Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg
As for gimmicks, the contests, triathlons, dress-up games, and singing contests are some examples. It's become more of a casual ___ Mama game than Pokemon.
What about the gimmicks? The gimmicks are awesome.
You're saying the gimmicks are bad as if they take away from the game. They story-line and gameplay was amazing. The gimmicks give you something to do after the game has been completed. Such as the Pokeathlon is HG/SS. I personally loved it. It gave me something to do when I didn't feel like running through the Battle Frontier. I've never liked contests much since they were implemented in the 3rd Gen. but I've never complained about them seeing as I figured somebody out there liked them. It also gives you something stupid to do when you play locally with friends besides battling. Also the majority of those Pokemon that you posted that have "poor designs" are awesome. I don't know why every is complaining about the new pokemon and then in a couple months nobody will notice them or complain anymore because they've gotten used to them.