By notdavid 16 Comments
I don't play a lot of games. I'm way into the medium, but I always pick a select few to dig into and devote the rest of my time to film, writing, and masturbation. Add to that my parents' wishes that I not play M rated games until adulthood, and you can see how I could have missed several legendary games. Until recently, I have never touched a Halo game. And until today, I have never played Pokemon.
I'm using a specific definition of the word "played" here. I've started Red a few times, and I played 10 minutes of Diamond. I quit after my first Rattata in Red, and made even less progress in the other one. This probably stems from me trying to get into it as an adult, with no frame of reference other than the anime and assorted merchandise, which I was WAY into. Never the RPGs, though. Probably because I never had a Gameboy.
This blog is for the purpose of describing classic games from a virgin perspective. For this first part, I grabbed a copy of Pokemon Red, and I'm going to play it. I also found my old copy of Pokemon Stadium, so I'll finally be able to see what this transfer pack business is all about. When I'm done I'll come back with part 2, describing my thoughts after my first real Pokemon game.