And for those interested, I still stand by what I said
I still think the grass starter looks moronic as was made clear by how few people chose it
Despite the fact that the Pokemon look awesome and they did sort out the fears I had about the animations etc, I still dont like the fact that it was clear so much effort went into turning the game into 3d that not enough went into balancing the game and making it fun to play on just a single player level. Ive litterally now run out of things to do just by myself as im not into the online thing, besides collecting all the Pokemon and I don't want to do that. Ive stopped playing it now because I have nothing to do.
I still think that their naming, while smart being a play on the move to 3d etc, is weird and doesn't fit. Not to mention their legendarily names are for me at least mostly unpronounceable and thats partly due to the fact I think they named them because of the XYZ thing, and not visa versa.
And yes I'm STILL sad about not having sprites in the game because despite the game looking awesome, half of their primary stuff was still 2d anyway, so I would have rather had another sprite game while they spent the time coming up with more models etc to patch things, then a game that's still half and half, and part of that is its sad because I think now its reached the point of sprites having died and that's a bad thing for game dev
I traded in my game for lack of anything I found fun in the original games. To me, it seems like they gutted the entire game just to make competitive play shine brightest. So, I tossed it. I'll stick to my Soul Silver and Fire Red/Leaf Green.
Also I definitely agree with this. They are nerfing a lot of the things that are fun about single player for the sake of gimmicks and competitive play. Things sucks as weather effecting abilities not lasting all battle, and also the fact that your pokemons friendship in Pokemon Amie affects its battle performance (which I hate after learning about it because it is a non training thing that affects your battling).
And fairy type, while good for competitive play, still screws over people playing single player as its not balanced for that a lot of the time, as I've mentioned before