto was historical and fertile, Hoenn was very diverse and had lots of water, and Sinnoh was mountainous and ancient so no matter what they are based on they are all diffrent just like NYC and Phoenix :)
so really geography land wise doesn't matter, its what's on it that does :)

WonderGirl
November 9th, 2010, 08:44 AM
★ Do you think basing it on New York was a good idea? Nope.
★ If not, what would have you preferred instead? Why Paris of course.
★ Do you think future games will follow this trend of basing the region off other influential locations? Probably.

No I'm just kidding. I don't really think it's a bad idea, it's just that New York doesn't really have forests and places where Pokémon can live... I think xD It does change things a bit though. I just hope they won't pick on any other large metropolis again next time because it's nice to have some changes once in a while. And I'm not sure what it really changes because in previous games there were all sort of ecosystems that the trainer went through, so yeah.

flight
November 9th, 2010, 08:30 PM
I honestly don't care what B/W is based off of, I just want a new experience in a different region. Something original and different, I guess. Though honestly, by saying that, I suppose I would care, since basing Isshu off of New York would be a dramatic change from other Pokemon games, so I guess that's something I can live with. xD

Do I think future pokemon games would follow this trend? To be honest, I really can't say for sure. I don't know if they've based Isshu off of New York just to keep it exclusive to B/W, but in the event that they create more games based off more America(or it could even be Australian, or European for that matter) places, then I'm not gonna be one to complain--I love change(the good one)--so I might as well enjoy what the games have to offer as far as culture goes.

kohei
November 10th, 2010, 04:51 AM
Feels strange how it's based on NY, yet includes Raijin/Fuujin, cherry blossoms in spring etc...

If they were going to do America, make it like America. Add a cheeseburger or two.

Blue Nocturne
November 10th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Since Hiun City is the only place that makes me think 'New York', and a few of the pokemon, I must say I couldn't care less about what the shape of the landmass is based on, or even if it is based on somewhere, as long as the actual locations and pokemon continue to show diversity. Personally, I'd like to see locations based on places like Greece, Peru, France, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand and India, among other places.

dragoniteuser
November 10th, 2010, 08:58 AM
I love it that it's based on one of my favourite cityes! Besides, a decentralization is a good thing IMO, cause Pokemon has overgrown it's primal boundaries and features. This is perfectly natural, and will continue in the future!

Sabrewulf238
November 10th, 2010, 10:44 AM
I really like the fact that it's based outside of Japan for once, I think it shows that they really respect that pokemon has fans outside of Japan and that it's a worldwide thing.

People might say, why New York....but why not? The USA would have to be a big candidate for a game based outside japan. It is one of the most recognised countries in the world after all.

I'd love if they did Europe after this (preferably Ireland...where I live, The uk and maybe France and a few of the mainland countries) I don't think it will happen though....they're more likely to go back to japan or continue using american places. In fact, the only chance Ireland has is that it's very close to the UK.....so if there was a region based on the uk...Ireland could probably be added to make up the landmass.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 10th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Feels strange how it's based on NY, yet includes Raijin/Fuujin, cherry blossoms in spring etc...

If they were going to do America, make it like America. Add a cheeseburger or two.
That makes it odd for me too also the fact that Isshu is part of the same "Nation" as the other 4 regions...do any of you noticed that they don't have an International dex instead of a National dex?

Musician of Literature
November 11th, 2010, 06:14 AM
Yeah, basing this on new york was awesome! New York is the bomb. Perfect blend of nature and modern life.

Next, they should base it off Greece (ancient Greece) or Espana (Spain)

GlalieX
November 11th, 2010, 06:28 AM
Absolutely. I'm not the biggest fan of New York in real life, but extending the location outside of Japan really allows for new gameplay elements.

Esper
November 11th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Feels strange how it's based on NY, yet includes Raijin/Fuujin, cherry blossoms in spring etc...
And you can battle salarymen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salaryman) (salarymans?) and OLs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_lady).

This is why I like that it's been based on part of America: there's still so much of a Japanese feel to it. It makes me wonder how much they intentionally kept Japanese elements over American ones and how much they may have not noticed there was a difference. They certainly branched out a lot more with these games in terms of making them more representative of people and places outside Japan, but it's still amusing that the champion of the 'American' region looks like he belongs in medieval Japan.

Lumière
November 11th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I really like the fact that Isshu is based on New York because it's close to where I live and makes me imagine pokemon right outside of my house. :D I literally got lost in Hiun just like the time I almost got lost in NY. Like others have mentioned, I would like to see regions based on other places too. I hope Spain is next. I can just imagine battling a trainer dressed in Flamenco.

Hiroshi Sotomura
November 11th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Feels strange how it's based on NY, yet includes Raijin/Fuujin, cherry blossoms in spring etc...

If they were going to do America, make it like America. Add a cheeseburger or two.
Well to curb that, there were ice cream stands. (But no hot dog stands. BLASPHEMY.)

You forgot about the kindergarteners, kohei!

あいつは本当に4さい…まじか

Kaori
November 11th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I am quite happy that Isshu is based off of New York seeing as I was born there. Isshu is my favorite region after all, so this made it all the more remarkable. n_n

I have no say as to whether or not it fits New York to the fullest, but from the screenshots and gameplay that I've seen, the cities fit the description just fine. Agreed on Hiun City, being a big city and all it probably has the most New York suiting look out of all the cities in the game.

So my vote goes towards the "I love that it is based on a location outside of Japan", as I do. Especially with the fact that I've been around New York, being born there and all, I'm glad GameFreak decided to choose this state for Isshu.

The Corrupt Plague
November 12th, 2010, 04:02 PM
I love it because from what I have seen, they were able to pull it off very nicely. Also a quick little note: It's been done before in Colosseum and XD with the Orre region, which I think is based off of Arizona. Yes, it's true that those two games were not made by Nintendo, but they did get the big stamp of approval and that counts too in my opinion. Oh, what am I saying, I'm starting to ramble. My point is that it's a good thing because no matter where it's based off of, it still manages to be a great region.

seeker
November 13th, 2010, 03:48 AM
From the aesthetic perspective, it it nice to see some variation and diversity in Isshu as opposed to maintaining the strict contrapuntal imitation of latter regions as the previous games have endured, as each were based on Japan and each held similar likeness. At any rate, it's a positive thing, I just wonder why it was based on New York, I would much rather it was based on an area which held more picturesque scenes. New York is a stunning city, but that's just it, it's a city. There's only so much you can base off a bustling, sky scraper based region. I would love a region based on the country side of China (http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/0b/76/8b/yangshuo-china.jpg).

As far as Isshu goes, I wasn't overly impressed. I liked the idea of the cities, and that the city was rather large and more like reality, as it includes suburbs and such. Isshu does actually look like a more realistic region than the previous one's we've seen, however we do not play Pokémon for realism. I just feel that this type of thing has been done before, in pretty famous games. Every time I go to Huin City it just reminds of The World Ends With You as the scenes are quite alike, though based on different cities of course.

All in all I think it is a positive thing that Gamefreak opted to base their region on New York, and decided to divulge into something that was that bit more different, however I do think that their choice of city could have been more suiting to the games. I suppose they wanted to give something back to the American fans who held such a fan base, and New York was probably the most recognizable area, however, in hindsight I wish they had chosen somewhere more appealing for a Pokémon game.

Giratina ♀
November 13th, 2010, 06:11 AM
I'm not complaining, considering I live just a state away from New York and love both the city and state to smithereens. XD Definitely looking forward to exploring that Region, particularly because if there are any areas based off of New York State... well, there might be an area based off of New Jersey too. WOOT. (Who else wants to go into a forest and catch the Jersey Devil in a Pokéball? XD)

Guy
November 13th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Needs more Florida
I'm with you on that one, gurl!

Pokémon is Pokémon regardless of where it's based upon. It's a new region to travel in and that's all good and mighty enough for me. I find it as a nice change they decided to place the origin of the new region outside of Japan, but it isn't something that's actually going to change what Pokémon is. I give props to GameFreak for exploring outside their comfort zone though.

TheChaosBlue
November 13th, 2010, 01:42 PM
I too agree that it's about time they have the setting of their new games somewhere not around the region of Japan. When I first saw the Isshu region map, I already knew that at least Hiun City was based after New York City (specifically Lower Manhattan for those who know), so I knew Isshu was based on the United States of America to some extent. That also makes me wonder... maybe Game Freak could focus on other areas of the globe for possible future installments, like areas of Europe...maybe even parts of Africa?

~Wind~
November 13th, 2010, 03:47 PM
I think it's good they made it somewhere other than japan, but i hope they base it somewhere other than america next gen.

Forever
November 13th, 2010, 11:48 PM
I was gunna reply to this earlier but then I never got to!

I think it's a great idea; it allows so much change in the games, like the battle subway, due to being based on another country. Plus from what I've seen, it has taken the best parts (aka most known ones) from a real location other than Japan and combined that with Pokemon, which is awesome imo.~

Unsticky tiemz.

Nakuzami
November 14th, 2010, 07:58 AM
I love the idea(not just because I live in NY state) it's nice having it based on a different place(especially one that i'm so close to) plus it gives the games more flexibility, and makes it more fun. Plus, without it being based on a place like NY, it would be a little harder to fit in their uber epic storyline they made. Plus it gave the games their first black person XD Plus I keep saying plus.

PiPVoda
November 14th, 2010, 09:03 AM
Well exploring into different regions is always a good idea, in my opinion. When I first saw the Isshu map I thought that having it based off of NYC would limit gameplay (it looked small at first).
Still....I was hoping that Isshu would have been modeled after Korea...but I like NYC-based Isshu too. :D It's something new, and hopefully this entices GF to explore other regions of the world in future gens.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
November 22nd, 2010, 06:57 AM
I love the fact that its based on New York because right now I'm going to college in New York in Buffalo and my hometown is New York City, so I'm really looking forward to actually seeing the resemblance of it


:t354:TG

Meduza
November 22nd, 2010, 07:27 AM
I wish they didn't base it off a place besides Japan.

I liked the fact taht the previous regions were in Japan.

Isshu just ruins the pattern.

King Gumball
November 22nd, 2010, 09:35 PM
I wish they didn't base it off a place besides Japan.

I liked the fact taht the previous regions were in Japan.

Isshu just ruins the pattern.


I think htere are enough regions based in such a little country though XD Especially since in game there is evidence that there are regions in other countries (Lt Surge is from the Unova region :) ) Hopefully it will start a new tradition, and there will be more regions based in different countries.

Red1530
November 23rd, 2010, 04:20 PM
I love the idea of having the Isshu being based on New York City because I live not far from the city.

iRyu
November 23rd, 2010, 07:25 PM
*I think it's great, which kinda adds to the effect of a lot of old pokemon being unobtainable except through dream world (which could be like the person dreaming them being red or gold and obtaining pokemon if you wanted to take it a new level)

It also shows how we BS a lot of Japanese stuff in America, like Anime, through the pokemon.

*I personally hope that there isn't any other region/generation of pokemon because it's getting harder to get them and is crushing more dreams of children. Maybe like a huge game for the 3DS where you pick a region and venture everywhere, getting every pokemon. On the off chance that they do make one, I hope it is based on somewhere else than Japan. Maybe something European, that would be cool. And then they can put in voices with a british-accent. I would love that.

Austy
November 24th, 2010, 10:30 PM
I think it's great they thought outside Japan. Of course, I would have liked to see more cultural references... I haven't heard of too many. But I suppose, this is just sort of an experiment for them, changing absolutely everything. I'm just excited to see other places! :D

InappropriateGoat
November 26th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I love it. At first, I disliked it being outside of Japan, but I like it now ^_^
I think the next few regions will be based on the USA and/or Canada. If any further generations are made, anyway xD

Yoshikachu
November 26th, 2010, 03:42 PM
well is great because the city is bigger and the game doens´t over very fast.I hope if new games of pokemon is based on city like that
For me it was a really short game and far too easy and I think the region suffered for being based on only one city rather than a large area (It was really small, even smaller than Kanto I think)

*I personally hope that there isn't any other region/generation of pokemon because it's getting harder to get them and is crushing more dreams of children. Maybe like a huge game for the 3DS where you pick a region and venture everywhere, getting every pokemon. On the off chance that they do make one, I hope it is based on somewhere else than Japan. Maybe something European, that would be cool. And then they can put in voices with a british-accent. I would love that.
I'd lol if everyone had posh accents, but I want the possible RSE remake to be for 3DS and have a bigger emphasis on exploration (being able to jump and climb stuff etc and battles where all the pokemon move around (like BW but better))




I think htere are enough regions based in such a little country though XD Especially since in game there is evidence that there are regions in other countries (Lt Surge is from the Unova region :) ) Hopefully it will start a new tradition, and there will be more regions based in different countries.
It's already been said that he's from America and Unova isn't America (I've said this loads and it's still true)

I too agree that it's about time they have the setting of their new games somewhere not around the region of Japan. When I first saw the Isshu region map, I already knew that at least Hiun City was based after New York City (specifically Lower Manhattan for those who know), so I knew Isshu was based on the United States of America to some extent. That also makes me wonder... maybe Game Freak could focus on other areas of the globe for possible future installments, like areas of Europe...maybe even parts of Africa?
I'd like a region based completely on Europe as it could have so much in it because Europe has so much contrast.

インフェルノの津波
November 26th, 2010, 04:06 PM
New York City is a fail. I love Unova/Isshu but NYC is fail for me.

Why? NYC isn't that big. And quite frankly...it isn't that great. I would preferred a Japanese region like Tohoku instead of NYC.

Zeta Patchouli
November 26th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Honestly, normally I wouldn't care about this, but the reactions of the people against Unova being New York were actually quite... radical. That turned me off of those places, so that NY was the only place I DID end up wanting it. Just because they were that bad. I'm glad we got our US version, now let's go somewhere else so that there isn't nearly as much hate. Maybe Europe or Africa, they have some varying climates, and it'd be interesting to see what they'd do.

And I was getting sick of Japanese regions. Other places deserve the limelight, honestly. I don't care WHERE, but other places do deserve it.

インフェルノの津波
November 26th, 2010, 06:19 PM
I kind of agree with Zeta. I don't like New York, but basing Isshu somewhere else like Egypt would have been awesome.

Also, Isshu may seem small because NYC is small. Blocks are like a few feet long. I'm not kidding. It takes 5 minutes to cross one.

sabapple
November 27th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I do like the fact that Pokemon has moved out of Japan... But NYC as a whole region? No. It's not that big... -_-

It's neat how in the game, you can tell which parts were inspired by New York, as I go there quite often. But I would of liked to see a bigger inspiration... Like... All of New England? Beaches and cold mountains and endless forests? Yes. They could of added Boston as a port city, Vermont and NH as forests and snowy routes, etc. XDDD Everyone just wants to see the game based on their own region.

But I really do think that Isshu... Er... Unova... Was based on a city that is a bit too small to be a whole region.

Butterfree-Charizard
November 29th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I like it. The state of New York gives you lots of places. Big cities, Mountain ranges, and farm land.

miltankRancher
December 4th, 2010, 03:29 AM
being a major city outside Japan, New York seem to be a good choice. And it sets off the setting quite nicely. With no old Pokemon in the wild, except after the E4 i think, New York provides a whole new horizon, where new species were discovered.

Move aside Japan, we've got America now. I hope they feature Canada next.

DJ91990
December 9th, 2010, 08:24 PM
I like the idea of basing a region someplace that is not in the Euro-Asain continent.
Now if only they would make a region based off of South Africa.

I like the addition of sports cameos such as American Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Tennis. I do have a few problems though;
1) Where is the Safiri Zone!?
2) GAME CORNER NOW!!
3)Underwater is limited to one area
4)Not enough water routes! (Same thing for Sinnoh)