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Skip BW1 to Play This?

#1King MooglePosted 2/7/2013 9:44:21 AM
Greetings,

I just got a DS, and am looking forward to diving back into Pokemon. I'm going to skip HG/SS for now. Should I play B/W1, or jump straight to this? Are B/W2 considered the "3rd game" (the Pokemon Crystal/Emerald/Platinum/etc) of this generation? Should I just play B/W1 to the end of the story and not do the endgame stuff, saving it instead for B/W2? Or, is it worth investing large quantities of time in B/W1?

Thanks, everyone.
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#2wheeling_gamerPosted 2/7/2013 9:46:51 AM
This game is a sequel, not a third game. It is much better for gameplay aspects, but as far as story and references you will be confused. You can also unlock a lot of material, including back story (if you're interested in that) with a completed Black or White file. I would say, get Black or White, if only for the purpose of unlocking everything.
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#3ares9090Posted 2/7/2013 9:48:01 AM
Black 2 and White 2 are direct sequels, not enhanced versions, their story is very different from the story of Black and White.

You can skip BW, there's nothing really critical in those versions that affect the BW2, but if you want the full story play BW first.
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#4King Moogle(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 10:56:05 AM
Thanks, guys. Sounds like it's worth playing through BW1 in order to get the story, but I won't invest a ton in the endgame; I'll hold off for BW2 for the endgame stuff.
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#5Gray_AreasPosted 2/7/2013 12:10:35 PM
If you are playing just for the single player Pokemon adventure, BW1 is typically considered the better option. But if I were you, I'd still do some of the endgame stuff like exploration and such.
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