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20 Criticisms of a Great Game

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Well, I don't want to pick every game, but I gave y'all 4 days, so

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Gen II Pokemon, let's go.

1. The fully-evolved starters are the weakest of any other generation. I love Cyndaquil, but I hate Typhlosion. Totodile is cool, but Feraligatr is meh. Chikorita is fine, but Meganium is awful all around.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Valigarmander » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:32 pm

2. Unown is a pretty lame Pokémon, and collecting all of those forms is annoying if you're going for 100% completion.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by I am nobody » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:09 pm

3. Suicune/Raiku/Entei running away constantly is just annoying.

Also, Tazy picked a game, but it didn't get ported over:
http://www.vgf.com/forums/threads/20-cr ... 635/page-5

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:05 pm

4. Apricorns are a decent idea with poor execution.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:28 pm

5. Not its fault, but hard to go back to after dual typing natures and contests were introduced in RSE.

E: RIP Tazy. Criticism for S3&K - not enough knuckles
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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:58 pm

Oh, did the new game to criticize get lost in the switch-over? Whoops. We can go back to S3&K on the next page.

^Dual typing has been in Pokemon since Gen 1--unless you're referring to something other than what I'm thinking of.

6. The movement speed is still abysmally slow. God bless the running shoes.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by X-3 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:04 pm

7.) The level curve is pretty whack.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by I am nobody » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:44 pm

8. Caves are still pretty much just spawnpoints for the Geodude and Zubat chains.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:23 pm

Sorry ML, I meant natures. I knew there was something major Gen III introduced mechanics/stats-wise that makes it hard to go back, and I got confused for a bit bc I associate Gen III with dual typing (for reasons that have to do with my brain and not reality).

9. Your rival is an *******. I love the Gary Oak breed of douchey rival, but Silver is just plain unlikable in the games. He's only redeemable as a character in spinoffs like the manga and that one recent anime that shows snippets of each gen. Granted I think the recent installments could learn a thing or two and go back to having sneering rivals who posed a threat, but personally I didn't find Silver an enjoyable character at all.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:39 pm

Psh. Fine. I see how it is, forum.

10. The Ice Path sucks and if you can't beat Claire it's the only good place left to grind up levels.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by MeowMan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:17 pm

11. I agree that apricorns are a decent idea and am disappointed that they didn't return in future gens.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by X-3 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 pm

12.) At least 2 gym leaders get upset when they lose, which is pretty annoying.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:32 am

13. Feraligatr's name has the final O truncated purely because of the character limit. Uh...why not just have named him something shorter? And they've never added it back, even after extending the character limit. His name still has this weird non-syllable at the end.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by I am nobody » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:08 am

14. You can encounter a wide variety of Pokemon while surfing, like Magikarp, Goldeeen, Tentacool, Tentacool, Tentacool, and Tentacool.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

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15.) A lot of the new Pokemon don't get a chance to shine due to being hopelessly outnumbered in the wild by Gen1 Pokemon like Rattata.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:03 am

16. This is the gen that introduced immensely annoying roaming legendaries.

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:01 am

17. Some new Pokemon are so rare that the fandom at large thinks they're Gen III Pokemon when they're actually II. (Lookin' at you, Skarmory.)

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:04 am

^^#3

#18. They overcorrected from Gen I and gave Chikorita a major disadvantage against the gym leader types

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Microphone_Kirby » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:17 pm

Apollo the Just wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:23 pm
9. Your rival is an *******. I love the Gary Oak breed of douchey rival, but Silver is just plain unlikable in the games. He's only redeemable as a character in spinoffs like the manga and that one recent anime that shows snippets of each gen. Granted I think the recent installments could learn a thing or two and go back to having sneering rivals who posed a threat, but personally I didn't find Silver an enjoyable character at all.
I LOOOOVE GSC's rival the most BECAUSE he's an ass. I agree Gary's alright as a rival, but the future ones - Note I've only played gens 3, 6 and 7 after 2 - are FARRRR too nice. :\

Sorry about derailing like that, but lets move on now. ^.^

19. Sprout Tower wobbles waaay too much for it not to fall down. Why wasn't there a disaster in Violet City during the game???

... I've got nothing else that hasn't been said. ^.^'

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Re: 20 Criticisms of a Great Game

Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:54 pm

Summoning @Tazy for page 6

20. If they wanted to put Suicune on the cover of Crystal, then they really should have put Entei and Raikou on the covers of Gold and Silver. It's thematically inconsistent /crossarms

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