I'm starting to get pissed off at the series, and hopefully gen 6 will alleviate it
by, 8th March 2013 at 03:30 PM (879 Views)
First things first, I love Pokemon. I love the worlds it builds, I love the things it does as a game, and more importantly Pokemon being one of the last bastions of turn based RPGs is a god send. I cannot imagine Pokemon with any other sort of battle engine. However, story wise its falling flat on its face lately. Now I wouldn't mind it much, seeing as its never been story centric, but with the advent of gen 5 there have been 2 major flaws to the Unova mythos that were not so apparent in gen 4, and hell even in gen 3: The Anime and the Manga. While the manga has always offered a story and mythos somewhat based on the games and gave a personality different to those of the games, in Gen 5 the massive amount of detail given to N and the Plasma family so far has been astounding. I just love it. Thing is, the Anime is now doing the same thing. This is were things get a bit sticky for me. The anime in no way should provide a meaningful background story for not only the central antagonist, but also several NPC's that should be considered major which trumps the games. I am sorry but this is where I draw the line. I have no problem with an Anime being deep and carefully thought out, but an Anime that is based on a game series and not the other way around should not be superior to the games. This is wholly on Gamefreak's part, and its getting really fucking annoying. Pokemon, as I said is a game series first and foremost. I have never and will never expect the game's story to play second fiddle to the Anime's story, which usually draws from it and rarely expands itself. This is were I get to gen 6. I hope to god that if Gamefreak does give us another story driven plot that should have a lot of back story and non game era stuff, it should expand it. I personally do not want another N fiasco, nor do I want meaningless characters like the goddesses to be in the game, only to be outshined by their anime counterparts. Could the anime counterparts be shit? Sure! But they're shit with some fucking meaning to their existence, and not shit with no shit to back it up. Fucking fix this GF, cause you know you have a problem when you're marketing shell has more fucking interesting characters then your own fucking games.
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