Folks, I was introduced to the wonderful world of Pokemon when I was 10. That was 16 years ago. I played through all the Pokemon games up until Pokemon Black, which annoyed the hell out of me, then I stopped for a while. Y’know, life, always getting in the way. Also, Pokemon Black really annoyed the shit out of me. That sandstorm on route 4? Dude, I have three badges and I just want to get to the next town and train a little, what the-
Ugh. See? It’s upsetting me again.
Flash forward to a few months ago, when pics like these started to appear all over my Internet.
New forms of old Pokemon? Polynesian setting? Yes please. So I waited, and waited, and yesterday, I downloaded the Pokemon Sun And Moon Special Demo.
It’s awesome. I mean, yes, it’s Pokemon. It’s well-known territory. But first, since I didn’t play X, Y, and Z, I really appreciated the design and graphics update. Then, the Pokemon themselves seem to have become cute again. Between generation 4 and 6, I thought they were actually trying to feed our nightmares.
And finally, you can ride Pokemon.
No, I don’t mean you can ride some goat in a field. The demo lets you get on a Tauros and charge through freaking rocks and run around a city center.
Do you know how long I’ve been waiting for a Pokemon game that would let me do this sort of thing?
Exactly. 16 years.
I’m off to ride Tauros again. See you in November.