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Okay, so by now most of you have probably seen the interview regarding why the Battle Frontier isn't in ORAS. If not, here you go:
Interview: INTERVISTA ESLUSIVA: Junichi Masuda e Shigeru Ohmori ci svelano alcune curiosità su Pokémon Rubino Omega e Zaffiro Alpha!
Translation: PM_ME_YOUR_IZANAGI comments on Interview with Junichi Masuada, reasoning behind no Battle Frontier, more stuff explained (partial translation in comments)
Q:Why wasn't the Battle Frontier
...can we PLEASE not have linear region design anymore? The "players can get lost" excuse doesn't work anymore now that that's a thing. And if they give you the choice not to follow them it actually serves as a decent compromise, older players can simply say no and explore the region themselves without being subjected to the handholding that has plagued recent games.
Throughout the entire news cycle, I've been flip flopping based on whether or not I've been wanting this game. Well after the game's come out and we've seen probably every major feature in this game, I think I've come to a decision on whether or not to buy it. I think I'm going to buy it, but not at full price, I'll probably get it used. As for why:
The game in general just seems to be a lazy, style over substance remake that's trying to nickel and dime me. You can tell which aspects
and I got an email titled "Pokemon fans, your next adventure awaits". I open it up thinking it's an advertisement for ORAS (I'm subscribed to receive advertisements from Nintendo, no idea why I decided to do that), and then I see an advertisement for:
Way to completely mislead people, Nintendo.
Okay, so a new 3DS model was just announced, simply referred to as New 3DS. It's essentially the 3DS' GBC/DSi, a mid gen upgrade that increases the system's capabilities. It has a second, smaller Circle Pad, extra shoulder buttons, NFC support, and more CPU and RAM. Definitely a significant upgrade, not only have they added more horsepower and NFC (which we could've guessed), but also added extra buttons. To top it all off, there's going to be exclusive games for it, with them revealing a port of