Game Freak Not Adding Missing Pokemon to Sword and Shield - Game Freak has no plans to add missing pokemon to Pokemon Sword and Shield after the fact, according to a new interview with Junichi Masuda.
Boy... I would love to see these games selling poorly, but... They will probably still make a ton of money out of them... Oh well
this is probably the first one lm not buying. l wonder if others are doing so too.
I'm one of them. Skipping it. At least Luigi's Mansion will hold me over for a while.
It’s going to hurt sales, but not enough to make a difference. I’ve seen hundreds of post about people not buying it, buying used, or emulating the games. But Pokémon is a 10 - 20m seller sometimes more, so even if nearly 50% of their original base doesn’t buy it, it’s still selling over 10m copies as new fans come to the franchise every generation. I think regardless of sales the damage has been done and GameFreak hopefully realizes they have to come with their AAA game with this franchise going forward. They’ve seen the backlash and commented on it, and they realized fans are angry.
I'm skipping until they do a proper Pokemon game on the console instead of something that feels like a lazy 3DS port
I’m hoping for ultra sun moon low levels nearly half compared to previous but can’t see it myself either ;(
Pokemon is one of the worst series in terms of effort. An indie studio with 2 people and a shoestring budget can create a masterpiece like Hotline Miami. All the money in the world can't change the fact that this is the same ad nauseum formula for kids that has no challenge to complete.
You want a great knock off fan made Pokemon game. Go look for Pokemon Uranium. Similar style to the old games, with all different monsters and characters.
Obviously they will be available someday. Most likely when they release two new games for them.
I’m hoping for that, and the ability to transfer Pokemon from these games to those hypothetical future games, but it seems like a fool’s hope at this point. I think I even read an article saying there are currently no plans to add the complete Pokédex to future titles either.
Will they be called Pokemon Helm and Codpiece?
I’m not adding any care for this title then
So like they’ve already said previously nothing new here.
I wish Nintendo would take matters into their own hands and give Pokemon to a better studio while giving them a higher budget. Imagine if Pokemon was made with the same attention as Breath of the Wild. There is so much potential, but that won't happen. Pokemon is a business's wet dream: low budget product that makes it rain money.
They aren't the only owner of Pokemon. It's owned by the Pokemon company which includes Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. Nintendo only owns the trademark in countries outside Japan. They may have say in who can make it, but likely, they are complicit with anything that gets done with it.
Which is why I wish they would take matters into their own hands, Nintendo is huge and I'm sure they have some manner of control at a negotiating table.
I mean, they have some control, but they aren't the only owners. Also, I think they are complicit in what's going on, because they are a business, and their intentions aren't always to give people everything they ask for, but what makes sense for the business side of things. When it comes down to it, they know people are going to buy it regardless, so they'll cut back on content as it's cheaper, and eventually the people that upset will move onto something else to be upset about, but many will still likely buy the game.
Guess you can't use that catchphrase Gotta catch em all, gameplay aside you cannot Ignore they've followed the same formula for YEARS with this franchise. pokemon colosseum being the exception and that came out In 2003 o_O rofl xD
The more I read the more I'm prepared to stick to TemTem….
If they added every Pokemon (models, animations, moves, etc) they'd have less time to work on other content for the game. Then everyone would bitch that it's another cookie-cutter shallow Pokemon experience. Some people are going to bitch no matter the scenario. Shocking news.
You’re right. The people who bitch are most likely never gonna spend time catching all those Pokemon anyway. Just an ammo for them to “hate” on this game.
I could care less about catching them all. But the fact that a few of my favorite Pokémon of all time are not going to be added truly bothers me.
Just a reminder that they took away from this game to put more effort into Little Town Hero. The game that was hyped up and said to be Game Freak's #1 priority yet ended up being a sub-$30 digital-only bland RPG with generic elements and art design that might last 10-15 hours. If you really want to voice your displeasure, don't buy the game OR buy it used if you seriously can't go without Pokemon for five seconds.
It's okay, they're just being lazy and greedy about all this. I guarantee they will be releasing another Pokemon title next year in November.
Pokemon ULTRA Sword & ULTRA Shield!
I think the main thing people need to do is...grow up and get over it. Jesus Christ... It’s not easy to just add them and it is a lot of work. This isn’t a crappy 2d ds game anymore. This is a high detail high resolution model. You’re talking double the work and I for one am glad I don’t have to wait another year.
Why would things change every new version that come out do not have all the Pokémon Last time a game had all of them was Pokémon gold and silver Or diamond and pearl Every version after one of those never had all the Pokémon Difference with back then and now people just want something to argue about and the crazy part the people who complaining was not getting the game anyway they just want it to sell bad because it sold good for so long
They dont care because the games will still sell a crap ton. What really annoys me the most is that they probably know about the whole outcry. And it all being from their biggest and core fans, they will choose to ignore them and prioritize the larger casual crowds. Game companies in a nutshell these days.....
apparently, over a 100 of abilities and moves are missing aswell
Annnd I couldn't care less. The reality is that only the super hardcore crowd cares about this, and most players buy a new Pokemon game to actually play with new Pokemon. Why waste time and effort pulling forward hundreds of models 90% of players aren't even going to use?
yeeeeeea this one I will pass on, a lot of the casual gamers will pick this up though, they are too ill informed and misguided to see the realities. So much for the "Gotta catch 'em all" slogan...NO thanks Game Freak.
FFS Game freak. I’m sick of this company. Better wait 3 months for a full priced Ultra Sword & Shield with added pokemon and new clothes.
It is almost like they hate the success. They seem to have animosity towards the fans.
And that is one of the many reasons why I will not buy this game.
Yeah no full roster no payment from me. Sorry Gamefreak but apply more effort mext time.
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