Rhythm games have been around for quite awhile. With Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and Rhythm Thief released in 2012, what could possibly make this entry by the Pokémon creators, Game Freak, so special? With this digital download costing on the eShop hitting $14.99, potential players may be skeptical of buying a title other than the familiar Pokémon franchise.
The game uses the classic platformer format wherein Tempo, the hero wielding the staff, runs toward the goal while collecting notes, bashing enemies and background percussion instruments while dodging pitfalls and obstacles. Of course, a few other playable characters make appearances from time to time for a change of pace through some courses.
The 2013 Winter Friendly Pokémon Tournament is currently happening. Since I have never entered a tournament, I entered in a variety of different Pokémon that I knew either maxed out the Effort Values or close to doing so. My team has not been specifically trained or bred in a competitive nature, so any success seems to be purely luck.
I recently won a battle last night and wanted to showcase this video, which also was the closest I’ve had since playing.
Game Freak released a new set of Pokémon games Sunday with Pokémon Black & White Version 2, which is the first true sequel since the franchise began in 1996. The hero (or heroine) once again battles for the eight badges of the Unova region and battles only to take on the Elite Four and become the new Pokémon champion. Sounds the same, but it’s a working formula that seems to include more and more enhancements with every release.
Two years after the events of Pokémon Black & White, the main character encounters Bianca, who happens to be helping out Prof. Juniper research Pokémon. Bianca has traveled to the southwest corner (previously unavailable in Black & White) of the Unova region to meet the hero. She allows the hero to pick a starter (Snivy, Tepig or Oshawatt) and hand out the Pokédex, which happens to have a few upgrades. The Unova Pokédex now contains 301 entries compared to the first’s 153. Second, an upgrade comes shortly into the game with the Habitat List, making finding a particular Pokémon easier to locate.