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It’s these bits of streamlining that stood out to me the most in the preview session of Pokémon X/Y. I was able to go through the first hour or so of the finished ROM, and rather than bogging me down with explanatory text and justification for my trainer’s Pokémon journey, the game seemed determined to get me out and catching critters as soon as possible. I headed to town, met a group of friends/rivals, picked my starter Pokémon, took a letter from Professor Sequoia back to my mom, and I was running off with a satchelful of potions and Pokeballs.



The contrast between Pokémon X/Y’s first hour and those of previous games was so stark that I asked game director Junichi Masuda, who had flown in from Japan along with graphic and Pokémon designer Hironobu Yoshida, about the newly expedited startup process. “Throughout the development of previous Pokémon titles, we’ve had the philosophy that when you have something that increases convenience, you kind of want to make the player feel a little bit inconvenienced before that,” Masuda-san said. “When you do get that new feature, it feels even more convenient as a result!

“But this time, we have a new item – the roller skates – that yet you zip around quite a bit faster. So that’s why we gave you the running shoes right from the beginning. Of course, new players might not know that, but we didn’t really spell it out in an explanation… you find it out, along with other gameplay hints, by talking with NPCs – or talking to real-life friends.”
The contrast between Pokémon X/Y’s first hour and those of previous games was so stark that I asked game director Junichi Masuda, who had flown in from Japan along with graphic and Pokémon designer Hironobu Yoshida, about the newly expedited startup process. “Throughout the development of previous Pokémon titles, we’ve had the philosophy that when you have something that increases convenience, you kind of want to make the player feel a little bit inconvenienced before that,” Masuda-san said. “When you do get that new feature, it feels even more convenient as a result!

“But this time, we have a new item – the roller skates – that yet you zip around quite a bit faster. So that’s why we gave you the running shoes right from the beginning. Of course, new players might not know that, but we didn’t really spell it out in an explanation… you find it out, along with other gameplay hints, by talking with NPCs – or talking to real-life friends.”

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