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Pokemon Ranger-does it have a future?

Discussion in 'Other Pokémon Games' started by U44151, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. U44151

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    inspired from a similar thread about PMD:
    the 3 Pokémon ranger games(1,shadows of almia,guardian signs) had superb plots and settings as well as unique gameplay including the likes of riding suicune,entei and raikou through maps and flying on a lugia,as well as having 6 Pokémon follow you around with no pokeballs.While being heavily underrated,there has in fact been no sequels since guardian signs.What made these games less attractive than the other spin offs according to you?Do you think they will ever come up with one of these for the 3ds?(I admit catching Pokémon by drawing circles around them wasnt the most fun thing)
     
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    Lowkey the only reason I got Pokémon Ranger was so I could get a Manaphy egg... XD I was thoroughly disappointed when I found out that the egg was one per cartridge and not one per restart.
     
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    *It was a Latias/Latios (depending on gender, male got Latios, girl got Latias), not Lugia
    I enjoyed Ranger, however I admit that it had a very small fan-base among Pokémon fans. Add on stories/reports of players hurting their hands/wrists due to all the looping...
     
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    The games could be underrated because people just aren't as hooked on the gameplay and stories as the main series. The main series games aren't much about the story- people just wanna beat up bad guys with their awesome mons. As you mentioned, the gameplay isn't exactly thrilling, so that was probably a huge turn off for most people.
     
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    I used to play all the Pokémon Ranger games, and I have fond memories of working with a friend in high school to get that one special Deoxys with Meteor Mash.

    Sadly, the series didn't exactly get marketed all that well, which is why the fan base for these games is so small. I'm not keeping my hopes up, but if they do decide to reboot the series somehow, I'd be pretty content with that.
     
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  6. BZRich64

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    I'd like to see the series make a comeback, but I don't think that will happen. Ranger was never as popular as some of the other spin-offs such as Mystery Dungeon and its just been so long now that most people, or at least those with a more casual interest in the franchise, probably don't even remember that it was a thing if they even knew about it in the first place. There simply isn't enough interest in the series to make it worth the time and effort to bring it back at this point.
     
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    I love the Ranger games and I would like nothing more than to see new ones or maybe even remakes of the three current ones. Is one of the only spin-off series I've ever really invested a lot of time and energy on as well as replayed. I'm not so sure we'll ever see the Ranger games make a comeback though as it seems like Game Freak have not given the spin-off a second thought since the last game which is was almost 8 years ago.
     
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    As much as the ranger games were cool, I do not think they'd have as much of a future when it comes to the Switch which is where the franchise is moving too. Although they could use the 3DS as a place for side games like Ranger, so who knows for certain. Maybe with this shift we might see more side games being released.
     
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    bluntly speaking: no

    Ranger had an okay run I think; I was never interested in the games personally but it was always intriguing how those games would keep up side-by-side with the more popular PMD games.

    I think it's time to put the games to rest though. We haven't even had a Gen VII PMD yet, which worries me about there ever being a future for that much less Ranger.
     
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    There hasn't been a new Ranger in a while, so I really doubt it's coming back. I guessed that would probably be the case when the release price for the last game was only $20. I don't think it was expected to do very well.
     
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    I never really liked it, but I mean, where were the physics of Pokeballs? I mean, sure, you were a ranger, you rounded up Pokémon. But what does making circles around a Pokémon have to actually do with, well, Pokémon?
     
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