|The legendaries. It is a Yin-Yang theme for this game.|
Pokemon Black and White
|New Prof = Babe|
Good evening everyone. I come to you today with a sneak Preview of Pokemon Black for the DS. Now I know what most of you are saying..."Pokemon? WTF? Why the hell would we care about pokemon?" The answer to this question is "I don't give a Fuck, if you don't like it don't read this." Moving on now.
I got the Japanese version from a friend who said to me, "You write reviews. What about previews? Preview this." So I am. The thing that I dislike the most about the Japanese version so far is the fact I don't really know what is going on in the story. But from what I can tell, this game will have more story than any other version of Pokemon due to the fact that I get called up or stopped by rivals (yes, there is more than one in this game) or by the new Professor.
WAIT A SECOND? WHAT? YOU CAN GET CALLED UP UP IN THIS GAME???
Yes you can. At the beginning of the game you are given a watch that I guess has a cellphone in it. Go figure. Now I have only played to like the second badge, but another useful tool I got was the Dowsing tool. Like the other games, this is used to find items that are hidden. But unlike the other games, this tells you which direction the item you are looking for is in, thus making it easier to find. Hurray for easy things!
|The new map. |
The Bottom Town is like New York in a lot of ways.
OH YEAH. They added new 3v3 battles to the game. THESE ARE NUTTY. It is kinda hard to keep track of three pokemon and makes the game feel more like a classic RPG rather than a Pokemon game. They also added rotational battle which I have not come across yet. But my guess (according to the name) is that in a rotational battle, you will be switching your pokemon on the fly...which seems weird to me but what do I know?
|The top three are your starters. The rest are some you will see...a lot of...|
It also feels like the game has been slightly tweaked from what it was 4th generation of pokemon. Some moves seem like they have been nerfed while others have received buffs. Which isn't a bad thing, this just shows that they put some effort into the game seeing as how the past few games have been the same pile of shit with a new coat of paint on it. Mind you it still is. So if you like pokemon, you will love this game. If you hate pokemon, then don't look at this. If you like challenging RPGs but have never played pokemon, grab this game when it comes to our shores...which I think is Spring 2011?
Either way, I give this game a "I can't wait!"