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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl General Discussion

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Nope, no version of her Garchomp has a poison or steel type move.
 
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Ok but the first trailer for ORAS had a tagline that was "Explore A Dramatic New World! " while this one's trailer used the words nostalgic and "faithful recreation" like 10 times. I do want to be wrong of course. I'm hoping for new content.

I can't help but notice that they didn't show the boxart for some reason and that's the only thing keeping my "new forms" dreams alive.
They've only used "faithful recreation" in terms of the look and feel of the game. Nobody has said anything about the story or not bringing in Platinum stuff. I mean we're already getting Platinum NPCs and Pokemon.
 
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They've only used "faithful recreation" in terms of the look and feel of the game. Nobody has said anything about the story or not bringing in Platinum stuff. I mean we're already getting Platinum NPCs and Pokemon.
The website does talk about how the original story is "faithfully reproduced" but I get your point in that they might just mean they tried to preserve the look of the game. The website also mentions modern QOL after all.

Like I said, I am hoping they will bring in new things - not just from Platinum but from later games, and there's vague references to Platinum additions (Porygon-z, the Gracidaea lady) and maaybbee megas. But this is the first time that they stressed faithfulness (iirc) in a remake, coupled by a new developer and it's making me worried that the games will be more one-to-one reproductions.

EDIT: I was looking around and apparently ILCA developed some Idolmaster game that's coming out in May?
 
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While I’m willing to admit I’m wrong once more details come out; I’m positive that the term “faithful recreation” was used to assure viewers that this won’t be something like LGPE (or the new Legends game for that matter).

What that means exactly is still up in the air. But I know that many fans (me included) were very put off by how LGPE utilized Go mechanics, especially with the first reveal. And since both BDSP and LGPE introduce major changes in graphics (both from the original games being remade, as well as the most recent games), I feel that the verbiage is meant to convey that “yes, it looks different but this pair of games will play out in a way that you’ve come to expect from remakes.”

I’m sure that we’ll see some (but not all) additions from more modern games, and also get a few things that will be unique to these remakes.
 
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The only way to save this game is to bring the following
  1. following pokemon
  2. Overworld Pokemon
  3. Looker
  4. Mega Evolution
  5. Battle Frontier
  6. 493 Pokemon obtainable in-game
  7. post game story
  8. character customization
If it doesn't have all of these, then these games are not worth saving.
 
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At least three of those are clearly a no-show from the reveal trailer alone.
 
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Can anyone from Japan or so here, provide feedback as to what's going on on Masuda's Twitter? Is he getting backlashed for the head-to-body ratios? Or where-ever else platform.
 
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The only way to save this game is to bring the following
  1. following pokemon
  2. Overworld Pokemon
  3. Looker
  4. Mega Evolution
  5. Battle Frontier
  6. 493 Pokemon obtainable in-game
  7. post game story
  8. character customization
If it doesn't have all of these, then these games are not worth saving.
I’m not particularly confident that any of these are in the game aside from #7. Looking forward to putting in my pre-order soon.
 
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I’m not particularly confident that any of these are in the game aside from #7. Looking forward to putting in my pre-order soon.
Isn't it sad how let's go will have more of these features than DP and it also looks better. Then again, let's go is the only good Pokemon game since XY.
 
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Isn't it sad how let's go will have more of these features than DP and it also looks better. Then again, let's go is the only good Pokemon game since XY.
LGPE has at most, three things from that list which, may I add, is a list of what is most important to you. Just like LGPE’s style “looks better” to you, and was “the only good Pokémon game since XY” to you. And I’m sure there are plenty of others like you. And you’re all entitled to those opinions.

I do not share those opinions.
 
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LGPE has at most, three things from that list which, may I add, is a list of what is most important to you. Just like LGPE’s style “looks better” to you, and was “the only good Pokémon game since XY” to you. And I’m sure there are plenty of others like you. And you’re all entitled to those opinions.

I do not share those opinions.

It actually has 4, and what are you on about? Following Pokemon is one of the most requested features from the fandom and Battle Frontier IS the most requested feature. I don't know what constitutes a good pokemon game for you, but what? You don't want Megas? You don't want Battle Frontier? How can you possibly disgree with anything on that list is beyond me considering I listed everything that is requested by the fandom - not just myself. If this was my personal list, I would have added (Change the graphics).
 
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It actually has 4, and what are you on about? Following Pokemon is one of the most requested features from the fandom and Battle Frontier IS the most requested feature. I don't know what constitutes a good pokemon game for you, but what? You don't want Megas? You don't want Battle Frontier? How can you possibly disgree with anything on that list is beyond me considering I listed everything that is requested by the fandom - not just myself. If this was my personal list, I would have added (Change the graphics).
I mean, if you’re going to make claims about what is and isn’t the most requested feature, then you’re going to have to provide me with a source. The list isn’t of things that I don’t want, it’s just things that I think would be nice to have but that wouldn’t make or break my experience with the game as a whole. Everyone has different criteria for what they consider a game that’s worth buying.
 
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I mean, if you’re going to make claims about what is and isn’t the most requested feature, then you’re going to have to provide me with a source. The list isn’t of things that I don’t want, it’s just things that I think would be nice to have but that wouldn’t make or break my experience with the game as a whole. Everyone has different criteria for what they consider a game that’s worth buying.
It doesn't work that way. Battle Frontier and Following Pokemon are the most requested features, and for a moderator of a Pokemon forum, you should already know that. And I respect your opinions of the game, but for me and for a lot of people, what you want isn't enough. Gamefreak designed and created the battle frontier. Something we all love, and they removed it. Despite it being a popular feature. They also brought back Following Pokemon, removed it again and brought it back and removed it again. Gamefreak have created these brilliant features and its time they actually keep them in the game. Any Pokemon game that has Battle Frontier and following Pokemon is a better Pokemon game.
 
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It doesn't work that way. Battle Frontier and Following Pokemon are the most requested features, and for a moderator of a Pokemon forum, you should already know that.
Can I just state you just repeated yourself.

So I take it there are no sources for it either? You could at least state what made you believe that statistic.

Edit: I'm sure most of the Battle Towers in Platinum will carry over to D/P remakes, at least the stuff the Battle Maisons had.
 
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