WARNING: This is a rant post. If I say something out of line, please understand that I have no intention of offending anyone. Contrary to how I may word things, I am against ideas, not people.
#5: Multiple Save Files
This is a small one, but I feel the need to cover it. Game Freak recently announced at E3 that the Pokemon games (mainseries, at least) will always have one save file, and a lot of people raged at this. Calm down—it’s not the end of the world. I understand that many people want their main adventure and then a separate game for Nuzlockes and stuff, but multiple save files would probably obliterate the purpose for two versions of the game, and I’m not even sure whether or not Pokemon games are even capable of more than one file. Plus, if we did have multiple save files, people would probably want to trade their Pokemon between saves, which is kind of cheating in my opinion. I wouldn’t mind multiple saves, but to me, having one save file makes the game feel all the more special and real to me.
#4: Pokemon Following You
This is a hard one for me, as I too want to see this mechanic return. It was cheesy, it was gimmicky, and it was simple, but it was adorable and fun. Many people have wanted it to make a comeback for X/Y, even though it never showed up in the trailers, even the later ones (HELLO!?). But just put yourself in Game Freak’s shoes: You would have to make 700-800 working models of Pokemon that follow you around, and since the games have moved to 3D you can’t recycle the HG/SS sprites.
Plus, some things just don’t translate very well to 3D. Back in the days of the DS, the overworld was so far below that they could get away with making tiny sprites and making things not quite to scale. In the 3D games, however, you would either have to make the models to scale (which would never work, as your Dialga would either squish everyone you pass or walk right through them and render you confused), or just make them all tiny, which would probably look really weird. The only other option I can think of is to put a height restriction on which Pokemon can walk with you, but that would probably be tedious and tick a lot of people off. Give our guys at Pokemon a break. They’re trying, and hopefully Pokemon Amie will try to make up for it.
#3: Riding More Pokemon
Ever since the ability to ride Gogoat was announced for X/Y, everyone has been saying things like: “Cool! Can I ride Rapidash?” “Can I hop on my Gyarados and fly around?” Now, I will say that you are also able to ride Ryhorn in the game, which has probably strengthened these beliefs, but there are a few things to consider here. First off, Gogoat is the RIDING Pokemon! I find it cruel that people would want to strip this poor thing of its special gimmick and paste it onto one of the other Pokemon. Second, this is a very tedious mechanic that would be difficult to apply to individual Pokemon and probably impossible for many if not most. So just enjoy what you’ve already got—don’t turn down a bar of gold because it’s not big enough.
#2: The Choice to Join the Bad Guys
Why, why, WHY?? Why do so many people want to do this!? Okay, so this desire seems to date all the way back to R/B/Y, where you’re given the option to join Team Rocket even though you’re forced to say no.
Now at first, I didn’t think this idea was so bad. I thought maybe this could be a spinoff game of sorts, like maybe you were sent to join the bad guys as a spy and go along with their plans while secretly destroying them from the inside. It would give an interesting look into the villain’s persepctive and how they work, live, and think.
But no…apparently people want this as a branching storyline in a mainseries game where you help them take over the world. What the heck is wrong with people!? What are they on to think that Game Freak would EVER put that in a Pokemon game? No. Just…no. It’s as illogical as all get-out, and it’s kind of tragic because I do think there’s some potential with this idea, just not at all what people are thinking.
#1: Pokemon Game with Every Region
I am just going to start off by saying that I have NO idea why people want this and NO idea how they honestly think it would work. Where do I even begin with this one? Well, let me start here: What counts as every region? There are a whopping six regions thus far, and Game Freak is showing no signs of slowing down. Therefore, as of now and for several years, there will be no such thing as “every region.”
Second of all, what makes anyone think that Game Freak can cram 6+ regions into one game and make it fit? That’s a buttload of data for a tiny DS cartridge—even three regions is seriously pushing it. Now, I can understand being able to travel to the previous region like in G/S/C, but this is in an entirely different ballpark. And even if by some celestial chance Game Freak actually managed to put so much information into such a tiny game, it would have cost them so much time and money to make that it would probably be more expensive than the console it runs on, and people will be up in flames about the price not knowing what actually went into it.
Third, how would the leveling system work? By the time you travel to the second region, your Pokemon are already more than halfway to level 100. So either there would be serious level inflation (possibly breaking the lvl 100 limit that would totally screw over the EV/IV system, movepools, stats, etc), or you would be forced to box your Pokemon before starting fresh in the new region, but that would pretty much render the whole game COMPLETELY pointless.
This brings me to the fourth question: Which region would you start in? This sounds like a dumb question, but many people who suggest this say that you should be able to start in whichever region you want. This is downright impossible without the forced boxing idea, as the game would have to scramble to pick the levels of the Pokemon in the chronological regions in the order you choose to visit them rather than having a set leveling for the Pokemon depending on where you go on a predetermined basis, which is how it normally works.
Fifth and most importantly, what’s new? Seriously, what would we get out of a game like that that we didn’t get out of all the other mainseries games out there? The only reason I can conjure as to why people want this game is because they want some sort of Pokemon super-game. Now, this is a cool idea in and of itself, but an all-regions game has got to be the most impossible, uninspired, just downright unfathomable idea for a super-game that I’ve ever heard. But the sad part is, this is the only idea for a super-game that I’ve ever heard. If I wanted to jump from region to region collecting Pokemon all the way, I’d play the games I already have. This isn’t hard, guys.