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2 years ago#11
Meta289 posted...
It's hard to have starters as the mascots now due to the titles of the games. Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise worked as mascots because the games were Green, Red, and Blue. The mascots are supposed to match the color or theme of the title.


Right, Fire/Grass/and Water matched perfectly with the games. It makes you wonder what it would have been like if those weren't the same in every game. Ho-Oh is what Fire/Flying, somehow that's gold. Lugia is Psychic/Flying, and somehow thats silver. Maybe the typing doesn't matter as much as the color pallet of the actual pokemon.
2 years ago#12
Gen 1 and 2 it still seemed like they were getting into the swing of things with how mascots work.

Since Gen 3 they've always had a pretty firm grasp on how they should work.
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2 years ago#13
Well the box art just pretty much say: Hey, this pokemon is gonna be what the villain team is gonna be all about, even though they keep acting like it's a big surprise in the dialogue.

I'd rather they just put the two playable characters in the middle next to each other with a team of six pokemon surrounding them that are version exclusive.
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2 years ago#14
person_pitch posted...
TruePowerSeeker posted...
The only game without legendaries on the cover were Gen 1 games. What would they put on the game then? Just both games having Mewtwo on the cover?


Mewtwo wasn't the only legendary, genius.


But it had no parallel legendary that wasn't meant to be a secret. They would have had to leave out one of the legendary birds if they went that route.
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2 years ago#15
VegantoKeens posted...
I'd rather they just put the two playable characters in the middle next to each other with a team of six pokemon surrounding them that are version exclusive.


I don't hate this idea, but it's risky to make such a big change. For example, casuals may just see the cover and assume it's a spinoff they don't need to bother with.
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2 years ago#16
R0cks0l1dd posted...
person_pitch posted...
TruePowerSeeker posted...
The only game without legendaries on the cover were Gen 1 games. What would they put on the game then? Just both games having Mewtwo on the cover?


Mewtwo wasn't the only legendary, genius.


But it had no parallel legendary that wasn't meant to be a secret. They would have had to leave out one of the legendary birds if they went that route.


Not if they released 3 games instead of 2. I'm also arguing that starters remaining on the covers would have been a better idea, and also not standardizing water/fire/grass as the starters for every Generation. It would also leave the legendaries in that legendary mystique, and make for a much more grandiose encounter in game.
2 years ago#17
I prefer Legendaries.
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2 years ago#18
person_pitch posted...
TruePowerSeeker posted...
The only game without legendaries on the cover were Gen 1 games. What would they put on the game then? Just both games having Mewtwo on the cover?


Mewtwo wasn't the only legendary, genius.


He was the only one that mattered.
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