In the beginnings of the Pokemon franchise, we were wowed by the pizazz given to us in the tiny package of these cute little monsters of varying breeds and power. Something that grabbed the glance of our view and captured our minds all but completely. There was nothing that not magical about Pokemon versions: Red, Blue, Green (in Japan only), and Yellow. But there were of course, like any good game, something lackluster about these versions. From the badly pixelated animation and the stiff visuals, to the occasionally overused attack animation; these things even while present would not deter a hardcore fan.
The birth of the second generation had given us more than we hoped for. It improved the greatness of the content, gave us a new world to hang around in and explore. More pokemon for us to hold and see, with enhanced graphics, what could possibly be wrong right? A lackluster story that was not as far as it could have been. Even though it made up for it with a whole new score of attributes, like holding berries, and improved battle images; we are said to get a whole lot from this little area. And yet this was not alone. Even with Pokemon Crystal giving birth to a new league of challenges known as the Battle Tower.
After the Third generation of pokemon, it seemed that the ideas were starting to run out; as it was the lure of a more in-depth story about changing and shifting continents and even more pokemon to capture, but the formula was starting to get its really strange and even a bit weaker despite all that it offers. Two on two battles was the big concept that really helped to bring things to life; wrapped up with abilities to pokemon, which really distinguished them amidst players. It was a new platform to learn from and play with, given the large array of what could come from that fact. Plus with a wider expanse on the Pokemon Battle Frontier, the players had a new grounds on which to prove their prowess upon. To make a name for dominating a whole new level of difficulty beyond the main story mode. Team Magma and Team Aqua are both considered to be decent by some, good by others, and a total waste of time by some fans. When it comes down to it, ultimately that depends upon the viewer of these facts and of these games.
With the Fourth generation we get a slight rehash of some older concepts, brought back with new integrity and some super powerful pokemon. This tied together with a greater influence of double battles, stronger moves and new abilities beyond what any of the previous three generations had seen. New legends and a brand new region away from the others had given players a lot to rave about. With a new Battle Frontier given, it seemed all was well with this golden form of battle; despite the developing categories of pokemon on their usefulness in battle and potential, it was a large field to discover. But still we moved on into the present generation which holds new merit.
It was the birth of the Fifth Generation that blew away many non-believers in whether or not the franchise could ‘wow’ gamers again.Could it revive something that had been said to be on the decline since the Second Generation? It seems that this game proved all of them short, even despite its shortcomings in some fields with lackluster pokemon conceptions; it was a new revamped battle system, new pokemon moves, and even a nonending Pokemon Technical Machine attribute that allowed for players to customize pokemon to an even better limit. It offers, we come to the new line which has a second edition to itself. Here is a game large enough that a direct sequel was offered to it, now what can we say? But to wonder if Black and White 2 has what it takes to carry the torch.
It holds promise of a chance to see many faces, new pokemon forms amongst legends, and a way to chase the first Pokemon Black and White story in a way that has yet to be seen. Seeing old faces meet the new just might be the kind of kick we are looking for! Though it may all be speculation, it is this gamer’s idea that this game will not only rock the senses, but it may once again turn some heads; giving a new array of depth and appreciation for the pokemon and its series. This before we wait patiently for the new and mysterious 6th generation that may or may not be on its way. One can only speculate, but its no doubt a wonder of the game creators at work.