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Where will Pokemon Sword/Shield metacritic be?

Between 0-50. 2 2.44%
 
Between 51-70. 2 2.44%
 
Between 71-79. 13 15.85%
 
Between 80 6 7.32%
 
Between 81-82 20 24.39%
 
Between 83-84 21 25.61%
 
Between 85-86 10 12.20%
 
Between 87-88 4 4.88%
 
Between 89-90 0 0.00%
 
Above 90. 4 4.88%
 
Total:82
         

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Where will Pokemon Sword/Shield metacritic be?

Between 0-50. 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
Between 51-70. 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
Between 71-79. 4 $1,150.00 15.38%
 
Between 80 1 $1,000.00 3.85%
 
Between 81-82 9 $5,080.00 34.62%
 
Between 83-84 7 $2,470.00 26.92%
 
Between 85-86 1 $0.00 3.85%
 
Between 87-88 3 $160.00 11.54%
 
Between 89-90 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
Above 90. 1 $100.00 3.85%
 
 
Totals: 26 $9,960.00  
Game closed: 12/31/2019
Runa216 said:
this is the Skyrim of the Pokemon series; sure, a bunch of the features and options/pokemon were pared down, but what is left is more refined and a lot more fun and functional.

Comparing it to Skyrim is a weird one, because my main complaint with the game (other than difficulty) is how basic the world is. Routes are short and very straight forward. It's one of the least "open-world" pokemon games from what I've played so far.

Edit: Though on rereading I think you're more comparing the streamlining from oblivion to skyrim... ahhhhh.



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Immersiveunreality said:

The game deserves personal good and bad opinions and even those in the middle,i'm sure the negative reviews weren't blocked out of this so tell me with a straight face why the overly good ones can't stay ?

And from an objective standpoint it still looks like a good game without bad practices.

It's Pokemon,everything released after  red and blue brought a fun samelike experience but not anything groundbreaking so this is not really a step back.

I'm curious, what would you consider a step back then?

padib said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

Both Sonic 06 and Sw/Sh are in a state that makes them unplayable to me, but Sw/Sh means future games will be like it, whereas that wasn't the case with 06. That's my opinion, if that makes me not a true Sonic fan to you, lol whatever.

It makes you primarily incapable of proper judgement. Sonic '06 was broken.

I never said 06 wasn't broken? My judgment is proper in the only relevant sense. I know I will not enjoy Sw/Sh were I to buy it much like Sonic 06 which I did buy due to my blind fanboyism, deliberately ignoring information about the game, and ended up returning it shortly after. Again, at least 06 was not indicative of future titles, I very much enjoyed Unleashed, Colors, and Generations.



Lonely_Dolphin said:
padib said:

It makes you primarily incapable of proper judgement. Sonic '06 was broken.

I never said 06 wasn't broken? My judgment is proper in the only relevant sense. I know I will not enjoy Sw/Sh were I to buy it much like Sonic 06 which I did buy due to my blind fanboyism, deliberately ignoring information about the game, and ended up returning it shortly after. Again, at least 06 was not indicative of future titles, I very much enjoyed Unleashed, Colors, and Generations.

I get a feeling like you think I expect you to behave like a blind fanboy. I don't, I expect you to spend your money how YOU want to.

But from an objective point of view, you are not allowed to compare Sonic '06 to Sw/Sh because while one might be missing some value, the other is just broken!



Just beat it. It was a decent game. Nothing great, but fun enough.



Anyone out there wanna breed me a Scorbunny egg? I need to replace mine since Sword and Shield's online trading system is shit and I accidentally traded my fully evolved Cinderace to some random fuckstick in Korea when I thought I was connected to my friend.

I have Sword and Shield, and the way I play is to get all three starters, then trade them back and forth between the two versions, leapfrogging the gyms as I go. (Up to gym 1 on game one, then trade over and do up to gym 2 on game 2, then back to game 1 and play up till Gym 3, etc). Well, since Pokemon Sword and Shield don't have Pokemon Bank/Home integration yet for some moronic reason, I have to rely on trading with friends online. So, I trade from my game to My friend's game, she holds all three of my starters, I go back to my other game, and take them back in order to make this happen!

Well, in this game since there are no friend codes or ability to just reach out to friends and custom-trade with them, they have a code system, which is 4 digits. Person A goes online, puts in 1234, person B puts in 1234, and the game connects you! Foxi and I both logged in, put in the same 4-digit code, and when I saw her pop up with a Wingull (The same one she traded to me last time), I agreed to trade my Cinderace (The fully evolved form of Scorbunny and the single pokemon I'd been using since the start of the game and MAYBE my favourite starter ever).

Only once the trade was completed and the other person disconnected did I realize something was wrong. I said to Foxi "You disconnected", and she said "No, we haven't connected yet"....
...
...
...
FUCK!

Turns out some korean jackass was using the exact same code at the exact same time, and since the other trainer's name is hidden when you first connect, I didn't think to double check...and now I've lost my Cinderace.

I am livid. Absolutely livid. you have no idea how pissed off I am right now and all I want is a Scorbunny egg so I can re-train them back to level 35 where I was before. I don't want a traded one, I just want one I can hatch from an egg so it will obey me (I'm not even at Gym 2 yet, so it's not like I can get my Pokemon to listen)

So, anyone wanna breed me a scorbunny or loan me a Cinderace and a ditto so I can breed my own? 



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Runa216 said:

Anyone out there wanna breed me a Scorbunny egg? I need to replace mine since Sword and Shield's online trading system is shit and I accidentally traded my fully evolved Cinderace to some random fuckstick in Korea when I thought I was connected to my friend.

I have Sword and Shield, and the way I play is to get all three starters, then trade them back and forth between the two versions, leapfrogging the gyms as I go. (Up to gym 1 on game one, then trade over and do up to gym 2 on game 2, then back to game 1 and play up till Gym 3, etc). Well, since Pokemon Sword and Shield don't have Pokemon Bank/Home integration yet for some moronic reason, I have to rely on trading with friends online. So, I trade from my game to My friend's game, she holds all three of my starters, I go back to my other game, and take them back in order to make this happen!

Well, in this game since there are no friend codes or ability to just reach out to friends and custom-trade with them, they have a code system, which is 4 digits. Person A goes online, puts in 1234, person B puts in 1234, and the game connects you! Foxi and I both logged in, put in the same 4-digit code, and when I saw her pop up with a Wingull (The same one she traded to me last time), I agreed to trade my Cinderace (The fully evolved form of Scorbunny and the single pokemon I'd been using since the start of the game and MAYBE my favourite starter ever).

Only once the trade was completed and the other person disconnected did I realize something was wrong. I said to Foxi "You disconnected", and she said "No, we haven't connected yet"....
...
...
...
FUCK!

Turns out some korean jackass was using the exact same code at the exact same time, and since the other trainer's name is hidden when you first connect, I didn't think to double check...and now I've lost my Cinderace.

I am livid. Absolutely livid. you have no idea how pissed off I am right now and all I want is a Scorbunny egg so I can re-train them back to level 35 where I was before. I don't want a traded one, I just want one I can hatch from an egg so it will obey me (I'm not even at Gym 2 yet, so it's not like I can get my Pokemon to listen)

So, anyone wanna breed me a scorbunny or loan me a Cinderace and a ditto so I can breed my own? 

What's your Nintendo Friend code, and trainer code? I'll do it. 



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The sentence above is true. 

padib said:

I get a feeling like you think I expect you to behave like a blind fanboy. I don't, I expect you to spend your money how YOU want to.

But from an objective point of view, you are not allowed to compare Sonic '06 to Sw/Sh because while one might be missing some value, the other is just broken!

I made it clear I'm speaking my opinion, that's what disappointment is. You can be disappointed in anything for any reason regardless of it's objective quality and value. I.e., I don't like the Mario Galaxy series, but I still acknowledge the facts that make them quality games.

lol we're allowed to compare whatever we want. Two things don't need to be exactly the same rather than share similarities to draw comparisons, that's the whole point.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Runa216 said:

Anyone out there wanna breed me a Scorbunny egg? I need to replace mine since Sword and Shield's online trading system is shit and I accidentally traded my fully evolved Cinderace to some random fuckstick in Korea when I thought I was connected to my friend.

I have Sword and Shield, and the way I play is to get all three starters, then trade them back and forth between the two versions, leapfrogging the gyms as I go. (Up to gym 1 on game one, then trade over and do up to gym 2 on game 2, then back to game 1 and play up till Gym 3, etc). Well, since Pokemon Sword and Shield don't have Pokemon Bank/Home integration yet for some moronic reason, I have to rely on trading with friends online. So, I trade from my game to My friend's game, she holds all three of my starters, I go back to my other game, and take them back in order to make this happen!

Well, in this game since there are no friend codes or ability to just reach out to friends and custom-trade with them, they have a code system, which is 4 digits. Person A goes online, puts in 1234, person B puts in 1234, and the game connects you! Foxi and I both logged in, put in the same 4-digit code, and when I saw her pop up with a Wingull (The same one she traded to me last time), I agreed to trade my Cinderace (The fully evolved form of Scorbunny and the single pokemon I'd been using since the start of the game and MAYBE my favourite starter ever).

Only once the trade was completed and the other person disconnected did I realize something was wrong. I said to Foxi "You disconnected", and she said "No, we haven't connected yet"....
...
...
...
FUCK!

Turns out some korean jackass was using the exact same code at the exact same time, and since the other trainer's name is hidden when you first connect, I didn't think to double check...and now I've lost my Cinderace.

I am livid. Absolutely livid. you have no idea how pissed off I am right now and all I want is a Scorbunny egg so I can re-train them back to level 35 where I was before. I don't want a traded one, I just want one I can hatch from an egg so it will obey me (I'm not even at Gym 2 yet, so it's not like I can get my Pokemon to listen)

So, anyone wanna breed me a scorbunny or loan me a Cinderace and a ditto so I can breed my own? 

What's your Nintendo Friend code, and trainer code? I'll do it. 

Already got one! But thanks! 

Still happy to share my friend code if you want, though. 



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KLXVER said:
Just beat it. It was a decent game. Nothing great, but fun enough.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

GoOnKid said:
KLXVER said:
Just beat it. It was a decent game. Nothing great, but fun enough.

Yeah, it only took me about 18 hours.lol

I will play it some more though.