Posts Tagged ‘Pokemon’

1st September
2021
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Masters EX
Platform: Android
Genre: RTS
Language: Japanese/English
Company: DeNA
Summary: Oops, another game I’ve been playing since launch (*cough* Singapore beta). I’ll be honest on how ironic it is… I intended to drop this as soon as it got uglier than it was from its debut, but now I’m actually playing it way more than Pokemon GO. x_x This is easily thanks in part to actually being able to do all the end-game content in a reasonable amount of time with my budget teams.

The occasional demand to go through the horrendous gacha system does happen. BUT… there are SPARKS and one just needs to plan appropriately to spark in every important situation, and to completely SKIP banners when needed. Main pool additions are easy skips (except for early game when I succumbed to a few personal favs, but there weren’t other banner types back then anyway… and May because the water setups are OP, even off-type), and some Pokefairs are full skip as well.

With 2nd Anniversary, knowing that they’re willing to do a Pokefair multi with a select is good knowledge as well. (Paid only though) If budgeted correctly, this can be done for a fair $10 through buying the .99 pack for 300 gems when they come up. Does make me wonder if they’ll do a Pokefair AND Masterfair select in the 3rd anni… oh my.

But I’ve gotten all the Masterfair units thus far. We’ll see how long this keeps up haha.
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12th November
2019
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Sword & Shield
Platform: Switch
Genre: RPG
Language: Japanese, English
Company: Gamefreak, Nintendo
Summary: I’m as disappointed as the next collector that the dex isn’t full but I still bought Sword (at a HUGE discount, I would not buy at full price) and I still intend to play it… speedrun style, and then go straight back to Fire Emblem Three Houses afterwards. I can’t believe they won’t even let you catch Pokemon that are above level of your gym badge limit.

So the run is done… 17 hrs and I’ve beaten Leon at the post-game Battle Tower.

Overall, I’m very disenchanted by the whole franchise from this gen, seeing as they’ve ditched Mega Evolutions for this dynamax junk. They probably thought Mega Evos were too broken for the meta, but they needed something to replace it, so they put in this more mindless version instead. ???

Not going to buy the DLC as it’s not worth the $30 price. I even got Sword at a discounted $30 price and don’t feel like it’s worth it. It’s even more insulting that Sword and Shield have separate DLC versions too. Don’t see enough people complaining about it when Fire Emblem Fates Conquest/Birthright had a single combined DLC price for Revelations. And people complain about not getting their worth in 3H’s DLC too, but I’m guessing almost none of those complainers bothered doing a new game run with Ashen Wolves in there.
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22nd February
2017
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon GO
Platform: Android
Genre: Real-time adventure
Language: Japanese/English
Company: Niantic
Summary: Oops, I’m rank 35 as of this post and just forgot to ever put an entry up for the biggest mobile game of all time. 8D;;; I laugh whenever scrubs go “People still play this game?”
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13th December
2016
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Sun & Moon
Platform: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Language: Japanese, English
Company: Gamefreak, Nintendo
Summary: Pokemon stepped up the story flow and other various things this round, overall very welcome improvements! I played Sun on my regular 3DS, and plan to play Sun again on a New 3DS when I get the chance. And Moon on regular 3DS too, in Japanese… eventually.
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14th April
2016
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Duel / Co-Master ポケコマ ポケモンコマスター
Platform: Android
Genre: Roulette Board Game
Language: Japanese
Company: The Pokemon Company
Summary: Apr 12, 2016 – Oct 31, 2019. Guess it had a decent 3.5 year run even though I didn’t even log into the game for its last year and half. I kind of wanted to screenshot my collection before the shutdown but didn’t even bother in the end.
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3rd February
2016
written by Splash

Title: Detective Pikachu ~ Birth of a New Duo~
名探偵ピカチュウ ~新コンビ誕生~
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Cinematic Adventure
Language: Japanese
Company: Creatures Inc., Nintendo
Summary: Ohkawa Tooru~~~~~ Tiny spoilers under the cut.
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8th October
2015
written by Splash

Title: Pokémon Rumble U ポケモンスクランブルU Pokémon Scramble U
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: Action
Language: English
Company: Ambrella, Nintendo
Summary:

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24th September
2015
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon ポケモン超不思議のダンジョン
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Language: Japanese
Company: Spike Chunsoft
Summary: Haven’t played the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (PMD) series since the GBA one and parts of its sequel. Let’s see how far I get with this!

Enjoying pokemon super mystery dungeon a bit more than I thought I would so far, I know ppl on gamefaqs were lamenting that “catching them all” got too easy for their taste, but it’s fine for me. Spare me the mindless grinding & give more reward for time!
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10th April
2015
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Rumble World
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Action
Language: Japanese
Company: Nintendo
Summary: It’s like the action RPG I’ve been hoping for but was ignorant about until this suddenly popped out free to play! XD But as I mentioned in the Shuffle review, it’ll take FOREVER to play this game completely free, and also requires a LOT of hours. I don’t have the time for that, so in the end I suckered for the full unlock at around $30.

As of last update, rank 70 and slacking off quite a bit to fill the pokedex, but still enjoying!
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10th April
2015
written by Splash

Title: Pokemon Shuffle / PokeToru
Platform: 3DS, Android
Genre: Puzzle
Language: Japanese
Company: Nintendo
Summary: People complain about any f2p game if they have in-app purchases… but honestly this was better than rumble world in terms of f2p accessibility. I’ve yet to make a single purchase but I can get everything available with a bit of effort on a daily basis, and not even daily is necessary. All you need to do is farm Meowth stage for coins.

^- At least on the 3DS version. I tried the mobile version for a while, and after seeing how nerfed the Meowth stage, on top of EVERYTHING being more expensive, I’m sticking with the 3DS version. It is, after all, Nintendo’s public intent that their mobile games are a mere extension to get their audience to play the games on their home consoles in the end.
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