A couple of years ago I was addicted to Farmville and I’ve always had a soft spot for Pokémon. As much as I hate to say, it the Mists of Pandaria is coming over all Pokéville 2. Everyone is battling minipets or farming, which all feels a bit twee but I can’t deny it’s also extremely enjoyable… except when I see my baby polar bear bashed to death by someone’s mini robot.
Mists of Pandaria review over at The Register
Pet battles was supposed to be one of the draws for my daughter when it came to Mists of Pandaria. But Pokemon has fallen out of favor at our house. Pokemon Black & White 2 shipped about a month ago and I didn’t even mention it here. My daughter has discovered Minecraft and that has driven out all other games… except the ones she cannot play on her iMac. She watches me play Rift and wants to know why it is Windows only.
I suspect that is a case of wanting something just because she cannot have it.
Anyway, while I am not sure about the FarmVille aspect of Pandaria… hasn’t FarmVille been shut down or something… it is nice to see that the pet battles seem to be working out, though it isn’t like Blizzard didn’t have a pretty solid franchise to copy on that one.
And to wrap it all up, I see there is an addon now that will redo your pet battles UI so that it actually looks like Pokemon.
I might have to try that out with my daughter’s idle WoW account.
Or maybe not.
There is always too much to do and not enough time.