One other thing I should point out, as this will save me a lot of headaches, clarification, and double ups later down the line. This person here, from the image below:
I'm going to be referring to him as Blue, and this girl:
|I could not find a decent enough size of the official image this is based on. Link to the original artwork can be found here: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/braivety/pokemon-adventures-green-repaint|
|This is from the ORAS arc for the record|
So what's the plot of the story? Well, basically the plot of Red/Blue with more detail. Overall it sticks close to the story, focusing on Red's journey through Kanto, with detours to give attention to characters like Blue, Green and more, taking out the 8 gyms, defeating Team Rocket, becoming the champion, just like the games. Well, there is more. Things like Blaine being the one to make Mewtwo, which thanks to using his DNA gives him a bond with Mewtwo, akin to Ash Greninja in the anime (maybe someday). Other noteworthy changes include Team Rocket actually being a threat... but still lose to other teams, including the Elite 4 (wait until I get to Yellow). Lt. Surge, Koga and Sabrina are members of Team Rocket, Green existing in the first place and... lets just say she know how to get what she wants... not in that kind of way! The other major change, kinda, is the concept of the "Pokedex holders". In the Adventures universe, to give a reason for why you in the games are given an encyclopedia that is full in every other version of the franchise, a Pokedex is only given to a trainer who is very gifted in a particular aspect of Pokemon, both in games and in this universe.Here, Red is known as the Fighter, as he excels in Pokemon battles (probably from being the player character), Blue is known as the Trainer, as he excels in training Pokemon, knowing how to raise them for battle, just not the bigger battle picture. Green is known as the Evolver, excelling in knowledge in how to evolve Pokemon. Are there more? How many main series games are there? Of course there's more!
|Sad thing is, to some fans, that panel in the bottom left corner would be the most material they've ever seen Misty wear, and the first time out of her gym, and the first time she hasn't been wearing swimwear. Feeling old yet generation 1 fans?|
The plot itself is enjoyable, with the enjoyment coming from how similar, yet different it is from the games. Considering how bare bones most Pokemon games are, this feels like an extension on how the story of Pokemon Generation 1 would play out if it had more detail, if it could flesh out characters, all of which are entertaining. Visuals wise, most of my potential issues with it aren't with the manga, but manga itself. Manga relies more on shading then colour, as the main book doesn't use colour which while it looks nice, the lack of colour can be a issue. The only way its an issue for me is that I can't help but wonder what it would be like if coloured, as this could look beautiful. I'm not going to compare this to the ORAS page, this was done in 1997, that's like comparing Transformers Generation 1 to RID 2015. I'm fine with how it is, I just can't help but wonder. For now, I need to finish 06. On twitter at the link here (https://twitter.com/Blaster5426/status/773122018577219584) you can find a poll for a potential "marathon". Want to see more of Adventures quickly, or not, please vote here, as voting ends next Tuesday night. And for Sunday (Yes I will go back to that), lets blitz through the rest of Combiner Wars, now that Titans Return is out, lets just get Sky Reign out of the way.