...there are Pokemon fans and Pokemon 'fans'.
It is making me like Pokémon that I previously didn't like. For example, Ampharos always felt weird to me, because of its lack of fur, but I really like Amphabulous' design and its fabulous hair. It is a simple change on its design that makes all the difference to me. Also it isn't a pure Electric-type anymore, but Electric/Dragon and I always prefer dual type 'mon over single types. Oh, and Blaziken too! I am really digging its kick-boxing-like stance and darker color scheme. I used to prefer
I've noticed they've been pretty positive outside the "core" sites, while most of the negativity towards them I've noticed on sites such as BMG and /vp/
Perhaps it's because casual fans and such have less attachment to the old Pokemon, but either way this is certainly a decision that's been eye-catching for a lot of gamers that otherwise didn't pay much attention to Pokemon. There is of course cries of "Digimon!" and "This isn't even my final form!",
Now, I'm looking forward to XY, like anyone else. But there is one, ONE thing that didn't click with me: Mega Pokemon. Not only the names, but the concept and designs. This is what I think of each Mega Pokemon:
MegaAmpharos- Could they be any less creative? All they really did was put thick weave on its head, and then add curly fur on its tail with red gems. Oh, and it's Electric/Dragon. Would have been awesome if we didn't have Zekrom. At least Mold Breaker is good.
Updated 4th September 2013 at 09:34 AM by Misty Calls Masquerain
And still no XY anime news. *sighs*