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Spoilers Will you challenge yourself or play casually?

Discussion in 'Switch Pokémon Games' started by Gwoomy, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Gwoomy

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    And by challenge I mean from just turning off Exp Share if we can, to a full nuzlocke even!

    As for me, I usually am very casual, but... idk, I just kinda really feel like trying a nuzlocke... maybe a simplified one? - After all, I've got some time before deciding
     
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  2. Riddles

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    I think I'll at least attempt to nuzlocke them. If it ends up not going well, I'll just switch to a regular run.
     
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  3. Rezna

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    casual first, definitely. i'd rather know the game before i start my nuzlocke, unless it's a randomizer nuzlocke but since this is going to be gen 8 i don't think we'll have our randomizers out for a while, especially on a switch title
     
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  4. SnowboundBecca

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    I'll probably do a somewhat-casual blind playthrough of the game first, but catch only the first/newest Pokémon in each route (special priority to all the new Pokémon species, of course). Then on a second playthrough, I'll almost definitely do another proper nuzlocke challenge.
     
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  5. TripleAAABattery

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    i've learned from Ultra Sun/Moon that you dont want to do blind nuzlockes. I'll probably still do a regular run, albeit without Exp. Share, and having battles to set like i normally do, and take some time to explore it. After all, since this would be on the switch, hopefully we can do seperate save files per account.
     
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    I’ll do it causally if I want to even buy the game. If you could walk with Pokémon then I’d give it way more thought.
     
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  7. Wizard

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    While I like a good challenge run from time to time, I will definitely be playing casually through the first time. I want to truly experience the region and what it has to offer without worrying about a nuzlocke challenge or anything like that.
     
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  8. Gazi

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    My first run through is just going to be a casual one, so that I can really get a feel for the game and experience all the new Pokémon. However, I will probably do a challenge (most likely playing using a single typing) on a future play through of the game.
     
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    Bold of you to assume I have a Switch
    But if I ever end up getting the games, I’m definitely doing a casual run. I’ve never done a nuzlocke and don’t plan on doing one.
     
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    Usually I do a casual run first, then try and challenge myself with a nuzlocke or something. I like to take my time with my first play through and really experience the region. I usually try and complete the Pokédex if possible as well.
     
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  11. Dawn

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    I will play normally. I don't like to call it "casually" because I tend to focus on one game at a time and I will probably go for a living dex or something...plus I find the concept of "casual" and "hardcore" etc. ridiculous when there is only playing the game...but that's another topic for another thread. That I will probably make. Elsewhere. Yeah.

    But honestly I don't much care for the idea of self-imposed challenges in Pokémon games...amongst other things, I don't believe I should be doing the dev's work for them in making the game more difficult than it actually is. Plus I just don't have the time for it when I have something like 300 games on my backlog and more coming out this year besides that I want to play...and it's Pokémon; it's not that engaging, and drawing it out by setting rules for myself in how I play won't make it any more engaging. At least not for me. It's enough of a challenging just playing these things these days...

    I'll play it, put it down, and forget all about it the same way I have every Pokémon game.
     
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  12. BZRich64

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    I won't really be doing any sort of challenge for these games. Unless you count the fact that I'm going to try and completely avoid using any Pokémon that I don't already have (read: any Pokémon already available) and focus exclusively on new Pokémon. But that's just something I do with every new Generation of games.
     
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    After recording so many challenge runs for other Pokémon forums, I feel burnt out. Once Sword and Shield release I’ll turn off the exp share and just try to make the most balanced team I can. It’s what I did on Moon version and it turned out to be a lot of fun.
     
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    I normally play Pokémon games for the story rather than the challenge, so I'll be playing casually.
     
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    I like playing the games normally first, and if I like them, I play through them again but in a challenge. So thats what I'll do for this game tbh.
     
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    I like to play new games casually first, and then when I'm ready to play again I'll do a Nuzlocke. It lets me enjoy a region as much as I want before I try it in a new way.
     
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    I like to play the newer games as a challenge at first to try new Pokémon with new mechanics. If my interest in competitive peaks again I would then use that game to go back and catch/raise what I needed or would get the other version to do so and reset the challenge one over and over for nuzlockes and the like.
     
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    I always play a normal run first because trying to Nuzlocke blind and get frustrated can really sour my first impression of a game.

    I always turn Set mode on though because it feels like a nice way to challenge without imposing anything outside the game.
     
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    I might, but for the first playthrough I usually just relax and enjoy the game before I take it into nuzlocke hell which I most likely will unless SnS are as hand holdy as Gen 7, that was a turn off for playing those.
     
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  20. Sethal

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    Depends on what Pokémon game exactly. Though, I play most of the time casually, since I just want to enjoy the game. On a second playthrough I'll probably gonna challenge myself more often.
     
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