I've been a fan of Pokemon since the Red and Blue days and have played at least one of every main series game up to this point (excluding Black2/White 2). Though I've never been into the competitive multiplayer scene and I doubt I ever will be, I've thoroughly loved the Pokemon games since I was a kid. It's a franchise that's near and dear to my heart.
However, when X and Y were announced, things have been a little different. Instead of being extremely excited and looking forward to what crazy new Pokemon I would use, I instead basically responded with "meh". Even as new Pokemon started being announced, my basic reaction was "well that certainly is a thing that exists".
For some reason, even though I foresee myself buying at least one version of X and Y, I just can't get excited for it no matter how hard I try. While some features like Trainer Customization interest me greatly, overall my excitement for the game has not been very high. I don't know if these games just don't look that pleasing to me or if I'm experiencing some form of "franchise burnout" due to how much I played the previous titles.
Anyone else here going through a similar situation? --- "I just beat Mag-Freaking-Neto! Where yo curly mustache at?!" - Deadpool "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage
I actually felt the same way with gen 3. But I ended up sticking with it, and my love of the series was renewed. Who knows, the same might happen to you. --- More of a Pokemon fan than TherianReturns will ever be. "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals..." - Agent K.
I 'lost' interest in Pokemon early 2012, but I think that's because I was somewhat forced to not be able to play. When BW2 came out, I got into the whole competitive scene and I've been enjoying it since. --- GamerTag: SorrowOfAcheron, RageOfFenrisulf Eurynome, Lv.200 Sorcerer
Anyone else here going through a similar situation?
YES! For the longest time after HeartGold/SoulSilver I just couldn't get into Pokemon like I used to. I saw my little monsters as numbers and type variance and movesets, but that was it. No love, no concern, I didn't care if my little bird pokemon got wiped out as long as I won the fight. I skipped White/Black because I just couldn't get into it. Bought a copy, wound up shucking it off to my sister 'cause I was all "Meh" about it.
Then Black/White2 came out and I learned about Nuzlocke challenges. Since I'm not an artist, I kept a journal/diary about what I was doing in-game, how I felt about things etc. It made the game more real and important to me, I did my best not to let anyone die or betray what I felt the pokemon felt about me. It's sappy and silly to some, but I really cared about those little monsters and felt real loss when one fainted, as per the rules of a Nuzlocke, that meant they were dead and gone.
I plan on doing the same for X/Y, a blind Nuzlocke that is, and we'll see how I do on that, but that's what my situation was and what changed it. :)
Hope you figure out what to do with your own views. --- 3DS FC is 0920-0012-7211 NNID is Llesnouh
Well, I haven't gone through franchise burnout for Pokemon yet, but I have for a couple other series. Just take a break from the series. If you find you miss it, come back, if not, you can just forget about it.
I took a break for older games and series after BW came out. Best choice I ever made. --- Currently playing: Pokemon Platinum(493/493 now a 3 Star Trainer!), Street Fighter 3(Xbox online), Rocket Knight Adventures(Sega Genesis)