by, 20th October 2013 at 04:23 PM (2211 Views)
Pics, courtesy of eitaroo.
XY is so exciting thus far, I've been eagerly awaiting these chapters. So I'll do speculation for the characters, but before that I have to say I love how the chapters seem to be doing their own things in a lot of areas and aren't direct adaptations of the games.(Then again I only have one badge so far, so what can I say for that notion fully?) But, my problem with the BW chapters is it felt like they were too close to their game counterparts at times, that along with a combination of hard to follow chapter releases and sporadic/erratic jumping around killed a lot of my interest. The BW chapters were much more interesting when they focused on White and not Black, Black was a hotblooded shounen guy who was similar to Red in a lot of ways, I just personally found White to be much more interesting and her character development. She goes from not being understanding of Gigi, her Tepig that abandoned her, to learning to accept Gigi's feelings and different ways and becoming a good/decent battler and doing something aside from show business. When I come to Pokespe(and the anime) I look for innovation in a lot of ideas.
+Shauna, love how she appears to be a cynical, laid back chick. I'm really excited to see how her character might change over the course of the series, not sure if she might be bitter over her Furfrou's fur getting blasted away and forego on this journey for revenge-ish qualities. But I'm really really looking forward to her, she's my favorite of that motley little gang of dorks from the XY games thus far and I like the personality shift for Pokespe she has compared to her usually bubbly, happy-go-lucky in-game self. Quoting her from in-game, she's gonna be "wa-a-a-a-a-ay" too awesome to handle in Pokespe verse. Plus I've been wanting to see Shauna outside of the games, so that's a plus. On the onset, becoming an expert in "cutting Furfrou hair" doesn't seem to exciting, but it's not like her character will mainly be centralized around that solely. In-game she helps you find a Furfrou that ran away, so maybe she's connected to that?
+Y, looks great, nice to see a direct incarnation of her from the game nearly. She seems mature, has a thing for Rhyhorn racing/Sky Battling, has a Fletchling/Rhyhorn it seems, it's refreshing after having the more docile White in the BW chapters. She looks really great as a blond....I'm assuming she's blond. I like how she cares for X enough to get so antsy against Viola/Alexa. Since those two are known for paparazzi mannerisms.
+X, Kusaka has done a stellar, stellar job of keeping most of the male leads as different characters and archetypes and not generic "Shounen, hotblooded, badge-getting, happy-go-lucky" guys. The thing I love about Pokespe leads, they tend to have interesting personalities and actions. The character interactions are amazing to the point where I would have rather have watched the Sinnoh trio teach each other how to ride bikes and dick around in the Great Marsh than the actual Galactic plot. Character interactions and personalities, I feel, are definitely a step ahead in Pokespe and in any story you can truly feel invested in any character as long as they have great and fresh interactions/personality. X seems to be a sort of sad, unmotivated guy because in his past he seemed to love his friends and love battling and even won the Kalos Junior Tournament with his Kangaskhan, Garu. Skip to the future and he's saddened and hates being in the public eye, so I can not wait for the juicy exposition on him and seeing his Kangaskhan Mega Evolve was a huge plus and a nice throwback to how the baby did some fencing in the Kalos Junior Tournament which lead to Garu defeating Noivern.
+Trevor/Tierno, they want to be a scholar and dancer which is nice. Nothing really from their characters, it's neat that they have a Flabebe and Corphish though but I find both to be boring in-game thus far and Pokespe doesn't really fix that if they're gonna be game like 24/7.
+The whole plot is up and going with Team Flare, not sure if it's similar to what they do in-game.(I haven't even encountered them yet lol) But there was so much action and Yvetal/Xerneas have already appeared. No meandering around, the action and plot has just gotten up and running. Though I still heavily am looking more forward to the character development/interactions/personalities than I am the plot. Kinda weird how that works, eh? But all five are setting out as a group, X, Y, Shauna, Trevor, Tierno. So this is sure to be amazing, though I hope everything will be balanced, I'm perfectly okay with Trevor and Tierno getting shafted and the focus being on X, Y and Shauna. They look like they'll be the one's to develop and change overtime as characters and who have more to go through. Tierno/Trevor don't have that same feel, I expect them to be just static and not dynamic. Still if their personalities hold me over I won't mind.
Starter wise, honestly, I hope Lack-two is counted a protag of BW2 that way X can have Chespin and Y can get herself Froakie. I feel like the agileness of Froakie would fit a racer and Sky Battler well and Chespin is a Pokemon known for being optimistic so it'd be a huge connection to X's character development. Of course that means Fennekin would go to Shauna and Delphox's design next to Shauna's is just bleh X_X Of course Shauna probably won't be counted as the Fennekin can go to the third wheel since she already has her Skitty. But, yeah, I can't wait to see how this plays out. X and his friends look so cute as young kids.
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