The best age for Player Characters? - Page 2

View Poll Results: Best Age for Player Character

Voters
136. You may not vote on this poll
  • Pre-Teen (10-12)

    12 8.82%
  • Early Teen (13-14)

    38 27.94%
  • Mid-Teen (15-16)

    62 45.59%
  • Late Teen (17-19)

    24 17.65%
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 78
Like Tree20Likes

Thread: The best age for Player Characters?

  1. #16
    Batman The Batman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Batcave™
    Posts
    2,092
    Blog Entries
    30

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Mid-Teen (15-16)

    The best stage in life, in my opinion. Your only this age, once. And you'll never get the chance to be this age ever, again.
    Flareth likes this.

  2. #17
    Registered User Pashalik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Oh, I'm around, most days.
    Posts
    45

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouffalant Herdier View Post
    Mid-teen, it's the best all-round for escapism purposes. When you're younger, you see the teenagers around that age as the coolest people on Earth, and when you're older, it's the stage of your life you wish you were in again. Sob.
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.

  3. #18
    Registered User ARC-1300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    268

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pashalik View Post
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.
    Yeah peoples memories tend be that way,its just the way the brain makes you think.

    Although not everyone's teen year's were the same so lets take note of that.

    Back on topic, even if they were to change the ages, dont think we should expect +age=darker plot.

  4. #19
    七パーセント Blue Dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United
    Posts
    840
    Blog Entries
    5
    Follow Blue Dragon On Twitter
    Follow Blue Dragon on Tumblr

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    I'd say late teen would be the better choice indeed and maybe be even later. I am 23 myself, so it would fit me best, however I do think that it would also fit the younger crowd better as well. When I think about it, when I was young I didn't ever want to play as a child character in a game I always wanted to play as and adult character.

  5. #20
    ♥ Grand Riser ♥ Silverwynde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Battle Maison
    Posts
    7,020
    Blog Entries
    102

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pashalik View Post
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.
    I'd like to skip the latter half of my teenaged years, thank you very much. =/

    Me, I'd think 13 would be ideal. Young enough to go on a journey, old enough to be a bit responsible. When I was an older teen, I had way too much going on in my life; even if I lived in the Pokemon world, I may not have left on a journey at that point. I had a boyfriend whom I didn't want to leave, exams, college to worry about, etc. I didn't have those bothers when I was younger.

    So yeah, early teens makes the most sense to me.

    Team Battle Maison
    Claimed: Golett ~ Iron Fist ~ Shadow Punch ~ Big Pearl ~ Light Clay.
    GPX+

  6. #21
    back for now... returnofmastercrazyhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    back from the PPS
    Posts
    203
    Blog Entries
    15
    Add returnofmastercrazyhand on Facebook
    Visit returnofmastercrazyhand's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnGreen View Post
    When has it said that Red is 24?
    bw took place 10 years after gsc according to a short lived edit on bulbapedia
    I claim pokemon magmaruby, aquasapphire, ultra red, and super blue versions
    text only sigs are dumb.

  7. #22
    Registered User snowlioness87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Not Alabama :(
    Posts
    175

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by jda95 View Post
    I don't think they should be anything other than 10-12. Pokémon is meant to be escapist fantasy, and we can't forget that it's core audience it's intended for is young children of that age (well it's probably a range of about 7-12). It's not meant to be particularly realistic, it's meant to convey feelings of excitement and adventure.
    This. You took the words right out of my mouth. I would like the ability to customize a character, but as far as age goes, I would prefer it if he/she would stay a child.

    EDITED FOR DERPY CONTRADICTION! :P
    Pokemon X EV-trained team:

    Electabuzz, Charizard, Lapras, Steelix, Pyroar, Pangoro

  8. #23
    Charizard fur MegaCharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Ca,USA
    Posts
    307
    Blog Entries
    27
    Follow MegaCharr On Twitter
    Visit MegaCharr's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    I would think the age for who most of the Pokémon fans are these days(I sound like im old person, don't I?)....

    Mid-Teen (15-16)


  9. #24
    Prince of Renais FinalArcadia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Preparing for battle
    Posts
    2,743
    Blog Entries
    51

    Follow FinalArcadia on Tumblr Visit FinalArcadia's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    I think 14 is a good number. Still pretty young, but getting closer to the age of a lot of older fans. Any more and I think it might deter kids from playing, though.

  10. #25
    Crimson Fighter Phoenixphlare's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,091
    Blog Entries
    196

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverwynde View Post
    I'd like to skip the latter half of my teenaged years, thank you very much. =/

    Me, I'd think 13 would be ideal. Young enough to go on a journey, old enough to be a bit responsible. When I was an older teen, I had way too much going on in my life; even if I lived in the Pokemon world, I may not have left on a journey at that point. I had a boyfriend whom I didn't want to leave, exams, college to worry about, etc. I didn't have those bothers when I was younger.

    So yeah, early teens makes the most sense to me.

    Yeah but 12-13 year old males imo are naturally the most hostile vulgar obnoxious people on the planet. I'm not insulting any generation or any person. I'm just saying to my understanding that's the way we are wired. I was obnoxious at thirteen and so were both my brothers. I'm just saying giving kids that much power at that age could cause them not to get their act together or cause real physical damage. But hey maybe I'm over thinking it. I won't even say I am completely certain but still I never saw someone at that age as responsible.
    Last edited by Phoenixphlare; 11th January 2012 at 03:48 PM.

  11. #26
    追放されたバカ
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    90

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Midteens is better. Pokemon training becomes a career. 15 and 16 year olds in the real world get their first major job at that age so it makes the most sense. But did you notice that it almost looks like the player characters never grew up with a single Pokemon to at least befriend? May/Brendan had no feeling for their own father's Pokémon!
    Last edited by SandmanDPBeDoublEwe; 11th January 2012 at 07:28 PM.

  12. #27
    Face of mercy? NOPE Yato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Anywhere
    Posts
    6,663
    Blog Entries
    435

    Follow Yato on Tumblr

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Like the majority of us here, I, too, think mid-teens is the best age for the player character. Responsible enough to travel alone, and saving the world makes a little more sense than when the PC is a ten-year-old.

  13. #28
    Future Frontier Brain
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    828

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    I say Early Teen. That way it's not too young to where the story's unbelievable but it's not to old to where kids can't do a thing, since Pokemon's main audience is children.

  14. #29
    Canada's Oshimen Shinobu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    837
    Blog Entries
    338

    Follow Shinobu on Tumblr

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    If the PCs were in their mid-twenties, the game would appeal to people who have unfulfilled dreams of backpacking through Europe. Game sales would shoot through the roof.

  15. #30
    追放されたバカ
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,123
    Blog Entries
    137

    Default Re: The best age for Player Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Destiny Queen View Post
    Like the majority of us here, I, too, think mid-teens is the best age for the player character. Responsible enough to travel alone, and saving the world makes a little more sense than when the PC is a ten-year-old.
    Ahem! Did anyone forget about the Mother characters? 10-12-year-olds are capable enough to go on their own and save the world.

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

LinkBacks (?)

  1. 27th January 2012, 10:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •