Cooking Mama?Zhukov said:I'm trying to think of a game world with lots of fine food, a surplus of attractive and charming women with low standards, a good healthcare program and a distinct lack of violence but it's just not coming.
But you see... I want to be the very best! You know like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause! POKEMON!Therumancer said:I'm not sure if you've thought this through. While everyone knows about Pokemon only a relatively few people are trainers. Your typical Pokemon protaganist lucks into getting his first Pokemon and gear, but most people don't have that stuff. Indeed in one of the only Pokemon games I've played (Platinum I believe) your warned by your mother not to go walking around out in the tall grass, doing so at the beginning of the game almost gets you murdered by Pokemon.TIMESWORDSMAN said:I've thought about this question a lot, and I know for a fact that the Pokemon world is the one I'd be the happiest in.
That said, I can see a few drawbacks. Since I live in house with more than ten pets in it in real life, then I know something about the mess that animals can make. My house is not clean, and having a Growlithe leave fiery poops all over the carpet would cause even more problems, much less where I'm gonna keep the Lapras, I can't afford no swimming pool.
Then again, I wouldn't have to worry much about finances, but I doubt those battles are as green as they seem from this side of the screen. But training wouldn't be to hard, seeing as pokemon seem to have much larger brains than the average, well, any animal really.
All these thoughts aside, the world portrayed in the Pokemon games is a paradise, where people are friendly and it's filled with magical creatures to befriend, and as corny as that is, who wouldn't want to live there?
In short the lifestyle of your typical inhabitant of this universe is to be some borderline peasant who lives in a one or two room shack surrounded by grass, woods, and other things full of hostile creatures with terrifying supernatural powers, ready to rip you to shreds at a moment's notice. The world is run by an elite class of trainers that have the power to control these things, they also control all of the media, books, etc... which are all about how great they and these Pokemon are. For entertainment you get to watch reality TV about... Pokemon.
As I understand the thread that's the trick of it, your talking about living in the world, not being the hero of the game (so to speak). Pokemon being what it is doesn't really go into much detail about it's world since it's focused entirely on the monsters, but if you really think about it with everything pretty much built for, and revolving around trainers, just being one of the random backround schlubs (an average inhabitant) must be a combination of boredom, and absolute terror... and to be fair when Pokemon include things like killer robots with buzz saws for hands, I don't get much of an impression of benevolence, especially given the beginning of that game I mentioned where it was pretty much spelled out that they are dangerous.
Thanks man, cats are the best animal after all. And my avatar was chosen because I get addicted to cute things. Just watching it go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.............Caramel Frappe said:I just want to say .. you're awesome for having such a cute yet addicting avatar to gaze at. Well done good sir!
That and those cat badges, it all completes your style making you one cool cat here on The Escapist.
Pokemon has Misty, just sayingShinsei-J said:Cooking Mama?Zhukov said:I'm trying to think of a game world with lots of fine food, a surplus of attractive and charming women with low standards, a good healthcare program and a distinct lack of violence but it's just not coming.
I'm going with Final Fantasy IX, where everyone plays cards and has the potential to be a badass.