Pokemon Sun/Moon and its Predecessors


#1

Hello! A new trailer just dropped for Ultra Sun/Moon and it looks like a pretty dramatic continuation of the SunMoon plot.

The Trailer!

How does everyone feel about SM in relation to the previous games?

Personally I was really invested in the plot and marathoned the game at times because I needed closure. Which seems new for a Pokemon game. I’m interested in this new SM because it did feel like there was some loose plot strings around the post E4 mission.


#2

I was not expecting to be as blown away by the story in S/M as I ended up being. To be honest, despite my nostalgic affection for Emerald and how memorable I found Gen V’s story, I can’t really make a case for anything besides Sun and Moon being the best games in the series. I wrote a whole long thing about it (shameless plug but also way too long for me to recreate here) on my games/film/pop-culture blog:

But TL;DR, the supporting characters were on the whole much more developed than usual; Lillie being the quasi-protagonist really added to the story’s emotional resonance; the Trials and the clear framework for your adventure made a lot of sense and mapped pretty perfectly onto the coming-of-age story plot; Alola was just beautifully designed and actually felt like a presence in the story (in a way I’ve only ever felt about Hoenn previously)… a whole host of things really. Besides the postgame, which definitely left some loose plot strings, Sun and Moon are really spectacular games.


#3

I think the quality of life improvements they made in Sun and Moon were amazing, and the presentation of the story was good, but the story it self was just… meh. A long with the whole game feeling a bit too hand-holdy to me. I thought it was better than X & Y but not quite the high of Black and White.


#4

yeah sumo were the best written of the games, though to be fair that wasn’t difficult as all the other stories suck.
i wonder if the player character will have emotions in this one or if they will continue to just stare blankly at everything