I’ve decided to make a timeline on monster collecting RPGs since there seems to be some confusion as to which series came first.If I’m not going to be listing every single mons RPG series I will only be listing the more major ones.
Shin Megami Tensei -
Digimon is a weird one since it actually started out as a virtual pet toy that was marked as Tamagotchi for boys in 1997.It didn’t get an actual video game until 1998.
a serious question to fans of monster-collecting franchises: at what point did it become commonplace for “true fans” of say, pokemon, to hate all other monster-collecting franchises that bear even the slightest resemblance to pokemon?
i suppose it could be to represent some sort of “fan loyalty” but it makes no sense to me. if you like pokemon, what’s wrong with also liking digimon or yo-kai watch? especially because they have their own unique elements that separate them from pokemon.
plus, pokemon is so widespread that nothing is going to usurp it–at least, not at this point in time–so it’s not as though there’s any threat of some other ‘mon franchise taking its place. speaking as someone who loves pokemon more than life itself, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with enjoying two series with similar concepts.
besides, doesn’t it just mean you have more fun content to watch and play? and on the topic of yo-kai watch, it doesn’t matter whether you prefer it or pokemon because both are just gonna give nintendo more money :P
Finished Digimon Adventure! I liked it quite a bit. Might skip ahead to Tamers, mostly because Miyako’s outfit hurts my eyes. But tomorrow or something, because 54 episodes in 3 days is kind of difficult.