- Oct 17, 2016
Emily is fine. You guys should manage your expectations a little better. Or, at least, take the expression "grain of salt" a little more serious.
I did a quick pass of the rumor archive... elsewhere. Emily has way more Confirmed rumors than total misses. I'd rate her as "highly reliable." So sure, I believe this. Pokémon Go was a big deal for a while and is still I think decently popular. Nintendo would be foolish not to try to draw from it for the Switch game. EZA would say it's their fiduciary duty.
RIP Hardcore Pokemon fans. I'm betting on that the series is going to be simplified more like GO.
I seriously doubt Nintendo is going to alienate their core Pokemon fanbase by making the first Switch version some sort of bastardized version of 'GO'.
Now, I could see where there would be hooks in the Switch game to work with Go, and vice-versa, to unlock extra perks, transfer Pokemon from 'GO' to the Switch game (or vice versa) as a one-off...but to have the whole game on Switch based on the 'GO' platform...nah, I don't think Nintendo is that dumb.
I'm hyped for Switch-Pokemon since I last played X/Y.
That said, I expect this to be the least ambitious jump that a franchise made going from one gen to the next ever.
What disappoints and frustrates me the most are so-called hardcore fans that keep defending Gamefreaks - maybe the only developer in the world where 'lazy dev' can be used unironically. That Lapras-screenshot is just so incredibly underwhelming. Yeah, 'Pokemon of the Wild' was never going to happen, but there's a gulf the size of Trump's hands between Breath of the Wild-graphics and Upscaled 3ds-game-graphics. I often read the argument 'but they'd have to animate all those Pokemon!'. Umm, have you ever played a modern jrpg? How many different characters, monsters and blades do you think Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has? How much work goes into animating all the monsters in SMT5? And there are countless other examples. Is it easy? Nah. But that's the point: STOP excusing GF from having to apply effort into their games! If that means no more yearly Pokemon-games, great. And I know that some hardcore-fans try to argue from the business-angle: you're not a shareholder! Here some people want a better Pokemon-game, and you as a so-called hardcore-fan have the gall to excuse why it's "unreasonable" to expect a great, ambitious Pokemon-game? Shame on you, you're not a fan. You're just someone who's used to something and doesn't want change.
Phew. Had to get this little rant off my chest. Despite the above, I'm quite hyped for the game. Eevee-edition for sure ;D Kanto and gen 1 always were my favorites. If speculation about the inclusion if Johto turns out true, too, it'd be fantastic.
And I hope we get a new, fancy pedometer for an accessorie.
SJWs are the most hypocrite people. which baffling is that you see them virtue signaling on that other forum every chance they get but they are the same people who committed account suicide here by posting scat and gore porn, so they already proven that they are a shit human beings, then they go there virtue signaling like nothing happened.Mate, there is a rather substantiate difference between being a decent, compassionate human and being an SJW
Indeed. Ive even played a few nuzlockes in blue and never really found it that hard. The system was still young but could easily be exploited (persian + slash = crits for days for example.)They were never hard, you were younger.
What exactly would Pokemon Go-like features mean, exactly? ...
Here's a thought, albeit a scary one if it ends up being accurate; What if they launch a companion app for your phone that is linked through an account (club pokemon or something), and you use your phone to go out in the "wild" to catch pokemon while you use your switch to challenge gyms / other players in a stadium-like experience.
As a mainline game? Nintendo is very conscious of Pokemon's younger audience, so making anything dependent on cell phones for basic functionality is a no-no. They don't mind keeping kids without phones away from voice chat, but gating the core experience? I don't see it. If you're right though and they try something like that, it would be a massive blunder for sure.
Just give me an open world deal like Breath of The Wild but it's Pokemon, that shit would be tight.