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My thoughts on BW2, even if they're a little late.

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by , 26th February 2012 at 09:59 PM (194 Views)
As anyone who hasn't been living under a Geodude will know, BW2 was announced yesterday. There's been wild theories flying around about RSE remakes, new regions, old regions, and all the rest of it. I'd just like to share my sentiments.

ON THE LOCATION

As I've said here, I believe that BW2 will take place in an expanded Unova. As I don't feel like writing a whole new explanation of what I believe, here's my original post:

I think maybe BW2 will occur in an unseen area of Unova. Hell, for all we know, it could be like with GSC where Johto is connected to Kanto. Unova could be this huge region of the Pokémon world and we've only seen a part of it yet. Look at it this way: Unova is based on the NYC region of the US, right? There's no doubting that the US is much larger than Japan, where the other regions were based on. Why couldn't Unova be bigger than other regions? I think the most likely place for the currently known area of Unova to be connected to the new area of Unova would be either to the west or to the northeast. Who knows, the next game could be based on Pennsylvania/New Jersey, or maybe New England, maybe even Canada. I think it's an interesting concept, if it's correct.
Also, as @Keldeo94 pointed out to me, Unova could be based on New York as a whole. Although I doubt this, as all Pokémon regions so far have had some access to the sea, there is the possibility that Lakes Ontario and Erie could play this role.

ON THE RSE REMAKES

I loved Generation III. It was my first Pokémon generation. I loved the music, the story, the Pokémon, and all the rest of it. Admittedly, I was naive about the compatibility issues, the day/night cycle from GSC, and all the other good stuff, but it was fun. The region was diverse, and is still in my opinion tied for best region with Unova. I feel that the possibility of RSE remakes would allow the game designers to address the original concerns of the fandom while integrating improved graphics and battle mechanics and all the rest of it.

I do believe that the game designers will get around to it, but I don't believe that the coloring of the logos for BW2 has anything to do with their official announcement. The colors could easily represent fire and electricity, as Reshiram and Zekrom are Fire and Electric type, respectively. I may or may not be wrong, but I just don't believe in it.

ON KYUREM, WHITE KYUREM, AND BLACK KYUREM'S DESIGNS

For those of you who are living under a Geodude, here are the designs for Black and White Kyurem.



I really don't see what all the fuss is about for Wuji Kyurem's design. I feel it's an accurate representation of its concept, of the absence of Yin Yang, and how it's supposedly the remains of Reshiram and Zekrom's split. It certainly does look disheveled. It's a very good design for a very good concept, and I don't see why it should have to look like a fashion item to be good.

In White Kyurem's design, my favorite thing is the absence of Reshiram's crotch fur. It's what put me off getting Reshiram in the first place. I can only suppose its typing will be either a combination of Reshiram and Kyurem's typings, or exclusively the types of one of them. I like the asymmetrical design on all forms of Kyurem, it fits nicely with the theme of Yin Yang. As for Black Kyurem, for some reason I prefer Zekrom's and Kyurem's seperate designs. I don't know why. Perhaps it's the coloring.

ON THE TITLES

I doubt that Black 2 and White 2 are the actual titles of the games. For starters, there's the fact that there's already a game called Black & White 2, I believe. For another, it seems to me that Pokémon Yin and Yang would be better titles. But that's just my opinion.

SPECULATIONS

1. If my theory of there being more to Unova is correct, will there be new Pokémon in that new area, with all new starters?

2. Will there be new gym leaders and a new Elite Four, or will they reuse the old ones?

3. Will Genesect be a major plot component?

4. How will these new games tie up loose ends?

5. Is it possible that we may see another villainous team conflicting with Team Plasma?

6. Will there be any connections between Unova to other regions, such as a boat or an airplane?

7. What part will Black and White Kyurem take in the plot?

Feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments, as well as address some of my views and speculate for yourself!

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