I just saw the first batch of reviews on Halo 3. That’s amazing. I never though they would score that great. On top of that Bioshock turned out to be incredibly as well. It’s a good time to be a gamer. While waiting to get my hands on Halo, I wanted to talk a bit about a game that’s close to my heart:
Pokémon. Yes, you heard me right, the Gotta catch’em all one. Every time I talk to someone about this game I get the same thing.
– Pokémon? Are you serious? Isn’t that a children’s game?
Well, maybe, but it’s still one of the finest RPG ever created. Not many people around me have tried this game but the few I’ve managed to convince to try it out have never been disappointed, so I don’t think I’m wrong here. So why is it that so few people try it out? Well, I shouldn’t really say few people, with 10 million or so children (or Japanese people) get their regular fix with this game. But why so few adult gamers? Pokémon always score well on reviews with the latest one scoring 85%. This score should at least get people curious to try it out, but still I don’t see it. It’s definitely not a problem with marketing, since I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t know what Pokémon is. Still, no luck. So, what is it? Are we really so uptight and rigid that we don’t give something great a chance just because it’s a bit childish? Or am I just missing something?