...I don't know why Nintendo squanders one of it's best franchises by making the exact same game over and over again....
Don't get me wrong. I love the Pokemon games, but we've essentially been playing the EXACT same game for 10+ years
Like many of us here, I have played through: R/B/G/Y/S/G/C/R/S/E/D/P/Pt/HG/SS And aside from slight atheistic difference, each and every one of those games played out the EXACT same way.
Sure, there are different Pokemon, new attacks, new gym leaders, different towns/other places to explore. But all of those things are only skin deep...
The fact is, every hand-held Pokemon game has followed the same formula.
(I'm sure no one needs me to explain this, but for argument sake:)
You start as a Pokemonless kid from X, who helps professor X who in return gives you one of three starter Pokemon.
You then travel around being randomly assaulted by people and Pokemon who force you into closed, turn based 1vs1 or 2vs2 battle.
You can only attack by selected one of 4 moves from a set that is either learned by leveling or by TM/HM.
You go from town to town, leveling your team and catching new Pokemon after weakening them in battle. You battle the gym leader and get a badge. Then move on to the next town.
Eventually after foiling a team of thugs you'll get 8 badges then pwn the Elite 4. Then beat your rival.
I was preying that B/W would be a welcomed break from this formula.
Now please don't be an idiot and flame me, I think that the basic Pokemon game play style is amazing!
But I also think that Pokemon has so much more potential!
From what I've seen so far, B/W seems like the same shit, just with more pretty(pointless) atheistic changes piled on. Maybe it's just because I'm not as pleased by things like 'new' Pokemon or silly Nintendo stylist gimmicks, but I'm really worried that B/W will be BORING.
There are just only so many YEARS I can spend playing the exact same game =x