Archive for April, 2015

Top 5 Best Ways to Make Your Pokémon Game Run More Challenging

Sunday, April 19th, 2015


Or: Pokémon Ragequit Version.

It’s the same basic formula: get your starter, defeat your rival(s), blaze through gym leaders, fight a villainous team (or two), become the Champion. As each generation passes, beating the game’s main storyline becomes easier and easier, with little buffs to items and nerfs to opponents making a game less difficult to finish than the last. While many players appreciate the less frustrating gameplay, many other players are stuck uttering the same wish while they lazily go through the credits of the latest game: “Man, I wish that was more of a challenge.”

Fortunately, a fandom as big as Pokémon is bound to have many creative minds, and this creativity has seeped into the very way we play these games. Many players have instilled specific rulesets to their playthroughs that make it much harder, resulting into a more rewarding experience.

This list will run through five of the best rulesets that make your game runs more challenging. It will also explore variations of these Challenge rulesets, and ways to make them easier or harder.

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Interview – insaneintherain

Monday, April 6th, 2015

As a follow-up to the Fan Work Review article we made of insaneintherain’s Jazz Covers, today we have an interview with the man himself! As a reminder, insaneintherain is a youtuber who produces jazz covers of various video game tunes, many from the Pokemon games. See the previous article for examples of his videos! We definitely think they’re worth checking out.

Again, we’ll be tackling other fan work review articles in future, and may do other interviews as well. If you have any suggestions for cool Pokemon work for us to cover, or even want a fair review for your own work, leave a comment!

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