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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Predictions/Speculation/Discussion Thread

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I don't doubt at least one of those people is working on L:A. It just seems like too much of a missed opportunity if they hire someone and use them for Gen 9 rather than the first fully open world Pokemon. Especially ex-Square Enix employees.

Sure, that's good for Gen 9, but I feel like if L:A gets bad reviews they might not try this anymore. Not to this caliber, at least.
It's Pokémon, it will always get good reviews.
 
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Did you really think you could trust them in the first place?
 
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Did you really think you could trust them in the first place?
In some capacity, yes. I'm horrible with decisions so I just go with reviews to see if my purchase would be worth it.
Now I just take things with a grain of salt and just buy what I think is best for me. Doesn't make the decision any less harder though lol
 
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I'll wait for as long as it takes for this to be absolutely fully fleshed out (like with framerate issues, and just general quality ofc). This is the type of game that I never knew I had wanted, so I'm very grateful that Game Freak is taking a chance on this. Let's hope they don't fail us now.....
 
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I'm hyped for this idea. What if all the original Sinnoh starters get "ancient" forms?
Ancient Infernape like the protagonist for Journey to the West
Ancient Torterra being something similar to the legend of the Black Tortoise
Ancient Empoleon maybe representing a Poseidon/Triton-like figure.
Im down for ancient forms. But I don't really want the starters to have ancient forms... mostly because samurott is fine the way it is I just think it'd be better to leave the starters alone and focus on the other Pokemon.
 
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I'm willing to bet that there is gonna be little towns scattered about.
Especially because it seems that it's going to be in the early days of modern Japan/Hokkaido region, so I'd assume that there's going to be many villages and maybe a big port city
 
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That could be it. However I want to see some time travel. Seems fun. Or even better...maybe this is the world that Cyrus hoped to create.
 
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Or even better...maybe this is the world that Cyrus hoped to create.
I'm going to assume no considering Cyrus sought to create a world without spirit, and none of the overworld scenes give that sort of vibe. I mean, the player characters are shown smiling and all. Plus, the trailer suggests that this is set in the current Pokémon timeline, just in the past.
 
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I'm going to assume no considering Cyrus sought to create a world without spirit, and none of the overworld scenes give that sort of vibe. I mean, the player characters are shown smiling and all. Plus, the trailer suggests that this is set in the current Pokémon timeline, just in the past.
Interesting considering Dawn had a neutral expression at the beginning of the trailer.
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Well, if you are just standing there and nothing really is happening, you would have a neutral expression.
Yeah, but isn't the default expression smiling? It just makes me wonder if this is a cutscene or if the player character will finally have expressions other than smiling during gameplay.

Right but that's one out of many other facial expressions right? Still doesn't discount that Cyrus theory which seems really interesting.
That is true. A world without spirit could mean anything though I didn't play Diamond and Pearl yet so I could be wrong.

Personally I just want to believe this game is fully set in the past and none of that time travel baloney. Pokemon stories were never groundbreaking but I would love a story that doesn't incorporate any weird cliches or at least not to this caliber.
 
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Personally I just want to believe this game is fully set in the past and none of that time travel baloney. Pokemon stories were never groundbreaking but I would love a story that doesn't incorporate any weird cliches or at least not to this caliber.
Same, I want a good story above all (well, and nice graphics too). Time travel seems like a bit of a cop-out. (Hopefully after I beat Ultra Moon, I can beat White and White 2 quickly, so I can get to Platinum and see the story before the release(s)).
 
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