So for either my son or girlfriend, I was thinking of picking up a Tamagotchi.
I was expecting ~£5 like when I was younger, and when I was younger I've owned a couple tamagotchi and a couple digimon-tamagotchi, but I'm 22 and this was years ago.
I remember it used to be just a feed, praise etc. and there wasn't mutch to it other than just keep checking on it so it doesn't die, clean up, feed etc. as prompted.
Now I look on these forums and theres all of the v5, Tamagotchi go, and other talk about new features that I'm not really understanding?
So, if you can, can you answer a few questions for me, to somebody who might as well have never owned a tamagotchi.
Firstly, is there anything to "do" other than care for your tamagotchi, I'm reading these posts as a collectors twist, new characters, wallpapers?, trades, and working through generations to get preffered characters.
Will getting these things "unlock" anything, or will I be able to see a track record/bestiary of collected "things"?
Are these supposed to connect to a computer?
Can these trade or otherwise interact with other tamagotchi?
What's a decent price?
Is Tama-go the "latest and greatest"?
If I buy a new tama, will I have to worry about getting an "old version"?
I've seen this on amazon, and that's basically what I'm seeing as "the thing to buy", but I've seen a few with supposed colour screens or better graphics.:
Or do I want the newer tamagotchi friends?
If I were to grab that, do I need to worry about buying more physical tamagotchi physcial character toys?
In other words, I want to get a tamagotchi and ~£10 - ~£15 isn't a big deal, but if I get one and they're basically exactly the same as when I was young, I'll be dissapointed because I expect something with more... depth from this.
I want to know if I'll be able to actually play with these and often have something new to look forward to instead of just the same game I knew that is the same over and over after 5 minutes.
(I'm thinking like Animal Crossing, that games a grind, but it's just a nice and steady pace to enjoy, right?)
If this was too long, just shoot me to the best run-down of what these actually DO nowadays, because I need to know what I'm buying before I buy and I don't just want three options to interact with the little dude or lass.
(Oh, also, does it matter which colour/character tama you buy, or is it just a physical aesthetic)
Edited by ironicdemise, 16 December 2013 - 09:16 AM.