In my opinion Torneros and Voltros should be viewed as a duo and Landros their master. The musketeers in my eyes including Keldio is either the first ever quartet or a trio and a reverse master (because the trio teaches Mystery Sword to Keldio).
Very interesting. The VGC made what I consider a wise choice, especially if it translates over to the US as it puts everyone on even ground with new pokemon who have been taking their time to get situated into tiers. However if it comes over to the US it gives an unfair advantage to the US players who owned a Japanese B/W game, and got their team prepped in such a matter.
The art for the trios is very cool giving the 'Cloud Trio' (nice classification BTW) nice art, and the musketeers nice detail, especially Terrakion.
Aside for Virizion I'm not really fond of the rest of the musketeers or raijins, even Viri kinda looked to me like Shaymin's great aunt. Then again for each new generation's legends I usually find myself having only a few clear favourites
I'm still not the biggest fan of these legends compared to past ones, but as I said in the other thread, Sugimori art has a way of making things look pretty awesome regardless. I like Virizion the best despite the fact that it looks like it was directly inspired by Skymin.
Wow, the Musketeer trio, imo, looks amazing! They're my favorite legends of the generation, easily. The Cloud trio, on the other hand, still says "meh" when I look at them. I'll admit that they do look a bit better in KS artwork. I can't wait to see more KS art ^_^
Sprite can never beat a sugimori art. That is why there is the phenomenon of people loving things they previously disliked once they see the Sugimori art. In a way you could say it is the magic of art, whereby a certain portrayal of something can shift a person's likes and dislikes of the thing itself.
Myself I tend to judge the design directly so if there's a pokemon design I dislike, essentially I'd dislike both the sprite, and the artwork of it.
I was really expecting Triples...I guess that will probably be the next year and they'll allow Pokemon from all the Generations. This will certainly be an interesting VGC, that's for sure, at least if the US adopts these rules (really no reason not to).
The Sugimori art is looking better. These ones have a lot of detail that the sprites just can't show.
I really don't like what the new format for VGC is if this is what we are going by. I have a feeling the meta will not be very diverse. The only good thing is that it will be less I have to study for when I go to be a part of the staff.