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You know what? That actually looks pretty decent, and significantly better than lets go. Color me excited.



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shikamaru317 said:
mZuzek said:

Yeah none of this makes any sense. I loved how faithful they were with previous regions, such as that desert in the middle of Manhattan.

Don't remind me. That is one of the reasons why Unova is so hated by many Pokemon fans, basing it geographically on a city instead of something much larger like a country or a large US state. Unova should have been based on New York state as a whole, instead of just New York City and Jersey City. 

True. Other regions were far more faithful, such as that desert right next to Paris.



jason1637 said:
Honest Let's Go looks better.

Really?



mZuzek said:
shikamaru317 said:

Don't remind me. That is one of the reasons why Unova is so hated by many Pokemon fans, basing it geographically on a city instead of something much larger like a country or a large US state. Unova should have been based on New York state as a whole, instead of just New York City and Jersey City. 

True. Other regions were far more faithful, such as that desert right next to Paris.

Obviously some concessions have to be made to real world geography, so that you can have enough environmental variety for things to not get stale, aside from the desert Kalos was pretty faithful. But on this map, there was already a logical place for snow, in Scotland, yet they have Scotland looking all green and pretty in the south part of the map and snowy mountains near London. This is by far the strangest Pokemon region map yet imo, even stranger than Unova. 



jason1637 said:
Honest Let's Go looks better.

I hope you are joking....... 



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Btw, people claiming this game will be linear as in Sun/Moon should take a GOOD 2nd look at the map. Just south of the inspired London looking city you see a HUGE playground there.
I can also see a 3 branching path from on there. It's clear they're trying to appease some of the worries people had over the previous games.



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p0isonparadise said:
jason1637 said:
Honest Let's Go looks better.

Really?

I think from those two images Let's Go looks better. The character actually looks 3D in Let's Go whereas in Sword/Shield the character looks completely flat, like a 2D image almost. This results in the first image having the trainer seamlessly blended in with the background whereas the second looks as if someone copy and pasted a sprite on a background.



Megiddo said:
p0isonparadise said:

Really?

I think from those two images Let's Go looks better. The character actually looks 3D in Let's Go whereas in Sword/Shield the character looks completely flat, like a 2D image almost. This results in the first image having the trainer seamlessly blended in with the background whereas the second looks as if someone copy and pasted a sprite on a background.

I think they both make Sun/Moon look like a joke. I do like that Let's Go has the 3d feel, but the lighting on Shield/Sword, plus the terrain and background details are noticeably improved over Let's Go.



Megiddo said:

I think from those two images Let's Go looks better. The character actually looks 3D in Let's Go whereas in Sword/Shield the character looks completely flat, like a 2D image almost. This results in the first image having the trainer seamlessly blended in with the background whereas the second looks as if someone copy and pasted a sprite on a background.

Maybe i'm just a brainlette and i'm not big brain enough, but this might be the most wrong thing I've ever seen posted on this forum. And I've seen my first prediction thread. 



shikamaru317 said:
mZuzek said:

True. Other regions were far more faithful, such as that desert right next to Paris.

Obviously some concessions have to be made to real world geography, so that you can have enough environmental variety for things to not get stale, aside from the desert Kalos was pretty faithful. But on this map, there was already a logical place for snow, in Scotland, yet they have Scotland looking all green and pretty in the south part of the map and snowy mountains near London. This is by far the strangest Pokemon region map yet imo, even stranger than Unova. 

Eh, I guess. I don't really care. Prior to Unova, I didn't even know Pokémon regions were based in real-life places - I kinda wish they weren't, to some extent. I'm completely fine with them taking liberties instead of trying to faithfully recreate real-world places.

Mar1217 said:
Btw, people claiming this game will be linear as in Sun/Moon should take a GOOD 2nd look at the map. Just south of the inspired London looking city you see a HUGE playground there.
I can also see a 3 branching path from on there. It's clear they're trying to appease some of the worries people had over the previous games.

Eh... Kalos also had a lot of "branching" paths but the actual game was completely linear. Think those dancing guys in that gate in B2W2, never forget. I do hope the games become more open, but honestly I don't even mind the linearity, it was only a serious problem when the incessant handholding started in Sun/Moon.