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Forest

JaxonH wrote:

What Reggie said was further clarification that this is a mainline Pokemon game. If there was any doubt before, it's gone now.

And I thought this wasn't happening, so ya I did doubt it. The only reason I ever thought it might in the first place was the rumor, but we still had 20 years of historical precedent working against it, since Pokemon has never made the jump to a console. When they announced Pokken Tournament, I think everyone was pretty convinced it wasn't happening. Figured Nintendo decided Switch was doing well enough and didn't need to spend their trump card.

Whether Switch is replacing Wii U and 3DS is unknown at this point. Think it's pretty clear they want to have both Switch and 3DS, and who knows what'll come after. I used to think it was replacing both, but now I'm not so sure.

Regardless, this is huge. Pokemon is a juggernaut, and having the first core entry on console, in HD... this game alone will sell millions of systems for sure. And since Switch is hybrid, the game loses none of it's appeal. It's maybe not pocket monsters but still very much portable.

Pokemon was the one series I never played through. I always said I'd commit to playing if it came to Switch, and I will. This will be my first Pokemon.

You doubted a switch version because you don't have passion for the game. Do you think the creators want to see there creations on a home console open world before they die, when that day comes they will sell the franchise to another company that will make it happen eventually! Why not now.

Forest

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@Forest There is no chance that The Pokemon Company will ever sell the Pokemon franchise...

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Canadian_Ronin

Octane wrote:

@Canadian_Ronin Those games you mentioned went from 2D to 3D. Zelda is still an action adventure game. Metroid is still an adventure / shooter, Mario is still a platformer. Doing away with turn-based combat in Pokemon games would like doing away with their types or something like that. I don't think anyone wants that.

Pokemon would still be an JRPG about collection, training and battling pokemon. You'd still be assembling teams of pokemon and issuing commands during battle - just updating how that works - kinda like going from 2D to 3D when technology allowed.

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Fandabidozi

I'm not expecting anything more than a next step in the franchise, like we usually get (which is great btw) not a BotW quantum leap.
However, I'd like a much more open world, like gen 1 as opposed to S&M where you can't move for cutscenes at some points.

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Bolt_Strike

Fandabidozi wrote:

I'm not expecting anything more than a next step in the franchise, like we usually get (which is great btw) not a BotW quantum leap.

Honestly, how can you not expect a quantum leap? The Switch is a game changer for Pokemon, it'll be the first time the main series is playable on console, and that opens up the series up to much more powerful hardware and an entirely new audience, and there's a lot they could do with that. Whatever they're doing for this game is probably going to be major.

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DarthNocturnal

I wonder if they'll make in-game events into free patch updates, rather then the Mystery Gift system. That way, wiping your save doesn't wipe out the event.

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LArachelDisciple

The feature that I most want is the ability to start the game with any non-legendary pokemon. Lotad or Gothita would be awesome as a starter.

What I'm most afraid of is a more ambitious open world engine forcing too many pokemon out of the game. Red/Blue may have non-linear gyms and a challenging rival, but the Kanto dex doesn't wow me.

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Bolt_Strike

LArachelDisciple wrote:

What I'm most afraid of is a more ambitious open world engine forcing too many pokemon out of the game. Red/Blue may have non-linear gyms and a challenging rival, but the Kanto dex doesn't wow me.

They already have to have 3D models for every Pokemon possible, so this shouldn't be an issue. The last 3 regional dexes (not counting ORAS, which was a remake that they didn't want to expand) have all been 300+. I suspect this game's will be at least 300 as well. Maybe even 400-500 if it's a huge open world experience.

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Tyranexx

Personally, I'd like to see a main game that involves more REAL choices, choices that may change the story and ending. Not necessarily for the better, either.

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Luna_110

I think you're all thinking that Game Freak is going to make big changes, but most likely graphics will be the only change. Pokemon Sun & Moon sold gangbusters, why would they shake the formula of the games by adding open world, choices, etc, if the games have sold mighty fine up until now? That doesn't mean I can dream, though.

Personally, I prefer a more interesting map like Johto than open world. I just don't see how it would fit, since one of the things is that the wild Pokemon tend to escalate in level as you progress and your team get stronger. Linearity helps in that.

What I don't want to see so much is hand holding. Put an option to skip the slow tutorials, Sun & Moon's intro was really slow for me. Just give me some weird excuse as to why I have a Pokemon and am going in a journey, then send me off.

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DarthNocturnal

Are we talking (modern) Bioware choices? I don't think the Pokemon games have anything to gain from that... especially when it gives us lines like “I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!“, or that one guy who won't shut up about his Rattata.

I guess they could do what that one fake leak for an older gen suggested; Fighting, Psychic and Dark starters.

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KirbyTheVampire

I think people shouldn't expect a big change in the Pokemon formula with this game. Reggie himself said it's going to be a traditional Pokemon game.

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Bolt_Strike

Luna_110 wrote:

Personally, I prefer a more interesting map like Johto than open world. I just don't see how it would fit, since one of the things is that the wild Pokemon tend to escalate in level as you progress and your team get stronger. Linearity helps in that.

Level scaling can solve that problem.

KirbyTheVampire wrote:

I think people shouldn't expect a big change in the Pokemon formula with this game. Reggie himself said it's going to be a traditional Pokemon game.

He said it was a traditional "find, train, battle" experience. All that means is that the core gameplay will revolve around those elements as always. That doesn't mean they can't change the way you do those things.

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Joeynator3000

This better be D/P remakes, WITH THE FRONTIER!
...Anyways yeah, funny how I predicted that the Pokemon Direct would troll you and no main Pokemon game would be coming to the Switch...and then it gets announced at E3 anyways. Hoping they're remakes, since it does feel too soon for a new generation, I'm not even ready for Ultra Sun/Moon. (mostly my fault because I lost interest in Moon after the story, lol)

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Joeynator3000 wrote:

This better be D/P remakes, WITH THE FRONTIER!
...Anyways yeah, funny how I predicted that the Pokemon Direct would troll you and no main Pokemon game would be coming to the Switch...and then it gets announced at E3 anyways. Hoping they're remakes, since it does feel too soon for a new generation, I'm not even ready for Ultra Sun/Moon. (mostly my fault because I lost interest in Moon after the story, lol)

I highly doubt this game is anything but 8th gen. It simply makes the most business sense for them to start out on new hardware with a new generation. For one, they sell the best out of any other type of game (better than third versions, remakes, and sequels), so they're the best at drawing in large audiences and absorbing the loss from developing a new engine. Second, there's more they can do creatively with a new generation to take advantage of the new hardware. Better region design that's larger, more detailed, and more realistic, new gameplay mechanics that are only possible with the hardware upgrade, it's much easier to add those things in a region designed from the ground up around that hardware than it is to work off a past engine. A new generation simply has the most to gain from the Switch and so that will be Game Freak's highest priority. I don't doubt we'll get DP remakes, but most likely after 8th gen.

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DarthNocturnal

I figure D/P remakes will be DURING 8th gen. If the remainder of the year is for US/UM, and if the games are now a decade old.... Sounds like the best followup to a new 8th gen game. Either that, or yet another 1st gen remake.

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Bolt_Strike

DarthNocturnal wrote:

I figure D/P remakes will be DURING 8th gen. If the remainder of the year is for US/UM, and if the games are now a decade old.... Sounds like the best followup to a new 8th gen game. Either that, or yet another 1st gen remake.

That's what I mean. This game is probably the 8th generation debut (like SM, XY, etc) and then DP remakes will probably be the game after that game and be an 8th gen game. Also, I'm now expecting a firm 2020 release date for DP remakes, seeing as 8th gen is clearly next and they're going to need a break year either before or after as well.

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DarthNocturnal

Considering it'll probably be a holiday 2018 title (with about a year and a half until that time), and the fact that they've likely had dev kits for a good while (like, before Switch's launch).... it's not illogical.

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Octane

Considering Pokemon is pretty much an annual franchise...

DarthNocturnal wrote:

.... it's not illogical.

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