Discussion in 'Games, Movies & Sports' started by AlexanderMBush, Aug 4, 2016.
It’s a pokemon game. It’s what I expected and I’m having fun with it.
So it feels like the past releases. For me to get back in I was hoping for some kind of big leap forward now that the series is on console.
How do you feel about the National Dex?
I mean, I've only played an hour. And it sounds like from your prior posts you've made up your mind on what this experience is like. I mean it's Pokemon; sure the graphics are way better with more polygons, better textures plus the animations are just way better thanks to the Switch hardware. There's lots of small quality of life improvements too with a better battle system. But in the end of the day's "it's just Pokemon". I'm not sure what else to say or for you to expect based on that. If you want a more in depth or advanced JRPG check out Persona which has you capturing Persona and battling with them.
Well I only have a Switch and before I was simply reporting on the situation. I did want to hear what the game is actually like.
Didn’t find these until now but if this is where the story goes I am so freaking ready for this game
Regardless in the manner of S/S's quality, it's actually doing gangbusters; with the title being the best launch for the Nintendo Switch in Japan (along with high sales in the UK).
Pokemon Sword and Shield sold 1.36 million retail copies in first three days in Japan - Gematsu
UK Charts: Pokémon Sword and Shield post huge opening weekend sales | GamesIndustry.biz
Doesn’t really surprise me. There’s a lot more casual players for whom the issues others have aren’t an issue.
Awesome, GameFreak can continue to pump out glorified 3DS games!
Hm, didn’t think you’d be on that side.
Imo Game Freak should’ve partnered with Genius Sonority on this. They’ve had experience putting Pokémon on console with two games on GameCube and Battle Revolution on Wii. Even though they were obviously lower resolution and didn’t have open areas like routes and stuff I feel like the environments in Colosseum and Gale of Darkness looked a lot more like what you’d expect from Pokémon on a home console than what I’ve seen of Sword and Shield.
So I'm 20 hours into Shield now and it's clear this just is a bad argument. There's lots in this game that wouldn't be possible on a 3DS and plenty of things that push the gameplay forward beyond "big pokemon". My favorites are the new gym concept with challenges, the wild area and the ability to challenge yourself with over leveled pokemon right away, the camping mechanic giving your team a HP/PP/EXP boost based on interactions and the curry mini game, less load times and larger areas, and more.
If the bar was "Breath of the Wild but Pokemon" then yes, this doesn't hit it. But as someone who's playing the game it's very much a big leap forward for the franchise.
Joe, I'll agree to disagree and leave it at that. All those things are set dressing over the same tired formulas, undynamic looking gameplay, and lazy visual design that has become the hallmark for the series.
To update: S/S has now become the fastest selling Nintendo Switch title at launch, of all-time.
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