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I think it's high time we have starters appear in the wild. They appear in the wild in Pokemon Go, they appear in the wild in the Anime, and In Let's Go Pikachu. Lore wise, you can't expect starters to be only resigned to professors giving them away to young trainers.
If Gamefreak were to choose Australia, I think New South Wales would be the perfect region
You have Bondi Beach
You have Sydney Harbour (Which would obviously be the central city)
You have the outback
You have the Snowy Mountains
You have rainforest reserves
Frankly speaking: it is the...
As an Australian: I think I should chime in here. Australians are not all alike. There is quite a division between the urban population and the rural population. There is also a strong sense of indigenous identity and Australia as a whole is extremely multicultural. We have a huge italian...
It depends where in Australia they focus on
Queensland (Where I live) have a very tropical vibe similar to Hawaii
NSW covers a lot. You have the metropolitan Sydney, but you also have dry roads and long stretches of nothing.
You have this
In the same state.
Victoria is more...
Australia would be great considering it's where i live, but I can't help but to think how similar it would be to Alola. I also prefer Pokemon games that are set in big European capitals. Italy or Spain would be far more aesthetically pleasing than Australia.
It's either that or make new authentic sounds for these Pokemon. The sprite cries are terribly outdated. They were outdated in 2010, and they're even more outdated now. And are we forgetting how amazing the regi's sound in the anime? Or Palkia? I would handle squirtle saying its name if I can...
On a more relevant note: I wonder if this would be the first game that not only features voice acting, but anime cries as well. It seems kind of redundant to keep the sprite cries considering how dated it sounds. Smash Bros uses the anime cries for its Pokemon characters, so it only seems apt to...
Look at it this way. The next generation of Pokemon games began development just before, if not just after the latest generation is released. So, let's assume that Sword and Shield started planning stages in 2016...
I think the disconnect between Gamefreak and their fans are more than that. Just look at these two examples
Remind yourself that this passed Gamefreaks quality control
And these two images are games running on the same Hardware. Sword and Shield will have sold 20 million plus, while Dragon...
Have you not been in the gaming community for a while? Trust me, any game that doesn't hit high 80's is considered a failure. There are lots of devs on record noting the high standards that gamers have these days
Using Paper mario is a bit of a reach considering its not Mario's premier...
It's the year 2021. Any game that falls to a series low and doesn't get at least high 80's is considered a critical failure. The same would be said if Zelda reached 80 or Mario. Shouldn't we (as pokemon fans) expect the same standard as those other franchises? It's our right as a consumer to...
Metacritic scores. Pokemon Sword and Shield is the lowest mainline rated game on metacritic. Thats pretty much the best source there is.
The metacritic of 80 is the lowest in the franchise though. It's also 7 below Sun and Moon and XY, so I'm not sure why you would call it a critical success...
Hopefully Ohmori doesn't direct these games. He's worked on 3 games as far. ORAS (which struck out) Sun and Moon (which was give or take) and sword and shield (which is the lowest reviewed mainline game). Where is morimoto? He was so good for the franchise.
Masuda went on record saying there will be no DLC, and he used Pokemon that were locked out of the original games to sell their DLC. And don't get me started on Pokemon Home's absurd pricing. I don't think this is a Gamefreak thing, but the Pokemon Company have been largely anti-consumer lately...