Here we go again on the carousel of Pokemon bullshit folks. If you listened to the Round One podcast a couple weeks ago, you probably would have figured out that I absolutely hated Pokemon Black and White 2. Heck, I would even say it was the worst of any game in the series. Despite having multiple flaws, I did finish the game.
Now let me set the scene as to where this game went wrong. I was one of many lucky fans to get the DSi bundle for Pokemon Black. The matted finish on the DS was great and had me super excited for the game. Nonetheless, the game absolutely destroyed everything I loved about Pokemon. Sure, 3D figures were highly included into the game including parts walking around towns and alleyways. The nostalgia was gone in order to replicate current gen expectations. However, the map seemed much smaller. I’m not sure if this was to compensate for the graphics in the game, but the map was noticeably smaller.
Another issue was the story. Sure, Pokemon isn’t known for its story, it’s known for the battling of little monsters, but at least give me something to boast about, which was present in past versions of the game. There were so many loose-ends in the story it was unbelievable to me. To use a quote from Serebii.net user Azure Edge:
IF this is truly a sequel we might SEE WHO really N is, Where did he really came from, What is Ghetsis is planning to do next, A revival of team Plasma, Trying to find N’s where abouts, why did Cynthia mentioned a meeting of all Champions, WHAT TRULY IS the mystery of the Original Dragon Pokemon, WHY DID THE dragon split up for the two Brothers individual values, WHY IS Kyurem Just A “SHELL” of the original Dragon, The Purpose of Kyurem’s Formes, Where is Ghetsis now?, WHO REALLY ARE the Shadow Triad?, What is the true Purpose of the Dragonspiral Tower Serve?, What are Inside the Underwater Ruins?What do the Glyphs mean?, DID The Two Brothers Fight on who’s right resulted the conflict between Humans and the Musketeer Trio?, How come did the Two dragons was Sealed and Mention Throughout history and Left Out Kyurem the “shell” and is just mentioned as a Legend in one town??
Holy shit right? What the fuck kind of game does this? Maybe it was destined to be a sequel, but for a revolutionary experience, it failed on all cylinders. Seriously, don’t even get me started on how similar Pokemon were to their predecessors in past games.
For a fan of the series, personally, the game was a huge letdown and I do hope Black and White 2 returns to Pokemon greatness, but if the same formula is used for this game, then I’m out.