Good afternoon, I am asking a little research question for my game development project which is nearing completion of its prototype.
My question is regarding the 2D Pokemon RPG games. Specifically, what did you like about those games, what didn't you like, what would you add and what would you take away.
For example, I really liked-
The emergent strategy arising from choosing a team and move-sets for that team.
Each Pokemon has a limited move set of 4.
Pokemon has elemental strengths and weaknesses.
No Pokemon were impossible to catch.
Pokemon captured at the beginning were still useful at the end-game.
Some things I would have liked changed were-
I would have liked a deeper story and more interesting characters.
More world-building and background (for example, what ARE Pokemon? Have they always been here or did they recently arrive and kill all the regular animals?!)
More sprite animations for in-battle abilities (I understand this was partly due to software limitations).
Better balancing (no completely useless Pokemon).
More end-game content.
Thank you for your time!