I dont care how old any of you out there reading this are. PokeMon was and in some ways still is cool. The original seasons were great and the gameboy games are the shit. Yes I know as all of us got older, we denied that we liked it and said it was stupid, but hey in our hearts we still looked at the original Red and Blue versions and went, that was a sweet game.
I know this because, hey i was one of the nay-sayers. I never talked about it and hated when they added more pokemon. I was content with the original 150, so i never played past the original Red and Blue versions. But as my roommates and I brought up pokemon once again we all realized that we loved the original generation of pokemon. The first few seasons, Red and Blue Version, original stadium, first movie, and yes PokeMon Snap (yes if you play it again its still fun, just seems alot shorter then you remember).
Anyway, my roommates and I started and replayed the original Red and Blue versions, and I was surprised to realize that i wanted more. I was getting tired of trying to find PokeMon that i hadn’t used in my team on a previous run through of the game. Even Gyarados, Alakasam, and Gengar got repetitive, even though they are still the monsters I remembered them to be. My roommate brought his Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions and i borrowed my brothers Green and Fire Red versions and we had at them. It was new and exciting for me to see all these new PokeMon, but come on, some of them were just retarded. The fact that theyve made some many Pokemon that in later versions theyve basically made Moon and Sun pokemon is sad. But I digress, the idea eventually came up of think anyone’s trying to make a PokeMon MMORPG?!?
Well we dont know, and we have many ideas, questions, and concerns about such a game. Yes the idea of making you own trainer and walking around and challenging people to duels would be cool. Going and finding your own pokemon and trying “Catch’em All” would be cool, but what about Grouping? How would that get worked in? 6 on 6 PokeMon Battles?!? Gym leaders could simply be and instance which would knock that right off the concern list. While I thought grouping was the big problem one of my roommates said a terrible thing… What if they did this and instead of being a trainer you were a Pokemon?
To any of you reading this as part of a gaming company or whatever. DO NOT DO THAT!!! Being a pokemon in an MMORPG would just be stupid, so many people would try to be Mew or MewTwo or the legendary dogs, with a bunch of 7 year olds running around as Pikachu.
Anyway none of us had written in a while and I felt like ranting, but as always any comments, suggestions, or ideas are always welcome about the topic.
Good to be back
-The Former Latter