I really want to play Pokémon Snap :(
What arrived in the mail OH IS IT THE KICKSTARTER-FUNDED CHRISTIAN VERSION OF “CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY”
I NEED THIS
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"In Kalos, kids are chosen to carry a Pokédex and go on an adventure."
Look, game, I understand that what you’re trying to tell me is, “Worldbuilding! Look! WE HAVE IT NOW!”
But what I’m actually hearing is, “You are not special in any way. Go on a journey. Or don’t. Someone’s bound to stumble across your same accomplishments eventually.”
oooookaaaaay time to pick a starter
I usually go with fire-type just because, but I’ve seen the final evolution for the fox-thing and it’s hella fugly. (or rather, too pretty.) so…
tiny grass bauble it is
so these fucking nerds in the game want to assign my character a nickname because i don’t know why.
they’re throwing out these dumb fucking suggestions like ‘a-meister’ and ‘big a’ and i’m like oh no, no, honey, no.
from this day forth, you shall refer to me as Beyoncé.
There are children running around my hometown, complaining that they don’t have a pokémon—even though all gens feature at least one trainer class comprised exclusively of children in the 4-9 range. One kid says that when s/he has a pokémon, s/he’ll be able to go wherever s/he wants.
Going into a stranger’s house, the parent of one of these children says that going on a journey helps people to mature.
I don’t think it was really until Gen IV that the “trainer going on a journey” thing became, like…an in-universe trope? Before that, going on a pokémon odyssey seemed like something the protagonist did because they were special, or particularly dedicated, not just because it was something a lot of children did. Filling out a Pokédex was a really, really good excuse for your MC to be traveling around the world like that. Most other trainers you encountered just seemed to be hobbyists who caught pokémon for fun, or trainers with delusions of grandeur yet who didn’t seem to take it all that seriously.
One thing I liked about earlier gens was the undercurrent of danger lurking constantly around the edges. Pokémon could be your friends, yes, but you didn’t keep them around because you wanted to get close to them, or grow as a person yourself. You had a fucking job to do. The professor needed that Pokédex filled, out, and if you tried to travel between cities without a pokémon, you wouldn’t make it because the wild pokémon would kill you dead. You had to have your own pokémon for protection, and you learned to care about them somewhere along the way.
I don’t know. I don’t dislike new gens or anything, but it’s still something to think about.
i am pleasantly surprised to find that i am free to ignore the main plot for a while and go exploring around town
there’s a show on next door where they tell you the japanese names of pokémon! awesome. I like that a lot.
this is a much, much better first five minutes of a Pokémon game than White version.
…according to these two girls who were waiting for me right outside my door, the local professor has requested “five children” for some experiment
i am included on this list, even though i just moved to vanillatown or whatever the hell this place is called and nobody should know who the fuck i even am
this is the setup for a horror movie