Well…it’s officially the most excited I’ve been for a Pokemon game in a very long time.
“How can that be?” you asked, perplexed at the seeming impulsiveness of my statement. “They literally talked about zero features.” Well, you’re right. Zero. But here are my two take-aways:
One – It’s three dimensional graphics. Even if it’s even pseudo-three dimensional, and movement is restricted to up-down-left-right, it’s still the closest we’ve ever been to the game fanboys have been clamoring for every since the Nintendo 64. Me included. In the trailer, you can see a lot more detail was included during combat attacks, and pretty much everything else.
Two—The selection of starters is the strongest it’s been since Red and Blue. Another bold claim, I know, and while I have much love for Piplup and Snivy, as a whole, this squad is solid. While it’s not quite the changeup I was hoping for – some mix of psychic, ghost, fighting, or dark could be cool – it’s still great enough to get me excited. I hope this bodes well for the rest of the game’s Pokemon designs.
P.S. It’s all about Fennekin and Froakie. I’ll pass on the squirrel construction worker.
Check out the images below, watch the trailer, and let us know what you think.
Witness for yourself.
And we have my starter. Doesn’t even matter what the later evolutions are.
He’s like a wise old frog. Hopefully his later evolutions make him look like some kind of ancient Russian author.
And…nobody cares. But he’s still better than most of the starters from previous generations.