It must be the hipster in them and maybe a natural reaction as well. I have never played a Pokémon game ever because of what I learned from it the game isn't something that appeals to me, but to the best of my knowledge I have never ripped the fan base for enjoying the game. Now to my reasoning on the hipster part; well, I noticed that many of my Facebook friends have been ripping the game and I know they never played it because some of them aren't even gamers, and the rest are casuals drooling over everything Call of Duty. I'm guessing it's just that natural reaction as well, since some people probably feel the game they're playing is "better" and should be more recognized. I noticed this in the people I know who despise Call of Duty as well. It would be nice for people to just sit back, enjoy what THEY like, and leave others to the things they enjoy.
Lately I've been able to play games a little more than usual which I'm fine with. If possible, I would play all day every day because nothing else entertainment wise really interests me at all anymore. The only time I watch anyone play a game is during a game review, and I usually stop once I get all the information I felt was necessary. Same for GB.
Definitely patience, determination, and strategy. These three helped me the absolute most when I was in the Army for nearly 7 years. Plus no matter how difficult some of the games were, they still worked as some good stress relievers.
@zombievac: ehh... I think I can understand your friend on that one. I probably would have cut you off too. When it comes down to relationships it's always best to stay on the outside unless you're related to them and even then you should be cautious as hell. You're lucky that didn't turn into a fist fight or worse.
Honestly, friends come and go and it's best to just move forward and meet new people. Either on-line or simply going out. I lost a friend of 25 years back in 2014 simply because I refused to accept his religion. Last summer he contacted me after cutting me off begging for financial help. I refused to mend fences and simply told him to ask his god for help. Now he's divorced and living with his dying mom again at the age of 35. F*** that guy, for real.
@wacomole: I'm with you on that one. Plus after the screenshots and the game's premise I'm just not all that intrigued by it. I'm definitely not pre-ordering it. I'm going to wait for the reviews to come out.
@tds418: When compared to New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, yeah definitely. I would probably still recommend those two only if you're a serious Mario fan; and yeah Metroid: Fusion has something to offer along with Zero Mission.
@tds418: If you like Mario games then definitely Super Mario 3D Land, Cave Story 3D (personal fave, and it's pretty tough), Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and if they are able for download which I think they are, Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission.