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Shogi With Pokémons. Pokemons with special powers are added to an otherwise normal shogi board. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on Sat, May 22, 2010 02:18 PM UTC:Average ★★★
Ok, so I really like the basic concept (which is to say, shogi with
pokemon.  Esp. since your handling seems to imply that one major way to do
this is as a form of 'chess with different armies'), but this does suffer
from a number of issues.  

For one thing, it does seem to suffer from a shortage of pokemon/items.  I
realize you were planning to change that in the future, though, and it's
not like other people can't make their own pokemon, so I won't agonize
over it.  

Moreover, I don't really understand the purpose of the bizarre capturing
rules (IE: what happens when a pokemon captures a promoted bushido, what
happens when a bushido captures a pokemon, etc.  A lot of it seems like
just needlessly nerfing the bushido while adding unnecessary complexity to
the game).  

Also, I may be misunderstanding, but it seems to me that the pokemon
aren't really very well balanced against each other (which is an issue if
people are using the 'random' set up).  

But with a little work it could at least be fun, so...

Garth Wallace wrote on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 11:09 PM UTC:Poor ★
'Pokemon' is an invariant plural (as has been pointed out before), unless you are a LOLcat. Also, Japanese is a language and an ethnicity, but not a location. And finally, calling a piece a 'bushido' is like calling a piece a 'chivalry' or an 'existentialism'.

Rating this poor because, aside from language issues, it is unplayable as written. Literally. It simply does not give enough information for somebody to be able to play a game of it.

Anonymous wrote on Mon, Jul 3, 2006 04:43 PM UTC:
Jared is right. It's a bit annoying to keep seeing the word 'pokémons'.

Jared McComb wrote on Thu, Jun 16, 2005 11:43 AM UTC:
Not to be nitpicky, but the plural of Pokémon is Pokémon.  'Pokémons'
sounds rather odd, to me anyways.

*has a brother who used to watch the cartoon all the time*

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