WorthPlaying writes: "I'm pretty amazed that the Pokemon series is still going strong after all these years. When I first started to play the games on the original Game Boy, I was young and definitely saw the appeal. I'm not entirely sure that I even realized I was playing an RPG at the time, though; I saw Pokemon as being completely different and unrelated to stuff like Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger. As I got older, I slowly realized that the series was deeply rooted in JRPG archetypes, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I think the series serves as a really solid introduction for kids who might normally shy away from games that don't involve shooting or punching someone in the face, and I see the series as a gateway of sorts into a few other long-running series."