Review: Pokémon Black & White Versions

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Sweet. Maybe one day, they'll make a game with a sort of Pokemon black market that lets you sell and buy Pokemon. :3

Siyano:
Nothing against Pokemon its a great game, but re-hashing the game for the 16th time, really?
Its still pretty sick that still cash in very much of just redoing the story and adding/removing/changing pokemon while adding/removing/changing some move. So for the very low effort this games really require I would think it could give way more than what it does now.

You really didn't read the review, did you?

WaderiAAA:
I've decided to skip this generation, but it sounds pretty good.

But the evil guys being a protest group against animal cruelty? That doesn't seem very evil.

Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

SirBryghtside:

Siyano:
Nothing against Pokemon its a great game, but re-hashing the game for the 16th time, really?
Its still pretty sick that still cash in very much of just redoing the story and adding/removing/changing pokemon while adding/removing/changing some move. So for the very low effort this games really require I would think it could give way more than what it does now.

You really didn't read the review, did you?

WaderiAAA:
I've decided to skip this generation, but it sounds pretty good.

But the evil guys being a protest group against animal cruelty? That doesn't seem very evil.

Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

Ah, yeah that is clearly evil.

I'm a bit disappointed that they couldn't go about the topic in a more interesting way though. I'd like to see a game where there was an organization that was peacefully protesting against capturing pokemon, and you could choose whether to join them or not. If you joined them, you would have to befriend your pokemon by playing with them and petting them, you could not keep them in pokeballs and not force them to fight if they didn't want to, so it would be much more work. Thus you would have to choose between the easiest way and (at least if you think so) the way that is right.

WaderiAAA:

SirBryghtside:

Siyano:
Nothing against Pokemon its a great game, but re-hashing the game for the 16th time, really?
Its still pretty sick that still cash in very much of just redoing the story and adding/removing/changing pokemon while adding/removing/changing some move. So for the very low effort this games really require I would think it could give way more than what it does now.

You really didn't read the review, did you?

WaderiAAA:
I've decided to skip this generation, but it sounds pretty good.

But the evil guys being a protest group against animal cruelty? That doesn't seem very evil.

Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

Ah, yeah that is clearly evil.

I'm a bit disappointed that they couldn't go about the topic in a more interesting way though. I'd like to see a game where there was an organization that was peacefully protesting against capturing pokemon, and you could choose whether to join them or not. If you joined them, you would have to befriend your pokemon by playing with them and petting them, you could not keep them in pokeballs and not force them to fight if they didn't want to, so it would be much more work. Thus you would have to choose between the easiest way and (at least if you think so) the way that is right.

Me too... although the N plot is pretty interesting. And I went on a date with some girl yesterday on a Ferris Wheel (in game). It was strange :P

GeorgW:

Eri:

GeorgW:
Nice review, but you forgot one important aspect, Which is better, Black or White??

This cannot be true. I call fake.

It's true. Not fake at all.

But that defeats their entire purpose! Why would they do that??

Ha, I've always had unlimited TM's from day one in all my Pokemon games. I luvs my Action Replay!

arc1991:

Fr]anc[is:
Ok so who's the new zubat?

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Meet Woobat, the new Zubat...but less annoying and cute =3

OT: Got this game today, and my liberty pass ^_^ love it!

AHHHH!
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AHHHH!
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AHHHH!

x_x

OT: Great game, love the new story hook, can't wait to get back to it

ok if they are to come out with one more version of pokemon they definetly got more than enough for like a pokemon mmo game or something

ShadowKirby:

Fr]anc[is:
Ok so who's the new zubat?

http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/527.shtml

Maybe it's just me, but I think the green version looks better by a artistic color cordination standpoint than blue.

SirBryghtside:

WaderiAAA:
I've decided to skip this generation, but it sounds pretty good.

But the evil guys being a protest group against animal cruelty? That doesn't seem very evil.

Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

They contradict themselves. :|

Brainst0rm:
So where do the colors go from here?

Pokemon Rainbow? You start life as a gay activist just getting your start in the wide world of homophobia...

Pokemon Gray? Where the villains are actually doing some good, and you're pretty sure the Professor has done horrible things to his nephew...

Pokemon Neon? Pokemon Purple? Pokemon Pink? Seriously, what's left?

Pokemon Coke/Pepsi

ultrachicken:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
So there's an actual story to this?

Like anyone actually plays the game for the story, but I'm now curious to see how that works out.

I highly doubt there's a story. While Gamefreak put a twist on the evil organization by making them an animal (pokémon) rights organization, Team Plasma will most certainly be demonized in the same way as team rocket was.

Well, I'm actually interested in this game now, but I'm going to wait until it drops in price.

I've finished the game, and there actually is a story, a pretty good one too, in my opinion.

TKretts3:
I've finished the game, and there actually is a story, a pretty good one too, in my opinion.

I just defeated the 6th gym, and seen my hypothesis verified completely. Team Plasma's members don't even seem like people, just cardboard cut-outs of cartoon villains.

Good review covers a lot of the basics.

Only thing I would add is a sporadic difficulty curve - 2nd gym is pretty hard without grinding and once you get your first evolved forms the game is clean sailing for a while.

Also have to say stats seem a bit odd in this gen - lot of low speeds and attack stats seem odd (not a single special attack electric type, even though the best moves are special type)

Still loving it mind you, just need to train up my new squad and find more free time /sigh

minespatch:

ShadowKirby:

Maybe it's just me, but I think the green version looks better by a artistic color cordination standpoint than blue.

SirBryghtside:
[quote="WaderiAAA" post="6.268601.10307170"]I've decided to skip this generation, but it sounds pretty good.

But the evil guys being a protest group against animal cruelty? That doesn't seem very evil.

Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

They contradict themselves. :|

I swear there was one that said something along the lines of:
"It's evil for trainers to abuse pokemon, so you must free them. But of course team plasma is exempt from this"

...Uh what?

SirBryghtside:

WaderiAAA:

SirBryghtside:
You really didn't read the review, did you?Well, they 'liberate' Pokémon from trainers and little girls, and kick Munnas. So yeah, they are pretty evil.

Ah, yeah that is clearly evil.

I'm a bit disappointed that they couldn't go about the topic in a more interesting way though. I'd like to see a game where there was an organization that was peacefully protesting against capturing pokemon, and you could choose whether to join them or not. If you joined them, you would have to befriend your pokemon by playing with them and petting them, you could not keep them in pokeballs and not force them to fight if they didn't want to, so it would be much more work. Thus you would have to choose between the easiest way and (at least if you think so) the way that is right.

Me too... although the N plot is pretty interesting. And I went on a date with some girl yesterday on a Ferris Wheel (in game). It was strange :P

That would be Pokemon Ranger. Although Pokemon Ranger only gives you that one option. Given a choice between a trainer and a ranger could be pretty interesting but there would have to be a change in gameplay for the Ranger part for me to be interested

I was actually intrigued when I first heard the premise of Black and White. The bad guys are trying to free the Pokemon that we capture. When you think about what Pokemon is about beating and enslaving small animals,taking them away from their natural habitat, to fight for you. When you see it from that point of view you can see the villains as good guys and the heroes as villains. I was hoping that Nintendo would make an interesting and complex moral dilemma in the Pokemon game.

However Team Plasma are nothing but insane extremist idiots in the game. Any good point or idea they had is drowned in their arrogance and they are in no way different from the other teams. It is impossible to sympathize with them in the end.

Team Plasma is the PETA of the Pokemon world.

Then again it was foolish of me to expect or even hope for such mature subjects to be explored in the main Pokemon games.

I find a big problem behind pokemon is that you have no real attachment to your pokemon, they can only be interacted with in the most basic of ways. My level 20 pikachu is the same as every other level 20 pikachu and you are left feeling like you are travelling around the world with six little animations that really only represent a bunch of statistics. There really should be an impact on the pokemon from how you treat them and things introduced into the game that will decide if you do a good job or a bad one. Im not really sure how you could accomplish this but I think the game would have a better appeal and impact if if you actually felt invested in your pokemon for another reason than just their level.

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