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Also, he's using for comparison a franchise where every single game is different and, if you change each installment names, you wouldn't realize they are supposed to be part of the same series.

This is why it was easy to pass the older SaGa and Mana games as Final Fantasy games.
 
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In comparison to what? Also, the wonderful thing about opinions is that while it may not seem like a big deal to some people, it is a big deal to others, so I really do not see a point in your reply.
I stand by what I said.
 
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It seems like you are taking a franchise for granted that way, and not advocating the evolution of it. I think the franchise is staying in the fast food quality as it frames itself as part of the upscale restaurant industry.
evolution is good, but it's also dependent on growing and developing what is already being done successfully. to further the comparison: Pokemon has been growing and developing even though it still feels the same. Final Fantasy has been chasing fads rather than focusing on doing what they do best.

Knightwolf made a really good point in remarking that everyone was clamoring to have a more open world experience in Pokemon, which Game Freak did work towards delivering with the Wild Area and now everyone is just staring at the texture of a damn tree.
 
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evolution is good, but it's also dependent on growing and developing what is already being done successfully. to further the comparison: Pokemon has been growing and developing even though it still feels the same. Final Fantasy has been chasing fads rather than focusing on doing what they do best.
Again, why not compare Pokémon to a series that doesn't change every single installment?

EDIT: Also, how can you say "do what they do best" when there's so much change that everyone will bring a completely different answer?
 
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I guess the next step would be a multi-region.

For example, you could be transported to Guyana, South America, to find Mew, and go through pyramids, and later transported to an Arctic area near the North pole, and even venture into outer space or underground oceans. The alien-world in USUM was cool, and finding the 7 ultra beasts, each with their own biome.
 
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k, that tree looks mediocre. but the rest of the game looks amazing. Particularly the environments.



I fully recognize that people have tastes, and maybe were spoiled by other unrelated companies' games. it's really hard for me to understand how some people think this looks bad at all.

Also, the games are not finished yet. Bikes clipping through the ground or weird dynamax stuff will likely be fixed soon.

(This is not saying you cannot dislike the graphics. I'm just personally surprised that people do.)
 
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Again, why not compare Pokémon to a series that doesn't change every single installment?
Final Fantasy was, at its core, a very "stagnant" and similar series until 10. sure, different story. sure, some different mechanics. but the root of the games were still the same.
 
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Final Fantasy was, at its core, a very "stagnant" and similar series until 10. sure, different story. sure, some different mechanics. but the root of the games were still the same.
And they still did more than Pokémon could ever do.
 
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evolution is good, but it's also dependent on growing and developing what is already being done successfully. to further the comparison: Pokemon has been growing and developing even though it still feels the same. Final Fantasy has been chasing fads rather than focusing on doing what they do best.

Knightwolf made a really good point in remarking that everyone was clamoring to have a more open world experience in Pokemon, which Game Freak did work towards delivering with the Wild Area and now everyone is just staring at the texture of a damn tree.
The open world scheme doesn't change the core gameplay, however. The game stays holding a very outdated battle system, the same adventure-arch, the same game progress of a grass/fire/water starter, the same regional normal, bird, traveling sequence, mission, evil team, gyms, elite four, leveling sequence, and so much more.

Going through multiple generations with near-identical gameplay breeds way too much familiarity, and leaves the impression that the gameplay has become stale.
 
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Would you prefer if the games did like Dragon Quest? Where there is almost no change at all except for the settings?
 
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The open world scheme doesn't change the core gameplay, however. The game stays holding a very outdated battle system, the same adventure-arch, the same game progress of a grass/fire/water starter, the same regional normal, bird, traveling sequence, mission, evil team, gyms, elite four, leveling sequence, and so much more.

Going through multiple generations with near-identical gameplay breeds way too much familiarity, and leaves the impression that the gameplay has become stale.
So basically you want pokemon to not be....pokemon
 
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I don't think change is as welcome as people think it is. Heck people were bashing on Let's Go for wild battle being gone. That already shows how people feel about change.
 
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