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Preordered Pokken Tournament!

JiMing

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I saw on Amazon that preordering the game would discount the price from 60 dollars to 48, so I took it! I know this game's not perfect by any means, but it's the Pokemon game I've wanted for a long time, you know? I'm honestly not the hugest fan of turn-based role-playing games, even though I can enjoy a good one and highly respect the genre. But like, I never really got into competitive Pokemon battling against my friends, due to the setup needed to make viable teams. The breeding, the EVs, the movesets, all takes a huge timesink and one I don't feel is super worth it, no matter how much I love the Pokemon themselves. I like games that are easier to jump into and just bash out a few matches, like Smash Bros. over the 3DS, now that's great. I also like games that are more moment-to-moment play, cause I'm not really enough a tactical genius with team composition and the I-know-you-know trickery that goes on in Pokemon matches. Pokken really scratches that itch of a game that's easy to setup, features characters I adore, and has dynamic and fluid gameplay that's a blast to watch. That alone had me super excited for the game, but a preorder discount finally convinced me to pick it up.

 

So... Which Pokemon will I use? Honestly, going by what my 7-year old self would want, it's in all honesty probably going to be Lucario. Yeah I know, it's probably the easiest and simplest character to go pick up what with having the most balanced stats and all, probably making it the Ryu of Pokken Tournament. I started out with Pokemon Diamond however, and Lucario was just my favorite Pokemon and the one I look back on the fondest, I've forgotten exactly why, but still, Lucario has been my favorite Pokemon for a long time, and my inner child tells me to main the heck outta the Aura Pokemon. But hmm, if I had to choose alternate ones... Blaziken is the Ken of the game from the looks of it, and it's one of my favorite starters as well. I also like the Bruce Lee noises during some attacks cause it's just sorta funny. xP Pikachu surprisingly enough looks very fun to play, and Mewtwo is pretty much superior to its Smash incarnation in every way... Oooh, and Weavile too. I should probably stop now, before I get to the point I sit in front of the TV screen on launch day for an hour, just deciding who to play. xP

 

So... Thoughts on the game itself? Any ideas of who you'd like to main? I wanna hear what you guys have to say, cause me personally, I am super pumped for this game and can't wait 'till the 18th! =D

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Diamond forever!!

 

I like several of the Pokemon in the roster, but right now the one I'm most excited to try out is probably Chandelure.  Gen V was a love-hate thing for me, and Chandelure was a Pokemon who really stood out as a very strong LOVE.  Plus it's apparent ridiculousness appeals to me and I may have a latent affinity for Ghost types.

 

Not sure how much of it I'll be able to play--I never was very good at fighting games--but I'm so pumped to give it a shot!

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Diamond forever!!

 

I like several of the Pokemon in the roster, but right now the one I'm most excited to try out is probably Chandelure.  Gen V was a love-hate thing for me, and Chandelure was a Pokemon who really stood out as a very strong LOVE.  Plus it's apparent ridiculousness appeals to me and I may have a latent affinity for Ghost types.

 

Not sure how much of it I'll be able to play--I never was very good at fighting games--but I'm so pumped to give it a shot!

Chandelure is probably one of the wonkiest roster choices they could have made, but from what footage I've seen, it's incredibly fun and full of personality just like the other fighters. I'll probably not succeed with it thanks to the gameplan being more about walling out opponents with projectiles and stuff, but I can see it being a formidable opponent! 

 

Pokken Tournament seems like a pretty simple game to get into, but the subtle interactions between each mechanic seem to be where it's depth comes from. I mean, the attacks never get more complicated than a directional input plus an attack button like Smash, or just tapping both shoulder buttons together for a Burst Attack. I've never been a great fighting game afficianado either, but I hear the game eases you in, so that's promising!

 

(And yes, Diamond is forever the greatest, even though it's not)

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