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Many Gold/Silver fans are good liars

Posted June 27th, 2009 at 5:50 AM by Hiroshi Sotomura

This is a small rant. (That was self-contradictory.)

Half the people in the HeartGold/SoulSilver forum at PC cannot seriously have played a ten year old game ten years ago. (And if you account for the fact that the US release came a year later, it would've been nine years ago.) Take the average age of PC's members who post there - 14 to 15. So people would've been five or six years old when the game came out. (Six year olds have better-developed brains than five year olds, but they're still not too conscious.) I was 10 when the games came out. I know where things are. (Yet with Red and Blue, I was heavily confused.)

Skip to now - one member commented on the Trainer House and how you can battle Cal in there. Cripes, Mr. Member; have you ever used Mystery Gift? I think you've been emulating Gold and Silver.

Most of the people in that forum really clamour for this game. Maybe their parents bought a Game Boy for them at some point; but for some of the people here, they never bought the game; what the hell do you guys think you're clamouring for, seriously?

Hell, a fraction of that forum's base weren't even BORN when Red and Green (much less Blue) came out.
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    Guillermo's Avatar
    I was hell confused too in R/B/Y. ;o; Only reason I beat the game was because of my sister. XD
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 5:54 AM by Guillermo Guillermo is offline
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    Captain Fabio's Avatar
    I seemed to notice this :O

    I have played all of them at release :D
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 5:56 AM by Captain Fabio Captain Fabio is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar
    Back in my day, we didn't have these doo-hickory ROMs or R4 thingys! If we wanted to play a game, we had to buy it and understand how it all worked ourselves, or buy a guide!

    I do find some of the misconceptions amusing at times... meanwhile, without trying I just remember too darn much about GSC. I could recite the in-game trainers' Pokemon in order (potentially down to levels for the most part even) because I replayed GSC that much/can't get that knowledge out of my head. =/

    Incidentally I discovered the hidden Mystery Gift/Trainer House function by myself on 'accident'... surprised me at the time to see someone else throw out a level 100 Tyrannitar at me. XD

    AH WELL not much one can do about the new fans who didn't live GSC as religiously as we have. XD Maybe though they still enjoyed it... just not to the full extent as we did, when we did. (Although I hear the bandwagon is mighty fun to ride on this time of year).
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 6:10 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is online now
  4. Old Comment
    Gold and Silver came out when I was 7 and a half years old. I had a normal old gameboy that I either bought or was given to me by my older family members when I was around 4-5 years old. I had no idea what it was for. Then I learned. At 7 I bought the games for my nameday. I still have my gameboy and silver which just died out on me yesterday so i can tell you I am not one of those liars.
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 6:57 AM by Mitchman Mitchman is offline
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    Fox♠'s Avatar
    While this might be true for the bulk of people there, some 5-6 year olds probably did play and for the best part understand Silver/Gold

    I was fine with my Blue when I must've being 8 maybe?
    And I understood Sonic and Golden Axe from about 5-6 onwards. It wasn't too hard to understand a game where you walk on a pretty linear map doing pretty linear things and near enough every town has about 3 people literally telling you what to do next. :p
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 7:37 AM by Fox♠ Fox♠ is offline
    Updated June 27th, 2009 at 7:39 AM by Fox♠ (I meant to click go advance LOL.)
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    Gerri Shin's Avatar
    dang, I feel old now, I was older than 12 when I first played red. (mind you I played red at least a year or so before G/S came out in the US)

    I really do wish I could go back and replay Silver with the same sense of awe and wonder as I did when I first got it. *reminisces*
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 2:12 PM by Gerri Shin Gerri Shin is offline
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    Tyrantrum's Avatar
    I don't even remember playing the games so many years ago, let alone when I got it. o__O;

    I got Gold version about a few years ago, no not nine years ago, though.
    I probably got it when I was in between ages 7-10.
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 3:44 PM by Tyrantrum Tyrantrum is offline
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    Avey's Avatar
    I remember playing it when I was six!

    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 4:48 PM by Avey Avey is offline
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    Cherrim's Avatar
    ...I was 9 when I played Red (and played it fine). My brother was about 6 or 7 when GSC came out and he played it just fine. o_o; Why would there have been an issue? Dude, a lot of people know how to read and take in information just fine at that age.

    Besides, so what if they haven't played the original? Does that mean they aren't entitled to look forward to the remake and hope for things to be included in it? I hope not because if that were the case, Pokemon would die off pretty fast.

    It's not even aimed at me and I'm still insulted by this blog post. :'(
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 5:12 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    Counterfeit's Avatar
    Me an my cousins never really got what Mystery Gift was, and seeing as I haven't played since then though it still is a mystery. ; [/shotpun]
    Posted June 27th, 2009 at 5:13 PM by Counterfeit Counterfeit is offline
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    .Seth's Avatar
    I played Gold a few months after release (I was about 4 or 5, 5 I think.) [/was born in 1995].
    In fact, I think I got it for Christmas in 2000, 2001.
    Posted June 28th, 2009 at 10:59 AM by .Seth .Seth is offline

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