All right, I know I just posted a journal entry, but seriously, I need to talk about how incredible this is looking. Seriously, so pumped about... Well, practically everything. Love the cell-shaded battles, love the aethetics of the new game so far, like the player characters (a bit hard to see the female right now, but from what I can tell, I like her), and, the important thing-
THE NEW POKEMON.
I did not expect them to show so much in the initial announcement. All three starters, plus the two legends? MARVELOUS. <3 I love them all, no joke. My first impression was adoration for Fennikin(sp?), liking Chespin well enough, and being kind of meh about Froakie or whatever his name is. But now, I still love Fenikin, but Chespin (in part because I love grass starters) is looking absolutely adorable and I'm starting to lean towards him. And even the frog I'm liking more, and I'd still enjoy a run with him as my starter. Since I like them all, I think it's all going to come down to how their evolutions look, for me... Though that's what it always comes down to, I suppose: the evolution line as a whole.
As for the legends, my gut instinct was love for both of them, but definite favor for the elk thing; now, I'm sort of going back and forth, though the elk thing still holds sway currently. But their designs are great, and I can't wait to see how they fit into the plot. I've seen a lot of people pointing out a possible life-elk vs death-eagle theme, which looking at their designs and the tree behind the elk, I'd say that theory holds water.
Anyway, really why I'm posting this is because I'm curious what starters and legends other people are excited about, so comment away!