Cheesing it up said:
I played and completed it. As for plot relationship...are you sure they don't just make up a load of rubbish and have the pokemon associated with that rubbish? It's what it seems like to me. There's no strong link at all.
"Rubbish"? Generally in fiction, plots are 'made up', obviously even if something is inspired by religious symbolism it's going to be appropriated on some level for the target audience, come on.
The fact stands that in Pokémon Black and White, the terminology of 'black' and 'white' and equal opposing forces are actually important, many NPCs in the game and little notes about mention those 'colours', Yin and Yang are mentioned on more than one occasion, and the antagonist N realises by the game's conclusion that things aren't as black and white as he was brought up to believe.
And whether or not it 'accurately' represents taoism, the fact remains that there was tons of mythology revolving around Reshiram and Zekrom originally being a single entity, and Kyurem's origins are only hinted at, but never revealed.
It's really obvious to me that they've had the whole plot outlined for some time now, however deep that plot is doesn't matter, but the amount of stuff asked but never answered in BW means that a sequel was intended to begin with, this isn't just picked out of midair due to the game's success.
Oh, and last year Masuda Tweeted that there wouldn't be a third version, so a lot of the fans were wondering how and when these answers would be revealed.
I have no problem with the fact that it's a direct sequel, but I stick to my point that the name is silly.
You say this in an age where every film or game that doesn't have a number in the title for a sequel or prequel has a word like "Chronicles", "Revelations" or "Origins" in it.
It does sound kinda silly but it hasn't happened in Pokémon before, I don't really think there's a better way to say "this is a sequel".
They made sure to point out it can be played on the 3DS. While most of us probably see that and think "you don't say?" maybe they'll pull a Gen 2 and give a little bonus, like layered 3D (which is something Nintendo said they could do with virtual console games but they haven't done it) or at least an upgrade in resolution (if that's even possible). I started playing White on my 3DS and it looks like an old fuzzy TV screen that needs a few good whacks.
Well the gaming masses are kind of naive, all the time you get parents buying their kids a DS game for the GBA and etc etc. They need to make it really obvious that this game can be played on their new system too, it is a game for 'that' audience after all.
Either way, 3DS and DSi bonuses have been confirmed, just don't know what they are yet.
I'll wait to hear more about this. There needs to be a good reason for me to buy it, and "Black Kyurem and White Kyurem" are not a good reason.
They haven't revealed a shred of info on the game yet, everyone's been been expecting alt. formes for a succeeding game since BW first came out (it has been a franchise staple since 2003 after all) so I'm sure they never intended for that to be the lone sale point.( Edited 27.02.2012 18:27 by SuperLink )