Archive for August, 2010

More HeartGold/SoulSilver music

August 7, 2010

It has been too long since the last time I posted some of the amazing music from HeartGold and SoulSilver!

This time I want to follow the last music post, where it was the New Bark Town music.

First up is the theme from the good ol’ GameBoy, back in the Gold/Silver/Crystal-days.

Next is the awesome makeover to the DS games

Sigh… oh, and I found this version as well! From the anime! It was actually very good.

I wonder if the HG/SS version of the tune is inspired by this… 😉

Perhaps not…

August 1, 2010

A lot can be said about the new Pokémon games coming next year, both on the good side and the not so good side. I’ve mentioned before that I might restrain from buying the newest versions awaiting. That’s why I’m going to make this blog entry about the con list on buying Black/White. I might even try to con the cons.

1. The graphics haven’t improved much.

I fact it looks more jagged than before and hasn’t improved much since the 3rd generation. Back in the Ruby/Sapphire days, the jump from Game Boy Color to Game Boy Advance was significant. I still remember playing Sapphire for the first time. The graphics left me in awe that lingered for several weeks. The graphic enhancement on D/P left me a little in awe too, but did not even get close to the R/S makeover.

2. It’s the same old you-know-whats.

It seems like Black and White will not distance themselves from the previous games when it comes to the storyline. You are still a male or a female newbie trainer starting from a small quiet town with the opportunity of choosing between three different Pokémon. The Pokémon are Grass, Fire and a Water type Pokémon and you go fight eight different gyms, bla bla…

3. Pokémon pattern

And it’s not just the starters; just compare Rattata/Raticate with Sentret/Furret, Zigzagoon/Linoone and Bidoof/Bibarel. They’re all Normal type, available in the first routes of their respective games and are quite common, evolve early and the evolution is located about midways in the game. And these aren’t the exception; just look at Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pidgeot and Starly/Staravia/Staraptor and many more…

Oh, yeah. There it is! This is one of the new Pokémon named Mamepato in Japanese. I’m not sure, but I believe you think like I do, that this is the first evolution of the Normal/Flying family in Black and White.

Game Freak: Enough of these! Why not just re-use them instead of wasting time of making a new gen Pokémon only for this purpose? I mean, you’ve already made them.

Game Freak should really look at what Genius Sonority did, when they made Pokémon Colosseum; they did something a little out of the ordinary by having different starters (Espeon and Umbreon), standardize double battles and “stealing” other trainer’s Pokémon.

With this I don’t mean that Game Freak should do exactly as Genius Sonority, but rather learn from them and start thinking a little outside the box so they can make something different.

4. The design of the new Pokémon doesn’t look that good, to be honest. I really hate to say this, but they look like digimon (no offense against them, though).

It somehow seems that the Pokémakers have run dry of ideas to make new Pokémon… properly. Perhaps it’s just that I’m the traditional this way and like the very first Pokémon better. Any newcomers to the games might just like the new Pokémon for what I know. And not all of them are that bad, and there are still more Pokémon to be published.

And if you think this list really made the new Pokémon games suck, I can assure you that there will be a pro list opposing this post!