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Saturday, December 10, 2011

10 Things I Learned from Pokémon

It's been a while since I had one of these gaming posts, but I've spent a bit of time recently on Pokémon LeafGreen, so a few thoughts have cropped up here and there. And here they are.

10 Things I learned from Pokémon:

by Deviant Artist

  1. Having your pets beat the crap out of each other qualifies as a 'team-building exercise'.
  2. Potions exist, and they come in spray cans.
  3. Without the right experience and proof thereof, your underlings will undermine you.
  4. Sometimes your mentors forget their own grandchildren's names.
  5. Americans have a violent streak. (Lt. Surge)
  6. Sometimes it just takes the right kind of music to wake up something fat and lazy.
  7. Evolution hits harder than puberty, but you can stop it. And getting stoned can seriously change you.
  8. Eye contact means a fight, no matter what part of town you're in.
  9. Dragons are as awesome as I've always been led to believe. Seriously. They're awesome.
  10. A 10-year-old with the right animal can take down any adult.
Whoever said valuable things can't be learned from video games? On a slightly related note, I once read an article (admittedly in the fan section of "Nintendo Power" magazine) about a kid who overcame a learning difficulty in reading through gaming. It appears LeapFrog has jumped all over this (pun so intentional that it smacks you in the face) with every one of their platforms, and with a few recent games I've noticed that a greater vocabulary is necessary to fully appreciate them.

Grace and peace, gamers.
-Reed Hamil

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