So obviously today marked Nintendo's Announcement of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, the start of the sixth generation of one of my favorite franchises of all time. I watched that Pokemon Direct thing on Youtube when I got home today and was very pleasantly surprised with what I had witnessed.
I still have the same five retail games since I got the thing back in July of 2011. Street Fighter, Ocarina, Star Fox, Mario Kart, and Mario 3D Land. Of those I do occasionally play Mario 3D Land because I'm still trying to collect all the star coins in the secret world and Mario Kart online because the community sucks major Pokeflute at the game and I get first place every time.
My first major loyalty test to my 3DS came when someone jokingly offered to buy it from me for $100. What shocked me was that I'd actually kinda considered it, even if the person wasn't serious. I just really have not gotten the use out of the system as I had been lead to believe.
Still, there are a few games from last year I kinda want to play:
Kid Icarus Uprising: At first I thought this game looked like shit but I saw it appear on quite a numerous lot of game of the year lists. Which makes me thing I missed out on a pretty good game.
Virtues Last Reward: Would buy this in a heartbeat but I need to play 999 first.
I also feel that I'd like my 3DS more if countries outside Japan didn't get the shit end of the stick so much. I mean Japanese owners get fucking Project X Zone, Ex Troopers, and that one Square Enix game with the fairy or whatever. (Can't remember the name but it looks good)
That brings me to Pokeman X and Y.
I didn't expect to be as impressed as I was with that trailer. I think what got me the most was the part where they showed off the battling, and how awesome the Pokemon look. Perhaps the most exciting thing for me, is for the inevitable import option and see how all my favorite Pokemon look.
I have mixed opinions on the starters. Chespin looks like a stupid hybrid between Bidoof and Oshawott. Fenneken looks okay but Pokemon already has so many goddamn fire dogs that it just doesn't interest me. Froakie is who I see myself starting with, as I do a lot of research on reptiles and amphibians.
And so I end this seemingly objective-less blog to just say that once again, Pokemon has renewed my hope. Just as it had done with the GBA and DS before it, Pokemon X and Y is as of now my most anticipated title of the year. Yeah, I know Pokemon Z will probably come out the following Spring, but whatever. I'm just happy I'll finally have a good reason to have kept my 3DS. Too bad unless Luigi's Mansion comes out it will be a long 10 months.
Oh and Nintendo should make Pokemon Snap 2 for the Wii-U. Okay bye.