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2 years ago#1
Is it too much to ask for the early parts of the game to not be such a chore?
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2 years ago#2
There should be a question before you play the game (along with "are you a boy or a girl?" and whatnot) that asks "Have you played Pokemon before?".
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2 years ago#3
The games are "boring" because it's what they call a slow start, it wouldn't be much fun if you went from facing level 3 Pokemon to level 64 in a matter of seconds that (although you can catch them) would stomp your team if you failed instantly.

Aside from that, it's done to help new players into the series. (see Disgaea, Persona, or any other RPG for that matter.)
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2 years ago#4
After playing Okami I can handle any early game.
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2 years ago#5
Ni no Kuni took forever for the game to start up. The beginning of Pokemon games never seemed too terrible to me.
2 years ago#6
It's the midpart where I find my attention drifting most. I can't account for it--sometimes I just seem to run out of steam for a bit. Of course, if it's an RPG I care about, I'll pick it up soon afterward.
2 years ago#7
BardWannabe posted...
It's the midpart where I find my attention drifting most. I can't account for it--sometimes I just seem to run out of steam for a bit.


Sounds about right. Usually, I enjoy the beginning because I level up fast and I get to put my team together. But around Gym 5, I have a full team, leveling up takes longer, and there isn't much challenge. Things tend to drag until the Elite 4 then.
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2 years ago#8
CakeOfLies posted...
There should be a question before you play the game (along with "are you a boy or a girl?" and whatnot) that asks "Have you played Pokemon before?".


I agree with this, then we can skip the lessons on how to throw pokeballs etc.
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2 years ago#9
eponastar posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
There should be a question before you play the game (along with "are you a boy or a girl?" and whatnot) that asks "Have you played Pokemon before?".


I agree with this, then we can skip the lessons on how to throw pokeballs etc.


cuz a a minute or two of tutorials is soo taxing
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2 years ago#10
FierceDeity1026 posted...
Ni no Kuni took forever for the game to start up. The beginning of Pokemon games never seemed too terrible to me.


Because Ni no Kuni sucks
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