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Boring after 15 years of the same exact thing
on October 13, 2013
I started this game with high expectations until I realized one hour after that I was playing the same exact thing I have played for the last 15 years but with cuter graphics... and I got bored pretty quickly.
Absolutely nothing have changed: the same intro with the professor, the starters are the same types (grass, fire, water), the towns have the same layouts, your neighbors are your rivals again, the wild Pokémon you first encounter are similar types again (a flying type, a bug type, a normal type, etc.), need to collect 8 badges, again, I mean, not 7 or 9, but 8, again. Why can't they at least change the starters types?Even the battle animations were disappointing, the Pokémon still do not animate more than a couple bounces and shaking the head when hit, something we already saw on past Pokémon games, with the difference that now they are not pixelated sprites but 3D models.
And before you say that every Mario or Zelda game are the same thing, my answer is: no. Each Super Mario level of each game is different, offering a different layout and challenge that you will not find on any other Super Mario, the same can be said about each Zelda dungeon, although the games share some common things and themes over the years, they actually offer different challenges and puzzles in every game. 70 new Pokémon and Mega Evolutions are not enough for a formula that is getting repetitive and boring by now.
I put the game down after a couple hours, I just didn't want to "Collect Them All" again for the 8-9th time, and I don't think I'll picking it up at least while I play other fresher games.