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    • 9 years 11 months ago
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    I'll just say it this way.
    The anime was crap. The merchandising, was crap. The toys, were crap.

    But don't let me hear ANYBODY badmouthing the games themselves. I'm sorry, but the original pokemon games were some of the most brilliant games of the decade, and they are STILL a lot of fun to play today.

    Anybody, and I mean *ANYBODY* that has actually played the real games (and not the spinoff games with pokemon characters in them, like Pokemon Pinball) will tell you that they were (and still are) terribly addictive.

    Anybody that badmouths the games obviously has never played them, and as such obviously doesn't know what they are talking about. Like it or not, Pokemon was a great game that inspired an entirely new genre of gaming, single handedly.

    You might as well say Sonic the Hedgehog sucks, just because you don't like the latest anime based off of him. It doesn't make it true, it just shows everybody that you don't have the slightest clue what you're talking about.

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      The game bothered me if I played it too long. I hate it when you can't take 5 steps without having to engage in battle.
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        Poke`mon Started in 1996 That when All Cartoonshow want downhill then I wish they stay make the old cartoonshow again that will be cool.
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          • 9 years 11 months ago
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          People who hate Pokemon only see the cute side of Pikachu. There's way more to it then that.
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            • 9 years 11 months ago
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            Pokemon was fine, everyone loved the game and everything......but then came the cards.....and the cartoon.......and the toys..........the game was supposed to get darker and have a more mature rating, but Nintendo went back to its trading card roots and fucked up what was and could still be a great game. Nintendo needs to learn, they were destined for video games and are great in that world, the card days are over, that is unless they keep up with the e-reader and stuff. :?
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              mikee_kid12 wrote:
              they were destined for video games and are great in that world, the card days are over, that is unless they keep up with the e-reader and stuff. :?
              Actually, Nintendo was a playing card company for nearly a hundred years before it branched into electronics. ;)

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                A hundred years! Wow!.........thats crazy, but cool. :D I tought they were a trading card company that started in the 60's or 70's or something, I guess you learn something new everyday.
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                  Badkitty wrote:
                  You guys see that episode of South Park were thier spoofing pokemon, that was freakin hilarious. Pokemon is fucking retarded, like Derrick said it ruined cartoons. Someone tell me what exactly is the piont of that cartoon other than to sell crappy merchandise. I mean it has no story and absoutly no thought behind it. it is mind numbing

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                    eh if you want to remember a card game remember Magic the Gathering. It was the only card game that didnt suck compared to todays "card games". hmm when did that first start? i remember playing that at least 10 years ago
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                      mikee_kid12 wrote:
                      A hundred years! Wow!.........thats crazy, but cool. :D I tought they were a trading card company that started in the 60's or 70's or something, I guess you learn something new everyday.
                      Nope, started in 1889 making a kind of japanese playing card (not the kind you and I know of today, it was a japanese thing). They made those cards until 1968 when they expanded into "virtual shooting galleries". Basically, they bought some old bowling allies, put lit up pictures of birds and deer on the wall, and gave patrons a "rifle". In case you think this sounds familiar, it would later become one of their first games, Duck Hunt, with the rifles scaled down to Light Zappers. Then they moved into arcade games (like the original Donkey Kong). In '83 they introduced the Famicon, aka the NES, and the rest is history.

                      To learn more of the fascinating history of Nintendo (including their bouts with international espionague and intregue with Russia, and how Mario got his name from Shigeru Myamoto's stingy italian landlord), I would suggest you find yourself a copy of Game Over: Press Start To Continue by David Sheff and Andy Eddy. It is considered to be the industry bible for video games, and is a damned good read at the same time!

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                        It started out in 1995 in japan as a game boy game, and the show premiered in japan in 1997 (same year with the seizure ep)! there!
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                          Pokemon used to be pretty good, but then it sorta sucked, but ever since I played Pokemon Ruby, I was into it again, sort of.

                          Hell, despite playing like half the game on an emulator (old pentium mmx, 200mhz), I still beat Pokemon Ruby on my legit cart in 40 hours, which is odd, since I can beat a Pokemon game in like 18.

                          But Ruby's awesome, I can't wait for the next rush of Pokemon RPG's.

                          OH WAIT, Pokemon XD is gonna be on gamecube but I don't have one :(

                          ps they oughta make a pokemon game which combines Kanto, Orange Islands, Johto, and Hoenn, that would be some good fun, only downside is that it'd probably take as long as it'd take to beat Final Fantasy 7. But it's ok. :D
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                            Badkitty wrote:
                            You guys see that episode of South Park were thier spoofing pokemon, that was freakin hilarious. Pokemon is fucking retarded, like Derrick said it ruined cartoons. Someone tell me what exactly is the piont of that cartoon other than to sell crappy merchandise. I mean it has no story and absoutly no thought behind it. it is mind numbing

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                              adventure_of_link wrote:
                              Pokemon used to be pretty good, but then it sorta sucked, but ever since I played Pokemon Ruby, I was into it again, sort of.
                              I just can't get into it at all anymore. Too many Pokemon now. I liked it when it was just 151 and with these newer types, you can't figure out what they're supposed to be. I mean, here I thought Corsola was a water type, and I find out it's part rock. Then there's that walking tree-limb-branch looking thing (no idea what it's called originally or for the dub), and I found out it was a rock type when I originally thought it was a grass type, so when I tried to fight it, I put it against a fire type, and ended up losing since my attacks had "no effect".
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                              ps they oughta make a pokemon game which combines Kanto, Orange Islands, Johto, and Hoenn, that would be some good fun, only downside is that it'd probably take as long as it'd take to beat Final Fantasy 7. But it's ok. :D
                              You know, technically speaking, "Orange Islands" don't exist, and was an anime extra, sorta. It's the only anime-season that wasn't originally based on the game (but it was used in Ono's manga). That aside, a game based on season 2 would be nice, but, that would mean the actual trainer would have to participate too, and not just his Pokemon. That's probably what I liked best about season 2, the fact that the trainer and the Pokemon had to battle at times.
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                                Pokemon is awesome all you haters bow down before it's might! Bow down I say!!!!!!
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                                  agentkev wrote:
                                  Pokemon is awesome all you haters bow down before it's might! Bow down I say!!!!!!


                                  I liked the games, don't get me wrong, but the cards and the cartoon really soured the whole thing for me. Then when the games became more like that friken cartoon I was done being a fan. RPG's rule and all, but when it comes to Pokmon im not bowing down to shit!!!!!!



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                                  And pokemon is the main cause on why Nintendo is considered to be just for kids now...it pisses me off. And Mario turned into a little bitch too, ugh :x

                                  The NR better pump out some mature and darker more basic Nintendo games like for Mario and Donkey Kong. Metroid and Starfox are the only thing right now that have kept me a loyal Nintendo fan.
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                                    HA HA, I had to laugh when I saw the first post...

                                    Anyhow Pokemon WAS a good show.... till the orange Island Episodes. Then the story just kinda went south, and I think the animation got worse maybe. Now Pokemon is just old, and needs to be shot and given a burial. I used to like the cards, but now that I have discovered Yugioh, not even the Pokemon cards have appeal to me anymore.
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                                      mikee_kid12 wrote:
                                      agentkev wrote:
                                      Pokemon is awesome all you haters bow down before it's might! Bow down I say!!!!!!


                                      I liked the games, don't get me wrong, but the cards and the cartoon really soured the whole thing for me. Then when the games became more like that friken cartoon I was done being a fan. RPG's rule and all, but when it comes to Pokmon im not bowing down to shit!!!!!!



                                      picture by Sandy Lim

                                      http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/fanq/s/a/sandy2/kill_pika.jpg.html

                                      And pokemon is the main cause on why Nintendo is considered to be just for kids now...it pisses me off. And Mario turned into a little bitch too, ugh :x

                                      The NR better pump out some mature and darker more basic Nintendo games like for Mario and Donkey Kong. Metroid and Starfox are the only thing right now that have kept me a loyal Nintendo fan.




                                      Such filthy language.. tisk tisk
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                                        mikee_kid12 wrote:



                                        I just can't help and laugh/smile at picture ownage a la tripod/angelfire style.. :lol:
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                                          SSJ Jup81 wrote:
                                          Then there's that walking tree-limb-branch looking thing (no idea what it's called originally or for the dub), and I found out it was a rock type when I originally thought it was a grass type, so when I tried to fight it, I put it against a fire type, and ended up losing since my attacks had "no effect".


                                          Actually i think its called something like Sudowoodo prounced Su do wu do. I think anyway. It's kind of sad that i know of it *hangs head*

                                          It for sure, absolutly positive came out in 98 because that is when i was 10 and my best friend was Kyle Wills. We watched it both and always played the games after the episode. Don't even try to dispute it. It was the year before he left my city and it is very clear in my mind.

                                          Now i find that pokemon isn't as good as i thought it was (It's too bad they changed Ash's voice) but i still remember some classic episodes that i did like. But since the show was always so repepetitive i finally lost interest.

                                          I always liked the game though, even today. I don't have it anymore for whatever reason but if i did i would still play it. I especially like all the secret things you can uncover in the game. It truly was and is a very good game.

                                          ~Eagle
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