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    I honestly preferred BW, BW2 felt a bit lazy to me. The story was really half-assed and didn't feel a necessary addition to what was presented in their predecessors.

    It was a neat experiment, but for all intents and purposes, it was probably my least favorite pair of the series. I loved the "fresh start" in BW, the new world, the way the characters were all presented, it was all very well-thought-out whereas BW2 didn't give me the same feeling. I liked the new side features, but other than that, it fell apart in other regards.

    Half of the massive regional dex wasn't even accessible until post-story. That was pretty cheap imo, why bother having such a huge national 'Dex? I don't know, I feel in the minority here.
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    I'll list the pros and cons of each game. Please note this is all my opinion, there are also more pros and cons than I listed, these are the only ones I could quickly think of.

    Black and White 1
    - Fast paced, not too slow at the beginning.
    - Great story-line, although if you've already seen spoilers, you're just in it for the features.
    - Great music
    - I would assume most WiFi events are only for BW2 now
    - Lacking some new features that BW2 has

    Black and White 2
    - It is possible the story-line could be confusing without playing BW1
    - New features such as, PokeStar Studios, Join Avenue, Easy Mode and Challenge Mode etc.
    - The starting of the game is very tedious.
    - The story-line is great,
    - The new cities, and towns are well designed.

    Both are great games, and have equal pros and cons. If possible though, I would choose BW2, although it sort of is DLC for BW1. To compare certain things I'd check the main website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonist View Post
    BW2 are better than BW, but without playing BW, you will most likely be confused about quite a few of the events, and the dialogue.
    Yes. BW2 has much more pokemon,better gyms,gives a bit more challenge and a bit better storyline. My friend actually bought B2 and W2 and he probably didn't understand a thing they were saying and not knowing who in the world cheren is or bianca. If you play BW2 you need to play BW 1 to understand the game and what not but I still like Black 2 White 2 better.



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    The sequels are miles better. I've l,aged them both, and I had much more motivation to finish White 2 rather than White. Maybe it's because the new music was better, the graphics somehow seemed better, or how I could actually catch a decent amount the first 493 without having to import them from Pearl.
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    I have White and got about 5-6 badges (I can't remember how many) and then suddenly stopped playing for whatever reason. My question is, is it worth it to get like Black or White 2? Or do you think I'd be fine skipping it?

    I recently decided to get a 3DS for X and Y and a couple other 3DS exclusive games and thought I'd finish my White and maybe their sequels, but dont' wanna waste the money on it.
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    BW2 it is for me!

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    I definitely prefer Black 2/White 2 over the first BW games. There are just so many things to do on BW2 - new locations to visit, making movies, developing Join Avenue, competing at the World Tournament, earning medals etc.
    I have over 300 hours of play time on my White 2 and I still have a long way to go before being done with that game.

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    I feel like BW2 ruined the Original Unova. It was based off around the area of New York, so it had that whole, "America", theme going for it. However, with the edition of BW2, everything felt more Japanese based. Roxie didn't display what any of our Rockers look like. How the heck did Elesa's Hair turn into that kind of pattern? The protagonists were awkward looking IMO. The PWT seems unrealistic. All the Gym Leaders and Champions stop what their doing and go to PWT. They should at least had a Time Mechanic like they did in HGSS. Unova was supposed to be full of Unova Pokemon, not all the others. They could have added a few old ones, but not almost half of them. Overall, I just hated BW2 for its bad story line and awkwardness. BW1 was better, even though the Post Game was a bit empty.

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    with the edition of BW2, everything felt more Japanese based.
    That's a bad thing?

    How the heck did Elesa's Hair turn into that kind of pattern?
    That minor detail didn't affect the game or the story in ANY sense of the word. If anything, you should be grateful they made her look more interesting.

    The PWT seems unrealistic. All the Gym Leaders and Champions stop what their doing and go to PWT.
    Oh yes, got forbid they ever leave their Gyms/Pokemon Leagues and go somewhere different. Forget having a change of scenery and going outside and getting on with their daily lives, they should just stay in their rooms for ALL ETERNITY.

    Unova was supposed to be full of Unova Pokemon, not all the others.
    Going by that same logic, Johto should only be full of Johto Pokemon, and Hoenn should only be full of Hoenn Pokemon, and so on. Why you would choose to only apply that argument to Unova is beyond me. We already know Kalos isn't going to be just Kalos Pokemon. You gonna think the same there as well?






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    BW beacuse the story is so damn good it is the best pokemon main game series ( its more good if you dont read spoiler )
    BW 2 is good to because its have much more feature but cause i'm prefer playing pokemon because of story i choose BW 1 but both of them equally good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Nexus View Post
    That's a bad thing?



    That minor detail didn't affect the game or the story in ANY sense of the word. If anything, you should be grateful they made her look more interesting.



    Oh yes, got forbid they ever leave their Gyms/Pokemon Leagues and go somewhere different. Forget having a change of scenery and going outside and getting on with their daily lives, they should just stay in their rooms for ALL ETERNITY.



    Going by that same logic, Johto should only be full of Johto Pokemon, and Hoenn should only be full of Hoenn Pokemon, and so on. Why you would choose to only apply that argument to Unova is beyond me. We already know Kalos isn't going to be just Kalos Pokemon. You gonna think the same there as well?
    First off, we have FOUR other regions based off Japan. Unova was supposed to be more Americanized. Second, thats your opinion about her hair looking interesting. I think it looks horrible. In my opinion. But seems that you don't really respect my opinion. Third, Gym Leaders can't just leave their town/city because they have to look after it. Your telling me that ALL the Gym Leaders of a region can just leave? All 8 of them? It just doesn't make sense to me that for example Sinnoh had no people to look after the Gyms. Same thing applies for the Champions, too. Fourth, I said some. Not all. I personally don't like having that many Pokemon becausw it seems unrealistic. What is the point of having regions if you just throw in some old ones just for fillers? I like when my games reflect the world better. I'm just saying BW1 was ten times more realistic than BW2.

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    BW had a better story, and dared to stray from the status quo, but had little to do after the credits rolled. Plus annoying rivals. Cheren, we know you want to be the best, like no one ever was, and frankly, I got sick of Bianca's daddy issues.

    Frankly, I liked Hugh because he had actual motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Nexus View Post
    Going by that same logic, Johto should only be full of Johto Pokemon, and Hoenn should only be full of Hoenn Pokemon, and so on. Why you would choose to only apply that argument to Unova is beyond me. We already know Kalos isn't going to be just Kalos Pokemon. You gonna think the same there as well?
    Johto and Kanto are next to each other, and Hoenn is close to Johto, as we learned from Orre's Pokémon. Unova, however, is farther from all of the other regions than any previous region is from another. Also, an advertising point of Black and White was that it would be all-new Pokémon - it would be like playing Kanto for the first time, or like anyone playing their first Pokémon game.


    I liked Black/White better for the story and, now that I've played their sequels, the appearances of the protagonists. However, B2W2 easily surpassed them, in my opinion, with small, new features. The bag's Free Space, the ability to move around items within the party, the new PC, and better breeding mechanics all cause me to say that I prefer B2W2. I do, however, feel that there are too many legends - capturing them doesn't feel special anymore, especially now that I soft reset for natures. It was an adventure; now, it's a hassle.

    Also, the unbelievable number of PP Maxes and Rare Candies I had accumulated by the end of the B2 made me quite happy, as well as the Dream World Poliwhirl I caught after a few Grotto resets. However, the addition of flashing lights in Elesa's gym were not appreciated. I battled through there with my eyes closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmusedMilk View Post
    Frankly, I liked Hugh because he had actual motivation.
    THIS, and his battle theme was >>>>>>>>>> Bianca/Cheren's battle theme.

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    So wait Black/white 2 is actually a sequel?
    I tought black/white 2 was exactely the same game like Black/White 1 but only improved game mechanics.

    didn't know it was a full new game, i just bought it today but just to trade pokemon with my black and white 2 lol...
    can't wait to start then with White 2

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    Haven't read through the thread, so apologies if what I'm about to say has been stated already.

    BW2 is easily better, imo. The only thing I can say BW honestly did better was the story, because BW2's story was nowhere near as good. Everything else BW2 pretty much expanded upon, for instance...

    Less linearity.
    More postgame
    Difficulty Levels, albeit poorly, still the option was there.
    More Pokemon.
    More version differences outside of Pokemon (the different colored HP bars and different colored Area Entrance Eyecatches depending on verison was neat as was Reversal Mountain)
    Dream World, I guess.
    Medal System.
    Music, both were good, but BW2 was better.

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    I think BW2 Is better because It has more features like Pokemon world tournament. It also has Pokemon from earlier genarations.
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    Even though BW2 were more "improved" and had more features, Im going with BW. Its just personal taste really, but for some reason Ive always preffered BW :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost Mage View Post
    Now I know this is a very controversial topic, but I just wanted to know what you thought was better, and if you think I should get BW or BW2, seeing as I don't have a Generation 5 game yet.
    It would have been nice if they put BW 2 on the 3DS instead of the regular DS or at least released it on both formats. I think Platinum was better than both BW or BW2.
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    The story is better in BW yet if you want improved post-game things and to finish the national pokedex, you should try BW 2 because it has more pokemons from other generations. I really love BW, it has a special place in my heart because it was like a new adventure. But I also love BW 2 for the new options like Join Avenue, Pokestar studios, White forest tree, Medal system and Hidden Grottos. Also I like the girl character better than Hilda.
    I think you should play BW first and than BW 2. It's such a great story when you put the pices together and the memory link it's awesome.
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    I have not yet beat Elite 4 in my B2 but at this point Black has been the better game experience for me. I loved how you could use only new Pokémon in the game and got old ones only after Elite 4. The story was also better and Black has been the game I played trough most quickly. And that was because of the story, it was interesting and I really wanted to learn more about N and brains behind Team Plasma. I also loved Bianca and Cheren because they were more friends than rivals but they also challenged you sometimes. In B2 there's many nice new things and much more everything to do but I just liked playing Black more. Both are good games anyway.

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    Get one of the origials that way you understand who N is and stuff, but the sequals are the best
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    I prefer B2/W2 a lot more than the original Unova games. Although B/W had a great story that was a joy to play through when it was released, the sequels offered more content that was more to my taste. I loved the feel of my White 2 play through, it was pretty much just like White version but with a more classic style of play. In my opinion it felt more similar to the normal format of a Pokémon game. The plot never got in your way in the sequels, you were not fulfilling a prophecy to become a hero. You were some kid from Aspertia City who dreamed on becoming a champion. Aside from the story I loved that each Gym had its own remix of the classic music, that I could catch Elekid very early in the game and raise my favourite Electric type, that I had a rival who informed me he was about to unleash his rage! awww man so much great content that had me smiling the whole way through. I'd go into detail about how much I love the PWT, Join Avenue & new music. But I feel like I am rambling already haha. To cut it short, White 2 redeemed Gen 5 for me.

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    Yeah, a lot of people have said to do the original BW first, but I myself much prefer B2W2 for reasons such as lots of Pokémon to choose from in-game, Hugh with his solid development, Pokéstar Studios and the PWT, Join Avenue, the list goes on and on. I don't know why, I just kinda found the original BW rather bland in comparison, I couldn't be arsed to finish the National Pokédex on it. Sometimes the difficulty in the main game actually felt kinda stupid, and the tutorials were annoying (I actually found them to go rather smooth in B2W2). I have around 170 hours logged on my White version (that I got shortly after release) and over 200 logged on my main White 2 version.

    However...should you get B2W2, don't expect any lolwtf opponents in the main storyline (by "lolwtf" I mean stuff like DPPt Garchomp, BW Hydreigon, Gen I Alakazam, etc). The hardest thing in the game is arguably either Elesa's Zebstrika or Clay's Excadrill. MAYBE Iris' Haxorus (and only because it has Dragon Dance and a Focus Sash), or Cheren's Lillipup with Work Up. They can be rather easy, but they're still fun, especially if you do a Nuzlocke on them.
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    breeding natures 100% with everstone and the pokemon breeders you can challenge as many times as you want were the deciding factors for me

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