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Pokemon Sword and Shield

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Makabb, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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  2. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    There was a leak and supposedly pokemons were cut from 1000 to 400
     
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  3. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    This franchise zombie should've died ages ago, so I'm not exactly cheering for it in the way you might think.
     
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  4. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    Also I'm gonna double-post too, Gen. III sucked dick.
     
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  5. Werdna's Revenge Erudite Patron

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    I liked the first few Pokemon Gen, but man it really is a tired zombie franchise at this point.
     
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  6. Sigourn Arcane

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    Pokémon had a lot of potential. GameFreak, however, saw fit to constantly remove cool features and half-ass Pokémon designs. Starting from Gen IV, there's not a single Generation I would keep based on its Pokémon designs. Exceptions are Gen IV's pre-evolutions and evolutions of pre-existing Pokémon, and Gen VI's Mega evolutions. Everything else? Minus Garchomp, they can all disappear.

    500 Pokémon are more than enough. With Sword and Shield, sadly, most of those cool 500 Pokémon will be gone. Venusaur. Blastoise. Pidgeot. Fearow. Nidoqueen. Nidoking. Crobat. Primeape. Poliwrath. Alakazam. Golem. Dodrio. Dewgong. Marowak. Seaking. Scyther. Electabuzz. Magmar. Pinsir. Tauros. Omastar. Kabutops. Aerodactyl. The legendary birds. Dragonite. Mewtwo. And that's just Gen I. And for what? This garbage?

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    What a bunch of bullshit, they killed Pokémon.
     
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  7. Swigen Scholar

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    I was gonna pre-order this for muh kid and I wasn’t sure which one to get, so I google it and the top articles were about all the Pokémon they cut. Is it really gonna suck? Is Christmas RUINED?!?!?
     
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  8. Viata Arcane

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    Why do people still play this series? Any spin off game is better than the mainline.
     
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    Get your kid the new cyber sluts port.
     
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  10. Deflowerer Arcane

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    Isn't this the first proper 3D mainline game with 'HD' assets? Not surprised then at all.
     
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  11. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    But since it is a proper 3d mainlike HD home console version. It would be fair to expect a full home console version and not a handheld version
     
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  12. Red Panda Learned Patron

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    Don't care about Pokemon anymore, but Sirfetch'd is great.

     
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    Pokemon has been cargo-culting for years. They could try something original, such as playing as a Gym owner, aka Dungeon Keeper meets Pokemon, a thing people has been asking for since forever, but they never will because taking risks is now a foreign concept for the main titles when so much money is at the stake. Perhaps a spin-off game will do that, but it's unlikely. Hell, when the main games do try something new, it's often panned, as it happened with the Challenges that replaced the Gyms for the Sun & Moon game.

    Then there are fangames. These could be something good, but more often than not they're try-hard edgy stories whose gameplay likely overflows with modder drama from every pore.

    As for the limited available pokes, clearly future games and/or expansions will slowly but surely update that number.
     
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  14. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    If you have a wayto play Nintendo DS games, get Pokemon Conquest! At least, it has good tactical battles and doesn't feel like an endless grind :)
    My daughter played both, but from a parent's point of view, the mainline games really overstay their welcome (the kid will have mastered everything there is to learn way before the end of the game).
     
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  15. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I'm sure you were:lol:

    On a serious note. Some Pokemon fans are so obsessed with Pokemon that they will literally feel like Christmas is ruined
     
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    The hilarious thing about them cutting the Pokemon down is that the online poke bank feature that they have is completely useless now. The whole point of that was so that you could carry your favorite mon from game to game, but now that's impossible and people are stuck paying a sub fee for a useless feature. GFreak is such a mess I can't help but wonder why Nintendo doesn't just take the IP from them and give it to a more competent dev. Their work has always been sloppy but they've been slipping up even worse over the past few years.
     
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  17. flyingjohn Arcane

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    The biggest failure of modern pokemon games is the difficulty.I couldn't imagine playing any pokemon game without a good difficulty romhack.
    Even digimon has a difficulty selection which isn't very effective,but at least it is there.
     
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  18. Garbage Educated

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    There were actually difficulty options in Gen 5. Just goes to show that Gen 5 was the last time Game Freak actually cared.
     
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  19. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    I don't get why anyone would keep playing after Gen. IV. Speaking from a North American POV, that's the last time everyone who made the series what you knew and loved were onboard in any real capacity.
    Gen. V has its charms, but it's also the first one where the overall Pokemon design is more bad than good. I also don't care for being told what the fuck I can nickname my Pokemon.
     
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  20. Sigourn Arcane

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    Ironically, these "HD assets" are the ones used in the latest 3DS game. They are HD because they run at higher resolutions, not because they were rebuilt from the ground up.
     
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  21. Alphard Novice

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    The only worthwhile pokemon games are your first pokemon game as a kid and emerald.
    Really, battle frontier was the shit. Sadly they never implemented it again because casuals tears
     
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  22. Red Panda Learned Patron

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    Well it's a game for kids. It's as complaining about the new Kirby.
     
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  23. Alphard Novice

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    There is no reason to play a pokemon game as an adult today:
    Collectionism: 90 % of mons are either ugly or bad in combat. The "good" pokemon today are the ones that look only half like poop

    Combat: basically every other jrpg has better combat

    Team building: very long and tedious process, wich is useless anyway because you can beat the game with basically every team, and if you cant, just grind.
    You better go on competitive platforms as smogon to enjoy this aspect.

    Story. Not even worth saying anything
     
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  24. Alphard Novice

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    They could make it enjoyable by adults too. There are many games like super mario and zelda that are played by all age players.
    Also kids are not retarded. I managed to get all silver badges of BF in emerald when i was 12.
    If you want to make it engaging just add an easy difficulty and make harder content optional like they did with battle frontier.

    The reality is they couldn't care less. Until people still buy their games, not matter how bad they are, they don't have incentive to change
     
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  25. biggestboss Scholar

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    I'm going to pick this up despite the cuts because I'm a pokecuck. I also enjoy competitive play (both Smogon and VGC) and love all the changes GameFreak is making to simplify the teambuilding process: basically, just spend in-game money to build your teams instead of trying to catch specific natures, EV train, etc.
     
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