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Not my thing, but good to see a new game announcement nonetheless. There's an enormous amount of nostalgia for the N64 original within the gaming community, so this might actually move a few Switches. 

Between this and Paper Mario the second half of 2020 might keep up steam after all.

IcaroRibeiro said:
h2ohno said:
Graphics look surprisingly nice. My jaw actually dropped when I saw the water sunset scene. It's not the best-looking Switch game, but I was not expecting anything that pretty from a Pokemon title.

Humm. It's the best looking Switch game for me right now (well, actually the second most beautiful game behind Mario Odyssey). Which games are you thinking that might be better looking? 

If I had to make a current top ten for the system it'd probably be:

1. Trine 4

2. Mario Odyssey

3. FAST RMX

4. Yoshi's Crafted World

5. Luigi's Mansion 3

6. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

7. Alien Isolation

8. Outlast II

9. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

10. Asphalt 9



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Probably the single best way they could unite the Pokémon base again after dexit. Immense amount of nostalgia for the original and this has been fan requested for literally decades now. And the game looks gorgeous. Will make a bold prediction than this could sell like mainline Pokémon and do close to S/S numbers.



HyrulianScrolls said:
Probably the single best way they could unite the Pokémon base again after dexit. Immense amount of nostalgia for the original and this has been fan requested for literally decades now. And the game looks gorgeous. Will make a bold prediction than this could sell like mainline Pokémon and do close to S/S numbers.

Close to Lets go is more likely and probably enough for this game.



Translating wild life Pokemon behaviour into games has a lot of potential, that mainline Pokemon games lack

The original game was ok but unfortunately too short and small on content. A lot can be done now to make this new entry epic.
I just hope they make a true effort instead of only relying on nostalgia, nice visuals and the Pokemon brand for easy cash grab

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We reap what we sow

jenpol said:
labo VR compatible?

Or...



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It does look good, with a definite safari vibe which fits very well.

I’m just hoping there is bit more substance to the gameplay, as I don’t think the N64’s gameplay will holdup today.



I'll look at the development of this game. Despite growing up with the N64, it's one of those games I haven't touched on the console. Though I was fond of Pokémon back then too.



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Hopefully it can make 2020; I get the feeling it's intended for this year but they can't confirm it yet cos of potential COVID delays.
Bandai Namco have turned out to be a very valuable partner for Nintendo, from making games like this and Pokken to assisting with Smash Bros.



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This is a game that I actually think would have worked better on Wii U.  It's one of the contexts where it actually makes sense to have two screens, as in real life when you're taking pictures you have what you're actually seeing, and what you see in on the camera.  Still, better than nothing.

We have finally come full circle with this comic strip. The original was about nintendo too.



IcaroRibeiro said:

I've played that in N64 when I was 7 or 8 years old

It's nice but it didn't take too long before I get bored and went back to Pokemon Stadium

Edit: By the way this is how a Pokemon Main series game on Switch should look like, not that overused 3DS assets from Sword & Shield

Having completed Sword and Shield... Visually the game looked like a dogs breakfast, I think there have been 6th gen games where 2D sprites stuck out less.
..And I felt the game didn't really change it's narrative all that much over Red/Blue, which was the last mainline pokemon game I had played before that one... Seems the franchise might have settled on a formula and stuck with it, which isn't a bad thing, but not a way to impress me.

Saying that, it wasn't a terrible game... But I expected more of a gameplay/story leap going from Gameboy > Gameboy Colour > Gameboy Advance > Nintendo DS > Nintendo 3DS > Nintendo Switch... And more of a visual leap on top of it.

And I felt they wanted to take the game open world, but just didn't or couldn't for some reason.

AngryLittleAlchemist said:

The game looks great but the sunset screenshot in particular looks a little ... low res? Kinda blurry? Which sucks because it's the most artistically interesting scene.

Seems the water shader might be quarter-resolution, giving everything under the water surface some excessive stair-stepping, textures seems to be pretty decent for a Switch game, likely augmented by the strong artistic direction.
Lacks Anti-Aliasing and decent texture filtering, but those seem to be common attributes with Nintendo titles.

Not enough engine footage, but I am going to assume it's using baked lighting and some shadowing, which will change depending on various variables, more developer effort, but saves on computation.

High quality post-process effects are front and center like depth of field... It's a must when your game revolves around photography.

All in all.. I am keen to check this game out, actually enjoyed the N64 version back in the day for what it was.



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