Re: So, what's the region gonna be based off of?
I probably should have worded it 'Venice-style' instead of 'Venetian' meaning a canal city. Plus, just because you use elements from a large range of places doesn't mean you have to cover the same area. Fiction of any type is really good for microcosming (yes I know it's not a word). Still if it's centered in France it's not like I'll be too upset. I mean this is the game some of us have been waiting for since Stadium first came out.I hope not. GF usually base main-series regions on a city plus nearby towns (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo, NYC) so unless this region is some dozen times the size of Unova, it would be generalising Europe too much. For comparison, Île-de-France (the province around Paris) has a similar population to Ontario, Ohio and is more populated than NYC (11 million vs 8 million, by my reckoning). It would be a shame to write off the diversity of Île-de-France as inferior to that of the other cities I mentioned.
Venetian-"style"? Certainly - GF borrows liberally from architecture no matter what the region is, cf Santorini in Hoenn. But I can't see GF generalising this Gen VI region as simply "Europe", ignoring smaller countries like Belgium, Andorra and most of Eastern Europe for the "theme park version" of Europe.