Will Ni No Kuni Be What Pokémon Should Have Been?

Giuseppe Nelva of discusses the evolution (or lack of thereof) of the Pokémon franchise and how the upcoming Ni No Kuni could become what Pokémon should have been if the franchise was allowed to grow and evolve.

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NukaCola2378d ago

No, but it is going to be what JRPGs should of been and something we haven't seen in the past 6 years.

_DarkCharizard_2378d ago

Pokemon really is a fantastic video game series and a worldwide multi-media phenomenon. So the answer is a resounding NO.

Pokemon GSC is the best handheld video game to date.

Abriael2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

Pokemon is the most resounding and fantastic example of wasted potential to date, that's for sure :D

Farsendor12378d ago

only reason i disagreed cause pokemon isn't as good as it used to be

_DarkCharizard_2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

I strongly disagree. The Pokemon series has maintained quality persistently...

I'm sure most people here will agree with you though, because Pokemon is a Nintendo franchise. But ofcourse they won't say it like that.. they will try and give various BS reasons to make it sound like a "fact", which it is not.

Considering that Pokemon is the huge international media phenomenon with spin off games, TGC, Anime, Manga, Films etc all apart from the main series:

Sky is the limit.

Don't fix it if it ain't broken.

Abriael2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

@nyanyan: yet to seem to pass reviews (that are by definition a matter of opinion) as facts :D

I see what you did there.

But you did nail the problem with the Pokemon series. It "mantained". Being exclusively iterative is ok for a while, but there's a limit.

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jack_burt0n2378d ago

interactive ghibli movie > pokewhatever.

Godmars2902378d ago

Don't know, never played Pokemon.

And where Studio Ghibli's art style got me on board here, the gameplay seems pretty standard to what JRPGs on HD consoles are now. I would certainly love to see less realtime, more turn based. Sci-fi/mech themed with teenaged characters who aren't from a fashion show rather than young adolescents who are.

Farsendor12378d ago

don't believe that for a second never played pokemon and your a gamer almost every gamer i know has at least tried it to see what all the fuss is about.

Godmars2902378d ago

Meh, believe it or not. The closest I ever got was Tomigotchi.

HaHa_Ostrich2378d ago

I have to admit I did not play any Pokemon game ever. Not once. Youre not alone there Godmars290. (Im from Europe and in my country it was never really a fuss or anything. It aired on TV once, I think just one season.)

Ddouble2378d ago

I don't know how similar they are but i do agree that Pokemon is an example of wasted potential. 15+ years of the same old formula without any major improvements in graphics. Still using low resolution sprites.

I don't really expect much from the storyline but if they could update the battle, the visuals, i'll be all over it but i doubt that would happen since that same formula basically prints money.

I still have a slight hope for the 3DS version.

Farsendor12378d ago

well my bad guys i thought almost everyone would have played pokemon or at least played a demo of a recent pokemon game

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