Yesterday, after being convinced by many of my peers that it was a good idea, I went to the local Gamestop and bought Pokemon Black. Let it be known that the most recent Pokemon game I've played is Crystal(Because Fire Red doesn't count), and after I stopped playing I completely fell out of Poke-circulation. I mean, when the hell were there 649 Pokemon? I stopped counting after Celebi.
Needless to say, it wasn't hard for me to get back in the habit. I've logged about 10 hours into the game since having bought it 24 hours ago, and as soon as I finish tying this blog, I'll likely go log in another 10 more. It's like crack, man.
Of course the newer games are a lot different for me. I'm completely ignorant of every creature I've encountered thus far. I mean, when Professor Whosiewhatsit was all, "Here have a Pokemon", I had no idea who to pick. I ended up choosing Tepig. (kinda disappointed by that, but none of them really "spoke" to me, ya know). Also, in my opinion the gameplay is more difficult than in the previous games (Red-Crystal), such as with Pokemon strength and weakness. I mean, a level fifteen Sauk HAMMERED all 4 of my level 18 Pokemon. Hot damn.
Really though, I'm obsessed with this stupid game already. Just like when I was 10, leveling my Tyranitar to 100 with cloned rare candies.
There are really a lot of things I love about Pokemon. The nostalgia, the competitiveness(must catch all, must have highest level, must beat all gym leaders), the cute-as-shit Pokemon... But really, my favorite thing is that anyone, and I mean ANYONE, can play it. A ten year old, a college student, American, Japanese. Anyone.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go level up my Herdier.