The word "overrated" is overrated I guess. It's not a dreadful crime to love the Tamagotchi Friends, and it's not like it's so bad that 100% of all Tamagotchi fans must hate it. To be honest it's better than V1, V2, V3, and V5, and better than most of the vintages as well in my opinion. V4 and V6 have more features but Tamagotchi Friends is still pleasant to run. I don't get how there's hype around the originals like P1 and P2, which are so simple, and yet people despise Tamagotchi Friends for the same reason. In fact, Tamagotchi Friends has much more to offer than vintages.
Most Tamagotchi fans are just illogical.
No offence there... but what you're saying there is illogical. :S You can't expect from a 90's Tamagotchi as much as one that's brand new from 2014!! I remember in 2002 or so, we still bought cassettes for our movies. DVDs costed so much! So imagine in 1996...
People like the vintage ones because of the melancholy. Also because they were quite original; An angel, ocean, garden theme... so different from what we have today!! So refreshing, in some way!
Also the P1 looks a lot like a Nano. A very simple, basic, easy Tamagotchi. Sometimes you don't have much time and it's fun to have a P1/P2 to kill spare time. And for many people it's for the melancholy, too. The original, ''real Tamagotchi experience''.
Now, Year 2014. Bandai makes us a new Tamagotchi. They know the Tama-Go was a major fail (I loved it - not everyone's opinion tho) so they should have learned: people are sick of greyscale (on modern releases, that is). They want color screen! They want smaller Tamas, to bring them everywhere they go. They want solid, strong materials. They want beautiful designs (unlike the V6).
They didn't seem to care. They put everything they weren't supposed to in it.
Edited by Itsumo-nana, 23 January 2014 - 11:10 AM.