It’s almost like the richest companies make the crappiest products

1 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:09 ID: p7k9a8
It's almost like the richest companies make the crappiest products
2 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:14 ID: h9k8sw2

It’s almost as if they know people will buy it based off the brand….

ID: h9k9uu4

Pokemon fans have no self control.

ID: h9lae94

Yeah those guys are the worse.

Source: me, a fan who will most likely buy it.

ID: h9kec52

Gotta buy ‘em all!

ID: h9k9hc3

It bothers me how SwSh is so close to BoTW in terms of sales.

And that's the reason they get away with making crappy games, people will buy it if it says Pokemon.

ID: h9kx5m9

Or they buy it because they find the games fun.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:10 ID: h9kyl53

Lookin like Dark Cloud 2 in the top right

4 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:11 ID: h9k8atj

Well graphics don’t make a game good

ID: h9k8rlo

Completely agree, but as someone who has played most pokemon games, I wouldn't consider the latest ones good...

At least Legends is a step in the right direction. If only GF wasn't the one doing it.

ID: h9ktc9a

Pokémon games have never been “good” they were fun as a child but they are just absurdly easy to the point of it being trivial to play. They follow the same sort of combat system and don’t really advance the game play much beyond new Pokémon to play with and occasionally a new type or something.

The idea that Pokémon games are anything more than nostalgia trips and early entries into the video game world by children is kind of absurd in my opinion.

It’s almost like calling a fifa game bad. Like it’s the same thing they have been releasing for 20 years with updated graphics and rosters. Not sure what else you expect at this point.

ID: h9k8oe4

Good graphics don't make a game good, but bad graphics definitely make a game bad. Also, it's Pokemon, don't try to pretend like it won't have boring as fuck gameplay.

ID: h9ka79u

bad graphics dont make a game bad. some of the greatest games of all time have graphics that would be considered bad by todays definition.

ID: h9kip2y

Mate, lemme introduce you to a game called Space Station 13.

It looks like dogshit. It runs like dogshit. And it is one of the most fun games I have ever played in my life.

Sometimes you just have to set graphics aside if the gameplay is good.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:42 ID: h9lbfpp

We all understand this is Game Freak and not Nintendo, right?

6 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:16 ID: h9k91g6

You can almost feel the gentle breeze rustling amid the "grass"

7 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:29 ID: h9l1bq9

I still don't get why The Pokémon Company still pays one of the most incompetent video game studios. Literally just let Nintendo make the games

8 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:11 ID: h9k8ctu

God, Genshin Impact is fucking gorgeous. Then there's Pokemon Legends... yikes.

ID: h9ks1aj

Just shows how crazy powerful mobile CPUs have gotten that a game like Genshin can exist and put a device like the switch to shame.

I imagine if it was ported to switch it'd be on the lowest PC settings, perhaps lower. The switch is only 4 years old.

ID: h9kvyat

How does a phone rate when comparing price/performance(just instrested as someone who has neither a switch or a non budget phone)

9 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:30 ID: h9l1fgf

Not much point making comparisons to a game that has yet to be ported to Switch despite being promised to do so a year ago.

10 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:55 ID: h9l511t

Genshin has one of the highest budgets of any game period, if you are going to call Pkemon AAA then at least call Genshin one too, game had a massive amount of money pumped into it.

Plus, is this sub now pro-gambling? Like Gatcha games make the crap EA does look tame. Just wierd to see a 180 on P2W lootboxes all of a sudden.

ID: h9l8zex

Does fifa even have pity? Fut is so alien to me

11 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:13 ID: h9kyxoa

Saying things look like a mobile game is just braindead at this point when you consider that a lot of phones are more powerful than the switch. Also genshin may be free but it's a gacha game and to make any sort of progress you have to have much patience (1600 primogems for 10 wishes, you're getting like 200 primogens daily from hard grinding), now I like genshin but I'd rather take pokemon where I can get any pokemon I want with no restrictions

ID: h9l1dqm

lmao what?

you dont need to pay or get new character to progress the game wtf lol

you can literally beat the abyss (hardest content in the game) with the free units.

also hard grinding? 4 daily stuff and chest from exploration is not what i'd call grind but ok.

Sadly, you do have to pay to access more pokemon because of the dlc, so that's not true anymore. or you forgot how mad people were because they cut so many pokemon to force people to get the dlc? lol

12 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:34 ID: h9l21nu

Nintendo is hot garbage. Stop supporting them.

13 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:21 ID: h9k9pa7

Since when has Pokémon or even Nintendo as a whole been about graphics?

I swear some of you are so dense.....

ID: h9klds6

Again it's not about the graphics it's about the art... Look at BoTW, Mario Odyssey etc, best graphics? Probably not but you can see that they went for a artistic choice.. They had a plan on how the game would look and did the best with it... Looking at the pokémon game can you tell me it was a artistic choice and not the least amount of effort they can put into it to make a open world game?

ID: h9ka7st

Why does that excuse them making a game this ugly? It doesn't matter if they've never, "been about graphics" this game just looks bad.

ID: h9kaf6h

thats not an excuse for crappy and lazy games when they have so much money to develop it.

yes, they focus on fun but is it so hard to make it look good as well?

14 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:35 ID: h9lag3v

I dont get why people complain, just vote with your wallet.

15 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:09 ID: h9leybf

Never pre order

16 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:31 ID: h9l1kzq

"Free mobie game hahahahabba"

ID: h9l5i07

do you have to pay money to play it or progress the story?

18 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:13 ID: h9k8ljc

Wow Classic looked better than that lol

19 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:58 ID: h9l5e6n


>Made over a billion dollars on gambling sales

Wow so wholesome ebin underdogs

20 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:33 ID: h9la5kj

do you have to pay to play it or progress the story?


it is free then.

21 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:35 ID: h9lai44

Cool, can you share with me your ultra secret strats for getting each new 5* for free?

22 : Anonymous2021/08/19 20:48 ID: h9kvcdo

Why would they need to improve? It's a Pokémon game, it has to be good.

23 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:07 ID: h9l6ogh

>30 dollars for a DLC with 200 Pokemon


>literally hundreds of dollars to guarantee getting a single copy of one 5* character

"Wow, this is great! I love supporting the little guys!"

24 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:24 ID: h9l8znq

Bloody hell this joke is getting old fast. Am I the only one who keeps seeing variations of this over and over again lately?

25 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:46 ID: h9lbvzy

Whats the second picture from?

26 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:11 ID: h9lfajx

You know some poor design intern is in there thinking “told you guys we needed to add more trees”

27 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:24 ID: h9lgwgf

At least one of them only costs you money once.

28 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:32 ID: h9lhxkc

Genshin on the lowest graphics still look better than Sword and Shield

29 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:52 ID: h9lkj54

Pokemon has always been like this. The parodies in the 90s like on South Park seemed really out of touch when I was a kid, but I've realized over time that it's accurate to the fact that Pokemon is a franchise engineered to appeal to children and sell as many products as possible. It's not Lord of the Rings, it's not a universe created by somebody who loves to tell stories, it's a shallow product with cartoon mascots that are meant to be cute and appealing, and are meant to be so innumerable that you will collect products with different ones on them and buy more Pokemon branded stuff. They've never cared about this franchise and it's always been a trick.

30 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:54 ID: h9lkrdh

Good old Genshin Impact... I'm still playing that game.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:50 ID: h9kdtn0

You are comparing a 13 GB game vs a 338 mb game. If they made pokemon look better the game would become huge. Developers probably took that into account.

32 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:55 ID: h9kem5n


Pokémon SwSh is 10 gb alone and each DLC add at least 1 extra gb.

Legends would probably be bigger.

33 : Anonymous2021/08/19 19:17 ID: h9khrbh

Legends is 13mb

34 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:13 ID: h9k8mj1

2022 rich company's have a time machine?

35 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:18 ID: h9k99pe

I feel like Nintendo has the version of Pokemon that we all want, the Unreal Engine kind of free roam Pokemon game. But what happens if they give that to us now? How will they further make their fanbase happy and excited? I'm thinking they're waiting for the right time to release it (also maybe the switch can't run graphic intense games like the ones we want).

36 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:23 ID: h9k9xq9

You’re in the bargaining stage.

37 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:24 ID: h9ka5zg

Haha the last Nintendo product I purchased was the Pokemon Omega Ruby. Always wanted to get the new Pokemon games but hearing about the joy con drift issues really makes me doubt if I'll ever purchase it.

38 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:28 ID: h9kaogi

BoTW is on the switch so...

39 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:46 ID: h9kdb9x

BoTW has fantastic artwork and looks pretty good.

But it also pushes the Switch beyond its limits by quite a bit in a number of locations.

That being said the Pokemon games look like ass.

But as long as they sell, nobody will care.

40 : Anonymous2021/08/19 18:32 ID: h9kbc4o

BoTW is a terrible benchmark for other games to build upon. Sure it's beautiful, but for a game like Zelda it fits the aesthetics. You can't expect Nintendo to make Pokemon look and feel like a Zelda game.

41 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:09 ID: h9l702j

like they care. people are still gonna buy it. plus free game make more money that paying games. because when you buy sw/sh you might pay for the dlc and that's basically it. not sure you go over $200. when most people play free games, they spend $50-$100 every week on it for the ig cash, special mounts and outfits, powerful weapons etc.

42 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:20 ID: h9l8emi

Hater’s gonna hate.

43 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:57 ID: h9ldeyz

Too be fair Genshin has been "coming soon" to the switch for a year now with no eta still. In pretty sure it cannot run on that hardware. Hell, it could barely maintain 30 fps on the OG PS4

44 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:57 ID: h9l59ty

I don’t know why this new Pokémon game is so hated already, I mean, it is still in beta and it will probably look better through time.

45 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:57 ID: h9l5bkf

It’s almost as if people are so concerned with how a game looks they don’t consider whether it’s actually any good.

46 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:58 ID: h9l5gmb

Yea they could have done better with the graphics but, the graphics don t matter that much. As long as the game is fun to play then you can enjoy it even with bad graphics. You know the saying : "Don't judge a book by it's cover."

47 : Anonymous2021/08/19 21:59 ID: h9l5ltm

Should have compared it to Breath of the Wild. Gorgeous open world game, released in 2017.

48 : Anonymous2021/08/19 22:05 ID: h9l6eg7

Since when a Pokémon game is classified as a AAA game? Is it because the price?

49 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:04 ID: h9le9px

Hey, uh... I'm not really a Pokemon fan anyway but... the game's kinda not done yet. Compare the latest look to the first one and you'll see they've been working on it. Game design isn't magic, it's time consuming.

Remember when you all thought the PS5 dev kit was the final product?

50 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:05 ID: h9leeo5

These posts are so dumb. Screenshot of a view of an out of bounds area in Pokemon vs primary openworld playable space from a game in a different resolution. Like Pokemon is even about the graphics.

51 : Anonymous2021/08/19 23:37 ID: h9lilfn

thats literally what they showed in the trailer tho?

and both are 1080 for what i know.


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