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Raichupacabra
February 26th, 2012, 04:34 AM
In my opinion, Generation 5 is going really fast. We already have our main games, Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version, and their sequels, Black Version 2 and White Version 2. Since Masuda and Game Freak are filled with surprises, such as the recent news, we're not even sure if we'll get our Ruby and Sapphire remakes. They also unveiled Keldeo and Meloetta, leaving Genesect the last Pokemon to unveil.

Also this is tiny proof referring to the anime. Ash is already at his 6th badge so the anime is going pretty fast too.

But then I could be wrong. They can stall if they wanted to with a multitude of spin-offs. Maybe after Genesect they'll do what they did with Arceus; let us wait another year. Maybe in the anime they'll slow Ash down like in the DP Saga where it took him like 50 episodes to get his final badge.

These are just my opinions and yes, I am aware that Black and White are about a year and a half old.

Questions:
1) Do you think this Generation is going way too fast? Justify your answer.

2) When/where will it stop?

NOTE: Be sure to only include stuff we know about.

Victini
February 26th, 2012, 04:37 AM
I-I don't believe it is, personally...

It's going to be two years fairly soon, if it hasn't been already, since B&W's Japanese release.

That's about the same pace as the rest of the games before the third's reveal...

Railgun
February 26th, 2012, 04:54 AM
If it isn't broke don't fix it. Megaman BN shot games out for 6 years in a row while the AC series has shot a game out every year except 08

miltankRancher
February 26th, 2012, 05:54 AM
I agree with the OP poster. I didn't expect gen V to be these fast. I mean, compared to the other generations, BW is the youngest of them, in terms of everything.And only some year and a half into its birth, its brother '2' is conceived already. Imagine how long it took DP to have a brother in Pt. Yes, a year and a half is so early.

Forever
February 26th, 2012, 06:08 AM
Although it's about the same length of the other generations so far it just feels like it's gone by so fast, really. The fact that the second installments of Unova were announced less than a year after B/W's English release, I dunno, it feels way too fast to me. Problem is I guess time just flew and I expected it to be longer. I kinda don't want it the generation to end in about two years, although in reality that's a long time. ;x

skyluigi2
February 26th, 2012, 07:49 AM
I don't think it's going too fast. There were only two years between Diamond and Pearl and Platinum. Besides, after Black2 and White2, there'll probably be the Ruby and Sapphire remakes, so I'd say it's going at a perfect speed.

Kenshin5
February 26th, 2012, 08:19 AM
1) Do you think this Generation is going way too fast? Justify your answer.
I don't think they are moving to fast. Maybe they got tired of the four year length and decided to speed the generations up to three years. Instead of making a bunch of spin offs they focus on the main series games but still have room for spin offs just not as much as prior generations. They may be trying to set a new precedence like they just did with 2 Third installments.

2) When/where will it stop?
After they finish the Ruby/Sapphire remakes I feel they will start development on the 6th generation. I have a feeling we will get RS Remakes by 2013 early on. So 6th Gen coverage could start late next year at the current rate.

In terms of the anime they can easily have a post main story arc that lasts for an extended period of time like Orange Islands and Battle Frontier so that's not really an issue of them going at a fast pace.

s2daam
February 26th, 2012, 09:27 AM
I don't know why people keep saying this:

Generation IV:
- DP - September 28, 2006
- Platinum - September 13, 2008 (2 years after) - And by this time Darkrai and Shaymin were revealed

If anything, we are like, 2/3 months in front of the previous generation. That is it. The reason the anime is moving quicker is because there will most likely be a filler saga following the league. It will be another 4 year generation.

Jakerius
February 26th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Sorry if you guys are unfamiliar as to who I am :I
I am very knew to the forum!
But anyways..

1) Do you think this Generation is going way too fast? Justify your answer.
As the years go by I feel that this is one of the fastest Gens, I believe Pokemon is going through some changes for the better so I hope to see this Generation last awhile!
2) When/where will it stop?
This Generation will more than likely take a stop at the Ruby & Sapphire remakes, I cannot wait to see Hoenn in 3d :)

Azure
February 26th, 2012, 12:45 PM
Questions:
1) Do you think this Generation is going way too fast? Justify your answer.

Yes, compared to previous generations anyhow, the fact that we got Black & White but then not even 2 years after we got two more games announced and dated which is being released only 21 monthes after the first set of games for Gen V. It's only 3 months short of the usual cycle but still, it remains to be quicker. At this rate we'll be getting Gen VI by mid 2013. However if they stick with their usual 4 year per gen pattern that leaves 2013 wide open for many games.

2) When/where will it stop?

Not long after BW2 release I think we will hear something of the remakes, whether that will be the end of 2012 or early 2013 at one point, we will get them I'm positive. I think they are working on it right now hence why this is being kind of rushed so they can focus all their attention on the remakes. In conclusion it will either be announced Mid 2012 or the end of 2012.

MarioManH
February 26th, 2012, 12:59 PM
I just feel that events were somewhat rushes a little, like the new event Meloetta, that was not really noticed since B2/W2 were announced.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 26th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Well the anime sure makes it feel like it is...it almost feels as fast as gen 3 did...

I think this gen will end with remakes or maybe sequels to Gs that take place in Kanto...(again Kanto always returns somehow...plus 2014 is the 10th anniversity of FrLg...)

Taro Tanaka
February 26th, 2012, 01:19 PM
Q1: It does feel a bit like it's rushing. But if BW2 are truly sequels, and not the third version, then we might just get to stay in the fifth generation for a bit more longer.

Q2: Either after any remake(s), or the third version; whichever goes last.

antixx
February 26th, 2012, 01:56 PM
If we will eventually get a true third version, then I'd say we're moving at a steady pace. If these sequels are taking place of the third version, then we're moving too fast. I love the Unova region, I'm not ready to leave just yet. :\

Archer
February 26th, 2012, 02:20 PM
I think it comes down to the fact that we're all getting older and the time flies.

I don't think it's moving too fast. The generation brought some great new mechanics and Pokemon, but sadly the world and story were lacking. I think that a direct sequel is a perfect solution to this.

I doubt that there will be another Gen-V game after this, but who knows? If anything, introducing another DS game isn't in their best interests. It would probably take two years from the release of BW2, so the DS should be dead-and-buried. Different-platform sequels can get messy.

Ghiaccio
February 26th, 2012, 03:12 PM
It is moving a little fast I guess (although it's fine with me since I've been waiting for the third version [rather sequels] for a while). More than anything though, they're probably just trying to get through this generation a little faster since the DS is starting to get old and they probably want to stay on one platform during a generation (as shown with B&W2 being on DS)

Railgun
February 26th, 2012, 03:42 PM
There was only a 8 month gap between LG/FR and Emerald.

Mr. Downstairs
February 26th, 2012, 03:47 PM
I don't think so. The only reason it seems to be that way is because these past two years have been going by extremely fast. It's still relatively within the same amount of timeframe compared to past generations, and we all know that the anime is going to drag out after Ash receives all of his badges to make up for the lack of new games coming out while they prepare for the next generation. In my book, the generation isn't over until the series of the anime is over.

Tachikaze
February 26th, 2012, 03:51 PM
There was only a 8 month gap between LG/FR and Emerald.

Not the same set of games or same region, among other things. We've never had the same region in consecutive games, this soon. The English versions of B/W haven't even been out a year yet, and we're already headed back to Unova.

Blade_of_darkness
February 26th, 2012, 04:32 PM
I've virtually run out of things to do on White, so the news of a new game coming out couldn't come soon enough for me.

As for when it'll stop, I can never be too sure about it, especially now.

Hibaru
February 27th, 2012, 04:34 AM
Two Years has passed. You call that quick?...

Azure
February 27th, 2012, 06:14 AM
It will seem even faster now that we have the UK & US release dates for earlier than expected.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
February 27th, 2012, 07:47 AM
Eh, not really, I quickly grew bored of B/W and frustrated at some of their shortcomings. I'm personally hoping these new games address some of those shortcomings while tying up loose ends (i.e., the fate of Ghetsis). Basically I've been holding out for some sort of closure to the rather open ended plot of the original.

The Author
February 27th, 2012, 09:33 AM
A bit fast, yeah.

But, I really can't complain. It looks like they're doing some pretty cool stuff with B2/W2. :cer_boogie:

I remember when we were all going crazy over this:
http://www.psypokes.com/news/images/zoroarksilhouette.png

vaporeon7
February 27th, 2012, 11:23 PM
It's not that it was going really fast, like as you said, it's already been a year and a half, but it really feels fast now because we just got so much, in so little time. In a matter of hours we got sequels and an event Pokémon. What makes it feel faster I guess is that the overseas gap is a lot shorter, being only a few months, rather than half a year. Once we hit the Ruby and Sapphire remakes, it will slow down a lot for a couple of months. Then we'll get a drizzle of Gen VI before it being released.

P0kelegend
February 28th, 2012, 12:29 AM
I think the reason they are beginning to speed up with this generation is so they can finish up on the DS and move onto the 3DS IMO. I dont think Gamefreak will want to continue releasing their main games on the DS for much longer when other companies and popular games have already moved to the 3DS last year.

wombateiro
February 28th, 2012, 12:41 AM
This gen imo seemed fast to me from beginning, looking how quickly anime flows. And now we have seen what they did last Sunday - revealed so many things at the same time: new forms, game titles and logos, surprisingly quick release date, final movie poster with two event Pokemon at the same time... Also outside Japan release is already confirmed.
Something like this never happened before and it's sign new big game might be coming for 3DS in 2013, making 5 gen last only 3 years.

The Author
February 28th, 2012, 08:53 AM
This gen imo seemed fast to me from beginning, looking how quickly anime flows. And now we have seen what they did last Sunday - revealed so many things at the same time: new forms, game titles and logos, surprisingly quick release date, final movie poster with two event Pokemon at the same time... Also outside Japan release is already confirmed.
Something like this never happened before and it's sign new big game might be coming for 3DS in 2013, making 5 gen last only 3 years.

Exactly‼
It's mind-blowing!

Gen V is definitely the start of a new era of Pokémon. Not sure if I like it, but we don't know what it's going to be quite yet.

Need proof that Gen V is quickly manipulating Pokémon?

Brock
Misty


It's not that it was going really fast, like as you said, it's already been a year and a half, but it really feels fast now because we just got so much, in so little time. In a matter of hours we got sequels and an event Pokémon. What makes it feel faster I guess is that the overseas gap is a lot shorter, being only a few months, rather than half a year. Once we hit the Ruby and Sapphire remakes, it will slow down a lot for a couple of months. Then we'll get a drizzle of Gen VI before it being released.

Yeah, that is true.
It's normally just a little bit at a time, like we're getting one small piece of cake at a time.
Now....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ilXHL_b-fEY/TA13NiMGGLI/AAAAAAAAAoQ/pAzMKXt_kcY/s320/boy-birthday-cake.gif

AWsquared
March 1st, 2012, 05:08 AM
No,but it feels a little faster cause the last year went by pretty quickly. It's not even been a year since B/W' English versions came out ,but by the time BW2 are released in English, the Japanese version of BW will be 2 years old. I think that Gamefreak will strench this generation out with some spin-offs. Hopefully Nobunaga's Ambition get English releases and they make some sort of Mystery Dungeon or Ranger sequel. As for the anime, they will probably come up with a new arc after the Unova League or a bunch of filler inbetweem Ash's 7th and 8th badges.

The generation will ended with either an actual third version or a RS remake.

RedJ
March 1st, 2012, 05:29 AM
I'll keep my thoughts on the anime to myself for now, until a find a place in the Anime section to post them.

But as for the games...well. It depends, I guess- the Japanese version of B/W are almost two years old, so thinking about it that way, it doesn't seem like it's moving too fast. But yeah, they might be trying to get through this generation so they can move on to the 3DS. Maybe with the next set of games they'll make one for the DS and one for the 3DS, I dunno.

HyperXhydra
March 1st, 2012, 05:50 AM
No, gen 3 was even faster than this Gen, they announced FR/LG in september 2003.
But sure Gen V is a new era of Pokemon.

Azure
March 1st, 2012, 05:56 AM
All of the BW series is out by the end of this year, so what's in 2013? they have another whole year until 2014 when Gen VI comes out I'd assume unless they plan to bring it back to 2013 then the whole generations are starting to be rushed. I think RS remakes will take up most of 2013 but still, it's going quick IMO.

Ocarina of Time - OOT
March 1st, 2012, 05:59 AM
I think gen v is going to fast. I mean, I the other generations, the third game would come out a lot later. Also, the localasation for B2W2 is much shorter than any other game ever. Though, this means we get the RS remakes faster!

Twiggy
March 1st, 2012, 06:48 AM
Personally I think I'm liking the direction that Generation V is taking. There's no such thing as too fast for me when it comes to the games themselves. :)

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
March 1st, 2012, 07:24 AM
Well generation III lasted 3 years if I remember correctly while this generation is half of that... and Gen II lasted like 2 years... gen 4 lasted 4 years (Huh each except for 1 lasted as long as their generational number...) so this is about a little faster than the average of 3 years but who knows this is a reboot they might stretch it out with more sequels or a Hoenn and FrLg remake...that would make it last 4.5 years...

Azure
March 1st, 2012, 08:11 AM
Well over a 5 year period they could easily pull out a FRLG & RS remake, I doubt it but its likely now looking at that pattern you brought up.

wombateiro
March 1st, 2012, 10:35 AM
Well generation III lasted 3 years if I remember correctly while this generation is half of that... and Gen II lasted like 2 years...

That's wrong, gen II lasted 3 years, gen III lasted 4 years.

Anyway, they can't delay too long with releasing main game for 3DS. They seem like they don't want to split gen V between two consoles, so gen V should be imo ended in about 3 years to release next gen game for 3DS in next year.
I think that new 3DS game shouldn't feature new Pokemon, there are enough of them. There should be new huge region (huge enough to make use of 3DS' cartridge's memory) with all gens' Pokemon available to meet from the start of the game.

LegendaryZekrom
March 1st, 2012, 07:21 PM
Not really in my opinion. Its moving at a nice pace. I cant wait for B2 and W2.

J_BiGGiE
March 1st, 2012, 07:31 PM
It's possible, if B2/W2 are true sequels, that Game Freak is going a new route by working on one large project then releasing them in series...
On a side note. I myself have wondered if they still were going to make a Pokemon Grey and it be the third installment in the series...

bwburke94
March 3rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
In the event that B2/W2 are sequels, there's still the possibility of a third version for one of the pairs being released in, say, March 2013, and then a set of remakes in September 2013.

pumpkinpie5
March 4th, 2012, 05:33 AM
I think it is going a bit fast, but not overly fast.
Overly fast is where they release B&W2, then a month after release the gen 3 remakes.
Plus we aren't exactly sure when the new games will come out. Junichi might delay them or release them early.
And we still aren't sure if Gamefreak will throw a surprise at us in the form of a console game.

After all of that happens, gen 6 will come out, and I bet it will be as polished and 3D as ever, and the makers might add a lot more openworldiness (is it a word?) and content to make it come out like a lower graphic skyrim.

Cosmic Power
March 4th, 2012, 06:44 AM
Yeah, I'm on Raichu's side for this one. They should of revealed events a little later, and the anime should be going by certain events in the game.

s2daam
March 4th, 2012, 06:49 AM
We can't keep going on past traditions or anything anymore. Game Freak have the power to do as they wish.. who says they won't release a new main series game next year? You can't say they won't, because there is nothing stopping them.

I like how they are going a little faster in pace. Releasing the games quicker only means that fans are constantly playing Pokémon games. I mean, it's not harming their sales is it?

The only thing I can see them doing is releasing more spin-off titles late 2012 until the end of summer 2013, then release the RS remakes, before another year of hype for the following generation. That, or have a big gap between BW2 and the next main series game.

Chary
March 4th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Yes, B/W feel as if they are moving quite fast, but it's not a bad thing. I'm guessing by the end of the year, we'll have B/W 2, and a Ranger/Mystery Dungeon/Other Spinoff or R/S remake announcement.

Anyways, GameFreak can stall. I would assume that 2013 will involve Hoenn or Kanto remakes, and they can stall even further by slowly releasing spinoffs. (Hoping for 5th gen Mystery Dungeon!)

Who knows? Maybe Grey/Gray will be released as sequels to B/W 2.

MoreThanLuck
March 10th, 2012, 09:40 PM
It doesn't matter if it's going too fast I think. Gamefreak won't release gen 6 until like mid 2014 at the earliest I think so we still have a ways to go.

Iceman3317
March 10th, 2012, 10:03 PM
They said it would be a fast Gen. But it has been a year and half in Japan and they said it would last 3 years if I recall. If plasma ever gets into the Anime that will cause about 20 episodes to pop up. And there will probably be something after the league. Like a more storyline based saga. They still have 3 towns to go to after the league if they bring those towns in.

And also if I recall. There is uselly a long break in the season when they reach about halfway. I see all of summer not having any new episodes in Japan.