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How the POKÉMON: LET’S GO PokéDex should look

I’ve decided to play through Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu once more, this time with a more varied team and to a more complete degree. But after watching the movie Pokémon: I Choose You, there are some things about the original Pokédex that I feel need updating.

While the movie is predominantly set in Kanto, it clearly is set in a world that includes all the other regions created since the first generation, unlike Let’s Go, which mostly operates in its own bubble. Because of that, some of the Pokémon that appear (or rather, don’t appear) doesn’t really make sense, because later generations have gone on to introduce further evolutions or pre-evolutions of those Pokémon. Furthermore, the fact that you play as new characters (Chase/Elaine) with a new rival (Trace), and can meet the player characters from previous games (Red/Blue/Green) means that this is clearly set some years after, when this increased number of Pokémon would be common knowledge (in-universe).

As such, I’ve decided to go through what the Kanto Pokédex seen in the Let’s Go games should look like, considering where it fits in the timeline:

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Posted by on May 27, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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Console Wars: A Layman’s Perspective, Part II

I’ve been a bit quiet over the past week, and while I will return to my readthrough of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers series, at the moment, I’m feeling a bit of an Avengers burnout, due to the fact the cinema I work at has been crazy hectic with all the people turning out to watch Endgame.

So, as a bit of a change of pace, and due to the upcoming release of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, I’m turning my attention back to video-games – as my busy week drove me to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while…

I bought a Nintendo Switch.

I’ve been wanting to try out the Switch for some time. I’ve played a couple of rounds of Mario Kart on my step-nephew’s console at a family get-together, but that was the extent of my experience with it. However, after being paid, I traded in a few things and picked up a second-hand console for a very reasonable price. Very very reasonable, in fact, as it looks like it’s basically brand new – apart from the fact that the box looked like it had been mauled by a feral child.

So, with the Switch now in-hand, I figured it’s time to return to that age-old debate of which company’s putting out the best console? Once again, I’ll be looking at it from a ‘layman’s perspective’, as someone (as I said in part I) who “doesn’t know all the technical mumbo-jumbo or gamer-speak”.

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Building the Avengers

“Some people move on. But not us. Not us.”

When I was younger, LEGO was my favourite toy. Star Wars LEGO was my personal favourite, but I’d mix and match different minifigures together to make Marvel Superheroes, because, at the time, MARVEL and LEGO weren’t in business together.

Jump forward some fifteen to twenty years and that’s finally changed. A bit too late for my LEGO playing, mind you, but that doesn’t matter right now. Because a few years ago, my girlfriend reignited my passion for LEGO when she bought me Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator for my birthday. Since then, I’ve picked up the occasional new set: an X-Wing here, a Batmobile there. I enjoy the building process, and they tend to make decent display items, and the collecting aspect gives me a hobby to pursue.

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Posted by on April 18, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: THE CLONE WARS ‘SEASON’ II | PlayStation 4 Review

It’s been a little quiet around here lately. I had planned to fill the gaps with reviews for the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, but by the time I got round to writing the season six review, I’d forgotten what exactly had happened in that season (like, I remember the events, but where did the lines between seasons five and seven end?) and so now I’m in the process of rewatching that.

But never fear, because Battlefront II has come to save the day, as the long-awaited new game mode has rounded out the second half of The Clone Wars updates.

So with three new updates since the arrival of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Battlefront II, there’s a lot of new content to unpack.

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Posted by on March 26, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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Hello There!

General Kenobi! You are a bold one!

You’ve arrived at the blog of Emrys of the House Moungabio, first of his name, watcher of films, reader of comics and ordained Dudeist Reverend (also – someone who just recently got into Game of Thrones).  

ie. this guy —>

Here, you’ll find all my thoughts on the films that fascinate me (for good or ill), the TV series’ I’ve binged or the games I’ve played. It’s also become the new home of my comic book site, New to Comics. So if you like Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones and all that other geeky goodness, you’ve come to the right place.

As with everything in life, the blog is still a work in progress, but stick around for the journey! If you’re interested in all the things I am, leave a comment, a like, or follow me on Twitter @EmrysM94 to let me know.


You can also find me at Cultured Vultures and (formerly) VultureHound.

The vulture theme is a coincidence. 

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: One With The Force

A while back, I did a follow-up post to my review of Spider-Man on PS4, once I finally earned the Platinum Trophy. On that ‘Being Greater’ post, one of the comments by KissTheMovies stated how ‘more games should have a follow up like this’.

Well, after a lot of toiling away, I’ve managed to get that Platinum Trophy on Star Wars Battlefront II, so I’m going to talk a little bit more about the experience of ‘completing’ the game.

Unlike Spider-Man, getting that Platinum Trophy on Battlefront II was not an easy task. Not because the tasks were especially hard, but just because they were time-consuming.

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Posted by on February 23, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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Top 10 STAR WARS Moments

In the past year or so, I’ve started listening to Collider‘s various podcasts and videos alongside my usual intake of The Weekly Planet and Mr. Sunday Movies. I will often listen to Collider Live, am an avid listener of Jedi Council and have also become a big fan of the Rule of Two spin-off podcast.

During last week’s episode, Mark Reilly and Marc Fernandez counted down their top ten favourite Star Wars moments and encouraged listeners to do the same. And after listening to the podcast yesterday, I’ve opted to do just that.

Like Reilly and Fernandez, I’m also just going to be sticking to the movies, otherwise, this list could become overwhelmed with Kanan Jarrus moments.

Also, spoilers, obviously.


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Posted by on February 14, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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