The Seamless Adventure
I have very fond memories of Pokemon. I grew up watching my brother play Pokemon Yellow, trying it out occasionally. Somehow, at such a young age, I was still able to figure out how to play.
When I think of the beginning of Pokemon Blue, I wonder how it effectively taught me everything I needed to know in a way that was so integrated in the game world. So I started to play it and take notes. I tried to imagine I was creating the tutorial, and analysed everything assuming it had a very specific purpose. Essentially where the player can go, what they can interact with, and how the game guides them through it all. I will now do my best to explain how the frame by frame imagery teaches the player everything they need to know.
A Frame by Frame Analysis
To be continued (maybe)