It is currently Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:49 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 308 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:39 pm 
Offline
Mew
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 25723
Location: Hawaii
As for the lack of rooms and beds in houses, I could easily attribute it to the artists wanting to save some time. Or I could give it a Japanese explanation. In Japan small apartments and houses often only have a couple of rooms. Because of that, one room tends to serve as the living room, dining room, and bedroom. Since normal beds take up a lot of space (and aren't traditional Japanese anyway) it's common that, instead of an actual bed, people will sleep on futons which are rolled up and stored in closests during the day.

_________________
Image

My signature site. Because ripping off Silver's ideas is fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:59 pm 
Offline
Blaziken
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:04 pm
Posts: 445
Except Isshu is supposed to be the "America" of the Pokemon world...

What I'd like to know is, why is it always the son/daughter that gets to claim the only bedroom in the house?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:51 am 
Offline
Mew
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 25723
Location: Hawaii
Well, haven't played B/W yet so I can't comment on Isshu, but the houses in the previous Pokémon games always had a very Japanese look to them. But yeah, that's a good question. You'd think if the house had only one bedroom the parents would get it. I'm gonna assume that there's another bedroom somewhere up those stairs, you just don't get to see it.

_________________
Image

My signature site. Because ripping off Silver's ideas is fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:36 am 
Offline
Gym Leader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:37 pm
Posts: 3965
Location: mi moku!
Atleast in Red and Ruby you could argue that they never slept because it was always day time XD

_________________
Winter - now know as Kinomora.
A remnant of a time long since past.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:34 pm 
Offline
Blaziken
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:04 pm
Posts: 445
English starter names revealed.
Tsutaaja - Snivy
Mijumaru - Oshawott
Pokabu - Tepig

The Isshu region is now the Unova region.

Honestly, this is the first thing that popped in my mind once I heard Mijumaru's new name:
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:17 am 
Offline
Gym Leader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:25 pm
Posts: 2646
Location: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
They're really starting to run out of ideas for names arn't they. Oshawott is decent, Snivy is okay but I still like Tsutaja better, and Tepig is just facepalm.

I fear for what they will name my Choroneko.

Also they haven't renamed any of the other regions, why start now?

_________________
Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
That spikes you when you pick it up


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:23 pm 
Offline
Mew
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 25723
Location: Hawaii
For me anyway, coming up with good names is one of the harder parts of writing so I can't really blame them for running out of ideas. It is weird that they renamed the region though.

_________________
Image

My signature site. Because ripping off Silver's ideas is fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:33 pm 
Offline
Shiny Pidgeot King
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:25 pm
Posts: 18078
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Yeah, so I... really hate the name change of region. Like I really hate it. So Isshu is a little bit more America-inspired than the previous regions, right? Just a bit. And so they change it from Isshu - which, I'll admit, sounds quite a bit like "issue" and would be a bit weird - to... Unova. UN ov A. Just...

Also I raged a little at the Zekrom Reshiram thing... they were the "Yin Pokemon" and the "Yang Pokemon" respectively, with them being opposite to what you'd expect. Black one is Yin, White one is Yang, all that. Now they... aren't. Zekrom is now "Deep Black" and Reshiram is "Vast White". That kinda goes against the original ironic intentions, doesn't it? Totally defeats the purpose. What, is having them not match to "dark and edgy" for kids? Because, you know, Team Galactic totally wasn't, with them wanting to destroy the world and re-create it and all. If they censor the storyline, I'm gonna be pissed. That's the main selling point of these games, they better not screw it up...

_________________
"Irregardless" and "Over exaggerated" are NEVER CORRECT EVER because they are redundant
Regardless means "without regard", and adding "ir" on the front actually makes it a double negative; exaggerate means "to overstate" so you're literally saying "over overstate."
Example: I can not exaggerate the importance of this fact enough, regardless of how often people ignore it.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:44 am 
Offline
Egg
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:28 am
Posts: 21
I'm not bothered by the names. Then again, I will only be playing the game for Kokoromori and Koromori. =V Release faster, now!

_________________
ImageImage
So, I've got a bunch of coconuts here, right? And they're really lovely. Like, really lovely. And they're even standing in a row...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:47 pm 
Offline
Blaziken
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:04 pm
Posts: 445
So apparently, an English patch has been in the works with the fear that NoA might edit and censor some plot points. The patch is at 90% right now and translates all menu-related text and nearly all story text. For those who want an early start on Pokemon BW, enjoy.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:08 pm 
Offline
Mew
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 25723
Location: Hawaii
Official North American release date is March 6th. Looks like I really should get down to finishing Heart Gold soon... Though, since I'll be in Japan in March, I probably won't be able to get my copy until at least a week or two after release.

_________________
Image

My signature site. Because ripping off Silver's ideas is fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:40 pm 
Offline
Egg
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:28 am
Posts: 21
March 6th? That means I'll have to wait until Christmas. Curse my inconvenient birthday! It just has to be right after Christmas! Oh well.

I, personally, am in favour of the newest back sprites. Nice that we'll actually be seeing the whole Pokemon. Anyone else in favour?

_________________
ImageImage
So, I've got a bunch of coconuts here, right? And they're really lovely. Like, really lovely. And they're even standing in a row...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:15 am 
Offline
Mew
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm
Posts: 25723
Location: Hawaii
I'm all for better sprites, but what they really need is new pokémon voices.

_________________
Image

My signature site. Because ripping off Silver's ideas is fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:42 am 
Offline
Shiny Pidgeot King
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:25 pm
Posts: 18078
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
What good does being in favor do? It's not like they'll take them out if we don't like them.

I really don't care either way...They look great, but they aren't treated right. By which I mean, battle camera still focuses more on the opposing Pokemon, so back sprites end up looking pixelated. Battles do look great overall because the camera actually moves a bit, and the full back sprites are a nice touch, but they don't... really... matter. If I cared about pretty graphics in my Pokemon games, I wouldn't still list G/S/C as the best set.

Also... old Pokemon cries shouldn't be an issue this time, since there aren't any old Pokemon. The only ones you can catch through all of the main story are the 150 new 5th Gen Pokemon. Others don't come until later and in the "Dream World".

_________________
"Irregardless" and "Over exaggerated" are NEVER CORRECT EVER because they are redundant
Regardless means "without regard", and adding "ir" on the front actually makes it a double negative; exaggerate means "to overstate" so you're literally saying "over overstate."
Example: I can not exaggerate the importance of this fact enough, regardless of how often people ignore it.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:24 pm 
Offline
Blaziken
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:04 pm
Posts: 445
I'll just leave this here.
http://pokebeach.com/2011/01/all-black- ... y-revealed

Enjoy those Woobats.

EDIT: These names were confirmed by IGN:

* Desukaan will be Cofagrigus
* Mogurew will be Drilbur
* Kibago will be Axew
* Koromori will be Woobat
* Minezumi will be Patrat
* Gothiruselle will be Gothitelle
* Ranculus will be Reuniclus
* Wargle will be Braviary
* Musharna keeps its name

EDIT: I see Pinite and Emboar there, and I'm calling those two fake. Fan names that have been around for a while.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 308 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group