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Fri, Mar. 19th, 2010, 12:45 am

Alright, I'm back from Fairbanks. Well, obviously. Sorry I've been quiet, I was preoccupied. Well, obviously.

And wouldn't you know it, Heart Gold and Soul Silver are out. Who beside Rai and I are playing it?

Sat, Mar. 20th, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)

I despised all the incarnations of the slot games. I never could figure out what the hell I was supposed to be doing.

A lot of people have been comparing it to minesweeper, but the comparisons are superficial in gameplay. Remember, you're looking for the number tiles, not the 'mines' as it were. I couldn't figure out how to play it all until I realized that. Don't mess with rows that obviously have any tile cards in them, and try to make relatively low-risk flips that give you information. If it absolutely comes down to a fifty-fifty all or nothing situation, just take the coins by quitting and try again: I find that works out better coin-wise. I like it because it reminds me of Sudoku if anything, and I can idly play it while listening to the radio or whatever.

FYI: the dratini you get from there comes with dragon rage and twister. Seriously. I'm not training the one that I got because it... it would make me feel dirty. I may change my mind on that, I'm in the mid-game level-thirty funk; I'm committed to two pokemon on the team, but the rest I'm unsure of. Hmm. Maybe I should pull a full raid on the safari zone and scrounge all the areas I've been to thus far and see if I haven't overlooked any possibilities.

I spent a full month pondering which starter I was going to go with, and Rai made the same choice as me. I'm his RIVAL so instead I went with Feralgator. Well, you know, it will be in a few more levels. the G/S starters are awesome. Meganium is a tank, Cyndaquil is a nasty sweeper, and Feralgator can do just about anything as long as it uses his attack. Who did you go with?

Sat, Mar. 20th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)

I took meganium. I love grass types even if they get shafted sometimes.

I hit that wall too, where there seems to be an overwhelming amount of choice available.

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)

Meganium is awesome: they're really successful grass tanks. Also notable for being only a grass type, which was unique and amazing when G/S originally came out. Because, you know, they weren't grass+poison like most of the others. *Rolls eyes* Although grass/poison isn't actually a bad thing itself, it's just... crowded.

I have four that I'm really attatched to, namely Togetic, Faralgtr (natch), Growlithe (fire stone? where aaaaaare yooooou?!), and an Ampharos. I... I can't figure out what else I want to raise! I've tried a few alternates, but nothing really complements the others, or I've raised one of them twice kinda deals. Also, there are like a hundred water types at this point, most of them really cool in their own way, but there are too many.