3 of the best games of all time? you funny kid, you real funny! but seriously, oot got upstaged by the oh so underrated majoras mask and wind waker, gen one only led to four good things, gen 2, gen 3, gen 4 and gen 5, the rest of it was crap! And as for tetris, if i wanted to play a game about stacking multiple of the same color on eachother i'd go play dr. Mario, you know, the game that actually got UPDATED!
OoT was one of the best games of all time! Personally, I never enjoyed the whole time system of Majora's Mask and while Tetris is awesome, like as a side game, I was talking about FF7 as a best game when you mentioned Cloud Strife. I take it you're one of those people that dislikes him because of Crisis Core? I am too, sorta, kinda pissed how Zack died like 5 feet away from him and Cloud just pops up a few minutes later with a stolen identity.
I will admit that i don't hate everything in oot, seriously all the disturbing things in that game, like say deadhand, the shadow temple, the forest temple, bongo bongo and so on, all that the game does great. I always felt that the story in oot was kind of bland and the one thing in the story i found myself amused by was the ending, the rest to me was just a bunch of gibberish i never understood or gave two shits about. And i can only think of a single thing oot did better than mm, the saving system, but thats the one thing. As for mm, the time system, to me, always felt like it gave the game a feeling of urgency and the fact that you only had to look up to know that, if you didn't make it in time, everything would be destroyed and it would all be because and if you ask me, the loss of the equipment screen in favor of the masks was more of a gain than a loss considering that all of the masks either transformed you, allowed for certain easter eggs and special commands, had either visual or in-game effects, or just raped everything. And finally, mm always had this dark undertone, for example, the game is centered around the number four, there are four districts in clock town, four transformation masks, four areas, four giants and four days (counting the day before the timer) wanna know why? It's because the japanese word for four can be said as shi (shy) which is also the word for death! If you want more proof that mm excels and exceeds in creepy and dark atmosphere i have two words for you, Ikana Canyon, nuff said. As for ff7, i don't have anything against the game, in fact, i've never played it, i grew up with ps1 and gamecube, i just dislike Cloud because he's a whiny little bitch that trumps even Shinji Ikari in emo...ness? And by the way, i forgot Sephiroth in my list, although i find that he is a decent villain he's so bland and such a mama's boy! Oh and btw i didn't feel anything more than satisfaction when he stabbed Aeris, since she was as dull as a rock as well. And as my last statement on ff7, Jenova is the true villain of the game!
Well Charmander is based on the salamander (which are closely associated with fire) which the last time I heard wasn't referred to as a flying gecko at all In fact I just looked up flying geckos and they bear little to no resemblance to Charizard And a google search of "flying gecko pokemon" shows me that the closest result is Treecko, if anything The bulbapedia page for Charizard clearly states that it was based off of the European dragon, and that its status as a dragon was further emphasized by the other Pokemon games
char = fire izard is short for lizard bulbapedia don't actually ask gamefreak they just see what people think on their chat page bulbagarden and i have never seen a bipedal turtle with a set of water cannons coming out of its shell or a dinosaur with a big flower coming out of its back either and yet bulbapedia claim that they are based on these animals. and by the way unlike gyarados charizard has no proof of being a dragon. what i mean by that is that magikarp is based on the story of a carp swimming up a waterfall and turning into a dragon a.k.a gyarados which by the way was originally supposed to be a water/dragon type but changed it since dragon rage was the only gen 1 dragon-type move and could only do 40 damage which in turn would leave gyarados with no real weakness thus making it really broken with its high stats
that gives me no proof whatsoever about flying geckos but okay
Charizard: Breeding: Monster and Dragon groups "Even though Charizard is not a dragon type it has access to Dragon-type moves, such as Dragon Claw, DragonBreath, and Dragon Rage as well as Dragon Pulse." (two of which it learns by level-up, also learns Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush and Outrage by breeding) As stated in the previous comment, Charizard was grouped together with three Dragon-type Pokemon on the Pokemon Ranger box. There is plenty of in-game proof to suggest that Charizard is closely associated with the dragon.
The Venusaur and Blastoise argument is very very weak because the whole point of Pokemon is to add fantasy elements to real animals. Wow, I've never seen a mouse with a lightning-bolt tail before! Pikachu must be based on a kind of airplane.
I don't recall bringing up Gyarados ever. I know it was originally going to be a Dragon type.
Why is it so far-fetched to believe that Charizard is a dragon? Game Freak clearly designed it with dragonlike features in mind, what with the horns and especially the bat wings, which are very common features in modern portrayals of dragons. Furthermore, you can't make the argument that Charizard is a lizard based on its name, because Charmeleon clearly isn't a chameleon, is it?
the breeding groups are bullshit, wailord on skitty action!
and speaking of weak arguments a LOT of non dragon type/looking pokemon can learn dragon moves, take lucario or tyranitar for example.
the fantasy adding argument kind of backfires in the sense that then charizard might as well be based on a lizard which they randomly desided to stack a set of bat wings on, and i don't think i've ever seen an airplane with a lightning-bolt tail either mind you.
i brought up gyarados as an example as it has an orgin thats actually confirmed, unlike charizard, i mean a chameleon that evolves into a dragon that doesnt sound silly in the slightest!
and to be quite frank it isnt as farfetch'd to say charizard is a dragon as it is stupid and to be honest i think if you made the family into quadrapeds i would propably say that they would resemble what their names imply a bit more.
but to be completely honest i'm very bias towards charizard because of his fanbase, overratedness, check ign top 10 or top 100, or whatever, pokemon, its unoriginal concept and how useless he is in a battle between skilled players "cough""cough" stealt rock "cough""cough"
and finally it is by my analysis the worst fire starter since every other fire-starter can either withstand it's flying moves and the overused earthquake, outspeed it and/or learn a bunch of rock-type move to rape it with.
i honestly don't give a rats ass wether people like it or not. what i give a rats ass about is that people consider it the "best, most original, flawless and awesome" pokemon ever and even go as far as calling it superior to underrated pokemon, like volcarona. oh and on a personal note i uterly despise the first generation of pokemon GAMES and consider their design choises utterly unoriginal! (aside from pokemon like porygon and the eevee family i love those guys to bits)
Deary you're preachin' to the choir. I too consider various Gen 1 designs rather unoriginal (Oh my gosh Poliwrath) including, to an extent, Charizard. and I could make more of an argument about how the original games didn't have that much in terms of technology and had to come up with simple designs with what they had (which is a fair argument in and of itself), but I'd rather just end this conversation on something we can both agree on.