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Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global Release Plan Has, Sadly, Been Undermined

The excitement was undeniable when Satoru Iwata, in a Nintendo Direct broadcast, announced Pokémon X & Y and confirmed that it would have a global release date. That's almost upon us, 12th October, meaning that aside from time zone differences 3DS gamers around the world will get their hands on either or both of these titles at the same time, experiencing the new 'mon, evolutions and features with millions of others. The potential for excitable chatter with friends around the world, on forums and social networks, brings to mind a perfect storm of hype and wish fulfilment.

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TechMech21894d ago

Some people wanted to see their starters final evo before they chose them.

xander707691894d ago

If anything, the leaks have got me more pumped for this game. I have been following the leaks closely and know just about everything that has been revealed so far from leakers, and I can safely say that I wouldn't be nearly as excited if I hadn't.

While leaks *can* potentially ruin the hype for certain games, I don't really see how that applies to pokemon. Usually a leak hurts a game when crucial plot details, especially the ending are leaked, because that can ruin the impact of the overall story, which is probably a significant part of the experience. Not with pokemon.

Pokemon fans know what I'm about to say is true to every pokemon game. You start off as a kid, you collect pokemon, you fight other trainers and gym leaders, you end up defeating some crime organization putting a stop to their devious plans to rule/destroy the world, you beat the elite 4, you catch the legendary pokemon, and that's the gist of it. There's really nothing to ruin story-wise. These games follow a predictable chain of events since the first generation.

Pokemon is about battling and collecting pokemon. Learning about new pokemon, and new game mechanics is what should be getting any pokemon fan excited. I'm not saying that certain leaks can't be disappointing, but far from having TLoU ending ruined for you and other similar examples, IMO.

TekoIie1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

"Pokemon fans know what I'm about to say is true to every pokemon game. You start off as a kid, you collect pokemon, you fight other trainers and gym leaders, you end up defeating some crime organization putting a stop to their devious plans to rule/destroy the world, you beat the elite 4, you catch the legendary pokemon, and that's the gist of it. There's really nothing to ruin story-wise. These games follow a predictable chain of events since the first generation."

And yet the magic is still not dead :)