Pokémon Blue User Reviews
Simple enough for kids to get into and for adults who just want to unwind and play an easier game. Very enjoyable for both, too. The music is fantastic, too.The bad:
Not that much strategy necessary for battling - which isn't helped by poor AI, and the dungeons are pretty damn boring. You can't catch all the Pokemon without trading with someone who has the Red version of the game. The story barely exists. The graphics are fairly hit and miss.Summary:
Released in 1996 by Game Freak, Pokemon Blue (along with Pokemon Red) aided Final Fantasy VII in making JRPGs a dominant force back in the late 90s and early-mid 2000s before they fell prey to the rise of Bethesda's monolithic Elder Scrolls series (well, Morrowind and Oblivion anyway - I doubt anybody knew what Arena and Daggerfall were before Morrowind came out) and Bioware's Knights Of The Old Republic and Mass Effect games. But before the reign of WRPGs was the reign of JRPGs, and I'd say that Pokemon did a pretty good job of getting kids into JRPGs. It was a simple game with an easy to ...
- Hundreds of "pocket monsters" to choose from to customize your portable party of six
- A collection of catchy, enjoyable soundtracks
- In-battle graphics are beyond shoddy and inaccurate
- Absolutely ZERO replay value
[ Introduction ]
Pokemon Blue Version is one of two Pokemon-themed Game Boy Colour games released in the Fall season of 1998, with a Special Edition version released over a year later(as turns out to be the tradition for developers in the coming years of this series's everlasting life). It's labeled under the Fantasy genre due to the fact that it's set in a world that is almost parallel to ours, except that it's completely inhabited by animal-like creatures with extraordinary powers known as "pocket monsters"(Pokemon), which basically means "mini monsters". I've deduced that this is so du...
- Excellent RPG
- Lot's of replay value
- Awesome retro game
- Colored cartridge
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- You're not exactly going to get a good reputation if you pull it out on the bus if you're over 7.Summary:
Pokemon Blue for the GameBoy. This humble game was one of the first three of all the Pokemon series.
This excellent, fun, and most of all memory-bringing game is one of the best for the Gameboy.
You start out with no Pokemon, and you can explore the first town, Pallet Town. Unless you walk in the grass, it's not very exciting.
You have to walk into the grass, and get yourself a Pokemon. From there, things get going. And things get amazing.
In the game, you're basically your own character, and you'll come across Pokemon in places. You need to catch the Pokemon to complete the Pokedex.
This one has Blastoise on the cover, other than a legendary like most newer Pokemon games.
Basically your character lives in a world inhabited by creatures called Pokemon. Pokemon can be caught by People and raised to battle other Pokemon, and you want to be the best trainer ever. Pokemon have different stats and moves that suites the normal RPG feel, but limiting some possibilities to make players developed a strategy. For example, Pokemon can only have up to 4 attacks and an one person can only hold 6 Pokemon with them, the rest have to be stored away in the PC storage system. You travel a...
-One of the first Pokemon games!
-Many unique and different types of Pokemon!
-Character NPC's help out on your adventure!
-Compared to future Pokemon games, graphics aren't too great.
-Sound quality is fuzzy and too loud at times.
-Pokemon attacks are somewhat fake.
Pokemon Blue was released in North America on September 30, 1998. It was one of the very first Pokemon game in it's series and the first for me to ever play. I was only around the age of six or seven when I first started playing but it was so user friendly that I was able to understand the game. As I explored throughout Pokemon Blue I started off with my very first pokemon that was given to me from Professor Oak. I was so surprised to see that besides this pokemon there were so many other unique types out there.
Professor Oak acts as one of the guides in the game that helps you out with get...
- Red/Blue: the games that started the mass hysteria over Pokemon, which soon took over the world. Become a Pokemon trainer and travel the world collecting the little creatures, beating Gym leaders and trainers and earning badges, and fight the Elite Four in the end to become the Pokemon Master. Join in the adventure today!
- Collect/catch 151 different Pokemon creatures in Pokeballs and complete your Pokedex.
- Raise your Pokemon by using them in battles with trainers and watch them grow in strength, gain new attacks and powers, and evolve most of them to their more powerful forms. You can also heal your Pokemon.
- Collect money and buy items and even Pokemon occasionally to help you on your adventure. Items are found throughout the game and purchased at stores.
- Collect TM and HM attacks found across the map and teach them to your Pokemon. Some attacks can be purchased at stores. Hundreds of attacks in the game.
- Trade Pokemon and battle with friends who have the games. Some Pokemon even evolve when traded, so keep an eye out for that.
- Visit many towns, cities, forests, caves, boats, and even enter stores, buildings, and most houses. Cities have many things to do and buy in them, and all buildings/houses/stores are fully furnished. You can also talk to everyone in the game.
- Ride a bike, cut down grass/trees, walk the whole map, swim on Pokemon in water bodies, and even use Pokemon who know how to fly to fly to cities you have been to.
- Many challenges, tons of battles, and tons of fun. The game will take you at least 30 hours to beat, and much longer if you want to do and collect everything. Great replay value. Lots to do.
- Play some mini games occasionally, such as gambling at a casino.
- The music is simple and catchy.
- The graphics could be a bit better than they were, but it is expected since the game came out in 1997 as a Game Boy game. Pokemon, world, and attack graphics were just alright. Some more colors would have made the game a bit better.
- The music at times seems low quality/scratchy.
- You can only catch/find about 129 of the 151 total Pokemon you can collect in the game. There are some Blue/Red version exclusive Pokemon, which is annoying, and also some given/chosen Pokemon choices that make it so you cannot collect them all. This forces players to trade with people who have the other version, or cheat in some ways.
- Some puzzles, caves, and gyms are like mazes. The game can be very confusing at times, and very easy to get lost and frustrated.
- At certain parts of the game, there are too many trainers in an area, which makes battling irritating at times.
- Some caves/areas spawn too many Pokemon, and you can't even walk 3 steps before one attacks.
- There are the occasional glitches, as most know, that mess up your game or parts of it.
It's the game that started it all: the phenomena called Pokemon. Games, cards, television shows, and movies have plagued the world for years since and taken over children's lives. It is easy to understand why the world fell in love with the game and Pokemon – the game is mindlessly fun and never really gets boring (until you get an updated, later released version). I'll be honest
this is the second time I have played the game (the first time was 8 years ago when the game first came out).
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