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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

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Old May 31st, 2012 (01:07 PM).
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Quote originally posted by The Fallen:
I've thought about this a bit and was wondering if it was the right idea to expand on Pokémon Black & White versions instead of continuing the trend of creating a third installment, Grey in this case. I'm not opposed to the idea of additional storyline in anyway, but what do you really think sparked this idea? From a marketing standpoint this is going to generate a lot of revenue for The Pokémon Co., but outside of that do you think that they really want to go so far in depth with this trio of Dragons that a singular third version wouldn't suffice?
This was already being discussed in here as well as other threads, Merged with an active one.
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Old May 31st, 2012 (01:09 PM).
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Quote originally posted by XanderO:
This was already being discussed in here as well as other threads, Merged with an active one.
Sorry about that. Did a search of the forum for a thread of this, but didn't come across one. I'll broaden it next time. Thanks for merging it!
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Old June 1st, 2012 (02:19 PM).
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Every game it's a new region with basically the same story line. Maybe they though some people would get bored with it. Besides, they've never done a sequel before.
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Old June 5th, 2012 (03:16 PM).
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Quote originally posted by hiiro-kun:
Besides, they've never done a sequel before.
Ohai Gold and Silver, I didn't see you there.
But seriously is it that big of a deal? Just be glad that they're gonna try something new.
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Old June 5th, 2012 (11:41 PM).
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In most generations, they usually release a third version after the initial pair, which usually contain new features, enhanced story and changes in Pokemon availability.

This time round, they wanted to break from that tradition and make a second pair that takes place 2 years in the future. They wanted a direct sequel pair of games for a change.

I think that these games may turn out to be the most successful, at least for the older fans. Nearly almost the entire fanbase loves the Pokewood feature, Cheren and Bianca's new designs and the inclusion of older generation Pokemon.

Gamefreak wanted to try something different imo, possibly to get the older fans into playing.
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Old June 17th, 2012 (12:37 PM).
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Personally it was a big mistake to remake Pokemon black & white, i dont like the Pokemon (for example Vanilluxe.......its..its a ice cream cone not a Pokemon) they should of just started a new game or maybe if they wanted to remake a game, they should of remade Pokemon emerald in my opinion.

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Old June 18th, 2012 (09:22 AM).
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It's a bit of precedent. New Pokemon games come in twos'. These aren't just remakes, they're explicitly stated to be sequels. Sure they could have done one game, but there's so much more money in this for Nintendo if they make two.

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Old June 19th, 2012 (06:06 PM).
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I like them, it's new and fresh for a sequel midgeneration rather than having us wait for another like they did between I and II. The story also seems to have the potential to be quite interesting .
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Old June 19th, 2012 (06:47 PM).
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I haven't really read through the thread, but I would reckon that what I'll be saying is what a lot of people have said, already.

I like that, rather than going with the norm, BW2 are essentially coming to us as their own games. They're set in the same Region as BW, sure... but they've added more to it than just a reorganisation of certain story aspects that, in my opinion, would have really made just a single game out-of-sync with it all. I'm glad that there is going to be more from this story, and I'm really looking forward to how this all comes to a head, and seeing how the story of the Unova region and its cast of characters, comes to a close. (since I'm venturing to guess that these will be the last games we see of the Unova region)

All that remains now, is to await their translation and distribution... which I'm hoping won't be as long as I fear it will be... heh...

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Old June 19th, 2012 (09:05 PM).
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Quote originally posted by psyciceman:
Ohai Gold and Silver, I didn't see you there.
Just because you travel to Kanto doesn't make GSC/HGSS a sequel.
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Old June 19th, 2012 (09:16 PM).
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Now that i think about it, i think they are trying to step out of the box with pokemon.

TWO pokemon games are going against the norm of pokemon

Pokemon Conquest-very diferent from a normal pokemon spinoff
Pokemon Black2/White2- first actual sequels

To me, these two are the starters to a plethora(big word of strange but wonderful pokemon games. But they will stop the new ideas if THE FANS hate the games and go back to the normal 2 version--> 1 big version

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Old June 24th, 2012 (07:57 AM).
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Pokemon has been slowly but steadily losing popularity since around 2000 or 2001. Nintendo just has to jump through smaller and smaller hoops to keep breaking even.
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Old June 28th, 2012 (09:19 AM).
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I kind of have the thought that it's making up for a future game (the remake of Gen III). I've been thinking that maybe they chose to put two games for the Black and White ramakes to change it up a bit, and instead of getting two games for Gen III in Gen V, they're going to make a remake of Emerald. Though, I doubt that this is accurate. It's probably just for the sole purpose of making more money, but I always like looking for deeper meanings into actions!!
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Old June 28th, 2012 (11:02 AM).
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Quote originally posted by emberjed:
Pokemon has been slowly but steadily losing popularity since around 2000 or 2001. Nintendo just has to jump through smaller and smaller hoops to keep breaking even.
Sorry, but what? What could even remotely give you that idea? Pokemon is going stronger than it ever has been. Red and Blue sold roughly nine million copies, which is a lot. Ruby and Sapphire, however, sold about 13 million, and Diamond and Pearl nearly fifteen million copies. And that's not even including third versions in the mix!

Heck, Black and White broke the one-day sales record for the entire franchise. And on top of that, Pokemon is the second-best selling video game franchise in the world. You know who the first is? Mario. And despite being around twice as long that series is just 150 million copies ahead of all Pokemon games sold.

I'm sorry, but saying that Pokemon has gotten less popular is not just wrong, but laughably so.
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