Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.
Sort Threads: Spinoff Central | Pokkén

View Poll Results: Which gym layout you preferred?
Older style gyms 11 25.00%
Newer style gyms 33 75.00%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #26    
Old January 18th, 2013 (10:08 PM).
dragonfly_dust's Avatar
dragonfly_dust dragonfly_dust is offline
Look at my avatar! Nuff said.
     
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Posts: 318
    I don't mind either setup as long as I'm prepared to face that gym leader...
    __________________


    Like the sprites you see here?
    Want a custom one of your very own?

    Come on down to DD's Sprite Shop~!



    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

      #27    
    Old January 18th, 2013 (10:54 PM).
    Starry Windy's Avatar
    Starry Windy Starry Windy is offline
    A resonating melody
    • Crystal Tier
     
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Location: Liberty Garden
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Modest
    Posts: 7,887
    I like both old style and new style of Gym layout, although I'll vote for new style because the puzzle there are so appealing (like Burgh's B2W2 puzzle for example).
    __________________

    PokéCommunity | MyAnimeList | My Pairs | Blog | Science & Technology | #TeamTrivia
    Ask this resident Victini some questions in my AMA thread!
    Reply With Quote
      #28    
    Old January 18th, 2013 (11:32 PM).
    Sweets Witch's Avatar
    Sweets Witch Sweets Witch is offline
    I just love ham jerky.
       
      Join Date: Jan 2013
      Location: Old People Community, USA
      Age: 24
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Adamant
      Posts: 1,420
      Newer style, definitely. Gym leaders have started getting the respect they deserve with nice, lavish gyms and well-thought-out puzzles that scale in difficulty to match the actual gym leaders. The final gym in B/W was great because it was big, flashy, and required some thought. It made the gym experience feel so much more incredible.

      The Elite Four visual upgrades are the same. Platinum changed the atmosphere of an Elite Four member's room and that simple visual upgrade really boosted the intensity of the moment.
      __________________
      Reply With Quote
        #29    
      Old January 18th, 2013 (11:55 PM).
      waveguidebuizel's Avatar
      waveguidebuizel waveguidebuizel is offline
      weirdguybuizel
         
        Join Date: Aug 2007
        Location: rhythm heaven
        Age: 28
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Timid
        Posts: 1,037
        Like most people here, I like the newer gyms, as they tend to require more thought. Though I think the formula's been pretty consistent throughout the generations (where the first two or so gyms have no puzzle, and every gym after those [with some exceptions] do have a "puzzle"). It's just that the puzzles have evolved over time (trash search-->electric doors-->spinning gears, etc.) that makes it seem different, in my opinion. Though despite that, like I mentioned, we still have those gyms where you can just fight/skip some trainers and face the leader. (Hmm, we've yet to have a rock gym puzzle...)
        __________________
        Completed Solo Runs
        Treecko: FR (3 KOs) | HG (29 KOs)
        Buizel: Pt (5 KOs)
        Reply With Quote
          #30    
        Old January 19th, 2013 (2:23 AM).
        Synerjee's Avatar
        Synerjee Synerjee is offline
        Atra du evarinya ono varda.
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Oct 2012
        Location: Everywhere and anywhere.
        Nature: Quiet
        Posts: 2,915
        DEFINITELY the newer gym styles! I loved the puzzles in the gyms. They gave an oomph to the gameplay and made them challenging and exciting, as well as also making use of the awesome graphics and the amazing 3D effects. Fighting all the trainers in the gym along with the puzzles also makes reaching the gym leader all the more rewarding, giving your Pokemon that extra training they need. Just imagine: walking across a flat, plain floor with perhaps walls here and there for decoration, the pathway to the gym leader clearly visible with the trainers not even meeting your line of sight. Where's the fun in that, may I ask? Where's the challenge?!
        __________________
        Reply With Quote
          #31    
        Old January 21st, 2013 (8:57 AM).
        XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE's Avatar
        XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE is offline
           
          Join Date: Jun 2009
          Location: Northern Ireland
          Age: 24
          Gender: Female
          Nature: Quirky
          Posts: 1,544
          Definitely puzzles for me, it doesn't have to be overly complicated, even just the rides in Bugsy's Gym or the opening of light little by little in Brawly's can be fun

          I think the one I struggled most with was Candice's, just cause one of the snowballs confused me but I got it eventually lol
          __________________
          http://www.pokecommunity.com/signaturepics/sigpic155452_1.gif
          Reply With Quote
            #32    
          Old January 31st, 2013 (5:59 AM).
          Seth Rollins's Avatar
          Seth Rollins Seth Rollins is offline
          Holding on to You |-/
          • Silver Tier
           
          Join Date: Dec 2012
          Location: Nah
          Age: 16
          Gender: Male
          Nature: Brave
          Posts: 2,493
          As much as I love the old gens, the newer are better because of the puzzles...:/
          __________________

          The Underground
          Come and play mafia with us! You are always welcome.
          Reply With Quote
            #33    
          Old January 31st, 2013 (6:45 AM).
          KriegStein's Avatar
          KriegStein KriegStein is offline
          Nuclear Reactor
             
            Join Date: Jan 2013
            Location: Slowly Freezing Finland.
            Age: 23
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Lonely
            Posts: 409
            Hmm. I admit I like how the new gyms look and the puzzle aspect is also ok. But I dont like it if they force you to battle everyone. Its not like you came to the gym to challenge the leaders inadept students. NO! You came in to take the leaders head. (figuratively speaking) I dont mind couple of fights and stuff but when it would go to the point that you are fighting and endurance match against the whole gym it kinda loses its point. (atleast to me) Although skipping everyone else in the gym might also be a bad thing. I dont now. I personally would like the gym leaders to be more challenging. (I dont mean charmander vs brock style) I mean they should be the 8 strongest trainers (in official duty atleast) outside Elite Four. So I think Ill say that the older ones... But yeah...thats what I think.
            __________________

            Reply With Quote
              #34    
            Old February 8th, 2013 (8:14 PM).
            Dullstar's Avatar
            Dullstar Dullstar is offline
               
              Join Date: Apr 2010
              Gender: Male
              Posts: 63
              To be honest, as long as they're well-designed, I don't particularly care.

              Puzzles are fine, as long as they're not poorly done. Puzzles like Clay's in B2/W2, though. That was terrible. It was mostly just, run around until you find the platform that connects to he one you want, which could be anywhere.
              __________________

              Reply With Quote
                #35    
              Old February 8th, 2013 (9:02 PM).
              SoraTheTruth's Avatar
              SoraTheTruth SoraTheTruth is offline
                 
                Join Date: Jul 2012
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Naive
                Posts: 131
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Dullstar View Post
                To be honest, as long as they're well-designed, I don't particularly care.

                Puzzles are fine, as long as they're not poorly done. Puzzles like Clay's in B2/W2, though. That was terrible. It was mostly just, run around until you find the platform that connects to he one you want, which could be anywhere.
                it wasn't that bad XD, but yeah i wouldnt want to see that again.
                __________________
                Reply With Quote
                  #36    
                Old February 8th, 2013 (9:48 PM).
                JohnnyJ773's Avatar
                JohnnyJ773 JohnnyJ773 is offline
                Wanderer from Cianwood City
                   
                  Join Date: Feb 2013
                  Location: Cianwood City, Johto
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Modest
                  Posts: 64
                  I like the newer gyms cuz of the puzzles and and you have to fight your way through trainers to get to the leaders. It brings out the characteristics of each gym
                  __________________

                  BLACK 2 FC:1550-4719-5621HEART GOLD FC: 3483-2756-6167
                  Reply With Quote
                    #37    
                  Old February 8th, 2013 (10:44 PM).
                  Firox's Avatar
                  Firox Firox is offline
                  can I have Pokepuff? I'll be nice!
                  • Gold Tier
                   
                  Join Date: May 2012
                  Location: Seattle, WA
                  Age: 31
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Gentle
                  Posts: 2,341
                  I love the challenge and the complexity of the newer style of gyms, and getting lost too. Happened a few times in Black 2. I also enjoy challenging every trainer in the gym before the gym leader, taking advantange and enjoying the game as much as possible + making my own team stronger all the time.
                  __________________
                  I ♥ Fire Foxes and Cats!! - art drawn by Bonez1925 (claims no credit)
                  instead of 'Catch 'em All' for me would be "gotta Pet 'Em All"
                  Reply With Quote
                    #38    
                  Old February 8th, 2013 (11:56 PM).
                  Caelus Caelus is offline
                  Gone
                     
                    Join Date: Oct 2008
                    Posts: 2,701
                    I end up battling every trainer I meet in a gym anyway. I'm pretty OCD when it comes to that, so the new gyms having more trainers isn't a problem at all. From what I've seen the newer games have better, more creative gym layouts, so combined with more trainers (and therefore more experience) I prefer the newer gyms over the older ones.
                    __________________
                    -
                    Reply With Quote
                      #39    
                    Old February 9th, 2013 (4:21 AM).
                    RPX's Avatar
                    RPX RPX is offline
                    seclusion
                       
                      Join Date: Feb 2013
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Hasty
                      Posts: 8
                      Definitely the newer ones. It makes the game more fun and challenging, instead of just breezing through the gym with walk through walls. Some puzzles are actually really challenging, but fun! I enjoyed walking through Tate and Liza's arrow tiles in Ruby, even after defeating them. Some puzzles can be really boring though, like Wattson's. The gym could have been bigger, then I would've enjoyed it. Winona's puzzle is repetitive, and it's just boring. But overall the newer style is better, for me anyway! C:
                      __________________
                      qwed
                      Reply With Quote
                        #40    
                      Old February 24th, 2013 (12:21 PM).
                      Toshiro.'s Avatar
                      Toshiro. Toshiro. is offline
                      • Silver Tier
                       
                      Join Date: Apr 2009
                      Location: Johto
                      Age: 24
                      Gender: Male
                      Posts: 4,806
                      Newer style Gyms are so much better. More fun! It would be so dull without any obstacles.
                      Reply With Quote
                        #41    
                      Old February 28th, 2013 (3:00 PM).
                      LHT's Avatar
                      LHT LHT is offline
                      Allons-y
                         
                        Join Date: Mar 2011
                        Location: Brazil
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Calm
                        Posts: 39
                        I like the new style with the obstacles, it's more innovative.
                        Reply With Quote
                          #42    
                        Old March 27th, 2013 (6:13 PM).
                        Nathan's Avatar
                        Nathan Nathan is offline
                        Blade of Justice
                        • Silver Tier
                         
                        Join Date: Jul 2012
                        Location: Earth
                        Age: 19
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Timid
                        Posts: 4,067
                        I like newer styles. Puzzles are more innovative and funnier IMO.
                        __________________
                        || ||
                        Reply With Quote
                          #43    
                        Old March 27th, 2013 (6:37 PM).
                        toasterr toasterr is offline
                           
                          Join Date: Sep 2012
                          Location: Canada
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Impish
                          Posts: 19
                          I'm torn - a gym with just a leader is boring, but some puzzles (Sabrina's teleport puzzle, Surge's trashcan thing, every ice puzzle ever) are either based on luck (read: loading states) or just obnoxious. Some gyms, like Drayden's in BW2, were rather well done, though, so I'd say those types above all. Just keep me away from ice puzzles.
                          __________________
                          White 2 FC: 0777 2219 3621
                          Reply With Quote
                            #44    
                          Old March 27th, 2013 (8:43 PM).
                          T!M T!M is offline
                          Four Category MoTY (VG) Winner
                          • Silver Tier
                           
                          Join Date: Jan 2009
                          Location: Georgia, United States
                          Age: 25
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Serious
                          Posts: 1,422
                          I prefer the new gymnasium designs as they are interesting, creative and often times, puzzling. The fact that I have to face every Gym Trainer is a bonus. More fights; more EXP. And you can also prep for what the Gym Leader may have in his arsenal.

                          It's a win-win situation in both design and contents for the new Gyms. I love 'em.
                          __________________
                          T!M
                          Reply With Quote
                            #45    
                          Old March 28th, 2013 (1:01 AM).
                          JoeSchneider's Avatar
                          JoeSchneider JoeSchneider is offline
                             
                            Join Date: Mar 2013
                            Gender: Male
                            Posts: 23
                            Newer, because I really dont try to avoid gym trainers, so i can level up my pokemon
                            __________________
                            Current W2 Team:
                            Lv 48Lv 46Lv 44

                            Lv 44Lv 44Lv 46
                            Gym Badges: 7
                            Reply With Quote
                              #46    
                            Old March 28th, 2013 (3:06 AM).
                            Vegetunks937 Vegetunks937 is offline
                            The Superior Fusion
                               
                              Join Date: Mar 2013
                              Location: In India{heaven}
                              Age: 17
                              Gender: Male
                              Nature: Hardy
                              Posts: 58
                              I prefer the new style. It's like a puzzle before the fight. I like fighting in the new style gyms.
                              __________________
                              Please click this link once in a day to help us grow:
                              GFX Cave

                              Legendary Trio Challenge
                              Reply With Quote
                                #47    
                              Old March 29th, 2013 (1:59 PM).
                              Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
                              Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
                              Frasier says it best
                                 
                                Join Date: Apr 2004
                                Location: London, UK
                                Age: 27
                                Gender: Male
                                Nature: Relaxed
                                Posts: 11,403
                                To be honest, I really couldn't care less about the new-style gyms with their desire to keep challenging you before you get to the actual Gym Leader. My favourite Gym of all time is Blue in GSC because it's so simple and has no tricks involved. The Leader him/herself is already quite tough, so why torture the gamers with even more challenges?

                                But, after reading this thread, it appears my view is definitely in the minority. Oh well. :D
                                __________________
                                Reply With Quote
                                Reply
                                Quick Reply

                                Sponsored Links
                                Thread Tools

                                Posting Rules
                                You may not post new threads
                                You may not post replies
                                You may not post attachments
                                You may not edit your posts

                                BB code is On
                                Smilies are On
                                [IMG] code is On
                                HTML code is Off

                                Forum Jump


                                All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:04 PM.