All my training playing Other Video Games (and obviously Not Pokemon) created odd expectations on my end.
For example, when I came across something called the Tower of Mastery, I expected it to be a Tower that needed Mastering. I spit in my palms and warmed up my throwin’ arm to whip Pokeballs at people (hopefully small children), annnnnnd… nothing. Just a bunch of boring rooms where people I guess live? And they give me stuff after I beat them up for existing. The Tower of Mastery was just low income housing with a nice balcony at the top. And someone’s beloved Lucario that I immediately shipped off to boarding school because the Lucario I raised from a pup was obviously better.
I decided to create a few Abominations Unto the Lord and brought a couple flying dinosaurs back from the abyss. Then I sent them into daycare to apparently have supervised leveling and copulation. Mostly for funsies, since I don’t actually have 2 of any other kind of pokemon. If the Great Flood decides to bounce in, the dinosaurs will be the only ones ruling the world thanks to me.
Most of my main crew I Evolved to the Max. Scrooge McPsyduck became Scrooge McGolduck (quite apt, really). Voltron is now a Raichu, and Wrex gained some weight to fly 6 inches off the ground as a Charizard.
Also, since I have Pokemon Y, I leveled the shit out of the Thing On The Box Art. It’s a phoenix? Or something? Whatever, it’s rad and eats everyone else’s health.
I beat the game, too. Well, the story, since technically Catching ‘Em All™ denotes the true end. I had the expectation of an amazing boss battle, which again, was disappointing. Falcor the Luck Phoenix kicked the crap out of Team Flare’s idiotic master plan. I was also fairly confused why Tall Lanky Pokemon Master guy was important, and why he was so tall and lanky.
Anyway, I won. I’m done. The end.
Damn you, Tumblr! Stop being so addictively scrolly! Some of us have to write stuff before FFN murders us!
…please don’t murder me ;_;
I’m working on Chapter 26 of QGA now. It’s just hard when the summary for the chapter is two and a half pages. Plus Sam keeps wanting to say and think funny things rather than move plot forward!
How can I argue with that?!
By all means give us that Sammy saying and thinking funny things. WHO CARES FOR THE PLOT?!
I like plot, too. THE AYES HAVE IT.
Not Day 6. Sue me.
I’ve fallen off the wagon. I have 6 (7?) gym badges, so I commend my own initiative before I saw something shiny and wandered off.
I like trying to catch wild pokemon, but the thought of leveling a minorly interesting class when my 6-ball crew is level 50 makes me want to punch myself in the face. Otherwise, I just deposit unique ones at the daycare. In the eternal words of Gomez Addams, “I hope that someday you’ll know the indescribable joy of having children, and of paying someone else to raise them.”
Okay, let’s talk Team Flare. Or rather, the people Team Flare bulldozes. Like, I understand a megalomaniacal organization… I’m an American, I’m familiar with the concept. But the Power Plant employees? The Pokeball Factory workers? Those bitches just sat in a room pooping in buckets wringing their hands about being locked in. Just make a phone call (or “holoclip” or whatever!) to someone else, possibly the NEARBY TOWN OR SOMETHING and have them bring a shit load of pokemon. A few balls in the air (hee!) later and the pointy-haired gingers will turn tail. I base that knowledge on how many pointy-haired gingers that went crying to mommy after me, a MUTE TEENAGE GIRL (WITH AN AMAZING HAT), kicked the shit out of their pokemons.
I’m generally disappointed by the “boss battles” in this game. The Gym Leaders at least feel like they have unique pokemon (that I’ve had several levels of practice kicking the crap out of, so nice job). But the Team Flare Bureaucrat Du Jour that’s slightly higher ranking has been a consistent laughable joke.
I dunno. I’m hoping to finish
the game the story, since the game only ends when you CATCH ‘EM ALLLL and that sure as shit ain’t happenin’.