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Because of my nerdy
nature and my *ahem* passion for my DS, people always assumed that I had played
Pokémon. But the truth the truth was, I hadn't. It wasn't until I got my 3DS
that all my friends started pestering me non-stop to get a Pokémon game; my
response: I'm just going to wait until they release a Pokémon game for the
3DS. That was 2 years ago, (since then
we've had Black and White AND Black and White 2 for the DS; that made for an
awkward conversation.) Rewind 4 months ago, and Pokémon X and Y came out; thus,
my first entry into the Pokémon franchise.
(Behold, the majesty of legendary Pokémon)
For a game popular with people so young that if
they had 1 finger for each year they've been alive, they wouldn't be able to play
it, I was pleasantly surprised. I never would have guessed the complexity made
by all the different types and races. Weaknesses within weaknesses within
weaknesses within weaknesses within weaknesses within weaknesses within
weaknesses within ... I don't blame you if you don't read that sentence. But
anyway, the only thing that surprised me more than the complexity of the battle
system was the apparent mastery my friends had over it. All though in
retrospect, I really shouldn't be due to the fact that one friend of mine gave
another a pixel by pixel walkthrough of Pokémon Yellow* that proved to be more
accurate than the wiki.
With Poké-friends like
that, I wonder why they didn't rip me limb from limb when I said I was going to
WAIT to play Pokémon.
It wasn't all good mind
you; Pokémon Y isn't a perfect game. The difficulty became hopelessly
unbalanced when I EV trained all of my Pokémon. Granted, that's what's supposed
to happen, but it took all the fun out of the game for me. When doing something
that makes sense (training you little pocket monsters to be the VERY best that
there ever was), and it drains the fun out of a game because you weakest guy
could one-hit a type their weak to, it really kills a game for me.
(Oh yeah, that actually happens a lot)
In the end, I don't
regret my Time with Pokémon Y, far from it. But I have a feeling that my score
would be at least a point and a half higher if I was wearing Nostalgia goggles
for the first video game I ever played. I give Pokémon Y a 7.8.
*I can't remember if it WAS Pokémon Yellow, but I do remember that he
was playing it around that time frame.