I was dissapointed and bored with it for a while, but White has grown on me. Not my fave Gen, but still enjoyable.
I was dissapointed and bored with it for a while, but White has grown on me. Not my fave Gen, but still enjoyable.
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It is quite dissapointing & sad to say boring..But I think we're all just growing up. Pokémon may not be getting boring but we're just growing up, ya know? :// I agree but we're just growing up nothing we can do to change that...Besides not everyone worldwide will like Pokémon B/W. Every Gen has it's 'mehhhh' Pokémon. ~Nya :33
Well, I would say the reason you're bored with the gyms etc. is because you've done this so many times with the other games. In my opinion, Black and White is the same game but with more pokemon and a slightly better story (and of course besides that, the gyms have gotten much, much easier). I mostly think it's the first reason though, I'm bored of doing the "beat up gym leaders and elite 4" thing too, but then there are still new things that keep me from getting entirely boring. But yeah, pokemon has now become more about what happens post story, like getting the stars on your ID or collecting medals, and also about competitive battling (battle subway, wifi etc.).
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Black and White was meh (The pokemon were great, story-line was lacking)
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Gen V in general is not boring, but it's not the best generation either.
Both games are great in its own way, but I feel that it still lacks something.
Must be the region design itself...
I don't think B/W was boring. It is very fun and all the new designs and characters are cool
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I miss traversing long winded paths only to get to a dead end and then I have to head a long way back to the fork like Rock Tunnel;
Or raiding villainous headquarters filled with rooms, floors, buttons, and warps like Silph Co./Celadon Game Corner;
I know BW2 had puzzling areas like the Castelia Sewers and Route 23, but there could've been more.
I can only justify the OP's statement by saying that in comparison to B2/W2, B/W is a little boring (of course, this is just my opinion). I honestly didn't enjoy Black as much as I thought I would, but I've been burying my face into White 2, whose larger dex and enhanced storyline really pull it together.
It's really just sad to see that the era of pokemon that I grew up with is now gone and won't ever return. My childhood is basically dead now...that's why i'm compelled to make a lets play of blue to show this new generation just exactly what it was like for us kids back in the day. Just letting them really get to see in depth what the first chapter of pokemon was.
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Yeah, White is really boring... That's why I have 500+ hours into it...
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I was certainly more interested to see what would happen next (Though I guess it's mostly because I wasn't expecting something as flashy as that banner).
I will admit the gyms could have been a bit more interesting, but that's debatable, some will like and some wont. As for the pokemon being too cute in the beginning.....what little monster aren't "cute" when you're starting on adventure? Just like real life things get bigger and more intimidating as time goes on.
And this is where we draw the line....no love? Emotion? or personality? Bianca, while not the greatest fighter, relates with many people more than I've seen in a simple RPG. She's not perfect, and soon realizes just how tough the world is yet encounters someone as strong as you in order to really grow up and toughen herself up. And in the B2/W2 she's even an assistant for Juniper and truly realizing that there's something in the world that she can do. No love and emotion? Absolutely not! As for the love and emotion for the old games...they were simply fun...not much else, for me at least and I've been in this since I was 8. I didn't put too much thought or anything else, but still, even while growing up even since then I just wanted more than mindless fun, sometimes you need more than simplicity.
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GameFreak's got it pretty tough since they've to strike a fine balance. If they keep it too similar to past generations, it'll tend to get dry and formulaic since what you're playing isn't very far off from the past dozen games. If they shake things up too much, many long-time fans who grew up with Pokemon won't be very happy. Then of course, they've got to keep up with the current gaming scene - RBY were definitely revolutionary back in the 1990s, but things have changed since then and there needs to be a greater selling point, especially to win over new fans / kids.
Interestingly, I went back to play Blue right after I finished my run of White 2 (normal difficulty), and I daresay White 2 presented a tougher challenge overall especially towards the end. For Blue, on the other hand, level differences don't matter as much as type matchups - you definitely would have a harder time beating the BW/BW2 Elite Four being 10 levels lower than them, as compared to in RBY. Not to mention that the Pokemon of RBY NPCs have horrible movesets for the most part.
Don't get me wrong, I grew up with RBYGSC and they're definitely an awesome part of my childhood. Though for me, the series has come a long way and mostly for the better.
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Story wise, I think B/W was very entertaining. Pretty much the first Pokemon games where I've played on to see what happens to the characters, as oppose to capture a legendary, defeat the Elite 4 etc. The idea of 'starting fresh' with only the 150 new Pokemon to be found until the post-game was a nice. I got very wedded to my favorite Pokemon in Gen 4 making my teams a little samey, particularly in Pearl and Platinum, so it was good to have things shaken up a bit. Had the potential to go seriously wrong if the Pokemon designs weren't up to much, but luckily they were and whilst I haven't filled much of it, the Unova dex is pretty enjoyable to be completing.
The big problem is there just doesn't seem to be all that much to do post-game that hasn't been done before. Battle Subway is pretty much Battle Tower in disguise and there's no Battle Frontier of any description. There's also nothing to keep you entertained over a large number of short bursts, which is how I tend to play now. SoulSilver had the game corner game with the Voltorb and the Pokeathlon, before that the PokeRadar in Pearl. Maybe I haven't found it yet, but there doesn't seem to be anything that really catches my attention in White. Hunting for the Mages is a good way to stretch the game out without really adding anything, but I find Unova a bit of a trek to get around. Don't get me wrong, it looks lovelly and there are some very cool areas, but the rather linear layout of the routes and towns isn't really to my taste. Plus there's not enough areas to go exploring in.
As someone said earlier in the thread, maybe its just the fact I'm getting older. I no longer have hours and hours to sink into the game filling my dex, shiny hunting, online trading etc so haven't really immersed myself into the world of Pokemon White in the same way I did with previous games. I think the fact I haven't even bothered defeating the Elite 4 probably says a great deal about how much I enjoyed the game, although whether this is down to the game being boring or me getting bored of the game is difficult to say...
by no means is it boring.
there is an almost infanite amout of things to do in it.
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White 2 is way better but if you HAVE to stick to white, I'd really try to get into the story/world, and gen 5 requires a lot of optional exploring to get the fullest out of it. Each route has small things to do!
It has more than older games. The Black/White colors are pretty uninteresting...
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Boring ? Hell no ! I was all excited at each battle because of the new game play hu !
I found the gym leaders and those battle cool, as always and Bianca made me laugh a bunch of time.
I won't say that a pokemon game is boring, ohhh no.
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I've only got about 50ish hours logged for White, and I still have mixed feelings about the game. I love the characters and storyline....but the pokemon designs I find lackluster for the most part.
I mean, yeah, I played Red and Blue when I was a kid....but after that the next pokemon game I played was SoulSilver (~500 hours thus far), so I'm pretty sure it's not the whole "you just need to get used to having a new gen around" thing that some other folks my age have to blame for their distaste in the game. I had to "get used to" a slew of new pokemon when I made the jump from 1st to 4th gen and, while I certainly didn't like all of the 'new' designs I encountered in SoulSilver, I still prefer 1-4 gen pokemon to 5th's (again, for the most part--some I really like but they're far and few between).
I really don't feel the need to get Black or White 2, though...I've always played pokemon for, well, the pokemon, and I already have access to 5th gen so...why get a new game just to recapture the same generation? I'm hoping that X and Y have designs that are more to my liking because I like what I've seen of the teasers for the game so far.
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idgaf what anyone thinks, B/W is my favorite Pokemon game. I remember how awesome it was when I had my first Gen V battle... "HOLY SHEEYHET IT'S IN 60 FPS" and the whole game felt actually NEW. I think a lot of you guys didn't enjoy it because you guys spoiled yourselves on the internet from the Japanese release. Luckily during that time, I disabled viewing avatars and signatures, so I had no idea what any of the Gen V Pokemon looked like until I got Pokemon White, and I had absolutely no knowledge of the events that occur on your first challenge of the Elite Four. Black/White was very epic and awesome, and addressed all the problems I had with Gen IV. I can't even play Gen IV anymore, because I liked Gen V that much better. Also in my opinion, this game had many "EPICLOL" moments. For me, the EPICLOL moments was:
*when Cress sent out his Panpour and ZOMG MUSIC CHANGES TO CLASSIC POKEMON THEME and I'm like "HOLY SHEEEYHET EPIC"
*when you first battle a Team Plasma Grunt and you see all this flashy lightning and crazy battle music
*that dude in Nacrene City playing the accordion
*SKYARROW BRIDGE OMG
*CASTELIA CITY OMG
*when you see a Sigilyph for the first time and think "WHAT THE PHUCK IS THAT I WANT ONE"
*when you reach the top floor of Dragonspiral Tower and you see N standing before Reshiram (I have White version)
*beat the Elite Four, and you feel kinda strange that you haven't encountered the boxart legendary yet...
*right when you think you're about to battle Alder, then you see N and I"m like "HOLY SHEEEYHET GTFO"
*the cutscene when N summons his castle "HOLY SHEEYHET THIS NEVER HAPPENED IN A POKEMON GAME BEFORE"
*the music in N's castle is just pure awesome
*YOU FINALLY SEE THE BOXART LEGENDARY (for me that was Zekrom)
*the final battle with N is just pure epicness because:
**first of all, I never expected him to actually use his Reshiram in battle. So when I saw "N sent out Reshiram!" I"m like "HOLY SHEEYHET YOU'RE KIDDING"
**but to add to that epicness, right after I saw "Go! Zekrom!" and I'm like "HOLY SHEEYHET IT'S LITERALLY RESHIRAM VS ZEKROM"
**N's final battle music is very creatively designed. I like how it starts out almost exactly the same as his normal battle music, tricking you into thinking nothing has changed, but then as the music goes on you notice that it's more intense, and then you hear the organ riff and it's just epic...
As you can see, out of any Pokemon game that I have played, I enjoyed White the most during my first playthrough of it. I enjoyed it so much that I actually restarted to try all the starters and such. Only problem I have with it is the low levels pre-E4, but B2/W2 addressed that nicely. However, B2/W2 didn't feel as "epic" as B/W, but it was still nice.
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I got White 2 before I got Black and in White 2 I found it to be really fun and completed it as fast as I could and am now enjoying the post game. In Black I am struggling to even reach the elite 4 simply because I don't find the game as enjoyable. I guess that's a mistake on my part though.