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Damn Pokemon For Ruining Good Games!
« on: November 03, 2005, 09:54:11 am »
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Ok, I like about 1/3 of the Pokemon games, so I don't want this to be a big spammy flame war about how you think the Pokemon games sux0r your b0x0rs or w/e...

Now that that's out of the way...

I hate the idea of a game having different "versions". It's a stupid gimmicky concept that has its roots in comic books and trading cards. OMG! This one has a gold foil cover! Holy crap! That one's messed up, it looks like he has three arms on it! Oh yeah! Alternate white cover!...etc...

The idea that gaming companies can (and successfully do) pawn of the same game to gamers w/minor edits is insulting. If you're going to make a new game, MAKE A NEW GAME! Don't make the same exact game w/slightly different attacks available, a new sidequest (if we're lucky), and a story change so slight that you might as well have left it alone. I don't see how two halves of games equals two games.

I thought them Japanese were good at maths! :roll:

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 03:44:23 pm »
I like it for the older games, because it was limited to two games. But now there are like 50 games or some crazy shit, and I know I can't afford it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2005, 06:40:47 pm »
Quote from: V_Translanka
- DISCLAIMER -

Ok, I like about 1/3 of the Pokemon games, so I don't want this to be a big spammy flame war about how you think the Pokemon games sux0r your b0x0rs or w/e...

Now that that's out of the way...

I hate the idea of a game having different "versions". It's a stupid gimmicky concept that has its roots in comic books and trading cards. OMG! This one has a gold foil cover! Holy crap! That one's messed up, it looks like he has three arms on it! Oh yeah! Alternate white cover!...etc...

The idea that gaming companies can (and successfully do) pawn of the same game to gamers w/minor edits is insulting. If you're going to make a new game, MAKE A NEW GAME! Don't make the same exact game w/slightly different attacks available, a new sidequest (if we're lucky), and a story change so slight that you might as well have left it alone. I don't see how two halves of games equals two games.

I thought them Japanese were good at maths! :roll:


but then they wouldn't make as much money silly. That's why you need a teal version and aquamarine version and a lemon scented version so you will buy more than one if not all and give them all your $.  :roll:

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2005, 07:10:04 pm »
The older pokemons were gold. Then the next ones (silver and gold OR crystal) were ok too. Then it got shit. Why? Well, being around 6-9 (ha ha) when pokemon was king, I watched the movie. Yay for Mew and Mewtwo, the ultimate and final Pokemons! Years on... ME: What the hell?! Who are all these dipshit, weiner, fuked up Pokemon!?
Yes, stop the Pokemons Nintendo. Let them die. We dont want anymoe. Pokemon Pre and including Mewtwo was gold, and had a STORY! WHOA!

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 09:52:36 am »
Uh, BZ, did you read the disclaimer? And what exactly makes Red "gold" when compared to Blue? Nothing. They're essentially the same exact game.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 03:55:12 pm »
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Uh, BZ, did you read the disclaimer? And what exactly makes Red "gold" when compared to Blue? Nothing. They're essentially the same exact game.


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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2005, 01:11:27 am »
I'll take my venusaur over a charizard any day.  Boy, do I miss my little Bulbman.

Heck I was 20 when Pokemon was big, and I liked the frist set of games.  Gold/Silver/Crystal were pretty sweet too.  But much like how I got sick of Mega  Man after part 3, and Mega Man X after part 4, I can only play the same glorified game of rock/paper/scissors for so long before I get fed up.  

But you cant fault the big N for sticking with what works, I guess.  They won’t be getting anymore of my money though, that’s for sure.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2005, 01:36:54 am »
I was never big on Pokémon, except for this song.

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005, 05:16:02 pm »
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I was never big on Pokémon, except for this song.

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It's more addictive than caffinated tobacco crack.

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005, 08:16:31 am »
But is it more then the Darwinian creators speed?

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 06:15:53 am »
I blame myself for making the thread's title include the Pokemon reference...Seeing as a big disclaimer obviously isn't enough...Much less big enough to avoid spammy BZ posts...but what is? :P

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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 07:00:45 am »
My spammy posts rule all! But see, what was the point of the thread if we cant express our opinions?

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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 01:18:24 pm »
The point of the thread was about Versions of games in general. Not about how much people disliked Pokemon. I'm all for well expressed opinions about what the thread was intended for.

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 03:26:54 pm »
I hate what Capcom did to RE4 for PS2. They basically spat in the face of every Gamecube owner that purchased the game by giving the PS2 owners all the extras that they got. I don't care that the PS2 got RE4, it just pisses me off that they screwed us Gamecube owners royally by having all the extra stuff.

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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 05:06:18 pm »
Well, that's not exactly what I was talking about either since you're talking about multi-platform release differences...But since it's at least in the same general idea range, I'll allow it. :P

I think that all depends on how you look at it. I mean, that's the price you pay for an earlier release. For some games extras and graphical tweeks may matter...like RE4 perhaps, but I don't know as I haven't played it...while other games it's best to have the earlier release...I call GTA:SA to the stand...man did the XBOX version suck...but it sucked pretty...:roll:

Gamecube people got it first. So why complain? Isn't that too, an extra, after all?