- Jan 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Oh, I'd hardly say it's worse than the original Kanto, purely for the matter that Ash DID win most of the badges fairly. (note: most. The circumstances of Virbank Gym are enough for me to technically call that a pity badge, which IS just as bad as Kanto) It's debatable whether the matter of Ash being stupid ALONE is bad, since the primary reason I find for people liking the original saga, other than nostalgia, is that the style was different from any other saga. It was played for laughs mostly. If that is what they were going for here, I honestly don't know what to say since I no longer find this to be funny. The true crime here IS that they sacrificed years of character development to do this. I was talking to someone yesterday, and indeed Ash being stupid is still irksome, but it was downplayed in AG and DP, or at least it wasn't as prominent. Yeah, here, it was taken up to 11 with no valid reason as to why other than the marketing department deems it so.