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Should Pokemon Evolve Into An Action RPG

Pokemon Let's Yes 12 16.22%
 
Pokemon Let's No 62 83.78%
 
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So there has been a lot of discussion regarding the future of JRPGs. One thing that has been pointed out pretty consistently is the evolution of the genre, which in it's most relevant forms now leans more towards Action RPGs rather than turn-based ones. Because of this, I've seen debates on the internet pop up occasionally about whether Pokemon should evolve into an Action RPG or not. 

Some of the points given for why Pokemon should become an Action RPG are: 

+It changes up the franchise greatly, something that has needed to happen for a while 

+It reinvigorates the power that Pokemon has as a fad (like Pokemon Go, or Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow)

+It may introduce people who were previously uninterested in Pokemon to the series

However, there are a lot of points given against the idea, such as: 

+Japan tends to prefer turn-based RPGs

+A large part of the Pokemon audience is kids, who may more easily understand the slower style of battle compared to that of an Action RPG

+Pokemon is the highest selling RPG series of all time, so it really should not change based on trends since so much of it's potential audience is already accepting of it's turn-based gameplay

 

Personally, I lean towards the idea that Pokemon shouldn't become an Action RPG. At least not the main series. I find the evidence against the idea more compelling than the evidence for it. 

But anyways, what do you think? 



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Should Pokemon become shit?

No, what a silly question.



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Why would Gamefreak use 22 years to fine tuning the battle style, just to throw it away? Keep the battle system, and just make it fast and flashy



No way! Just too much invested in the metagame and huge parts of the fanbase would be turned off by a change from strategy to skill and reflexes..



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I know most people will disagree with me but i want them to look at Xenoblade 2, the combat in that game is something i would love to see in Pokemon. Blades are essentially Pokemon already



Nothing to see here, move along

melbye said:
I know most people will disagree with me but i want them to look at Xenoblade 2, the combat in that game is something i would love to see in Pokemon. Blades are essentially Pokemon already

It's good to have different opinions in here. Don't worry. 

I think that an action RPG spin off would actually be very cool.



No fucking way, sorry.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

flashfire926 said:
No fucking way, sorry.

Who are you apologizing to? I don't think it should be one either. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
flashfire926 said:
No fucking way, sorry.

Who are you apologizing to? I don't think it should be one either. 

sorry to every monster that does want this to happen.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.