- Oct 15, 2015
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I remember Johto for its Pokeathlon. I hope that it returns in potential Kanto sequels. Even if it is in the post game.
If you mean that a new Kanto game shouldn't heavily focus on the old characters, maybe. They should definitely appear in it, though.If it does happen, I hope it's not a side sequel or a reboot, but more of a side story that could perfectly correlate with the original games. Kind of how the Rogue One Star Wars movie tied together some unknown story points between the prequel trilogy and the original SW trilogy.
Bulbapedia has a (probably) complete list of references to the previous regions. As far as Hoenn and Unova are concerned, only the character cameos stand out (and even then, only Anabel and Burnet actually contribute something to the story, and they don't talk about their regions).There are many references/implied mentions to events of D/P/Pltn as well as Kanto, and Johto. Hoenn and Unova seem to have lesser of a presence, but I'm sure if I did another run through I'd find a few random NPC's that mention something about those regions. I'd remember more if I could skip through the many cutscenes (which I do appreciate, but after the first play through I don't care as much about player dialogue).
The actual amount of change to the region should be massive of course, but the comparisons to ORAS are referring to the amount of content the games would/should have.I'd rather see Kanto go beyond OR/AS and aim for B2W2's level of change.
A million times this. Sticking with ORAS style is certainly better than FRLG, but sticking to that style limits their ability to solve certain issues with the region. There's not much they can do with the regional dex or expanding the region in that game because they have to stick with the same storyline path and a lot of the same Pokemon as they had in the original and several regions, most of all Kanto, have issues in those aspects of the game. It's truly a shame that BW2 hasn't had a larger impact on how Game Freak approaches old regions (or at least not yet), it makes returning to old regions a lot more exciting. I would love to see a Kanto game with new Pokemon in the Kanto Dex, new areas added to the north, and development of older areas to give them more of an identity.I'd rather see Kanto go beyond OR/AS and aim for B2W2's level of change.