So I’m a bit of a hypocrite.

I bought the newest Pokemon (White) game, and it’s actually a lot of fun. In fact, it might be the most I’ve enjoyed a Pokemon game since the original two. But upon closer inspection, I realized that it’s probably because there are so many pokemon that echo the original set. There is a burrowing creature with massive claws, a two-level lightning (rather than fire) horse, a huge battle turtle, I tiny electric mouse, a prehistoric flying monster you can revive via fossil, etc. The list goes on. It’s almost like they went “Let’s make the first game over again and reuse all the same pokemon ideas.”

But it seems to work. I’m having a blast playing it. From the past. The nostalgia factor is really high.