IMO you must've just gotten into Pokemon or something. i've been playing the series since i was basically born (sans R/B/Y = FR/LG), and i always find something interesting in Pokemon. granted, Gen. V isnt my favorite Gen., but im not open to new things. that's what Pokemon is about (once again, IMO) so maybe you need to look at yourself before saying something like that.
I will admit that B/W are my least favorite of the Pokemon games. I find them boring and forgettable; however, I find B2/W2 to be amazing games. They are so much fun and they redeemed the 5th gen for me. HG/SS are still my favorite Polemon games to date, but they did a great job with B2/W2.
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Black and white are not boring. People will compare them to the games prior to them, which makes people inclined to say they are boring. They have ups and downs within them, like every game does. As a few people have already pointed out, the lack of pokemon from prior generations does annoy me and of course others. MOST of this gen's pokemon weren't nice aesthetically at all, so if you keep seeing hundreds of pokemon you dislike, you will find it tedious =O.
On the other hand, if you handed a franchise newbie B/W, I'd bet they would like it.
Im basically saying, they are good games and exciting IF not compared to other gens.
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BW is not boring! It can be but not generally!
But I don't know you or anything about you, so I have no idea if that's the case or not. I just mention it because it's not uncommon.
Personally, I don't find them boring at all. I think GF did quite a good job with this gen, all in all. The games aren't perfect, but nothing ever is, and that's fine.
You're not doing anything "wrong". If you're not enjoying the games then don't force yourself to keep playing them, plenty of other video games around after all.
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Bw2 are better than 1 but pokemon are meant to be cute. They evolve and get big and ugly (and cool) but a key feature is cuteness. Also people didn't like gen 5 as much but that is mainly due to the lack of crushing some team and fighting through their secret base. The gyms are a key feature and yes they are repeditive but they are important because they make sure your pokemon aren't too weak.
Well, it's not boring... but if you play it for 5 hours straight, you'll eventually get bored. So my technique is to play another game like a first person shooter, RTS, or pokepark 2. But that's just me. Here's my current team:
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I'm going to restart my Black when I've done everything on there and Black 2. I'm going to do it with the 3 starters and other pokemon that are seen as babies, like Blitzle and Mienfoo. Hopefully I'll actually beat the league and Ghetsis. Is he any trouble actually? Ghetsis was really easy when I did my first run and all of my team was about 48-53 I believe. If I can do that I might continue on and just try to beat the whole game, even doing a second run of the League when everything is stronger.
the only thing I really find boring with it is that there is no VS Seeker. I really liked the VS Seeker in Fire Red on through Platinum Version. I think it's sad they took it out.
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for bw is not that boring or forgettable i love the story line ( for me BW storyline still the best and strong then the other gen or BW2) ,dream world , musical ( i know everybody hate the musical , but i n my opinion i find this thing cute and funny) i like battle subway but not to much because the hax power XD but its fun ( the first time i try this facility i got swept by ruflett that so embarrassing and make me traumatic to try that facility again)
They're not boring, though I am bothered by the fact that the 8 gym cities are all visited right after the other. Thankfully not true in black/white 2.
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I didn't think it was boring.... I agree that the Pokemon were a little too cute, I mean ALL of them, except Trubbish. xD
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I feel like the games were more storyline-oriented and had the best writing compared to other games, and perhaps all of the extra dialogue to communicate the story might have bogged it down a little bit, and training is very easy, so I can see how someone could be not as thrilled by it, but I personally have been playing all of them almost every day since March 2011 with no end in the foreseeable future. The original adventure to me did seem very short in Black 1, but I didn't really have issue with that.
I think it's all about pacing. These games are not games that I would recommend playing through in single sittings or extended periods of time; I tried to slowly take in Black and found it much more enjoyable than my rushed White version.
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Man...I gotta say...I agree...B/W so far has been the worst gen for me...I mean its good graphics wise but...I just feel like theirs something wrong with it...
I started playing Pokemon when it first came out back in 1998. I was 7 back then. And i'll admit. The games just don't have that charm that they had way back then. I tried really hard to play BW2 and...I just couldn't go through it. I made it to the 7th gym and just gave up.
People are going to tell me its because i'm old but I really don't think age matters. I'm still a really big fan of pokemon, and I've been really trying to stay into it, I own almost every game and I'm getting back into cards and trying -and failing- at competitive battling...but...after 3rd gen...it just started going down. I don't feel the pokemon have that charm anymore that they did back then. I don't know how to explain it I guess I just don't feel the love, emotion, and personality in these pokemon as I do the old ones. The music isn't even as good as the old ones. Some of its good but... it'll NEVER beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_5TVp1wSTU IMO. That song just SCREAMS epic battle.
I also, yes I liked the story in BW / BW2 but...I liked the simplicity of the first games. You were a 10 year old boy that was out to become a pokemon master and just happened to take down an evil origination, beat his rival and become the champion all the while catching all 151 -or more depending if your playing G/S/C- pokemon. It was almost kinda annoying to have all these characters constantly talking to me, and before and after each gym I had to fight Rival of the week. It felt like they were shoving the side characters down our throats and saying "like them!" Its not that I don't like the characters I do its just...to much. I don't play pokemon for story I play it for gameplay. And because the rvals shown up so much it took away from the epicness they are supposed to be. Every time Green shown up you knew "ohh its on". Or every time Silver shown up it was "lets see how much stronger you've gotten". They were tense, exciting, it was fun to blow your rival away. Here it just became repetitive fast.
The last thing I gotta say that I do feel like this game babied you a lot. Not as bad as it did in FR/LG where your first rival battle, that was supposed to be your epic first battle mind you, kept getting interrupted by oak's tutorial. It wasn't that bad but...It really catered to new players. You don't know how many times I was mashing A saying "yah I get it." I didn't do that in the first 2 gens. I learned as a played. All games nowadays feel like they baby you along.
Yah that's basically why I didn't like gen 5. It just was boring and I didn't really like the pokemon or the region as a whole. When I stopped playing my black 2 I actually started playing blue version again. I'm not trying to bash this game I understand people have different tasted in games, and there are always new players each gen. Like I said before I've REALLY been trying to like the new generations. I really have been. I always get excited when a new pokemon game is coming out. This is just how I feel, its my own opinion.
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Bw are probably my favourite games in the pokemon series so far.
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In terms of story alone, BW is probably the best in the series so far. Post-game might be lacking a bit since there is considerably less to do after you've explored the new regions (Undella Town and whatnot). Subway Battles do get a bit dry after a while, makes you wish they'd brought in features like those from the Battle Frontier (for BW at least).
BW2 definitely trumps BW in terms of the variety of features though.
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I'm enjoying Pokémon White, and I had once boycotted the fifth generation because I didn't like the Pokémon, which I'm mentally slapping myself over now that I've gotten far into the game. I'm still not too happy with a lot of the Pokémon designs, but they're easily ignorable, and I happen to like my team. As annoying as it was to level grind at first (especially when it came to Lenora), as soon as the story started picking up, I've been engrossed in it. Team Plasma is still not my favorite team, but Ghetsis has been kinda creepy. Even though I know you only battle him, like... I think once in the entire game, but I keep expecting to battle him at any given moment, and it's kept me on my toes (so to say) whenever I get involved with Plasma. Heck, even N is making me jump a little, since I never know when I'm going to battle him.
I'm not that happy with the rivals, but hey, easy experience points. At least they have some character development to them, even though I still prefer Silver over them.
The gyms have been fun, I really enjoy the designs and puzzles, though I think they tend to give it to you in a few places. My favorite is a tie between Elesa's gym, and Iris's gym.
I have of yet to fight the Elite Four, but I expect to have a blast.
I'm also liking the look of the game. The characters (especially the playable character) have some expressions that I've never seen before in the Pokémon games, and I think it's hilariously-awesome. I love the camera angles in some places, especially when it came to Skyarrow Bridge. That's really gorgeous, I really was blown away by the depth of it all when Castelia City was coming into view.
I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong in the game or what (though as I'm ready to head into Victory Road, my guess is I'm doing something right), but the game's kept me entertained enough to get me pretty far when I have claimed to not like it. The story is the best one in the main series thus far for sure, and I think that's what really kept me in place, because I want to see what's really going on and not having to rely on what I read on the Internet. Is the game my thing? Not really, but it's won a place in my heart with the rest of the Pokémon generations for sure, and I don't regret that.
Can't say the same for you, OP, as everyone's different in how they approach the series. *shrugs* At least you tried.