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On a scale of 1 being not hyped at all, and 10 being the maximum levels of hype, I would say I'm at a 6 now ... or a 6.5. 

I REALLY like the look of the region and how the game separates itself from nothing but green fields. Now we have YELLOW fields. Take that!

Seriously though, the region looks very diverse. And it looks like they're trying to make a lot of unique locales that spice up the game.  

The graphics and presentation ...... well ..... I guess I'll say it was better than the pessimistic side of me was expecting? But my optimistic side is a bit bummed down! Still, they'll have time to improve that. I still think the game looks pretty nice, though it feels oddly a little bit less polished than your average Nintendo game when it's first shown ... I guess that's to be expected though, Monolith Soft had a similar problem when they first showed off Xenoblade 2. At the very least i'm excited they're trying to create locales and vistas that could really only be done on a home console. 

Now ... the starters? Well, I don't follow the new Pokemon titles frequently, so I don't think I'm part of the "Starter cycle", or whatever. They just look kind of dull. The water one is particularly bad. The other two are better. I like the fact that the bunny looks like he has a bandage on his nose. But GROOKEY IS THE BEST. GROOKEY IS MY BOY. Overall, they could have done better, but I'll wait to see the other evolutions. 

I hope they improve the framerate before release, and I HOPE they aren't lying when they say they're trying new things. 

On the plus side, this is yet another example of good marketing. We didn't see them spend 4 minutes on Let's Go, and in fact they only focused on the new games. Thanks Nintendo and Gamefreak, you guys are going in full swing.

 



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Chaimo said:
Galar remindes me way more of Italy than England - geographically at least.

If it doesn't look like the UK geographically to you it's because it's the UK upside down:

Which is why you can see that London is in the North instead of the South.



Anybody else find it strange how little the Galar region conforms to UK geography? All of the previous regions pretty strictly followed the geography of the real world location they were based on, but not Galar:

As you can see, the largest city in the region is in the North, where real world Scotland would be, and if you look real closely you can see a clocktower resembling Big Ben in that city. Why is London in the North, in Scotland, instead of in the South? There are several other geographic anomalies as well.


Looks great! Can't wait to play it!



shikamaru317 said:

Anybody else find it strange how little the Galar region conforms to UK geography? All of the previous regions pretty strictly followed the geography of the real world location they were based on, but not Galar:

As you can see, the largest city in the region is in the North, where real world Scotland would be, and if you look real closely you can see a clocktower resembling Big Ben in that city. Why is London in the North, in Scotland, instead of in the South? There are several other geographic anomalies as well.

It's because Galar is based on the UK but flipped around.



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Chaimo said:
Looks fine to me, the starters are great! I hope Sobble turns out to be a water-ghost type. The only thing I'm concerend about too is the music, but we'll see. Also Galar remindes me way more of Italy than England - geographically at least.

It depends if the mountainous Northern wasteland regions are wealthy and cultured or uncouth heroin junkies =)

Another marker: If the South-west (but not too far west!) has a prim and proper town of soft-spoken smug “gentlemen” who wear gloves, removing them only to slap their opponents in challenging them to a duel. OR the South west is full of organized criminals who are full of Super Mario references.

PS. Sorry mZuzek, I’m generalizing again! =D

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shikamaru317 said:

Anybody else find it strange how little the Galar region conforms to UK geography? All of the previous regions pretty strictly followed the geography of the real world location they were based on, but not Galar:

As you can see, the largest city in the region is in the North, where real world Scotland would be, and if you look real closely you can see a clocktower resembling Big Ben in that city. Why is London in the North, in Scotland, instead of in the South? There are several other geographic anomalies as well.

Read the post above you it's turned the region upside down, it maintains the usual trait in the games where you start off somewhere in the South, because UK most of the major locations are in the South they've flipped the map.



Green098 said:
Chaimo said:
Galar remindes me way more of Italy than England - geographically at least.

If it doesn't look like the UK geographically to you it's because it's the UK upside down:

Which is why you can see that London is in the North instead of the South.

Ah that does explain it, thanks. :)



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This thread is a comedy gold of old complains we'll always see each time a gen is reveal so there's not much point in reading it.
Anywoo, graphical side looks completly alright, it's not mind-blowing but the vistas look already 10x better than anything in past games. I do sense a good artistic direction.
Starters wise, I'm really looking forward for Scorbunny and Grookey (which will most likely ends up as a drummer). Once again the water starter looks up meh to me.
Getting plenty of love from fans anyway if you at social media.

About the random encounters being back, a mild disapointement but it's clear that it can be attributed for the fact that seeing all the new Pokémons on the field would kinda ruin the surprise of discovery when entering a wild pokémon battle(yeah, they're back too)

Also, Mzuzek reaction is the least surprising thing :P



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Jranation said:
areason said:
I hope their is difficulty settings, or else their is no point really

You can make it harder by not reviving your pokemons when they are fainted. 

That doesn't make it better.

Gyms and Elite 4s are too easy to beat, trainer compositions are very 1 dimensional. Try a game like Pokemon Reborn and see what proper difficulty is, ofcourse that game is too hardcore, but that's why u have settings.