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Submitted by RexFury 735d ago | opinion piece

Pokemon vs Peer Pressure

We live in a day and age where peer pressure is more apparent than it should be. Can you ever be too old to play games like Pokemon? (3DS, Culture, Pokemon)

Miscommunicative  +   734d ago
Too old for Pokemon? psshh I'm 21 and still can't wait for X and Y
GeckoPutt  +   734d ago
Indeed. "Too old for Pokémon" is a ridiculous phrase. How can someone be too old for something of which has no age defining aspect.

I am a 23 year-old High School Music Teacher and October cannot come soon enough. Enjoy what you enjoy, and as long as it doesn't infringe on your own or other people's life, what is the major issue? Must we all play Call of Duty and conform to what people think we should act like?

I agree with you, Miscommunicative.
BldyShdw  +   734d ago
23 here...can't wait!!!
GreenRanger  +   734d ago
Misty wasn't that small in the anime.

Oh wait, I forgot this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
AbortMission  +   734d ago
I see this as mental maturity. I just can't watch Spongebob, Dora the explorer (didn't watch it but you get the point) and enjoy it the same way I used to, even if I tried. Same reason with Nintendo games. I'm just mentally unable to enjoy children games as I used to.
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GeckoPutt  +   734d ago
There is no reason for you to not enjoy games that you used to enjoy before, unless you yourself have decided not to like it. You are categorising Pokémon in the same boat as Dora the Explorer which is a television programme specifically designed for young children - Pokémon was created for anyone. The children that watched Pokémon when it first came out (like myself) are now 20-30, and Pokémon is still the world's second best-selling video game franchise of all time... there's a reason for that.

It's like saying that Mario is just for children as well - there is no age-defining feature of Pokémon at all, and the only reason you don't play it any more is because you yourself are one of those people that judge things based on their aesthetic value. The Pokémon community won't miss someone with an attitude like you I'm afraid.
AbortMission  +   734d ago
Lol why are you so butthurt? Seriously. Pokemon and Mario ARE FOR KIDS. Video games began that way and Mario/Pokemon were a part of that. It took the PS1 and Xbox to change that view but beforehand, video games were seen as kiddy and to a certain extent, Nintendo still exemplifies that.

Sorry, but Pokemon and Mario ARE for kids. The way they're marketed proves this. I couldn't care less if they had adults playing the games. Accept it. Move on. There's nothing wrong with kid games and I never said they were awful games to begin with.
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   734d ago
I must be mentally unstable still watching Sponge bob, power rangers samurai, pokèmon, ben ten... blarhg
duducus  +   734d ago
You must not be too good at reading... lol
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wingman32x  +   734d ago
My view is play what you like. Personally, I still play Pokemon. It's still one of my favorite RPG series. That battle system is just as addicting to me as it was when I played red/blue. As long as the Pokemon games continue to be high quality, I have no problem playing them.

I also think that one game does not make a gamer. By that I mean, a person liking the Pokemon series means nothing in regard to immaturity or whatever playing Pokemon equates to nowadays. I'm a pretty well rounded gamer who likes many different genres, and has a decent number of the "mature" or "real" games that people go on about. Pokemon and Mario are merely two of many parts of who I am as a gamer, so it's only natural that I would be opposed to any sort of brand or maturity judgement associated with playing them.

I'll end this little rant the same way I started it. Play what you enjoy playing. It's as simple as that. Don't let other people or those little squares in the corner of game boxes dictate what you play. I've always viewed portable systems as more personal/private anyway.
RexFury  +   734d ago
I 100% agree with your comment. If you enjoy a game, who has the right to say "you shouldn't be enjoying that." Why? Because society says so? Because of peer pressure? Just be yourself and enjoy what you want to enjoy. Otherwise you are no different than lambs.

Of course this does not apply to those who genuinely does not like playing these sort of games. This comment is aimed at people who just give into peer pressure....even if they are doing it subconsciously.
Blacklash93  +   734d ago
Worrying about appearing too childish is probably one of the most childish things people do.

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