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Features that should not return and be banned from pokemon.

Posted August 1st, 2017 at 1:57 AM by Alexander18

There some features in pokemon that i don't like that doesn't deserve to be in the games. I will listen them and explain why they should not return and be banned.

1. Customization - stupid useless garbage that serves no purpose in the games. So you can modify your character's looks, big deal. You don't get rewards and there is no type special customization. What a waste of time this is. I didn't even bother buying any clothes and stuff in SM.

2. Following pokemon - what an annoying feature. Having your pokemon follow you around constantly is annoying. You don't get anything from it either. They could make it optional but i don't care since it is still annoying. HGSS can keep it.

So far only two features has left a bad impression on me. These are a joke. Hopefully following pokemon never returns. Unfortunately customizations seems to be staying. I would ban/remove it in a heart beat.
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  1. Old Comment
    Xorn's Avatar
    I feel you certainly should not be speaking with such a level of absolutism when you’ve provided nothing objective to validate your claims; when in fact nothing objectively good or bad can be said about either feature. It’s up to personal opinion, and while you are well within your right to dislike popular features, it would certainly help your case to not act as though you speak with the voice of god and everyone who disagrees with you is incorrect.

    If you don’t like customization, you can ignore it. It is completely optional in every sense. I have no idea what facet of the games you value, if any, but immersion is a big one for me and most others, and being able to theme your character to fit yourself is a big perk in that regard. It’s also a lot of fun in my opinion to be able to try out outfits and themes. The fact that you did not bother completing something in Pokémon Sun & Moon is not a reason it should be removed from the game or future games; I only did one level of the Battle Tree but I’m not over here telling people to chop the rest of the tree down.

    Why is following Pokémon annoying? I find it extremely cute and a fun way to bond with your Pokémon that makes them feel like an actual living adorable creature rather than simply an array of stats on a summary screen. It’s probably not coming back because of the limitations of 3D systems and game storage, but again that doesn’t mean you need to speak with such objectivism as if there’s something Fundamentally And Absolutely Wrong with the feature when the simple truth is that you dislike it, and have done nothing to convince the larger majority who really does like it.
    Posted August 1st, 2017 at 12:59 PM by Xorn Xorn is online now
  2. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=Rainbow;bt106486]I feel you certainly should not be speaking with such a level of absolutism when you’ve provided nothing objective to validate your claims; when in fact nothing objectively good or bad can be said about either feature. It’s up to personal opinion, and while you are well within your right to dislike popular features, it would certainly help your case to not act as though you speak with the voice of god and everyone who disagrees with you is incorrect.

    If you don’t like customization, you can ignore it. It is completely optional in every sense. I have no idea what facet of the games you value, if any, but immersion is a big one for me and most others, and being able to theme your character to fit yourself is a big perk in that regard. It’s also a lot of fun in my opinion to be able to try out outfits and themes. The fact that you did not bother completing something in Pokémon Sun & Moon is not a reason it should be removed from the game or future games; I only did one level of the Battle Tree but I’m not over here telling people to chop the rest of the tree down.

    Why is following Pokémon annoying? I find it extremely cute and a fun way to bond with your Pokémon that makes them feel like an actual living adorable creature rather than simply an array of stats on a summary screen. It’s probably not coming back because of the limitations of 3D systems and game storage, but again that doesn’t mean you need to speak with such objectivism as if there’s something Fundamentally And Absolutely Wrong with the feature when the simple truth is that you dislike it, and have done nothing to convince the larger majority who really does like it.[/QUOTE]
    Sorry but the customization and following pokemon is a joke. I don't speak with the voice of god. I merely pointing out the features are indeed useless. I have provide objective things to my claims no matter what you say.
    Posted August 1st, 2017 at 9:59 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  3. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=donavannj;bt106485]I mean, both features exist specifically to pander to fans and are features I'm fairly certain that you can legitimately ignore outside of the beginning of the game (iirc you could turn off the follow feature in HGSS, but it's been ages since I've played either game). It's not like the time spent on them was enough to actually add any substantial level of gameplay or storyline to the game (because they can only work with what the writers come up with for storyline, and in the games these have been in, there's already plenty for post-game gameplay), and for players who rarely do all the post-game content like myself, they make the adventure itself that much more engaging and entertaining.

    They best way to describe them is that they're bones thrown to long-time fans like myself who've wanted features like these two for a while. Especially since customization has been standard in RPGs since sometime in the 2000s. Sure, they may be "useless" to you, but to me they're a fun gameplay aspect, and that makes it not useless because it enhances the game experience for some players, such as myself.

    I'll bring up something that it could be argued from my perspective is a "useless" aspect of the game: the various post-game battle resorts that have been in games since Crystal. Now, these are very popular among other players, but I don't play them much at all. Functionally to me, they're "useless", but does that actually make them useless when they enhance the game experience for other players?

    Also, realistically, ask yourself what you think they could have come up with in the time-frame spent to develop these features that you would define as "useful"?[/QUOTE]
    Customization and following pokemon should not be there to pander to fans. HGSS having following pokemon is enough for a life time. Customization needs to get out of the games.
    Posted August 1st, 2017 at 10:01 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  4. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=Rukario;bt106484][IMG]https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder91/59909091.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
    If you are not contributing to the blog then stay out. I have no time for snide remarks.
    Posted August 1st, 2017 at 10:03 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
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    Salzorrah's Avatar
    Even though I think most of what you say is against what I think, like customization and following Pokemon definitely helps getting the feel of the adventure and enables you to immerse yourself in the games, I do respect your views, and I can see your frustrations on those features as valid. I do hope you do respect other's opinions as well though, as some of the comments you made seemed to be a bit tad close minded. To be fair though, you do have a point that these features aren't really necessary, but there really isn't any harm if there are in the games, and majority of the people seem to like it anyways. :)
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 3:17 AM by Salzorrah Salzorrah is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by Alexander18 View Comment
    Customization and following pokemon should not be there to pander to fans. HGSS having following pokemon is enough for a life time. Customization needs to get out of the games.
    While I realize these are features that are useless to you personally, I just want you to acknowledge that the merits on which they were included are valid, because so, so many aspects of this franchise are geared toward pandering to fans and it's that pandering to fans that moves units. This franchise probably wouldn't be anywhere near as big as it is now if it didn't pander to fans in the games themselves.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 8:26 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    [QUOTE=donavannj;bt106495]While I realize these are features that are useless to you personally, I just want you to acknowledge that the merits on which they were included are valid, because so, so many aspects of this franchise are geared toward pandering to fans and it's that pandering to fans that moves units. This franchise probably wouldn't be anywhere near as big as it is now if it didn't pander to fans in the games themselves.[/QUOTE]
    No doubt gen 8 first pair games would have customization. I don't like it but it is very likely. DP remakes won't have it since they are remakes and follow what ORAS done. As for following pokemon, i do not see it returning although the amity square in sinnoh in the remakes would probably have it. I prefer neither to return.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 11:50 AM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  8. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=Salzorrah;bt106494]Even though I think most of what you say is against what I think, like customization and following Pokemon definitely helps getting the feel of the adventure and enables you to immerse yourself in the games, I do respect your views, and I can see your frustrations on those features as valid. I do hope you do respect other's opinions as well though, as some of the comments you made seemed to be a bit tad close minded. To be fair though, you do have a point that these features aren't really necessary, but there really isn't any harm if there are in the games, and majority of the people seem to like it anyways. :)[/QUOTE]
    The majority can like what they want but i am the one that can recognize a useless feature when i see it. And i am open minded. Gave both features a chance. Didn't like either.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 11:52 AM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by Alexander18 View Comment
    If you are not contributing to the blog then stay out. I have no time for snide remarks.
    I'm sorry, but that is not up to you to tell people to stay out of your blogs, especially if you are leaving comments open. If you really have a problem with the way members are commenting on your blog, then you should really reach out to the higher staff instead of trying to dictate what comments are and are not allowed on your blog.

    Besides, none of these comments break forum rules, either.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 12:48 PM by Tsutarja Tsutarja is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Desert Stream~'s Avatar
    ok be calm

    also give customization a chance. I thought it was terrible when I first started playing X and I literally refused to play for months because of it xD but then I actually finished X and tried out the customization and now I spend like, all my money on it xD

    Also how is following pokemon annoying? It literally does not affect the gameplay.

    Also don't argue with the mods lol. they can delete your blog. also you're being rude.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 1:12 PM by Desert Stream~ Desert Stream~ is offline
  11. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=MUDKIP!!!;bt106500]ok be calm

    also give customization a chance. I thought it was terrible when I first started playing X and I literally refused to play for months because of it xD but then I actually finished X and tried out the customization and now I spend like, all my money on it xD

    Also how is following pokemon annoying? It literally does not affect the gameplay.

    Also don't argue with the mods lol. they can delete your blog. also you're being rude.[/QUOTE]
    Do not tell me to be calm. I am calm. Already gave customization a chance. It is garbage. Following pokemon is annoying because you can not switch it off. I can argue with anyone i want. I am not rude. You are not allowed to make opinions of me in the blog.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 2:30 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  12. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=Tsutarja;bt106498]I'm sorry, but that is not up to you to tell people to stay out of your blogs, especially if you are leaving comments open. If you really have a problem with the way members are commenting on your blog, then you should really reach out to the higher staff instead of trying to dictate what comments are and are not allowed on your blog.

    Besides, none of these comments break forum rules, either.[/QUOTE]
    Actually it is up to me whether others like it or not. Either they contribute or they don't post here.
    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 2:31 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Desert Stream~'s Avatar
    Can't you see "ok be calm" is a meme? it doesn't mean anything.
    Ok, you can think that customization is bad and that's your opinion. Don't go trying to force it on anyone else. It clearly isn't working.
    Ok again, that's your opinion. And again, it really doesn't make a difference. Also, it isn't coming back anyways, you don't need to worry about it.
    And yes, you are being rude. We are clearly in the right, the forum rules say so. And those forum rules override whatever rules you made up for your blog.
    And no, it's not up to you whether someone likes your blog or not. It's an opinion. An opinion you can't change.
    Now I hate to say this, but you're in the minority, and Gamefreak is gonna do stuff that the majority wants.
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 12:33 PM by Desert Stream~ Desert Stream~ is offline
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    [QUOTE=MUDKIP!!!;bt106534]Can't you see "ok be calm" is a meme? it doesn't mean anything.
    Ok, you can think that customization is bad and that's your opinion. Don't go trying to force it on anyone else. It clearly isn't working.
    Ok again, that's your opinion. And again, it really doesn't make a difference. Also, it isn't coming back anyways, you don't need to worry about it.
    And yes, you are being rude. We are clearly in the right, the forum rules say so. And those forum rules override whatever rules you made up for your blog.
    And no, it's not up to you whether someone likes your blog or not. It's an opinion. An opinion you can't change.
    Now I hate to say this, but you're in the minority, and Gamefreak is gonna do stuff that the majority wants.[/QUOTE]
    I am not forcing anything on anyone. No. I am not being rude. You are. I didn't made any rules. You are lying. You are all in the minority. Not me. Get off this blog if you are gonna be rude and not contribute.
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 12:43 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  15. Old Comment
    Desert Stream~'s Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alexander18 View Comment
    I am not forcing anything on anyone. No. I am not being rude. You are. I didn't made any rules. You are lying. You are all in the minority. Not me. Get off this blog if you are gonna be rude and not contribute.
    Except I'm not the minority, because I like character customization, and pokemon following you, which are clearly favorable features, since nobody agrees with you? And yes, you're still telling people to get off your blog. Not helping.
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 7:14 PM by Desert Stream~ Desert Stream~ is offline
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    [QUOTE=MUDKIP!!!;bt106538]Except I'm not the minority, because I like character customization, and pokemon following you, which are clearly favorable features, since nobody agrees with you? And yes, you're [I]still[/I] telling people to get off your blog. Not helping.[/QUOTE]
    No. People are not contributing. That is why i want them to leave. You can agree or disagree but don't go off topic and make opinions on me.
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 7:49 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Desert Stream~'s Avatar
    So we're not allowed to post our opinions if they differ from yours?
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 8:11 PM by Desert Stream~ Desert Stream~ is offline
  18. Old Comment
    [QUOTE=MUDKIP!!!;bt106542]So we're not allowed to post our opinions if they differ from yours?[/QUOTE]
    I said you can agree or disagree. Just don't go off topic and make remarks about me. I made a blog that has the rules to my blogs. Please follow them in the future.
    Posted August 7th, 2017 at 8:17 PM by Alexander18 Alexander18 is offline
  19. Old Comment
    Taste of Tea's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by MUDKIP!!! View Comment
    So we're not allowed to post our opinions if they differ from yours?
    {XD}

    Personally, I can somewhat understand why customization might seem redundant to players who don't use it, but then again if you don't use the feature to begin with, I find it hard to see why it's even an issue. I mean, the games don't force us to use customization iirc.
    Posted August 9th, 2017 at 12:12 AM by Taste of Tea Taste of Tea is offline