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Pokémon Scarlet/Violet - 2022


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Can't decide if this looks good or shit. 

 

The Good:

- I like Pokemon 

- Open world-ish 

- Choice of things to do

- Lechonk 

- New evolution for Girafarig

 

The shit:

- Looks a bit unpopulated Pokemon wise compared to Arceus 

- The wild Pokemon seem quite stationary

- The framerate died when the army of Sunflora appeared 

- The battle gimmick is a bit lacklustre

- Battles just look boring 

- Subway Simulator 

 

 

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https://www.vg247.com/pokemon-scarlet-violet-review-a-super-effective-new-vision-with-painful-performance-woes

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet review: a super-effective new vision – with painful performance woes

Stepping back to look at it as a whole, I have to embrace the cliche I used earlier: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is more than the sum of its parts. Those parts include the woeful performance and optimization problems, which are a real drag – but much of the rest of the title soars so high that it does go a long way to make one ignore them, after a fashion.

 

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EUROGAMER 'OK'
 

Lottie Lynn wrote:In the end, I left Paldea feeling conflicted. I like the open-world gameplay, especially the level scaling, and new Pokémon, but they're entangled with a region which, despite its size, always feels slightly empty, and they're presented in graphics we know are beneath the Nintendo Switch's top performance. If more time and polish had been applied to Scarlet and Violet, then they could have lived up to their ambition and been the expansive world many fans, myself included, have dreamed of. Yet the Pokémon series has a schedule to follow and it waits for no Slowpoke.



https://www.eurogamer.net/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-review-the-ambition-is-betrayed-by-the-performance

 

 

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Feels like the technical limits of Game Freak's developers or ambition might start to actually hurt the quality of the games if they keep going in this direction.

 

Until now the stick to beat them with was that the games were a bit left behind. Still fundamentally the same thing they were with Red and Blue. Newer graphics but even there not as flashy as many of their peers.

 

But they had an audience. Those people liked it.

And I'm sure many will still like this and stick with them.

 

I'm keen for a change to the formula myself as a fan of the core concepts of Pokemon but I'm not going to put up with shitty performance and bland looking worlds for it.

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Sounds slightly disappointing. Oh well it's what my son wants for Christmas so hopefully they'll have patched it up a bit by then. Plus he hasn't yet reached an age where he's seemingly noticing performance problems. I suspect he'll be too old for Pokémon games next year so this might be a bit of a bittersweet memory for me in years to come. 😢

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16 minutes ago, thesnwmn said:

I highly doubt performance will meaningfully change through any patching.

 

But I'm sure he'll enjoy it either way.

Yeah I'm not hopeful. As long as he can catch Pokémon he'll be happy. Plus it's getting some form of integration with Pokémon Go so that will be a bonus.

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30 minutes ago, Stoppy2000 said:

Yeah I'm not hopeful. As long as he can catch Pokémon he'll be happy. Plus it's getting some form of integration with Pokémon Go so that will be a bonus.

 

 

Kids are far more forgiving of technical issues. I remember obsessing over Ocarina of Time as a kid. Now, watching videos of the original stutter in 20? fps, I keep asking myself if I really played that.

 

Also, Roblox.

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I've only ever played two Pokemon games - Yellow and Ruby on the GBC and GBA respectively. I got bored before finishing Ruby and so I've never been tempted to try any of the later iterations. But my eldest, who would have Pokemon as their specialist subject if they were ever on Mastermind, has been begging me to play another for as long as I can remember. And with the open world etc. this finally seems to have deviated from the original formula enough to entice me back in. So Scarlet's downloaded and ready to go.

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I'll say what I always seem forced to say at this point of the Pokémon pre-release cycle :-

 

NOBODY cares about "performance" and "frame rates" anywhere near as much as the internet thinks they do. It will still sell millions, and I don't doubt for a second that we'll get our money's worth from it. And while nerds who do freak out about animations may foam at the mouth, most of us will just be having a grand old time playing what looks to be the most interesting main-series release to date!

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7 hours ago, Stoppy2000 said:

Sounds slightly disappointing. Oh well it's what my son wants for Christmas so hopefully they'll have patched it up a bit by then. Plus he hasn't yet reached an age where he's seemingly noticing performance problems. I suspect he'll be too old for Pokémon games next year so this might be a bit of a bittersweet memory for me in years to come. 😢

Too old? There's fifty year olds in here playing it!

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3 hours ago, Stoppy2000 said:

11. So it might be that Pokémon aren't 'cool' next year. 

My son is approaching 15 and he’s still excited about Pokémon. Saved up to get Scarlet on release.

 

Obviously all kids are different but it’s not going to be specifically related to age if he went off Pokémon.

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