Iv been playing pokemon soulsilver and lately i kind of feel childish being 18 years old playing a pokemon game. Is it just me or am i to old for the game? Do you think you could ever be to old to play a Pokemon game or any game that is marketed to children for that matter? Just interested in your opinions.
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Nope. Pokemon is a very fun, addictive and deep RPG. If you are serious about competition in the Pokemon games, it becomes very complex and deep, what with EV training, IVs, natures, movesets and whatnot. Not only that, but, speaking of childish things in general, if you enjoy it, why question it? For instance, if you still enjoy watching Spongebob, why stop? who says you can't? With video games, it's different. a game can be perceived as "childish" and still be of higher quality than an M rated game. (See: Both Super Mario Galaxy games.) So, no, I tihnk that you can't be too old for Pokemon or childish things in general. You still need to have fun as an adult and if that means playing Pokemon, why question it? I will likely still enjoy playing it when I'm 40.
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Nah, play what you enjoy. Doesn't matter if you're in the target audience, plus sometime playing video games can be a time to relive that feeling of childhood.
And if you're worried about other people making assumptions or judgements on you playing pokemon, you can just keep it private anyhow.
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Hah, reminds me of something one of the NPCs said in Persona 3. "The more you try to act like an adult the more you look like a kid" Something like that. :P
Oh... this thread again.
If you enjoy Pokemon, play Pokemon. Worrying about your interests lining up with what everyone thinks your interests should be isn't very mature either.Pixel-Perfect
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I'm 21 and bought HeartGold recently along with a bunch of other jRPGs with my new DSi XL. I don't know how much time I'll spend playing it, but I imagine I'll still get some fun out of it, despite it being quite lighthearted and aimed at a younger audience. I'm mainly looking for nostalgia though.
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i turn 30 this year (man i had to count.... last time i checked was HighSchool XD) and i still play pokemon. I own all of them and still play all of them. I even own enough of the systems that i can play each on all at the same time w/o swapping carts. Even tho i have reseted most of the older ones I still have my lvl 100 Charazard from red version on Gameboy.... hes still sitting on my copy of diamond. Havent messed w/ trades between D/P/Pt and B/W yet. Too lazy :P
If you ask me pok'e mon and nintendo in general are for casuals. Not kids, not adults, casual gamers and I still love pokemon and other nintendo games and prolly always will.
So if you like it why not right?
Wii Sports is for casuals. Pokemon's not for casuals, Pokemon's for everyone.
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I personally haven't delved deep into the metagame of Pokemon, but you would be ignorant to say the game is only for casuals. The game has evolved (no pun intended) since the early years to have a very serious competitive following which includes tournaments, online matches, breeding, trading, and IV/EV training. This is certainly not for casuals and makes up a pretty fair percent of those who buy Pokemon. Pokemon certainly is an easy option for people to buy children given it's appeal, but there are many older gamers who enjoy Pokemon for the values stated above.
To the original question: You're only too old for something if you let others opinions determine your decision. Society is getting to the point where many things are becoming more sociably acceptable such as gaming and tattoos. Just remember that anyone who makes fun of you for something you do has insecurities of their own so don't take it too personally.
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You can never be too old to play a complex game such as Pokemon. I've been playing since Red's release and the last game I've beaten was Platinum which I finished when I was 20 I think.
But my interest is staggering. The formula is losing its flavour and there are too many pokemon to keep track of (they're getting uglier). I couldn't push myself to finish SoulSilver and Black. I've finished Platinum twice and Diamond once but that generation is not memorable to me. I can't remember anything. That's my opinion anyway. The series needs to evolve.
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My god you cant be to old for a video game. You dont turn 18 and say well I can only play Rated M shooters now. Sorry Pokemon/Mario/whatever its been fun but im to old. If you do that dont lie you were never a gamer in the first place. Guys in their 40's in Japan play pokemon, read mangas instead of the newspapers on trains and such. On XBL a 12 year old kid said he was to old to play Mario. I was like are you f-ing serious? Nintendo does a good job at keeping you a kid at heart. Im 21 I will be 22 in October. Im excited for Pokemon Black 2. So no you cant be to old for Pokemon.
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Pokemon is for young kids in pre middle school. It's meant to appeal to the trading - card age.
Iv been playing pokemon soulsilver and lately i kind of feel childish being 18 years old playing a pokemon game. Is it just me or am i to old for the game? Do you think you could ever be to old to play a Pokemon game or any game that is marketed to children for that matter? Just interested in your opinions.nick36001
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