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Oct 182017

I’ve been skeptical about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon.

Not only have I yet to finish regular Pokémon Moon (I mentioned this back in August and still haven’t gone back to it), but it disappointed me that Ultra Sun and Moon aren’t sequels.

The latest story trailer, however, made me genuinely excited about these games.

That trailer is way too epic for a Pokémon game. Between the music, the content, and the bold declaration that “This isn’t the Alola you thought you knew,” it really caught my attention.

It reminded me of when I first started Pokémon White and saw the intro. My immediate reaction was to check that I really was playing Pokémon and not some other JRPG, because it seemed so cool and out of place in a series that typically had basic plots.

And if the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon story trailer wasn’t enough, a recent interview revealed that the stories diverge early on, there is an additional post-game episode, the changes are even greater than those in Emerald and Platinum, and the overall scenario is about twice as long as that of Sun and Moon.

I was skeptical of these games because they aren’t sequels, but that sounds like a lot of added story content.

In short, the story trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon won me over, and now I’m interested in these games. The only question is if I should finish Moon first.

What did you think of the new trailer? Are you excited for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon?

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  20 Responses to “The Surprisingly Epic Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Trailer”

  1. I have the exact opposite take as you.

    I’ve been pessimistic about these ULTRA versions the entire time. I still am.

    I still don’t see anything substantive here to cling onto.

  2. The trailer did look epic, but it’s hard to justify buying it again when I didn’t think the original game was all that good.

    • I’m going to return to playing the original soon. I struggled to get into it because it felt like it kept stopping me for tutorials and dialogue that wasn’t interesting enough to make me enjoy it.

      • Sadly the dialogue doesn’t get better. The story was a let down, I was told there was a great twist to the plot and when it did come I just thought “Oh..that was it?” If you didn’t play it much then you may as well trade it in and get some money towards the new one at least. xD

        • How would you rank it compared to previous Pokemon stories?

          • I haven’t played many of them, but I thought that out of the ones I have played I’d probably rate it as having the worst story. It might be in part to the ‘big twist’ being such a let down after a friend hyped it up, but it would have been hard to get engaged with anyway.

    • I will let you know (and probably review it on the blog, too).

      Well, if they’re memorable, at least that’s already a step up from Team Flare.

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