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Submitted by legendoflex 645d ago | opinion piece

Pokémon Doesn’t Need a 3D World

GenGAME writes: "The 3D style used in Pokémon X & Y seems caught between two worlds – it’s muddy and at the same time feels like it’s trying to carry over the 2D look into fully 3D graphics. Given what we’ve seen so far, the world of Pokémon X & Y looks like it might as well have remained 2D." (3DS, Pokemon X and Y)

Kamikaze135  +   645d ago
And it begins.
Myst  +   645d ago
Lol!
wishingW3L  +   645d ago
I was going to write that exact same comment. XD
360ICE  +   645d ago
Golly, I wonder if that is because it's the least original comment ever conceived?

I agree with the article that this hybrid isn't all that attractive, but I would like a full-fledged 3D title on Wii U!
3-4-5  +   644d ago
haha.

Pokemon doesn't NEED a 3D world. That doesn't mean it isn't worth trying out though, or that people don't WANT one. Want and need are different....Nobody needs anything except, food , water, shelter...
Kamikaze135  +   644d ago
And oxygen
aviator189  +   645d ago
I really like the 3d change and emphasis, but I really do hope the 3d traveling works out smoothly and works just as fast and efficient as the original games.

And most of all, I hope it isn't frustrating to navigate. That's one of the many things I enjoy about pokemon rpg games: the easy navigation and overall visual sense of the area.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   645d ago
***"And the overall world design doesn’t seem to have changed much. Aside from the camera showing more things in the distance, I’m not sure I would have really been able to tell that the game was a serious first step into the world of 3D. It looks to be more or less laid out in the same grid-like fashion we’ve always known. If that’s the case, why bother making it 3D at all? At least in 2.5D games the 3D graphics have the benefit of fleshing out the level backgrounds with intense levels of detail – here we don’t even get that. Visually, it’s a Pokémon game through and through, just with low-res 3D models instead of the usual 2D sprites. There’s nothing design-wise that couldn’t have been done with 2D graphics."***

Please wait until we are closer to release which is when we'll have more footage of the game at our disposal before we judge.

I sort of had the same same feelings at first too, but then I realized that it's too early to say this should have just been left in 2D. Besides they need to start somewhere with 3D right? They have to make this attempt at 3D eventually and they'll approve upon it as the series goes on.
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BanBrother  +   645d ago
................and Call Of Duty doesn't NEED a new engine.

I'm a Pokemon fan, but am disappointed at the extreme lack of anything 'new' and fresh. As long as people keep buying them, they have no reason to 'improve'.

I think it does need this 3D world, as it has me excited. The first time I have been excited for a Pokemon game in years. If only they could make a 3D world for the Wii U, that would make me happy.
stragomccloud  +   645d ago
They've never let us down before with main entries. I'm going to give it a shot regardless. Though... I hope there is an option to change the camera to overhead.
FlyingFoxy  +   645d ago
I said on another site a while ago that it looks like a mode 7 game from the Snes..

oh well, not much into pokemon anyway i actually think its sort of boring.

Custom Robo Arena or whatever it was called on DS was much better, at least you could actually control your character and have fights.
bullymangLer  +   645d ago
the wiiU version awaits
supraking951  +   644d ago
meh ill be playing Ni No Kuni instead, while Pokemon tries to cactch up
kB0  +   644d ago
Yes it does, stop being a little bitch. In fact the series is overdue.
sonicjam  +   644d ago
I don't know about you guys, but im pretty sure nintendo is not gonna let it best franchise get a hit. I'm sure this game is gonna be great. I'm sure nintendo is overseeing the development of the game it is rare for nintendo to release a bad game.
legendoflex  +   644d ago
"im pretty sure nintendo is not gonna let it best franchise get a hit."

Super Mario World - over 20 million copies sold
Super Mario 64 - 11 million copies sold

That's one mighty Falcon Pawnch they let their best franchise take
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   644d ago
3D is gonna be the standard of Pokemon on handheld now so get used to it. I wonder ill be able to see the actual pokemon using surf and fly now. probably not. Riding a wailord would look kool tho.

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