18th May 2013, 03:09 PM #1
How Should I Play Through the Pokemon Games?
It's been a long time since I have posted here so I apologize if this is in the wrong section; feel free to move this. This thread is about how I should play the Pokemon games on my upcoming YouTube LP Channel. (Which I haven't even made yet because I'm still setting things up.) I checked the rules and this isn't breaking them because it isn't in my Signature and I haven't even given you a name to remember either. The following I copied/pasted from my Word Document.
I’m hoping one day my friend and I can start a YouTube Let’s Play channel together. What would make our channel different from many others (and hopefully successful) is that most of the games we will be playing on there will be blind. For example, I haven’t played Super Mario World while he says that one is his favorite. He has never played a Pokémon game (except for the spin-offs: Stadium, Coliseum, Hey You Pikachu and Snap) and I have played all of them.
I made this thread because I have a few questions. Question Number One: Where do we start?
The easiest method would be to do all of them in order of release. (Red/Blue > Gold/Silver > Ect.) If we do this what happens when we get to the remakes? I don’t think he would want to play the same game twice, but it does show the newly added features the others did not.
We could start from FireRed and LeafGreen, but since Gold and Silver were remake for the next handheld that means we will be jumping from GBA (Gen 1 Remake) to DS (Gen 2 Remake), back to GBA (Gen 3) and then back to DS (Gen 4). With X/Y/Z on the 3DS and assuming Ruby/Sapphire remakes will be too, that means we’ll be jumping handhelds again.
On top of all of that: There’s the third version of each Gen. (Yellow > Crystal > Ect.) I don’t know what kind of set-up we’ll be doing for our channel either. I suggested making our normal channel with two side-channels, one for me and one for him, where we can upload LPs by ourselves on our own time while still tending to our normal channel. For example: we both do Left 4 Dead, but you see my side of the game on my separate channel and you see his side of the game on his separate channel.
We could also not do that set-up at all and just have side-by-side game play footage in one video whenever we’re separated. With three versions we could do a side-by-side of the partner games and then a separate LP for the third version where we combine what we would’ve learned and see what we can make out of it. This would also help because there are three starter Pokémon, one for each LP…then we run into Black 2 and White 2. I know, right?
Which brings me to Question Number Two: What Team should I have for my side of things?
Since I’m the expert, I can really make a team with any Pokémon you choose. The reason I’m asking is because I want him to learn with every Generation.
In Generation 1, I want him to learn about Type strengths and weaknesses. In Generation 2, I want him to learn more about Dual Typing. In Generation 3, I want him to learn about the importance of Abilities. In Generation 4, I want him to learn about how the Physical/Special split makes a big difference. In Generation 5, as of now – no rules apply. In Black 2 and White 2, I’m thinking about having no starter Pokémon and at least one Pokémon from each Generation in your Team. (That could wait until X and Y, though)
Honestly, because GameFreak broke both their New Game > Remake pattern and their New Handheld > Same Handheld pattern; I’m just really lost at what do.
18th May 2013, 06:28 PM #2
Re: How Should I Play Through the Pokemon Games?
Go FireRed/LeafGreen, Emerald, Platinum, HGSS, BW, then BW2.
It's just easier in general because the games go up in quality. You won't ever think "Oh, the last game was so much better." You probably shouldn't bother with the R/S/D/P because they're too similar to the third versions. And as for the Kanto Johto Hoenn Sinnoh Unova method you were thinking about, it really doesn't matter which order you go in. The stories from one region don't carry over to others in any meaningful way.
As for the team, just use pokemon that you like and/or are rarely used. It's much more interesting to see a playthrough of a guy using a chimecho, a dunsparce, and a sunflora then someone using a well-thought out team with optimized stats, moves, and type advantages.