Pokemon Let’s Go....anybody?
It's already got an expiration date thanks to the mainline game coming out next year.
I don't see it or Mario Party being fixtures on the weekly sales chart for over a year like those other four games. Not that they won't do fine.
It depends. Personally speaking, the prospect of a new generation of the old Pokémon formula doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest: I’m not a big fan of the chore-like grinding, or the obtuse mechanics of comparing a Pokemon’s stats to those of an online database to find the right IVs (because leveling one with the wrong ones are a big waste of time), or the capture mechanic of getting a Pokémon down to 1-3 hp without killing it in order to have a chance at capturing it.
Let’s Go seems to fix every issue - it’s focus is on the main Pokémon rather than a bunch of knockoff content dumps. It maintains the story and regular battles while shedding all the chore-grindy battles: the capture mechanic is a lot more intuitive and with the co-op it also looks a lot more fun. The prospect of playing Pokémon Go with my kids (and wife) looks like a far more rewarding experience o me than the next game will likely give - and I can’t be alone on feeling this, I think a lot of other people are going to see the appeal of the Let’s Go games after the next “regular” Pokémon game comes out; it could very well be selling millions beyond 2019.
Really the only thing I find disappointing about Lets Go are the graphics, they make the game look a little cheap, but as with Fire Emblem Switch, I’ll get over it quickly. Unless the upcoming “regular” Pokémon game has significantly better graphics, I don’t see it stealing much of Lets Go’s longevity because I don’t think the content or mechanics will be able to do it.