^ I think the overall world of Pokemon is referred to as simply the "Pokemon World" or "Poke-World"
No, "Pokémon World" is only in the Mystery Dungeon series. It's the world where Pokémon talk and behave like humans.
The rest of the series is set on an alternate version of Earth. That's why (in the Japanese version at least) Lt. Surge is mentioned several times as being from America. And Fantina is European, and Looker is also American, seemingly (his weird Yoda-speak is part of a joke that doesn't translate well - he constructs his sentences the way we do, which, to a Japanese person, is backwards).
Oh, right. Favourite universe. Pokémon, definitely. I could, and have, spent weeks lost in that world.
Post by Johans Nidorino on Dec 1, 2009 10:06:35 GMT -5
As a consequence of the existence of Mystery Dungeon, one could say there's actually more than 1 universe in the Pokémon franchise. This includes that one and the one where humans train them and are the protagonists.
They don't mix much save for the fact that Pokémon in Mystery Dungeon know that humans exist and certain Friend Area is said to have been abandoned by humans, and the protagonist seems to have been a friend of Grovyle the Thief in the future in Mystery Dungeon 2 (but you still don't see that during the game).
When you became a Pokémon, you entered that "universe" which is away from humans just like the village of the Smurfs.
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I always liked all of the places that Wario visited in his own games, such as the pyramid he explores in Wario Land 4, because it's just diverse with all of it's extreme environments and characters. One of my other favorite universes is Wario's home, Diamond Island (?), from the WarioWare series because of how the world is set up and the stylish cartoony graphics that express the characters' upbeat and exaggerated emotions. The thing that appeals to me most is the strange way that virtually everyone knows Wario and his crazy schemes, yet they still let him pull his tricks all the time, where he wastes and steals their ideas, money, and inventions, but alas, they hang out with him again in the next game after they get their mad feelings out.
The World of MOTHER, definitely. A wondrous hodgepodge of all the things that make/made/could make America great, with little of the dark side. Pure, unadulterated Grade A idealism untainted by cynicism with a hint of the fantastic.
When it comes to my outright favorite, I absolutely love the Super Mario Bros. universe because of how colorful and quirky it is, and how malleable it can be depending on each individual game. But dogs scare the hell out of me in reality so I can only imagine that being near a real Chain Chomp would be a pants-soiling experience.
As for which universe I'd like to live most in, though, it's definitely Pokemon. I've wanted to be a Pokemon trainer since the first Smash Bros. came out and I really got into the franchise, and I imagine being ten and on an adventure of that caliber would be an absolutely magical thing. To me, Pokemon is the most immersive, which is furthered by the aspect of how similar it is to the real world despite its differences.
Post by Prince~Of~Light on Apr 9, 2010 7:02:21 GMT -5
Aww, I just can't choose! If it comes to Top 3.
But let's see.
1. Pokémon World/Pokemon:
I'm Pokemon Collector Tsu! Stupid DSLite, can't ya have the GBA-slot for the PKMN I have in Third Gen? Gotta catch the original, unshrinkable DS!
Pokemon World somehow contains a flow of feelings that tell you're free from the responsibility in home and any adventure might happen. You do know what I mean, hm? I dunno. Everytime I remember the times when I got my GBA SP (Which I still have as a loved treasure. It's broken, though.) , I felt that fun excitement and even a scent of dreaminess. (-lwl-) Man, i have such a big collection of PKMN. My fave is Topi, The Hitmontop- (-lvl-)
2. Mimin Island/Captain Rainbow.
Pokemon Collector Tsu decides to take a break from collecting and goes to an island to be with gang of very... quirky persons. And a always hungry dog. And a police robot. Oh, did I mention a devil?
Is it because I'm major mixture of libra person and Fandom Chop Suey Cooker? It's a person who wants everything he likes together, ala Tv Tropes. I suck ass when it comes to decisions, which to take for example, two bags of candy. I want all of em!
Captain Rainbow's events suggest that it's like how Nintendo (and Skip) is like: silly and whimsical. And opposite at times. (-lwl-) Just tell this script to your friend that knows averagely about Nintendo and look at his face.
Here's the idea of the game: You'll have to help a forgotten tv star to gain his fame back by going to an island where the wishes come true. You see a samurai who gets too excited when women are around. You have to help a gay dinosaur by... showing it's vibrator to that police robot. You even betray a miko woman by letting her own made pie be slatched to her face. There's also a flower fairy that is allergic to flowers, a literal disco devil, bunch of little soldiers that want to become better at playing volleyball, a pudgy world-champion boxer... (I still don't wanna recognise it's Little Mac.)
I told that to my cousin.His face made me chuckle. Soon he said "You made that up, didn't you? I mean, WTF. " After I showed him the game...
It makes sense if you're a hardcore Nintendo gamer, but it just sounds like an [glow=red,2,300]ACID TRIP[/glow] for those who aren't. Perhaps it doesn't even make sense...
"But, it's a Controlled Chaos!.
3.Captain Marvelick's Island/Marvelous:
Tsu packs his backpack full of camping goodies and venture to the Marvelick's Island to train his partners, and maybe change some words with other people. Teamwork is the key of getting around this island.
Jules Verne's novel, "In Search Of A Castway" was so much fun to read. Screw the book-based movies, if ya can picture your own in your mind! (-lwl-)
Maverick's Island with it's neighbouring islands are wierd: Mix Zelda action with the sense of reality in Mother. Travel in time to save a village from water shortage? Help lovesick penguins? Kill blue poisonous ants while you're also shrunk? Stop the invasion of plants that can turn into humans?
I'm in. It's sounds wierd, but I'm in.
But, did ya know that everytime you play a game, read a book... you actually are in there. In the enviroment with the characters. C'mon, think the last time you gasped when ya saw some kind of amazing overworld sight from a game? Yeah, you like were there. If ya played Super Mario Sunshine, how it felt being adventuring there with Mario, when sun shone on ya and you did have to clean the mess of Shadow Mario? You felt sometimes like being in there too?
I might even recall the times when I adventured with Paper Mario Mt.Rugged. Sun shone from the window and it was a clear sky IRL. It so matched the feeling of the game there.
The Marioverse, hands down! Mushroom Kingdom, Yoshi's Island, Donkey Kong Island, and Diamond City FTW! Mushrooms cure everything and flowers grant elemental powers and fursuits grant special abilities. My favorite power-up would have to be the Red Star from Super Mario Galaxy because I would love to be able to fly and be completely free. The temperatures of the extreme environments like deserts and polar regions are comfortably warm and cool, apparently. Almost everyone in the general population are friendly and good-natured and very helpful to the point the world practically have world peace for most of the time.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
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nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
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Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
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Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
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Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
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Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
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nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
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Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
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Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
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Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
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