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Old January 4th, 2013 (12:11 AM).
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MattyJ
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Quote originally posted by dbp:
In theory, I wouldn't mind if another iteration came out. In theory. I also thought Pokemon Pinball R/S was going to be a lot more inspired than the original Pokemon Pinball. But out of the two, I get a lot more joy out of playing the original.

For Pokemon Snap 2 to work, it would have to build upon and expand from the original idea. If the game just ends up being the same length with 60 Pokemon, it's just wasting everyone's money, Nintendo gimmicks aside.

Don't get me wrong, I really liked the original, and if they did it right, I might even buy a Pokemon Snap 2. But by allowing you to take photos in games like Rumble and Ranch, they really can't be chintzy or stingy about the amount of Pokemon they allow in the game. I get it with the Pokepark style games, since they're all built around a planned story of sorts, but if I'm gonna take pictures of Pokemon, I want ALL of them. Everyone wins that way. People who only remember the first handful of generations don't feel left out, and people who were weaned on the newest Pokemon don't feel isolated, either.

The gameplay can't be a carbon copy, either. Innovate, and come out with new ideas and new ways to play. Maybe create a sense of randomness, so that each time you play through, the Pokemon aren't always at the exact same location doing the exact same thing or triggering the exact same events. A time of day system would be pretty sweet, too. I don't mind the on rails gameplay, but perhaps you can select a few different tracks or routes per environment. Didn't see any Pokemon in the straight line path in the desert? Maybe they're all over by the oasis because they're all reasonably hot and thirsty. Take the tram that swings around the oasis.

Overall, if it's going to be on the Wii U, there's really no excuse for limitations.
Could you imagine a free-roaming, sandbox world, with amazing looking environments, and Pokemon all living in their natural habitats? Think Endless Ocean (for Wii), replaced with Pokemon. Could even replace the total sandbox with a hub (think 'Safari Zone'), that has different Parks for different regions/habitats - certain regions are only unlocked when you obtain a certain amount of points/money.

Could either use Animal Crossing style real-time clock/weather/calendar (imagine, different Pokemon/areas of the park open on different days of the week, or dynamic changes to the environment due to weather conditions (i.e. river floods, bringing Poliwags/Tympoles to the surface)).

This is making me excited!!
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