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Just noticed that they probably based this on the long man of Wilmington. I love stuff like this. Kalos did a decent job referencing France (eg the Eifel tower, menhirs in Brittany...), but I want a lot more. Galar should be chock full of UK references.



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Flilix said:

Just noticed that they probably based this on the long man of Wilmington. I love stuff like this. Kalos did a decent job referencing France (eg the Eifel tower, menhirs in Brittany...), but I want a lot more. Galar should be chock full of UK references.

Next, we're gonna get NPCs with thick accent.



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Acevil said:
If the Evil Team is really a theives guild, this will be the best evil team since team rocket for me. I hate this destroy the world BS that has been gone for awhile.

Team Skull was just a bunch of thugs, if anything the "destroy the world BS" has already stopped going.

Also Team Plasma wasn't exactly doing that either.



mZuzek said:
Acevil said:
If the Evil Team is really a theives guild, this will be the best evil team since team rocket for me. I hate this destroy the world BS that has been gone for awhile.

Team Skull was just a bunch of thugs, if anything the "destroy the world BS" has already stopped going.

Also Team Plasma wasn't exactly doing that either.

You mean the creation of a new universe didn't mean the destruction of the current one .... *sigh* At least, they were actually threatening in their manga counterpart. The game just feels vanilla in comparaison.

Edit : I subconciously thought of Team Galatic instead,sorry :P

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Mar1217 said:
mZuzek said:

Team Skull was just a bunch of thugs, if anything the "destroy the world BS" has already stopped going.

Also Team Plasma wasn't exactly doing that either.

You mean the creation of a new universe didn't mean the destruction of the current one .... *sigh* At least, they were actually threatening in their manga counterpart. The game just feels vanilla in comparaison.

He said Team Plasma, not Team Galactic.



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StarDoor said:
Mar1217 said:

You mean the creation of a new universe didn't mean the destruction of the current one .... *sigh* At least, they were actually threatening in their manga counterpart. The game just feels vanilla in comparaison.

He said Team Plasma, not Team Galactic.

True ... 



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mZuzek said:
Acevil said:
If the Evil Team is really a theives guild, this will be the best evil team since team rocket for me. I hate this destroy the world BS that has been gone for awhile.

Team Skull was just a bunch of thugs, if anything the "destroy the world BS" has already stopped going.

Also Team Plasma wasn't exactly doing that either.

Sadly I couldn't get over Sun and Moons tutorials and challenges to fully progress the game enough (just gave up and was like I rather play something else), which I truthfully hope this game doesn't have any of that.

However if I recall didn't Team Plasma try to freeze Unova region to accomplish their goals.  



 

RingoGaSuki said:

Blurry as hell, but someone seems to have accurately leaked insight into the early development of Sword/Shield way back in April last year. Obviously stuff has changed since then, but it checks out imo, it's not claiming anything ridiculous. 

The idea for gym leaders/badges to be replaced with lords/medals doesn't seem to bad to me (though they've obviously changed that back to gyms, likely on feedback), the differing champion/E4 depending on version is intriguing too. 

The 'sword forme'/'shield forme' thing has shown up in a few other places too (specifically referring to Flygon, Tyranitar and... ugh, Charizard and Mewtwo.

Not surprising at all that Game Freak wasn't ready for HD development either, it shows.

 

Having given it time to digest, my opinions are largely positive for Sword and Shield though. It's nowhere near as ambitious as it should be, but it looks good if nothing else.

The sword and shield forms make sense and sound like something the current creative direction would go for, starters having both forms for obvious reasons while the remaining Pokemon in the game have one or the other.





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Acevil said:
mZuzek said:

Team Skull was just a bunch of thugs, if anything the "destroy the world BS" has already stopped going.

Also Team Plasma wasn't exactly doing that either.

Sadly I couldn't get over Sun and Moons tutorials and challenges to fully progress the game enough (just gave up and was like I rather play something else), which I truthfully hope this game doesn't have any of that.

However if I recall didn't Team Plasma try to freeze Unova region to accomplish their goals.  

Yeah Sun and Moon were dreadful games, so it makes sense you wouldn't have been bothered. But yeah, evil team were just some random thugs and I believe at some point their leader even helps you out if I recall correctly. That said, the story still gets a bit over the top, it just doesn't involve Team Skull at that point.

I guess Team Plasma trying to freeze everything in Black 2/White 2 is eligible for "destroy the world BS", yeah, but in the first game they were pretty much just going for a dictatorship takeover.