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Hylian Hero
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Recently Nintendo released its newest titles in the Pokemon Franchise in the form of the DS games Diamond and Pearl. If your reading this, you probably already know the features of the game, so I won't tell you.

When I purchased the game, I was deeply afraid of loosing social status, Pokemon has always been looked down upon in the Chicago Public school system and people who played it were "childish", "kiddie", and "losers". I had always had experiences of defending the game against an onslaught of people thinking that I had the mind of a tweleve year old simply because I enjoyed the game.

Now that I'm in college, I was afraid of the same reaction, so I played in secret and didn't tell anybody that I had it. A few days after the release, I noticed an increasing amount of people in labs, classes, and hallways walking around with their DS out. Turns out, EVERYONE was playing the game. I have actually gained new friends and met tons of new people simply because we shared the common bond of playing the new Pokemon.

So I ask you, is Pokemon making a comeback? Has it risen from the depths of "its just a kiddie game for 12 year-olds" to an acceptable medium with which to enjoy oneself and meet new people? Am I reading to much into this and using this post to procrastinate even further on the research paper I have due tomorrow? []

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Is Pokemon making a comeback?
Please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no...
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As I understand it, the handheld game was always considered OK for older people to play. I hate the cartoon and consider the cards gigantic wastes of money, but the handheld game did give me some enjoyment.
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MY POKEMANS.


LET ME SHOW YOU THEM.

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Pokemon 1 was cool and innovative.

Pokemon 2 to x was/is bad and repetitive.

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Pokemon probably is making a comeback, but the games are all similar. They are, however, fairly addictive because of their easiness. Pokemon was the most sold game for gameboys by far. The price of Pokemon Emerald stayed over $50 for years for a reason. I play diamond, but i like fire red the best, lvl 94 Charizard w00t
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*Only had Red and Gold*
The Red was because I asked for it for Chrismas. [] The Gold because my brother bought it for me as a present! [] []

... And I got pissed off with my battery dying every day, and mom stopped buying me tonnes of batteries per week, and I think I was deprived from GBs and I lost my addiction for Pokemon around that point.

And I agree, the cards are a major rip off. []

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And I got pissed off with my battery dying every day, and mom stopped buying me tonnes of batteries per week, and I think I was deprived from GBs and I lost my addiction for Pokemon around that point.

Thats why you dont play on Gameboy, you download a ROM and a gameboy emulator. [] [] You play the game full size and have rapid save during battles and stuff []
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One downloads ROMs and emulators to play Super Mario 3 []
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Now there's a real game! []
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Yes it is. I love Super Mario.
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Blast! This double posted my post.

[ 05-26-2007, 01:01 PM: Message edited by: Captain of Gondor ]

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Is Pokemon making a comeback?
PLEASE GOD NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! [] [] [] []

Akso, Super Mario 3 was/is f***ing awesome. Some thing never change.

[ 06-19-2007, 03:32 PM: Message edited by: Prince Imrahil ]

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*blows dust off thread* Hylan i dont think it did but i sure hoped it was going to. im 20 going on 21 and have owned ever game at some point and currently own fire red leaf green diamond and pearl still play and still love it. its a nintendo classic and it ever got old for me

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Is Pokemon making a comeback?
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PLEASE GOD NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! [] [] [] []

Verbatim! I couldn't agree more. What with that yellow Squishy pufful poef and his gang, oh no - save us!
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You guys don't like Pokémon because it is way below your age group -- no offence []

Its the same as 12 year olds not liking soap operas []

GO POKEMON!!!!

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Only old ladies like soap operas.
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It was aimed at my age group and I still loathed it. So there.
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You guys don't like Pokémon because it is way below your age group
And IQ apparently []
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And IQ apparently
Yeah, because Pokemon was always meant to be an intense mental challenge [] . It was fun as a kid and is still a nice to play occasionally, though I've only ever played the first two generations of the game.

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[] I sewed my friend a padded Pikachu backpack for her birthday. []
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