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I've never played Pokemon before

#1Strain42Posted 5/7/2013 12:15:30 PM
Obviously, I have, but I'm trying to check something here

What can you tell me about the series and what makes it worth playing? How is it fun?
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#2Alphox99Posted 5/7/2013 12:17:41 PM
That's it, You're on my ignore list *adds to ignore list*
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#3jayman7Posted 5/7/2013 12:32:36 PM
Is the thing you're trying to check whether anyone reads what you put in "spoiler" tags?
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#4Strain42(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2013 12:37:56 PM
I was trying to check what people would say to someone who hasn't played Pokemon before and did come here to ask these sorts of questions.

...so far I have to say it's not going well :P
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#5EnferolunosPosted 5/7/2013 12:39:40 PM
Strain42 posted...
I was trying to check what people would say to someone who hasn't played Pokemon before and did come here to ask these sorts of questions.

...so far I have to say it's not going well :P


Then why would say that you've played?
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#6TIGERJACKS0N-Posted 5/7/2013 12:41:24 PM
It's just so fun traveling around and training creatures of your choice! Find your favorite animals and train em, travel with em through vast landscape, bond with em, meet pokegirls on the way, find more creatures you may like, build teams,etc. I love it so much
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#7Great_ReapettePosted 5/7/2013 12:42:07 PM
TIGERJACKS0N- posted...
meet pokegirls on the way


expected/10
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#8jayman7Posted 5/7/2013 12:42:07 PM
I think it would have been more effective if a) you used an alt and b) you didn't say what you were doing in spoiler tags.
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#9Arne83Posted 5/7/2013 12:48:41 PM
Ok, fine... I'll play along.

I can't really say for sure what you could like about the series. I'm not sure what you like. What I can tell you, however... if you're curious, pick up a game and play it. There's no better way to tell if you're gonna like a game than to experience it first hand.
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#10TranquilSeaPosted 5/7/2013 12:50:15 PM(edited)
Pokemon is basically about catching these monsters and "training" them to become strong. For me, the use of sprites, the top-down perspective, the "going on your very own adventure", and there being so many creatures to catch are all elements that contribute to the appeal of the series thus far (though X & Y seem to be able to retain that charm while stepping it up aesthetics-wise with cell shaded models). The nostalgia and the attachment I made with the anime in my childhood makes the experience even better, but nostalgia aside, they're still objectively really solid games with a ton of replay value. Seriously. I can't think of another series out there that does it better.
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I think most people read spoilers. I mean, the fact that they're spoilers makes you curious. Like secret switches. And who wouldn't press secret switches?