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More accurately, the concept and story of the pokemon games!
So the pokemon games are obviously extremely popular as is evident in sales and the fact that the series has been going on for quite some time. I think arguably a big appeal for the games is that you can just raise whatever pokemons you want to fight for you and that the gameplay is really solid. But the story in the main series of games have mostly been the same in every generation with the exception of a few odd titles such as colosseum and XD: gale of darkness. But hey, if it ain't broken, don't fix it, right?
Yet with the latest games (B&W2 does not count as it it's not out just yet) in the series they actually did go ahead and mix up the story a bit. The story still have the same major plot points such as getting the eight gym badges and challenging the elite four, not to mention, fighting off an evil organization. But the path through it all was quite different with a bit more lively characters and a bit more
But somewhere down the line though, I wonder if the focus was really put in the right place. The story has never really been very interesting for me in the main pokemon games. Yes I can related to it and it was fun to see, but it was hardly what drew me on to keep playing. Yet, it was exactly the other way around when I played the pokemon mystery dungeon games.
The story had shifted focus and was now on the pokemons themselves and it takes place in a land where humans are extremely rare (Or something.) But that was not all, with this change (and most likely change in writers) the characters seemed to get more... character! I could related more to the side kick in either of the PMD games then any other in the whole franchise, but not only that, the worlds where full of other interesting characters.
I'll admit, I never played much past where the main chunk of the story ended in either of the game, but what drove me to play that far was certainly the story! My biggest question after thinking about it all is: Why don't we have this level of character depth in the main series? And why is there almost no depth in story?
So, what are your thoughts on the subject?
(Does not have to be a direct response)