There is certainly an argument to say that the games are so bloody successful that they could easily have a AAA budget thrown at them to make them legitimately amazing. We have been hankering for a proper home console release of a new Pokemon game since the Gamecube days. That it's taken this long is borderline criminal. However, I missed the Pokemon boat way back when, so my interest in the franchise is confined to what makes my little boy happy. And he is much less of a hard taskmaster than Reddit! But if that proper home console RPG had been developed back in 2003-2004, it's more than possible that I would be a big Pokemon fan now.... so Game Freak have probably missed out on many hundreds of pounds from yours truly over the past 15 years. I never understood why they didn't want to print money.