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shinonarts:

Peto Rakasti Sinua | A Beast Loved You
[Inspired by this song]
An evening doodle. I kinda just felt like drawing something like this. I’ve been wanting to draw something based on this song for a while so I took the opportunity and did so. 
I wanted to do this with inks but I still haven’t been able to locate a proper art supply store in Milan so no inks for me. I used Photoshop CS6 instead and that kinda changed the feel of what I intended he picture to look like - but not in a bad way. I like how it turned out.

shinonarts:

Peto Rakasti Sinua | A Beast Loved You

[Inspired by this song]

An evening doodle. I kinda just felt like drawing something like this. I’ve been wanting to draw something based on this song for a while so I took the opportunity and did so. 

I wanted to do this with inks but I still haven’t been able to locate a proper art supply store in Milan so no inks for me. I used Photoshop CS6 instead and that kinda changed the feel of what I intended he picture to look like - but not in a bad way. I like how it turned out.

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tuhkasoturi asked: Also, what are your thoughts about not having trainer customization in ORAS? I know many people are flipping out and not buying the game because of it. Myself I think that there is no reason for people to get angry? It's remake, it's supposed to be like R/S/E. Yes they should have at least option to change skin color after X/Y had it, but ehh.. It was cool feature in X/Y but it was still so limited. Women clothes were (for me) too girly, but the guys didn't have many hairstyles.

cefli:

shinondraws:

All the same for me, really. At least now I don’t have to spend an extra hour deciding what colour the hair of my character should be and i can get straight to the game.

Seriously though, I can understand why people are upset but they seem to forget that ORAS is indeed a remake and in this remake, just like the original games, the protagonists are more defined to begin with. Maybe since XY already had the customization option ORAS should also have it but it’s good to keep in mind they’re still different games. To me it feels like comparing a game like Mass Effect (although not as diverse) where you have a certain character frame that you can define in a way you want to a game like Assassin’s creed where you have a set character and that’s it. While there is no good reason not to give May and Brendan a few alternative hairstyles I can’t think of a good reason why there should be such option (other than pleasing the fans) because your character’s appearance isn’t the main focus in the game and not having it is not discriminating or anything. You just have set characters.

If anything, I see diverse character customization as just an additional spice up in XY and we know there were a lot of such things. The reason to that was probably that otherwise XY might’ve been lacking in content compared to other games since there was only half the number of new pokemon compared to previous games etc. Also, XY had a lot of features that were never seen before so in a way I see XY as games that experimented a lot with new features, things that make XY really stand out from the rest of the series. New features are the thing in XY.

So, as a general notion, in a way I think Nintendo doesn’t want to mix the old and new too much by bringing all of the new features in addition to the really cool and unique ones the game already has (dive, contests, secret bases etc.) and make it a huge clusterfuck of things that keep distracting you from the main point (like the crap in BW2). Hoenn as a region and as a set of games has very strong and unique characteristics and features so I can understand why nintendo would rather focus on making oras an honest remake and enhance the original features. It’s a remake, not an XY-fied older game. Besides, including the whole Mega evolution circus in Hoenn doesn’t exactly sound like an easy operation.

It’s not hard to make customization available and there’s no reason not to give some appearance alternatives so I can understand the frustration. However, if being able to buy a ton of different clothes to your character is the reason why you pay 50 money for a pokemon game then I think you should either rethink why you’re playing these games or maybe buy Sims4 or something. If people decide not to buy the games because of this I could just as well do the same because I think the new Mega evolutions are not satisfying. I don’t want to let a few trivial buttfaces ruin a new experience with an old favourite of mine.

I agree with you, but one of the things about pokemon games that’s fun is that you can self insert into it. You caught a pokemon. You befriended it. You went on a adventure together. And then they gave us the option of making it so we can have the trainers look like what we would dress as, giving the game more immersion into it. And then, they cut it off? Like I can understand the remakes, but it being a kalos exclusive thing? I don’t get it.

(because I still don’t have internet and doing anything with my phone is extremely tedious this reply also includes replies to more than one comment) With that argument you could also say that not having a pokemon follow you like in HG/SS is a stepback in befriending a pokemon, there was some disagreement about that, too. However, amie came later and patched that. So maybe Nintendo will listen to the people and change their mind and include the customization into new games as well and make it more diverse. As I said previously, XY seemed to experiment a lot with new stuff so maybe that’s why Nintendo would say “XY exclusive”. Could be a marketing trick or could be that Nintendo just doesn’t have future plans set in stone. Maybe I feel a bit indifferent towards the matter because to me character customization was never a huge thing in pokemon games (not that I especially like playing as a girly girl or boy with a fucking stupid hat). Also, in XY I felt like the customization was very limited (no boy clothes available for girls and vice versa, Boys had very little hairstyles, not wearing a hat wasn’t an option etc). Heck, I did like it that in XY I could make my character look like me (but only with certain options, 98% wasn’t fitting and getting the right ones took a lot of time and money so over half of the game I didn’t get the feeling that the character was actually me) and it did make the experience a bit more immersing - at least at the end. However, it wasn’t the only thing in the game that made it such a strong experience and to me it wasn’t the most important one. But I get it how it could be big to somebody. I also feel that Serena and Calem were especially designed as customizable characters while May and Brendan are defined by their creators. True, they still could have given at least few skin tones, it’d be perfectly logical too since it’s Hoenn, or alternative clothing but maybe Nintendo just wanted to keep the approach to the characters same as in RSE. Like, if they did make May and Brendan customizable like Serena and Calem it wouldn’t be the same but if they only gave a few options it might not be enough to make the whole customization thing worthwhile. Maybe it’ll be different with the future games.

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corlel said: Well, it’s like how HGSS had pokemon following you. Every game has something unique to it that could have been in future games, but wasn’t. That’s how I see it at least.

protocol00 said: I’m in the same boat as you, but I’ve also been told that they didn’t just say that ORAS wasn’t getting any customization, they said that the customization was something that’s probably going to be exclusive to X andY, so it won’t be in future games.

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That’s what I think, too. There’s something unique to every game, something that won’t follow on to next ones. And it’s okay. Sometimes a bit sad but that’s just how it goes. But at least everything won’t get repetitive and boring and we can trust that there’s always something new. Maybe it’s not always great but Nintendo is capable of doing great things, too

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tuhkasoturi asked: Also, what are your thoughts about not having trainer customization in ORAS? I know many people are flipping out and not buying the game because of it. Myself I think that there is no reason for people to get angry? It's remake, it's supposed to be like R/S/E. Yes they should have at least option to change skin color after X/Y had it, but ehh.. It was cool feature in X/Y but it was still so limited. Women clothes were (for me) too girly, but the guys didn't have many hairstyles.

All the same for me, really. At least now I don’t have to spend an extra hour deciding what colour the hair of my character should be and i can get straight to the game.

Seriously though, I can understand why people are upset but they seem to forget that ORAS is indeed a remake and in this remake, just like the original games, the protagonists are more defined to begin with. Maybe since XY already had the customization option ORAS should also have it but it’s good to keep in mind they’re still different games. To me it feels like comparing a game like Mass Effect (although not as diverse) where you have a certain character frame that you can define in a way you want to a game like Assassin’s creed where you have a set character and that’s it. While there is no good reason not to give May and Brendan a few alternative hairstyles I can’t think of a good reason why there should be such option (other than pleasing the fans) because your character’s appearance isn’t the main focus in the game and not having it is not discriminating or anything. You just have set characters.

If anything, I see diverse character customization as just an additional spice up in XY and we know there were a lot of such things. The reason to that was probably that otherwise XY might’ve been lacking in content compared to other games since there was only half the number of new pokemon compared to previous games etc. Also, XY had a lot of features that were never seen before so in a way I see XY as games that experimented a lot with new features, things that make XY really stand out from the rest of the series. New features are the thing in XY.

So, as a general notion, in a way I think Nintendo doesn’t want to mix the old and new too much by bringing all of the new features in addition to the really cool and unique ones the game already has (dive, contests, secret bases etc.) and make it a huge clusterfuck of things that keep distracting you from the main point (like the crap in BW2). Hoenn as a region and as a set of games has very strong and unique characteristics and features so I can understand why nintendo would rather focus on making oras an honest remake and enhance the original features. It’s a remake, not an XY-fied older game. Besides, including the whole Mega evolution circus in Hoenn doesn’t exactly sound like an easy operation.

It’s not hard to make customization available and there’s no reason not to give some appearance alternatives so I can understand the frustration. However, if being able to buy a ton of different clothes to your character is the reason why you pay 50 money for a pokemon game then I think you should either rethink why you’re playing these games or maybe buy Sims4 or something. If people decide not to buy the games because of this I could just as well do the same because I think the new Mega evolutions are not satisfying. I don’t want to let a few trivial buttfaces ruin a new experience with an old favourite of mine.

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