Even if you could turn it off? I know a lot of people liked it but I can see your point about all it not really adding much. But this is one of those situations where an "off" switch to a mechanic some people don't like (that GF seems to have a hard time adding) means everyone can have their cake and eat it.To start with, I disliked the following Pokémon feature in HG/SS. (...) I hope this feature never returns in any proper Pokémon game in the future.
While I think the mobile feature is neat, you're right that for making rematches it's a tedious extra step where other games it was just one or two steps that required little from the player. I think the PokeNav was the best where just checking it told you if a trainer was ready to rematch or not. The VS Seeker was good if you wanted to "force" a rematch to happen. The mobile phone mechanic could use an overhaul and given other purposes.I thought the trainer rematch system in HG/SS was really bad. (...) First you had to receive the numbers from trainers, then you had to call them on specific times in order to get a rematch (and you can't be on the same route as the trainer in question when you call them since it won't work unless you are on a different route) and only after having gone through all that you can walk up to the trainer and talk to them in order to start a battle. I thought it was way too unnecessarily overcomplicated compared to the simpler means of training spots and trainer rematches that exist in other modern games. The Gym Leader rematches suffered from the same issue since they were also tied to this awful system with an added complication as you first had to find the Gym Leader at a specific time and place in order to get their number. I think this is one of the worst rematch systems in the series, I prefer the better systems in the better games, like the PokéNav and Secret Bases in the Hoenn games, the VS. Seeker in FR/LG and D/P/P, the Nimbasa Stadiums and Black Tower/White Treehollow in the Unova games, and the Battle Chateau in X/Y.
But if you're talking about grinding spots I think a location like the Black Tower/White Treehollow is the best.
And let's be honest, when people said it doesn't have everything from Emerald what they actually mean it didn't have the Battle Frontier (and Gym Leader rematches). No one is crying over the loss of Mirage Tower/Desert Underpass, Terra/Marine Cave, and the Magma Hideout in Jagged Pass. We also did get to battle Wallace's Champion team in the Delta Episode, sort of a mirror how we got to battle Steven in the post game of Emerald. But yeah, it's the Battle Frontier everyone is mostly complaining about the "missing content from Emerald". Had the Battle Frontier been in ORAS (or at least something that simulated similar mechanics of it) then no one would be saying anything about Emerald (though would have been nice if the other team was a bit more involved and we got to battle them but that's another discussion entirely).I think OR/AS are good games even if they didn't keep everything from Emerald, they have great gameplay and much better executed content which makes them better games on the whole.
Oleana's and I would also say Bede's theme I do feel have a certain punch to them compared to other trainers with their own themes.I personally find Oleana's theme in SWSH to be better than Marnie's and frankly better than every single track in the game, not sure if you guys feel the same, let me know if you do.
Well he obviously gets better. In Gen VII not only had he gotten off the mountain and reconnected with people to be the host of the Battle Tree but he's co-host with Blue which both rekindled their friendship. Sure Red still doesn't speak but he seems happier.This got me thinking, and the more I try to read character into Red, the more unsettling he becomes.
And in Pokemon Masters, Red finally speaks:
... And that too. Also, in FRLG, Blue does call him a "chatty gossip" though he could just be teasing.Side note about Red/player char in RBY but he DOES talk in those games!
He responds to the Copycat's impersonation of him.
It does make it more memorable then her asking easy ball question. Now maybe they could have added some hints in her League Card (like she's called the Wizard, she likes lying about her age, and she only likes pink on other people but not personally herself) so there's technically is a way to know the knowledge and it's your fault for not looking at it (which would be another Fairy-like thing to do, technically giving you what you wanted but knowing many wouldn't bother looking thus making it their own fault).Opal asking personal questions when you know nothing about her is the same sort of logic that Rumpelstiltskin had when telling the princess to guess his name. In other words, a very mischievous, fairy-like thing to do.
At least Opal gives you a 50/50 chance.
Actually the first question is also one you would think you know the answer to. The two choices she gives I believe are "The Wizard" and "The Sorceress". Opal is a woman so obviously she would be given the name of a magic user that is female, sorceress, as wizard is usually used to refer to male magic users.Actually, I just realized that most of the answers to Opal's questions aren't just things you wouldn't know, but rather things you think you know. "Do you know my nickname?" is a 50/50 shot, but for the other two questions, "What is my favorite color?" and "How old am I?", the player isn't randomly guessing. A player treating this as a standard quiz will confidently answer "Pink" and "88 years old", because they saw Opal spouting off about pink earlier, and she's clearly not 16 years old.
Heck, if I was making this challenge, I personally would have made it so that no matter what you answered you were told you're wrong.Opal will be mostly the same, though the unknowable nickname question would be replaced with a proper deliberately misleading question. Also maybe reorder the questions, it doesn't really matter. The player will be thrown for a loop at first, as her questions are in direct contrast with those of the gym trainers, but by the end they will have caught on to Opal's tricks and answer the final question correctly, feeling clever to have beaten Opal at her own rigged game.
"What is my nickname? Wizard or Sorceress?"
Pick Wizard: "Deary you do know I am a woman, right?"
Pick Sorceress: "That would sound right but I actually don't have a nickname!"
"What is my favorite color? Pink or Purple?"
Pick Pink: "Actually I only like pink on others, it's not my favorite color"
Pick Purple: "Nice guess but no, it's a shade between pink and purple: fuchsia"
"What is my age? 16 or 88?"
Pick 16: "Flattery will get you no where, hehehe."
Pick 88: "Just because that's correct doesn't mean you get to reveal a woman's age, deary"
However, as a sort of award for that nonsense, when you then battle Bede in the Champion Cup he would also do the quiz giving gimmick but his answers would be answerable and thus you'll be able to get a boon during a more important battle. ;)
While I don't agree with CentaurMM6, that is his opinion and so I won't say he's wrong for not liking the design choices. However to not want to play BW, I don't know, while also your choice I feel you're missing out on an otherwise solid Pokemon experience. Gen V is my personal favorite games. If you have to transfer Pokemon from a previous gen to play it so be it, but I would say give it a playthrough for the story experience. :)If you're saying Gen 5 is the worst purely off the designs I hard agree. there are so many uglees introduced in this gen that I refuse to play BW without trading pokemon over from previous games.
Wouldn't these two points cancel each other out?Im actually gonna continue that post.Gen 5 is also a pain to play because grinding is annoying.
The entire game is just too easy aswell even with the asinine grinding.
At the very least they have the better color scheme.Gastrodon East is better than west
What? They're just as expensive as BW is. And if you think that's not fair I think BW2 is actually deserving having the same retail price compared to Crystal, Emerald, & Platinum since BW2 is a new story which means significant changes have been made to the region which includes new locations.I have never played those games since they expensive AF lol.