SundayTalk#16 Pokétransfer: Gift or Greed?
by, 9th September 2013 at 01:07 AM (221 Views)
With another news-filled Pokémon Direct coming and going, we've got our long-awaited confirmation of a way to bring Gen V Pokémon to Gen VI. Not only that, but a storage device that allows us to finally save Pokémon to somewhere without extensive trading. However, with these came some controversial news: both cost a fee of 5 USD a year. While some insist it's worth it, others insist Pokétransfer should be free. But who's right? That's what I'm here to discuss. Let's start with the common argument against it.
A common argument I've seen against it is that it was free in previous generations, and now a price is suddenly being slapped onto it. However, this is not the case. In every generation some kind of product was required, usually a whole second system costing over a hundred dollars. There's even been incidents where one was bought just so they can transfer! While some may have the pleasure of having a friend who can lend them their's, a lot of people were left out in the dark. Now to some reasons supporting it.
Supporters are saying that the bundle makes paying worth it. This is not the case. Packaging this with a storage was likely just to get people to make this point to cool down complaints. As far as I'm concerned, it's Pokétransfer with storage thrown in, not the other way around.
Another thing is the free trial. This may help some, but if you're like me, you won't be transferring for a while, and will transfer after that with new save files or whatever. The trial doesn't help.
Finally, the price. There's no denying it's cheap. Compared to buying a second system, this is a valid point.
Now the question remains. Is this all just a scheme to get money or are they helping us? The rundown is that we are paying $5 for a feature that would cost some people over twenty times more, which is packaged with a storage system to make it seem even more worth it. Although, couldn't a DS connect to a 3DS? It all seems to come down to whether it not you have access to a second system. If you don't have one, then this is a cheap alternative that comes bundled with a storage system. If you do have one, then this is just a storage system that comes with a feature you should already have access to. And for most people, the latter is true...
In other news, we have Mega Evolutions for the Kanto starters. I like Charizard the best, but still no Dragon type? Ah well.
Thanks for reading this horribly unorganized blog post, and tell me what you think.
...so...the 2DS is a thing...if you're not the target audience then why are you complaining?
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