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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    All right, I think I'll go ahead and type up my list of reasons, and try to get it posted in the next day or two. It could make for interesting comments, especially since they'll be coming from someone who did not like the original Hoenn games.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 3:35 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    OMG OMEGA RUBY!!!

    Last thing first, actually, and this is probably a more personal thing for me. Secret Bases in 3rd gen had the ability to read a Pokemon party in another compatible version and insert that team into one that you could battle in the base. So it made me livid that they didn't do the same for Mount Silver and include the ability to insert your character's name, sprite, and party as the final battle (this would use the Dual Slot) instead of simply rehashing Red. Doing that would make it seem like HG/SS were successors to FR/LG instead of the two apparently taking place in alternate universes. (It would also give a chance for my fave character to make a reappearance). My LG party would have posed quite the challenge. Red was a complete pushover.

    My other major gripe was that no attempt was made to adjust the levels of wild Pokemon in Kanto. The trainers are in the high 40's/low 50's while some wild Pokemon are as low as level 3 or 4.

    They took the time to give the Rocket Executives names but little else to develop any personality to match their new names and outfits.

    I probably shoud've added that too much effort was lavished on useless stuff like Voltorb Flip and designing a new character (Lyra/FemMario) instead of reusing Kris.

    And tbh the whole "Pokemon following you" thing annoyed me more than anything. Think back to the very first episode of the anime: The initial reason Pikachu never got in Ash's Pokeball was because it was being a disobedient little prick. That's more or less the impression I get from that feature - they're refusing to be obedient and get into their Pokeball.

    And to defend FR/LG, these were the first games to include an Elite Four who grew stronger in a rematch battle, introduced the Vs. Seeker, still IMO the most convenient rematch mechanic, and were the only game to include the Fame Checker, which helped a bit to develop the character of some of the region's major trainers. And the Sevii Islands still felt more complete than the half-done Kanto in HG/SS.

    But really, if HG/SS could have allowed us to import our FR/LG party into Mt. Silver, better-developed the Rocket Executives, and fixed the huge wild Pokemon/trainer Pokemon level disparity in Kanto, I probably would have a much better impression of them.

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    Oh, the Olds Omega! I've never owned one, myself, but I did have a pretty memorably bad experience looking at one for sale about 7-8 years ago. It was a 1975, red-on-white, and the owner said it was a clean, original car; it turned out to be the rustiest piece of junk ever, not even fit for the junkyard! Nothing worked, the paint looked horrible, and the interior was trashed. Biggest. disappointment. ever.

    (Luckily, I ended up snagging a nice 1978 Nova not long after. Red-on-red, no rust, and it ran okay after some work. It served me for a good 3-4 years before I sold it.)
    We've been burned a few times buying older cars too. Dad bought a 1979 Ford Fairmont, only 23,000 miles, but the thing started rusting, pieces began falling off, and the engine suddenly died enough times that my mom refused to drive it. Then there was the '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee where the A/C never worked, the radio died after a year, and the lower body parts began rusting away.

    What I like about the Omega/Nova is they're relatively lightweight cars with a large engine bay, so you can drop a V-8 under the hood and upgrade the suspension and have yourself a pretty nice hot rod.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 3:10 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar

    Top 10 List #3: Pokemon Games.

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    Originally Posted by BettyNewbie View Comment
    Interesting list, there. I loved the Stadium games, too; they're probably the closest I'll ever come to the "metagame."

    Just one question, though--Why Platinum over FRLG? It seems like more of your favorites are in the latter. Just curious.
    Well, both are actually tied for first. FR/LG had more of my favorite characters, but Platinum had a more fully-fleshed out story, the Distortion World, and the Villa in the Resort Area - one of those minor things that I'm strangely a big fan of (its #1 placement in my Favorite Pokemon Locations list explains why.)

    So basically, both games are appealing, but for their own different reasons.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 2:37 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    OMG OMEGA RUBY!!!

    Oh, the Olds Omega! I've never owned one, myself, but I did have a pretty memorably bad experience looking at one for sale about 7-8 years ago. It was a 1975, red-on-white, and the owner said it was a clean, original car; it turned out to be the rustiest piece of junk ever, not even fit for the junkyard! Nothing worked, the paint looked horrible, and the interior was trashed. Biggest. disappointment. ever.

    (Luckily, I ended up snagging a nice 1978 Nova not long after. Red-on-red, no rust, and it ran okay after some work. It served me for a good 3-4 years before I sold it.)

    Classic cars aside, I want to ask you about this statement: "Hopefully these will be decent-quality remakes like FR/LG and not a crappy, rushed effort like HG/SS."

    How was HGSS a "crappy, rushed effort"? The only really "lazy" things I can think of about those games are the reuse of the Platinum Battle Frontier and keeping the Yellow callbacks from the original GSC (like the Mt. Silver battle) instead of replacing them with FRLG callbacks. Otherwise, I thought they were pretty fully-featured remakes, merging the Gold/Silver and Crystal storylines, adding new areas, redesigning old ones, fleshing out many characters (like Silver), adding new features (like following Pokémon), and so forth.

    If any remakes were "rushed," it was FRLG, IMO. I posted this in the forums a couple of days ago:

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    FRLG were obviously rushed out in a hurry, as you can see from the staggering list of unused maps and sprites located with the games' data (Including possible data for Pikachu's Beach!), and the fact that the games removed so many features that had been present in previous ones (like day/night, berries, and contests). For whatever reason, they just didn't take the time to develop the Sevii Islands any more than they had to. Even Kanto was barely any more developed than it was in the originals (arguably less so than it was in Yellow).

    Why did they rush the games so much? We know that GF was working on Emerald at the same time, so it's possible that they didn't want to delay that game any more than they had to (especially with the GBA's successor, the DS, coming out later that year). They may have also been in a rush to win back the many people who scorned Ruby and Sapphire's lack of older Pokémon and connections with the previous two regions.
    I'm not trying to start an argument or anything, just curious to see your thoughts. You're probably the first person I've seen that's called HGSS "lazy" instead of FRLG.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 9:36 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline
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    Top 10 List #3: Pokemon Games.

    Interesting list, there. I loved the Stadium games, too; they're probably the closest I'll ever come to the "metagame."

    Just one question, though--Why Platinum over FRLG? It seems like more of your favorites are in the latter. Just curious.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 9:11 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline
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    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    I'd be interested in that "Top 10 Reasons I'm Not Buying the Remake Games" list, too. Some people just need to learn how to deal with differing opinions, and it's not like you're posting it in the forums.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 9:04 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline
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    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    I didn't dislike the Silph Co. location before.


    But I think I like it better after that description.
    Posted December 22nd, 2014 at 5:48 PM by Tek Tek is offline
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    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    I'm interested in seeing that "Top 10 Reasons I'm Not Buying the Remake Games" list. Sure, lotta people might get uppity about your opinions, but people really need to stop getting uppity over things like someone's reasons for not liking a certain game.
    Posted December 20th, 2014 at 4:04 PM by Nah Nah is offline
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    Random Food For Thought

    LOL i like this
    Posted December 9th, 2014 at 2:23 PM by Kanzler Kanzler is offline
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    Random Food For Thought

    My lotto tickets have a pretty high failure rate.. just sayin..
    Posted December 9th, 2014 at 12:46 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Top 10 List #4: Girl from Pokemon

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    Big props to you for Lorelei, hottest (irony) E4 member ever!
    She really doesn't have much competition. Maybe Karen? But most of the female E4 are all old ladies...
    Posted October 28th, 2014 at 9:29 PM by Patchisou Yutohru Patchisou Yutohru is offline
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    Top 10 List #4: Girl from Pokemon

    Big props to you for Lorelei, hottest (irony) E4 member ever!
    Posted October 28th, 2014 at 8:56 PM by ★Raziel ★Raziel is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar

    OMEGA RUBY!

    I like the color, but that car is boring in style. I like my cars curvier, like the Mitsubishi Eclipse.
    Posted October 6th, 2014 at 9:42 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Posted October 5th, 2014 at 11:57 PM by Aurora Aurora is online now
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    Starry Windy's Avatar

    OMEGA RUBY!

    Maybe you'll get the ads for (not Pokémon) Alpha Sapphire next time? That ads is interesting, ahaha.
    Posted October 5th, 2014 at 9:11 PM by Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
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    Posted October 5th, 2014 at 5:12 PM by TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
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    OMEGA RUBY!

    [IMG]http://media1.giphy.com/media/6OWIl75ibpuFO/giphy.gif[/IMG]

    Way to pull a fast one, here...
    Posted October 5th, 2014 at 4:59 PM by Blade_of_darkness Blade_of_darkness is offline
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    Posted October 5th, 2014 at 3:08 PM by Patchisou Yutohru Patchisou Yutohru is offline
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    Hikamaru's Avatar

    Top 10 List #2: Guys from Pokemon

    I have to say, you seem to have something towards villains. Oh, and if bobandbill is reading this he would actually be happy you mentioned Miror B. on the list.

    Because, I know how much he's a fan of said character. Can't wait for you to do more Top 10's like these!
    Posted August 16th, 2014 at 5:22 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    El Héroe Oscuro's Avatar

    Top 10 List #2: Guys from Pokemon

    I would have been upset if Blaine or Lance wasn't on there, but I'm glad I saw them! Good list overall! Although you're missing Archie (Team Aqua Leader), which would have then made the list complete.
    Posted August 15th, 2014 at 6:32 AM by El Héroe Oscuro El Héroe Oscuro is offline

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