Let's say I told you right now that you had some sort of disability in another life and you were offered for it to disappear if you gave up something you absolutely love. You accepted. You are now living in a life without that disability, but you had no idea this happened until I told you just now, and you still have no idea what it was you loved that you gave up. That's what Pokemon would be like in this case.
Not exactly the same thing, but similar concept. Maybe in a few years time I'd tell you "hey, remember that $100,000 you won? Well... you gave up something you loved for it." You'd just laugh and shrug it off. Like you did right now when I said you had a disability in another life. You never know...
For $1,000,000? Probably. I'd make $7,500 in interest the first month alone...
For $5,000,000+? Pffft!! Buh-bye, Eevee! I love ya and all, but that money would fix so many other, more pressing problems in my life and the lives of those around me.
There are plenty of other games and things I would enjoy anyway. Plus, I enjoy Pokemon, but, if I'm completely honest, I'm not a super-die-hard fan that obsesses over it or sinks hundreds of hours into a single Pokemon game... (Other games, sure, but not Pokemon...)
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You made this way too easy by saying my life would be exactly the same. In reality, Pokemon influenced me so much when I was young that my life would have been radically different, probably much worse, without it.
"It was like unwrapping a wonderful present -- a present made out of presents." - Graham Linehan, describing the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
So your question is essentially would you give up something, that wouldn't be given up because you would not know it existed to know it had been given up.
The better question is what takes the place of the like thousand hours I played into it. Its one thing to lose the memory of a game its another to literally have a thousand hours of memory stripped away.
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