Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Wind Waker

Guess what I just finished?
I didn't enjoy it as much as Twilight Princess, but it was still a pretty good game. Some parts were better, but overall it didn't feel QUITE as epic.
Anyway, onto Sunshine now, then September can come =3

Monday, 23 August 2010

Another post on Pokemon White?

Yeah, I kinda got sidetracked way early on and the whole post came out a big negative, so I think another post is in order. By no means am I negative, just a thought that came to mind. It is less than a month now until we will have a new Pokemon game and I must say Nintendo has done fairly well with keeping up the hype. A massive number of pokemon have been shown, over 40 by now, and it really goes to show how many more we can expect to come!
MOST of the designs so far are fantastic, I dislike a few of them (Munna) but I have/will grow used to them. If I’m honest I think 5th gen could hold the best set of pokemon yet for me, with a massive amount of newcomers to choose from. I also have a few favourites so far, such as Victini who is already in my top 5! This is just one great thing about the upcoming release.
Triple Battles also sound fun, but are not what has really caught my attention is Rotation. While It may seem gimmicky at first, it could hold some really interesting strategy and I quite look forward to playing it. It won’t become mainstream but it certainly does look like quite a fun addition. Could see some real use and I look forward to it. Not that I’m ignoring Triple Battles – those are gonna be crazy!
The changes in graphics, wow. Not much of an upgrade, but making the battles non static really does add something. The changing music to a slightly darker tone when your Pokemon is low on hp is something I REALLY love, and even if the annoying beeping is still there it gives me a reason not to turn my sound off when I get to low HP.
Now I gotta pause for a second, because you probably already all know this! If you don’t go check out Serebii and see for yourself. Back? Time I talked about something more interesting that the features you already know.
Shame I ain’t that imaginative just before I fall asleep! I’ll just leave on this – I’ll be open to battles from as soon as I get the game, and my youtube channel ( www.youtube.com/raszero0 ) will probably have a few videos on the game, but I’m not sure just what of yet. Probably new features and whatnot. I really am looking forward to the release of this, and I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated! Sorry you had to read this if you already knew it!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Pokemon White - Change?

It's pre-ordered. It's fantastic. It LOOKS to stur up the Pokemon we know and love... or will it? Think about it.
The graphics look different. It's a new style which has only been emulated on the home console games of constantly moving Pokemon, but this time it will be a constant.
It has been confirmed that without trading or use of the Dream World, there will be only brand new pokes until end game. So it will be a real change to be thrown into the world and only your past game knowledge will help you, no running into pesky geodude and knowing how to fight him.
Triple Battles. A new way to play, with different tactics and whatnot. Surely with 3 pokemon switching will be near useless as you will always have type coverage? Surely will be new.

So there IS changes. But what I am thinking of is the Competitive endgame metagame.
What can they do other than new pokemon and moves? Each generation so far has had massive changes to the actual single battles (singles as they are most used)
1st Generation - Introduced the game. Pretty big.
2nd Generation - New Types to balance it out, eggs to make getting good mon easier.
3rd Generation - Ev's and Iv's introduced.
4th Generation - Physcial Special Split.
5th Generation - ?
What could there be? Nothing obvious comes to mind. Ah, but there are items in battles... Not something I see becoming popular on the wider competitive audience. If it does I say this alone will shake up the metagame, with items such as revives having a massive impact, or being able to heal a freind without wish. But with it being optional, like double and triple battles, it does not affect what is likely to become the final metagame. A bit of fun, maybe, will it draw out battles, yes.
So assuming we choose to disable this feature, what will happen? When we finally get to wifi, will the game change much more than a bunch of new faces? That will shake things up of course, it's not going to change how every pokemon works, as every Gen bar 2 has ensured.
A new type? Unlikely. We have seen over 40 of the new Pokemon with no such thing. The rumored Light Type? I see it as VERY unlikely, as Reshiam would have been the best choice.
3 typed Pokemon? I have considered this, but it would be VERY suprising, seeing as they have not showed it yet, and it would stray from the forumla.

So what else? When it comes down to it, will we really see much change, beyond the adjusting to new pokemon and moves? I don't think so. Unless Game Freak has something quite devious up there sleeves, don't expect much change.

And anyway, I guess most people interested in this post will play on Shoddy or PO anyway - and are they really going to include the moving sprites etc? Will going through the game with only new pokemon affect you there? nope. For shoddy especially, will we see Triple Battles? Unlikely, as they skipped doubles. Maybe for PO, but who knows. So for those on simulators... will you seen any change, beyond going on the CAP server, at all?

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I've been waiting for this since the day it was annouced. I have bought 2 PSP's (the first broke) in preparation for this game. I LOVE the Kingdom Hearts franchise, it's fantastic. So bring it on!