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Most Overrated Tamagotchi?

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The word "overrated" is overrated I guess. :rolleyes: 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. :P

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I understand what you mean, EMF, but people love the vintages because they're nostalgic. They think fondly of the times they had with the P1 and P2 when they were younger. I like the simplicity of them. I personally can't wait to get my hands on a TF, but for the meanwhile I am happy with my ID ($15 :D).

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The word "overrated" is overrated I guess. :rolleyes: 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. :P

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

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I don't really like the P1 beacuse it isn't a part of my childhood, I have it only because it was the first ever tamagotchi released, for the collection purposes.

What Itsuno-nana said; it's 2014 already. I wouldn't mind TF if it was a toy like a Nano or something. It's not that bad but far away from worth the 40$ price stamp at some countries.

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I don't think the greyscale was a mistake, it's the actual gameplay of the TF that made me not love it as much as the others. I can happily run my V2 and V3 for many generations before getting bored because there so many cute features that the TF is missing (items being a particularly big one.)

 

Most people who would buy a TF are buying it because of nostalgia, not really for their kids who can download free apps on their phones and tablets that are more fun for them.

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Since the target audience is not interested in them they might cancel TF early just like they cancelled the show Avengers Assemble or however that cartoon was called just because it was watched mainly by girls instead of guys. I have no idea how the heck do they check that, but yeah...

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Maybe the world is just... done, with Tamagotchis?

I can't picture today's average 11/12 year old kid that already has an Iphone, a laptop, a PS4 and etc, well I can't picture them buying a TF, getting all excited over it, caring for it everyday, feeding it, loving it.. oh, another cheap gadget, they'll say.

 

Edit: Maybe they'd have a chance with a younger target audience.

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We can't say that there won't be kids like this at all, but for sure not enough for Bandai to be pleased with the income, sadly. But we will see.

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The Tamagotchi Friends is being hyped a lot in the States. Even Fox News did a piece on them. Kids may pick them up just because of the hype and find they love them. I plan to reserve judgement on it's quality until I actually own one.

 

Also I'm curious as to how the TamaGo can be considered overrated when it's generally the least liked Tama there is. It could be considered underrated but I don't think it can be considered overrated. There's not enough hype for that.

 

As for my pick I'll have to go with the Santagotchi. It just isn't that interesting to me.

Edited by robodog

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