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Old 02-10-2017, 12:29 PM   #61
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It's just that religious people are so quick to denounce anything as evil.

Videogames are the devil! TV is the devil! Movies are the devil! Coca Cola is the devil! Rock and Roll is the devil! Tattoo's are the devil! Ice skating is the devil! Having two girlfriends is the devil!

It's why I'm not religious at all and barely practice religion. What the hell is the point of denying yourself experience anything in life just because some old preachers tell you not to? To hell with them!
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:40 PM   #62
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I've only seen unironic complaints about Pokemon promoting animal abuse and cockfighting by PETA, and screw those terrorists supporters.
Kids are/were smart enough to distinguish the difference between pokemon and real animals. But within the context of that fictional universe, that's exactly what it was, no?

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Old 02-10-2017, 12:55 PM   #63
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Kids are/were smart enough to distinguish the difference between pokemon and real animals. But within the context of that fictional universe, that's exactly what it was, no?
Not really, thought. The Pokemon is all aboard having a trainer and getting stronger together, even down to jealously attacking other Pokemon with owners.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:06 PM   #64
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There are literally dozens of Japanese RPG's and anime that have human characters use monsters/animals to battle each other. I wonder why Pokemon is only targeted when there's dozens of other shows and videogames that do the same thing.
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There are literally dozens of Japanese RPG's and anime that have human characters use monsters/animals to battle each other. I wonder why Pokemon is only targeted when there's dozens of other shows and videogames that do the same thing.
1) Pokemon is way more popular than whatever else you're thinking of
2) Pokemon are usually kinda cute-looking
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:56 PM   #66
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2) Pokemon are usually kinda cute-looking
This is what Pokemon look like nowadays:



Pokemon has always had a mix of cute and monster/menacing looking designs.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:39 PM   #67
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You're...using the game legendaries as an example? They've always been a little more on the bad@$$ side of design. It would be like using Lugia and Ho-Oh to describe 2nd Gen Pokemon designs.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:42 PM   #68
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I always wondered how the Legend of Zelda videogames have managed to avoid all atacks.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:48 PM   #69
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They certainly didn't escape my ex-boyfriend's evangelical family. Who were "those" sort of Sonic the Hedgehog people.
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They certainly didn't escape my ex-boyfriend's evangelical family. Who were "those" sort of Sonic the Hedgehog people.
What more did they attack than just Zelda?
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Mom and the kids decided to watch the Harry Potter films under dad's nose while he was out of town.

But the Twilight Saga, both the books and the films, were perfectly AOK for them. Which I found incredibly unsettling.
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Videogames are the devil! TV is the devil! Movies are the devil! Coca Cola is the devil! Rock and Roll is the devil! Tattoo's are the devil! Ice skating is the devil! Having two girlfriends is the devil!
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:14 PM   #73
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I always wondered how the Legend of Zelda videogames have managed to avoid all atacks.
Zelda isn't well known outside of videogame fans. Mario and Pokemon became cultural phenomenons outside of just games.
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Zelda isn't well known outside of videogame fans.
it is well-known even outside, if they're born around 1975 or later.
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it is well-known even outside, if they're born around 1975 or later.
Not anywhere as much. Even Donkey Kong is more well known to the general public than Zelda.
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I'm pretty sure Donkey Kong has fallen out of the public eye a little bit more than Zelda, at least as a Nintendo franchise. Zelda games probably are a bit more well known, but the Grown Ups™ of the public would be more liable to refer to Link as "Zelda".
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I'm pretty sure Donkey Kong has fallen out of the public eye a little bit more than Zelda, at least as a Nintendo franchise. Zelda games probably are a bit more well known, but the Grown Ups™ of the public would be more liable to refer to Link as "Zelda".
I guess a lot of people count Donkey Kong as the Mario universe (which it also is). It doesn't require extremely much videogame knowledge.
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I always wondered how the Legend of Zelda videogames have managed to avoid all atacks.
What do you think they'd be attacked for?
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:31 PM   #79
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It's just that religious people are so quick to denounce anything as evil.

Videogames are the devil! TV is the devil! Movies are the devil! Coca Cola is the devil! Rock and Roll is the devil! Tattoo's are the devil! Ice skating is the devil! Having two girlfriends is the devil!

It's why I'm not religious at all and barely practice religion. What the hell is the point of denying yourself experience anything in life just because some old preachers tell you not to? To hell with them!
Don't kid yourself, Cubed. We all know you practice voodoo and secretly have a voodoo doll of Michael Bay so you can curse him every night.
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Mom and the kids decided to watch the Harry Potter films under dad's nose while he was out of town.

But the Twilight Saga, both the books and the films, were perfectly AOK for them. Which I found incredibly unsettling.
The Twilight Saga was heavily influenced by the beliefs of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
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