I’ve finally started my play through on Shining Pearl; it looks like they decided to go with the original DP storyline, meaning I have to backtrack to Hearthome City for Badge number four.
Yeah, backtracking. Thanks, I hate it.
It looks like we don’t have any Surprise Trades this time around. We have the original, somewhat convoluted story from the first games, we don’t really have the GTS, since it’s now tied to the app, making Poffins is more difficult now than before, there aren’t any new Mega Pokémon, and we can’t trade between Sword and Shield.
Don’t get me wrong: these games are fun. But they’re closed off from the others. I can understand not trading over any Pokémon that aren’t in the Galar Dex, but things like Shinx and Elekid should be okay. Now the Grand Underground is that: absolutely grand. You can actually catch Pokémon down there! So that’s been vastly improved. But it doesn’t make up for the lack of connectivity. At least, throw us a new Mega, for Arceus sake!
Again, yeah, these are fun. But they could have been a lot more. I’m hoping that Legends: Arceus makes up for this.
Prime and I watched the live action Cowboy Bebop on Netflix. It’s pretty good, but it didn’t actually hook me until the last minute of the last episode. Not going to spoil it, but that moment was worth it. (I really hope there’s a season two.)
Thanksgiving was quiet; I wasn’t feeling well, so I stayed home. I’m just now feeling better and can actually talk; whatever I had gave me awful laryngitis. Yeah, it hasn’t been fun over here. Really glad I felt decent enough to put together the posts I did or I might have skipped.
We’ve been getting snow, but it hasn’t been sticking around. That’s going to change, I’m afraid. I’m not looking forward to it.