DanTheTimid wrote:This wouldn't be as big an issue if pokemon was a story rich rpg,
MeleeNewb wrote: I still play a bit, but I have other things (alteil and go) which I like spending my free time on.
DanTheTimid wrote:Not to hi-jack this pokemon thread but...MeleeNewb wrote: I still play a bit, but I have other things (alteil and go) which I like spending my free time on.
Go!? As in iGo, the board game with white and black stones that even computers can't play well or beat the best human players at do to the depth of strategy and vast number of potential moves involved? Back when Hikaru-no-Go first came out in Japan I got really into Go and was playing it all the time, never was very good (had a record of like 45-100 on pogo or yahoo or wherever it was I used to play online) but was definitely a fun and addictive game. Haven't played it online in forever but every once in a blue moon I'll talk my girlfriend into playing me, I try to play easy on her but my own rusti-ness with the game usually leads me into going all out to avoid embarassment lol. I've looked for local go clubs but never found one that was still active. Where do you play?
Grain wrote:DanTheTimid wrote:This wouldn't be as big an issue if pokemon was a story rich rpg,
Few look into the world of pokemon very closely.
No education seems to be needed after grade 6. 10 year olds are permitted to live by themselves, and it isn't uncommon to see them traversing through forests, deserts, caves, and other generally dangerous areas completely alone. Despite the high level of technology, there seems to be no high government throughout the regions. Towns govern themselves individually, all the nurses & police officers are related, and people of all regions seem to speak the same language (all pokemon are also able to understand this language).
People devote their entire lives to pokemon. Ten year olds dream of capturing pokemon and training them to battle each other to the point of unconsciousness. Pokemon battles & contests are professional sport. Several evil masterminds have attempted to conquer the world using extremely powerful pokemon.
Children are sent out to capture wild beasts will extraordinary powers. These animals would cetainly be able to dominate mankind if not for their low intelligence. Most rare pokemon, such as Celebi, and some not-so rare, such as Tentacruel, are completely capable of destroying entire cities. Ho-oh is able to resurrect the dead. The existence of humanity seems to be at the mercy of these terrible creatures. A small number of pokemon, such as Team Rocket's Meowth, have proven that Pokemon are capable of developing a level of intelligence on par with humans. Humanity's only protection seems to be the pokemon trainers, breeders, and scientiests who have discovered ways of manipulating these monsters.
Makes ya think, huh?
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