Archive for the ‘Game Plot Analysis’ Category

Game Plot Analysis – The Hoenn Games

Friday, September 4th, 2015

In earlier articles, we began a series where we analyze the plot of the main Pokemon games with the first games from the Kanto and Johto regions. Today we’ll take a look at the Hoenn games. We’ll focus on how those games did with the two evil teams approach, and how the remakes and sequels improved some aspects of the plot and characters.

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Shamu or Godzilla?

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Game Plot Analysis – The Johto Games

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

In an earlier article, we started a series where we analyse the plots of the main Pokémon games and began with the Kanto games. Today we pick up where we left off and continue with the set of games that occur within the nearby Johto region. We’ll consider how the attempted revival of Team Rocket went, and what improvements were made in the sequels with characterisation.

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Rainbow phoenix, or angry psychic bird?

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Game Plot Analysis – The Kanto Games

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Pokémon games have often been less about giving you an intricate plot and more about catching a variety of cute and awesome looking monsters by throwing capsules at them, and then telling them how to beat others up. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering and examining. There is a story thrown in every main Pokémon game, even if they do follow the same structure:

– Get Pokémon from a professor named after a tree,
– Catch more Pokémon and train them to beat up Gym Leaders to get eight badges, then become the Champion of the region of Pokémon battling,
– Along the way beat up Team ___ and stop their plans,
– Maybe catch a legendary Pokémon or ten while you’re at it.

This is the first in an article series where we’ll examine the story beyond the base formula used, as well as consider the side plots, characterisation, and so forth. We may even tackle the spinoff games which deviate from this plot base. But here we start with where the games all began in Kanto, and we’ll also consider what changed in the Yellow version of the originals, and their remakes in FRLG.

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Which did you choose?

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