I once said that the Kanto remakes were the best games in the series. But that was 2006. Technology has advanced and I’ve played Black/White. FireRed/LeafGreen are definitely no longer the best.
And yet, for some reason, it’s still the game I turn to often when looking for a generic Pokemon experience. Maybe that’s why: it’s generic. It’s modernized, but not too modernized. Powder still hits grass types, you can still one-shot Study Pokemon, and the types are all universally physical or special. But at the same time, Special is two different IVs, turn structure is normalized, and we have natures and abilities.
But moreso than the Hoenn Gen3 games, FRLG lacks outstanding features. For lack of a better word, there’s never really been a gimmick in the Kanto games. It’s by far the least rigidly structured of the games. There’s very few cutscenes. Usually you just run into the person you need to, talk very briefly, fight, and move on. I suppose that makes it the easiest to just play, in a way.
That said, unless I start speedrunning Elite Four Round 2 or something, I think I’m done with these particular games.
Quick poll: who else, when they first heard about OpenOffice, thought it was a program that exclusively could be used to open documents, but not actually create and edit them?
I don’t know what “people” don’t like about the KA letter. I can only tell you what I didn’t like, and why I think it’s a cop-out. Long Post ahead.
I’ve don’t see why people view Cassie’s characterization the way you described? I don’t see her that way at all.
But I am in full agreement with your last four paragraphs.
Cassie’s character is more complex than I make it out to be here for brevity’s sake. But the fact is that Cassie is never wrong in the books, and all of her opinions just so happen to coincide with the author’s.
Looking back, I think I shall remove the self-insert part, but there is no denying that she serves as the author’s mouthpiece. Cassie had a lot of potential and in places was a well developed character, but she single-handedly saved the day more often than the others did, her morality fluctuated for whatever provided the maximum angst, and she frequently developed new powers as the plot demanded.
Also, I feel like KA played up the “not like other girls” angle up, in addition to being described as a “special” person who just “understands things on a deeper level than everyone else” and while I don’t have my book with me, I know that’s a more or less exact-word quote from Jake regarding Cassie in Book 1: the Invasion.
I invite you (or anyone) to call me out where Cassie is explicitly proven wrong in the books. Because I doubt there is a single instance of it happening. She is always always always right.
Cassie is the character that only works well when written objectively, but KA didn’t do that.
She thought 19:00 meant 8:00 PM in book 14 *drops mic*
Snape killed Dumbledore because he is actually a deatheater, but not really.
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