I Tried The Pokemon Sun And Moon Special Demo


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.

Anais L

Some say she’s French. Some say she’s a voodoo witch. What is certain is that Anais left her awkward print on all things artsy at one point or another in her life, performing as a singer and a pianist, exhibiting photographs and paintings, and leaving an embarrassing amount of visual proofs of those events on the internet. Anais’ dream is to be an animation writer. She thinks everything should be animated and she is more than half convinced that she is herself a cartoon character. She hopes that one day, Pendleton Ward or Jennifer Lee will read her screenplays and say they’re neat.

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