Anyone else sick of being the special snowflake in the new games? The chosen one or what have you. I miss being just some random kid that got a Pokemon and got good through training.
I don't know how, in 2015, any writer STILL thinks that "the chosen one" is a good idea.
You defeated an entire crime syndicate because you trained your Pokemon. In other words, you got gud you filthy scrub
What I mean by being the chosen one, is that in newer games, legendaries for some reason just give themselves to you.
I'm getting tired of it, too. It wouldn't be a problem if more trainers were allowed to use Megas, but no, you and maybe two other people have to be the super duper special ones.
>You defeated an entire crime syndicate because you trained your Pokemon
Like in any other gane you retard
>in newer games, legendaries for some reason just give themselves to you
BOOHOO one legendary decided to join you after you saved its ass. ENTIRE GAME RUINED!!!!!
I think he means canonically ordained by the powers that be, which red wasn't. He was just that good.
He was, however, "chosen" by Oak to receive a super rare pokemon from the word go. The growth rate of the starters is what carried most players through the game. Blue also got one and he became champion before red.
Sorry, OP we've been playing as poke jesus the whole time
Player, May/Brendan. Wally, Archie. Maxie, Matt, Courtney, Steven, Aaron, Phoebe, Glacia, Drake, Zinnia, Korrina, Calem/Serena, Diantha, Lysandre
>you and maybe two other people have to be the super duper special ones.
It happened in BW also. At least you had to fight for that one but now your having legends and super pups with Megastones throwing for no reason than simply being there. With GF being afraid of smartphones now,this is very likely going to get worse
>He was, however, "chosen" by Oak to receive a super rare pokemon from the word go.
Not to mention he received the super rare Pokedex, Lapras, convienient "alone" Eevee, Bike Voucher etc etc
>With GF being afraid of smartphones now,this is very likely going to get worse
Now Pokemon IS on smartphones so they dont have to be afraid anymore
Spike Chunsoft gets it and after the weak GTI they git gud with SMD
It bugs me that most of the protags don't actually look ten. They all look 15 or something. BW/BW2's protags look about 17.
But yeah, I guess. I just want to be some fuck on an adventure with my Pokemon.
It's fine if the character makes friends along the way, I just wish they didn't automatically love me for no reason.
I don't mind legendaries being friendly towards you, but don't just drop it in my party and force something else out. Let me come back and catch it later so I feel like I earned it or something.
Maybe give a bit more dialogue choices other than yes and no so that I can feel a bit more involved in what's going on.
Man, I don't know. Just something good. That's all.
>I think he means canonically ordained by the powers that be, which red wasn't. He was just that good.
Only one trainer falls under "chosen one" which is the bw protagonist.
The rest just have things forced on them.
20 years ago I was the target audience.
Was there a "chosen" thing in XY even? I know the legendary DID choose you when you confronted it buy that's about what I can remember.
The only game I can think of where you're flat out a chosen one is B/W
I wish there was a game where GF would finally let me play as a random NPC. I'd have about 5 tiles to walk around on and occasionally lose to special snowflakes or repeat the same lines of text. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll get to give out items!
>Was there a "chosen" thing in XY even? I know the legendary DID choose you when you confronted it buy that's about what I can remember.
Nope. Only Black and White had it.
Literally one game and I don't even think you could call it a chosen one story really because it implied anyone with strong truths or ideals could get their power.
Probably. Never really thought about it. Makes me wonder about all the other protags now. Gonna google it.
>The Mega evo arc with Korrina's Lucario having a boner for you
Not really the same thing because it was either you or your rival. Not really the chosen ONE if it were possible for either to get it.
As for Episode Delta, you just happened to follow and have a meteor with you. Not exactly a chosen one.
ORAS male protag is 12. Most of these kids don't have a confirmed age it seems.
BW protags apparently start as14, then they're 16 by BW2.
Costumization should be expanded upon so that you not Only choose gender and skincolour in The beginning of the games, but also age and maybe some facial/bodily features.
GF has no good excuse for this. Its really simple. Could be just these
Facial features (blush eyebrowes, beard, earrings)
Official "least-snowflaky" Pokemon Protagonists:
1.Ethan/Lyra/Kris (Gen 2)
2 Red/Leaf (Gen 1)
3. Branden/May (Gen 3)
4. Calem/Selena (Gen 6)
5. Hilbert/Hilda (Gen 5)
6. Lucas/Dawn (Gen 4)
Say what you want about gen 6, but nothing is more egregious than capturing the Pokemon governing space, time and fucking GOD. not to mention Gen 4 seemed to have the most Legendaries in a single region.
Close to quads
No I'm not sick because we are only mildly the special snowflake until lately. I think the games would be more boring if they tried shoving the normal guy into the special super dank plot. Gen 4 (Platinum) was done well, and I think HGSS too.
Gen 1: We blow entire mafia. Special snowflake: YES
Gen 2: We blow mafia along Lance. Special snowflake: NO. You are simply a skilled trainer.
Gen 2(C): Just a bit special because Suicune chooses you.
Gen 3 (RS): We bring peace to the region. Special snowflake: NO. We decide doing good. We are skilled trainers.
Gen 4 (DP): Blabla. SP SN: A little. We aren't special besides Mesprit crap, so even less than Gen 1 but a bit more than Gen 2-3.
Gen 4 (HGSS): Same as Gen 2, except that whole "fate" thing with the dancers that give you the egg and kind of know your future and how you must catch the bird.
Gen 5: Absolutely special snowflake.
Gen 6 (XY): Muh Lucario crap. That's about it. Other than that, it's pure luck that we are skilled through mega evolution and are there when X/Y legendary wakes up to catch it.
Gen 6 (ORAS): Even more than XY. Muh mega evolving Latino. Muh "Woah, Rayquaza chose you?". Pretty cancer, I agree.
I don't know how you can say that Gen 2's protags aren't special snowflakes, just "simply a skilled trainer", yet you say Red is a special snowflake when the same reasoning should apply.
The character models in pokemon games are not detailed at all, so yes it IS simple. Could even make it more simple by just mixing parts from different npcs.
I for one would be okay with just having an adult-option like with gender and colour.
And people who seriously expect custom characters to look exactly like themselves are autists.
What the hell are you talking about? The only legends who give themselves to you are the Latis, and that's only because you saved them. Every other legendary you get in the game by fighting
I think the Legendaries should just not be including in the main storyline like in the first two gens. In R/B/G/Y, the three birds were just there to be there. Mewtwo had a backstory, but he wasn't the focal point. However, if they ever do a remake, Mewtwo would so be added into the plot because GameFreak.