As a rule, I am a real sucker for good story, lore and setting in my video games. More often than not, it’s something I value over the gameplay of the games themselves. I can forgive a lot of a game’s shortcomings if it create a exciting, vibrant world and tell a compelling story within it.
I’d like to remind my dear, forgiving readers that I really only started getting into Anime and Manga properly last year. As such, I’m slowly discovering a joy of new genres outside super earnest heroes punching the crap out of villains with whatever magical power they’ve got going on.
As it turns out, my writing of this article was quite fortuitously timed. Because no later had I finished drafting it, Nintendo went ahead and announced the game I’d been waiting for them to announce since this time last year: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. In the meantime, before I jump on the band wagon and break down every meaningless detail of the new Pokemon game, I’ll go ahead and do something a bit different.
There been a little trend I’ve seen popping on social media these past few months. People putting up a popular or well loved franchise, and challenging others to give their most unpopular opinion regarding it. It’s a literal tinderbox of butthurt and lines being drawn in the sand. And thankfully, so far, it’s all been in good humour. So I thought I’d give it a go. I don’t know if this will turn into an ongoing series on various topics, we’ll see. But for now, I’ll give some of what I feel like less than popular opinions regarding Pokemon.