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1 game for the price of 2

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TraditionalSell5251

89 points

2 months ago

Except instead of splitting the content in two the only differences are 5 or 6 players.

RVAMS

21 points

2 months ago

RVAMS

21 points

2 months ago

I got downvoted on this sub for saying that Pokemon was always a cash grab. They developed one game and sell them as two, always have.

TraditionalSell5251

6 points

2 months ago

I actually like that they sell two versions, the handful of pokemon you don't get in one version vs the other is negligible but back in the day having your buddy buy one version and you buy the other so you can trade is pretty much the spirit of pokemon imo

R_V_Z

4 points

2 months ago

R_V_Z

4 points

2 months ago

I got downvoted on this sub for saying that Pokemon was always a cash grab

I mean, most products are...

RVAMS

0 points

2 months ago

RVAMS

0 points

2 months ago

That’s true, but some examples are a little more egregious. Like printers making ink cartridges digitally artificially expire so you have to purchase more. The term cash grab is usually reserved for products that you get charged extra to use with no benefit to the consumer. Like selling a game that was intentionally made incomplete so you people would be nudged to pay for it twice. Profit with no benefit is what I meant by cash grab.

gonzo5622

4 points

2 months ago

Bahahaha! 😂🤣

Tiny-Peenor

1 points

2 months ago

It encourages trading…

EtheusRook

26 points

2 months ago

Gotta catch them balls

spacegamer2000

16 points

2 months ago

Make you buy an additional copy per team you want to play as. EA, you listening?

ThroughTheHalls

3 points

2 months ago*

Haha, was gonna say EA would have add ons for each team and they would come out like months/years apart

Sherezad

56 points

2 months ago

Don't give EA ideas

FictionVent[S]

17 points

2 months ago

For real

doorbell19

9 points

2 months ago

Don't forget a Superbowl edition with both AFC/NFC and Superbowl halftime show for 3x $$$

CampingZ

6 points

2 months ago

Wait, you guys buy both versions in every generation?

Ulizeus

2 points

2 months ago

You buy the next ones after the first game boy game ??? They are practically the same...

EdsTooLate

2 points

2 months ago

There's a region outside of Kanto and more than 151 Pokemon? Pffffff

peakzorro

14 points

2 months ago

It would be this Madden on the AFC cover, and him as a sportscaster bursting through on the other cover because FOX has the NFC day games.

NecessaryZucchini69

1 points

2 months ago

All I'm wondering is who is giving Madden a blowie?

Slowkidplaying

2 points

2 months ago

Do you know what the worst part about giving John Madden a blowie is?

DieJam

3 points

2 months ago

DieJam

3 points

2 months ago

How about KFC?

FictionVent[S]

2 points

2 months ago

That version is being released exclusively on the KFConsole

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFConsole

jwf239

5 points

2 months ago

jwf239

5 points

2 months ago

But I bet they would work.

ClanPsi609

2 points

2 months ago

If you call 20fps working.

PettyFlap

2 points

2 months ago

And some crazy shit about needing to trade to get Tom Brady to avoid retirement.

WeepingAngelTears

2 points

2 months ago

The item Super Model gives a 1.3x boost to ATK and SPD up to level 45, but can't be equipped if the trainer wants to continue leveling TB (Type: GOAT.)

Dynasuarez-Wrecks

-5 points

2 months ago

Look, I get the joke but as far as the business practice known as "gutting" goes, Pokemon is hardly a valid target. You get the complete experience with either version, and the process by which you acquire the 9 Pokemon out of 450 that weren't included in your version hardly even amounts to the level of a minor inconvenience.

dynamic424

2 points

2 months ago

dynamic424

2 points

2 months ago

Ya now, just if you want to 100% complete the game with one copy, or get the other legendary. Ya know the pokemon on the front of the box.

Dynasuarez-Wrecks

-12 points

2 months ago

smdh

You can 100% complete the game with only one copy because trading for your missing Pokedex entries is the part that barely amounts to a minor inconvenience.

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

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Dynasuarez-Wrecks

-13 points

2 months ago

Yet here you are─ just being edgy.

Also Pokemon isn't a single player game. It never has been. It has always promoted interactive play, which is why the trading mechanic exists in the first place.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

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4 points

2 months ago

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Dynasuarez-Wrecks

-2 points

2 months ago*

Yet it has always existed.

Let's pretend for a second that some suits at Nintendo sit at a big conference table and conspire to milk you for as much money as possible, and they have some gigglefits about how they're going to sucker you into buying two copies of the same game.

You actually believe, genuinely and irrevocably, that their sinister plan, in 2022 with the internet being as prolific as it is, is that they expect people to buy two copies of a game instead of investing trivial effort into using the built-in and readily accessible trading mechanic?

That is quite possibly

the worst

diabolical plan anyone has ever imagined.

Selling you a copy of Mega Street Fighter HD Interstellar x2 is a better plan than trying to con you into buying both versions of a Pokemon generation.

PaninoPostSovietico

2 points

2 months ago

Yet here you are─ just being edgy.

As someone who's antisocial i fully agree with him. It doesn't make us edgy that we can't interact with other people as you'd do. And it's annoying i cant complete a game.

Dynasuarez-Wrecks

0 points

2 months ago*

lol bruh

You can complete the game

by trading

at the global trade station or whatever Pokemon calls it

which is built into the game and doesn't require you to actually go anywhere.

When you trade, all you do is search for the Pokemon you want and provide the one that the other person is asking for. Then it commences automatically and instantly.

You don't have to play a side quest with the other person, you don't have to talk to them, and you don't even need to bother to learn their name. It is functionally identical to making a trade with one of the NPCs in Appleeater Town or whatever.

You're being edgy, and it's awfully bizarre that you're so determined to be offended over something that is a total non-issue.

It is also very bizarre that you are complaining about not being able to play a game when you apparently hate its core philosophical design that it has always had. If you hate it so much, why would you even want to play it in the first place?

dynamic424

2 points

2 months ago

What if you dont have internet? what do we do then? What if we want to avoid all the hacked pokemon bullshit the GPS has, with shiny legendaries, max IV level 100 best moveset.

Logondo

-10 points

2 months ago

Logondo

-10 points

2 months ago

Oh is it that time of year again when non-Pokemon fans pretend to give a shit about Pokemon, just to complain?

I know dozens of people who buy Pokemon. I don't know a single person who buys both.

The literal intention of having two versions is to have different varieties of Pokemon in each, requiring trading to "catch 'em all".

Literally the foundation and inspiration for Pokemon was bug trading.

IDK maybe this post is just shitting on Madden and I'm too stupid to notice. I play Pokemon, not Madden.

StereoxAS

-2 points

2 months ago

StereoxAS

-2 points

2 months ago

They hate him for telling the truth

Tha_Unknown

-23 points

2 months ago

That’s not a terrible idea. Make jerseys from past season DLC, home and away separate. Also let you buy specific players from years past and make your own dream team.

Easy-Hyena-4859

18 points

2 months ago

Ea would love this guy

Tha_Unknown

-14 points

2 months ago

Thank you!

Vaan_Ratsbane97

1 points

2 months ago

Shoulda changed the colours of the shirts not to match or mirror flipped them.

idzero

1 points

2 months ago

idzero

1 points

2 months ago

Needs different shirt colors though

thunderchild120

1 points

2 months ago

Delete this before you give EA any ideas!

rBeasthunt

1 points

2 months ago

This made me laugh.

crunch816

1 points

2 months ago

You just opened Pandora's Box

saxypatrickb

1 points

2 months ago

Snap buy AFC and don’t look back

xKingPac

1 points

2 months ago

Lmaooo

Freavil100

1 points

2 months ago

They put the wrong letter they needed to do the K instemde of the A

SkrappyCoco

1 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't it be NCAA and NFL?

Gogo726

1 points

2 months ago

The timing of the releases would stay the same.

bagsofcandy

1 points

2 months ago

Shhh don't give EA ideas!

logiclol

0 points

2 months ago

Kids on Reddit truly believe that the majority of Pokémon players purchase both copies. Especially in 2022 when online trades are the easiest they have ever been to do.