I do not get the hype of this games story.

Never played these and decided to give it a shot. Beyond all the “controversy”, one thing I constantly see people saying about these entries is that it has a good story. I genuinely do not see it. Most of the characters just awkwardly start spouting about truth and ideals and it doesn’t feel natural. I understand where they were going with N but I just don’t care for him even after his backstory is revealed at the castle.

Nothing Ever Happens Shirt $21.68

The Kind of Tired That Sleep Won’t Fix Shirt $21.68

Nothing Ever Happens Shirt $21.68

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was an attempt at a more JRPG like story.

    Which is inherently shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that for all it tried, it was worse than the worst bottom of the barrel jrpg.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it had a vaguely interesting idea that it completely fumbled 30 minutes into the game when a grunt abuses a wild pokemon for literally no reason, so that means the story is good!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >”the gym leaders are way more developed!”
      >proceed to do nothing the whole game except occasionally railroad you to go somewhere and have a contrived avengers moment against the literal who sages who did nothing but act like cowardly morons the whole game
      wow the standards must be rock fricking bottom

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine you only play Pokemon, and this is your fifth ever game. Its the best and most detailed story you have ever seen!

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Compare that to what came prior in the franchise.
    But more than that its also the fact the gym leaders are way more developed than any entry prior to that(and most after other than SM and maybe SV).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >”the gym leaders are way more developed!”
      >proceed to do nothing the whole game except occasionally railroad you to go somewhere and have a contrived avengers moment against the literal who sages who did nothing but act like cowardly morons the whole game
      wow the standards must be rock fricking bottom

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. The previous ones did even less.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That is exactly the problem. People who say Gen 5's story is good are only comparing it to other Pokemon games as if it's a high bar at all. For regular RPG standards, it's ok at best

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Compare that to what came prior in the franchise
      BW is worse than what came before, just because it's more complex doesn't mean its better. The simple Saturday morning kind of plots from the first few gend worked *because* they were simple and didn't pretend to be anything more than they were. It just existed to give you some bad guys to beat up and give your adventure some structure. BW's story is the same kind of schlock but it constantly beats you over the head with it and tries too hard to be serious. That's so much worse. The solution to a series with poor writing isn't to give you even *more* writing. You're mistaking quantity for quality, that's the problem with BW fans who act like it's so superior to previous gens.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The simple Saturday morning kind of plots from the first few gend worked *because* they were simple and didn't pretend to be anything more than they were.
        Neither did BW.
        You just haven't experienced non-pokemon media.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Totally original thread that's not going to end in mindless shitflinging from both fans and haters of Gen 5. Bet it'll make it to 100+ posts, even.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Please don't be upset.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for your contribution

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Play HGSS
    >complain that Johto dex is an expansion pack of of KANTOOOO’s
    >Game Freak seeming listens to your complaint and create a game with a stand alone dex, the largest one at that with 156 and have the game creature only that
    Simple as. There’s a reason way BW are Masuda’s magnum opus and why Game Freak regrets “Kanto’s Backyard”

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >complain that Johto dex is an expansion pack
      Literally no-one did this, the recent Johto hatred is manufactured by Pchal and jealous borts like you.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > The recent Johto hatred
        Anon, please. Johtoddlers have always been the annoying little brother Kantochads tolerate but don't actually like.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not really. Genwunners and Johtoddlers are probably the most cordial to one another in the Genwarring sphere.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Mostly because we're all in our late 30s now not because we actually like each other

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HGSS and BW came out a year apart, BW was in development way before HGSS had any feedback you dumbfrick

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black/White was a more character driven Pokemon game, with naive teenagers as the main characters. It was about them leaving home and finding themselves and whatever. And about N, who never left home and didn’t understand the world. This all probably resonated with the fans who played in 2010, and may have been the same age. Or people who never liked the Pokemon game stories being so direct (Giovanni wants money).

    I agree the script feels unnatural at times, but I don’t know how much is translation error. “Truth” vs “Ideals” is really vague and not even opposites.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When people say that, it's usually in the context of Pokemon alone. Like, in terms of Pokemon it's a "good story", but if you include any other media it's a complete shitfest just like any of the other games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. The Gen 5 games are the most acceptable Pokemon games but are still Pokemon nonetheless.
      t. actually plays other games unlike actual Pokemon fans

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gen 5 was literally the lowest point of the series before being lifted back up into the skies by gen 6

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're thinking of gen 8 buddy. Nobody unironically likes Galar.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hype
    This is a strawman, isn't it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No you’re just moronic and unable to comprehend an actual criticism.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >one thing I constantly see people saying about these entries is that it has a good story
    then ou clearly talk about pokemon somewhere else than here, so gtf back there

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty much the best story you could hope for from a Pokemon game. It's not perfect by any means, you could obviously touch it up in some places, but I don't think there are any better ideas for a story left. Pokemon's strict formula and G-rated utopia world really limits what you can do. The fact that neither Gamefreak nor fans have managed to surpass it in 10 years is strong evidence in favor of this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gen 1, 7, and 9 all easily have better stories than BW.

      BW has one good character and that’s it. The entire rest of the story is the same fricking shitty slop as Gen 3-6.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *