I'm afraid I have some bad news to those who enjoyed the Game Corner, as this screenshot was leaked recently: i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/o…
Pity, because I really loved playing the minigames at the Game Corner. Considering that the slots were in the Japanese version of HG/SS but were taken out in favor of Voltorb Flip in all international versions (and I didn't like Voltorb Flip for both this reason and being too hard), and that Unova and Kalos had no Game Corner, and the reason is because Nintendo obviously want to appeal to soccer-moms because of "gambling", even though it's a video game and not meant to be taken seriously. Couldn't they just put in Pokemon-themed arcade games in the Mauville Game Corner rather than taking it out completely just to appeal to butthurt soccer-moms.
There's also not going to be a Battle Frontier in the game either from what I heard. No customization of characters, no Battle Frontier (or Battle Tower, they just simply imported the Battle Resort from X/Y), and no Game Corner, all while the game puts in more and more Mega Evolutions. OR/AS just don't feel the same as the original R/S/E did, they feel too... different, even though it's only two days until the games are out. Yes there are contests, but I was never really a fan of them. Yes Amie and Super Training are in the game, but... I dunno, I'm still getting these games, but they feel so different now from how I remember them in 2003.
Granted I might be nitpicking here, especially since the games aren't even out yet and this is a relatively minor feature, but seeing this leak just makes me feel like part of my childhood has just died. I may or may not make a review of the game as soon as I get it this Friday or so sharing my thoughts and how they compare to the originals.
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