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Quarth

@Knuckles-Fajita Of course Pkmn is still one of Nintendo's heavy hitters, no doubt. But are the kids, as in persons under, say, 15, as interested in it as we adults are? Just by looking at what the kids at my work talks about and plays, right now it's all about Fortnite. But I live in Sweden, it doesn't feel as if Nintendo games are as popular here as in for example USA or Japan. But yeah, Pokémon is still a big deal. Would be interesting to see which age groups plays it the most though.

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Silly_G

@-Green- : Sinnoh was fine design-wise, but I detested the excessive reliance on HMs to navigate the map (especially that horribly superfluous "rock climb" HM).

I'm not a big fan of Gen VII's "rider" Pokémon either as it feels like such a technical contrivance (though it did open the party up to a more diverse range of Pokémon). It would have been preferable to be able to allocate party Pokémon to fulfill overworld functions without needing to sacrifice one of their precious move slots. Perhaps that would be the best course of action.

If Game Freak wish to implement variable difficulty modes that incorporate "handholding" mechanics for novice players, all the power to them, but those seeking more of a challenge shouldn't be deprived either. The difficulty settings in B2/W2 were "sort of" a step in the right direction if not for the fact that you needed to beat the game first in order to unlock an alternate difficulty mode for the opposing version. They made the process so ridiculously convoluted and superfluous that they might as well have not included it at all.

I did play one of the two with the cranked up difficulty. I remember which though.

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Silly_G

@Quarth : I believe that is the audience that TPC/Nintendo are trying to lure in with the Let's Go games. Due to the sheer volume of Pokémon, moves and intricate mechanics that now define the series, I would imagine the Pokémon franchise to be quite intimidating to newcomers.

We had it easy as there were only 151 Pokémon "back in our day", but now, with a generation being born into a world with 800+ Pokémon available from the get go, the franchise may appear to be a tad monolithic to the uninitiated.

The 2019 instalment will be the real test that will determine whether this experiment has been a successful one. I have had quite a few friends buy a 3DS just for X&Y (and the subsequent instalments), so I would imagine that a good deal more will splurge on a Switch to be able to play the first main series Pokémon game on a home console.

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Silly_G

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-Green-

Silly_G wrote:

@-Green- : Sinnoh was fine design-wise, but I detested the excessive reliance on HMs to navigate the map (especially that horribly superfluous "rock climb" HM).

Yeah, I mentioned that too. It was definitely one of the glaring flaws in Sinnoh.

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Bolt_Strike

Sinnoh was definitely the best region as far as map design goes but they can push beyond even that now. The routes would still be fairly linear and cramped by console standards, the difference between Sinnoh and some of the more modern regions would be in terms of size and complexity. The openness isn't there, no main series Pokemon game has really done that well. A better comparison to the type of map design Pokemon should target, if they can't do open world (which would be a big ask for a developer just starting out in the console market), would be some of the older 3D Zeldas like OoT or TP. Those games have a nice mix of open spaces and linearity and feel like a good middle ground between the linearity we've seen in Pokemon so far and the open world we want it to be, and the 3D Zeldas' progression system is somewhat similar to Pokemon's (just replace dungeons with gyms and it's basically Pokemon).

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Snagrio

There's a line of thinking that gen 8 will be more hardcore-orientated now that LG is seemingly soaking up all the casual aspects (and then some).

But I fear it could very easily backfire and they'll instead double down on the casualization of the main series with the excuse that they want to make it easier for all the Go players that were initially drawn in with LG. Unless they're smart and have a Fire Emblem-esch system where you can choose a style of play from the start so everybody's happy, but I don't have faith that GF would be that competent given their track record...

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-Green-

They'd probably require you to finish the game and toss your Switch down a flight of stairs to unlock the extra mode.

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ReaderRagfish

-Green- wrote:

They'd probably require you to finish the game and toss your Switch down a flight of stairs to unlock the extra mode.

This reminds me of those old threads where people would make up fake cheat codes for video games.

"Unlock the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Banana:
Take your Smash Bros cartridge out of your N64, put it in the toaster, and do the Peanut Butter Jelly Time dance on top of your N64. Once the toaster is done, take the cartridge out and go outside. If done correctly, it should be raining movie bucks. Take a few and go see any movie, but keep your left eye closed the entire time, and eat exactly 3.42 pounds of popcorn. Go home, and put Smash Bros back in your N64 and turn it on. You will be challenged by the Peanut Butter Jelly Time Banana. Beat him to unlock him as a playable fighter."

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Tyranexx

-Green- wrote:

They'd probably require you to finish the game and toss your Switch down a flight of stairs to unlock the extra mode.

All while dressed as a Pikachu, humming the Pokemon theme at the top of your lungs, and lobbing plastic Pokeballs at your Switch.

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shadow-wolf

@ReaderRagfish Lol this is hilarious. Those were the days with Melee and 64, since Brawl everything about the character roster is known right when the game releases.

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ReaderRagfish

@shadow-wolf We should start a thread like that when Smash Ultimate comes out. Everyone needs to know how to unlock the Lice Climbers!

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Quarth

@Silly_G Yeah, you're correct. It seems more aimed at the Go players than regular mainline fans.

And yeah, not every Pokémon entusiast is a Nintendo fan overall, so a lot of people have been holding out on buying a Switch until a Pkmn game is released. But if it's the 2019 game people hold out for or if Let's Go will do, that is interesting.

How are the preorders for this game? Now preorders in general probably are down, much thanks to digital downloads, but still I wonder if this is as hyped as previous games? But we'll see. I bet Nintendo will advertise it more closer to release date.

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SViper

During this week's episode of Japanese variety show, Pokénchi, game director Junichi Masuda appeared and showcased new content about Let's Go. This content started off by showcasing a Pikachu using Surf in battle against a Geodude. Be sure to keep checking back for further details from this episode as they come. We hope to have official upload of footage soon
Edit @ 00:27: In the actual segment featuring Junichi Masuda, they went into detail showcasing various changes with HMs where you call upon Pikachu/Eevee to summon a hidden technique to cut trees with the technique Diagonal Cut (ヒジュツ・ケサギリ) or surf with the Water Walk (ヒジュツ・ミズバシリ) technique. These moves do not take up your moveslots
Edit @ 00;30: It also showcased Eevee using a new Fire-type move called Flare Burn (めらめらバーン) in Japanese
Edit @ 00:40: The move Pikachu used was also not Surf but a new Water-type move called Splash Surf (ざぶざぶサーフ)
Source: https://serebii.net/news/2018/08-September-2018.shtml

Cool, so new tradition to get brand new moves with enchanted games since ORAS it's still here.

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Tyranexx

So the content was something relatively small, like I suspected. Still, it looks like they're adding more new moves with these two.

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SViper

@Tyranexx it would been probably more at the Direct that suppose to happen, but due earthquake at Hokkaido Direct was moves. So it was more like sneak peek to Direct that was moved do earthquake accident then what it suppose be - commerial of Let's Go games via TV Show for Japanese TV.

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Tyranexx

@SViper: I believe Masuda's appearance on that show was planned before the Direct was delayed, but who knows? Maybe some of that news was/will be also featured in the Nintendo Direct.

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Yosheel

Yes they announced he would be on that show long before they announced the direct.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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SViper

@Tyranexx my speculation it was suppose be like it was with Mega, Vermelion and Team Rocket trailer, and some days later Pokénchi showed just extra on Mega. So it was suppose be like, atleast that is my speculation, do that I heard Pokénchi was already recorded and scheduled appear on TV. So this time due earthquake in Hokkaido Direct and Pokénchi reveals swamped places. But as I mention early that is my speculation from what's happen in past and now.
PS if that parther petting and such as thing have some relistic HD Rumble then first hour or day or days be crying, because it will feel like dream come true and I touching Pokémon for real. xD

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Grumblevolcano

If this wasn't part of the Direct, there would've been a video on the Pokemon youtube by now.

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Octane

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