This has the potential to be great for the franchise. Could this be Pokemon's Breath of the Wild moment??
I've only played the original Pokemon (Red) and Sword, and while I don't understand the hate some people have toward Sword, I will say I thought it was only decent and it made it clear Pokemon hasn't progressed from the original, so even just having played the first and the last pokemon games it seems clear Pokemon is in need of a revitalization of gameplay. Sword struck me in the same way Twilight Princess did back when it came out on the Wii - a good game but strong with the realization that the gameplay hasn't progressed and is feeling a bit tired at this point and therefore not was good as I expected.
In Sword the Wild Areas concept is what struck me as where this franchise needs to go but as the entire game, and Legends looks like it is doing exactly that. If they get the gameplay right then this game could represent the future of Pokemon and hopefully be the template for later games and not just this Legends off-shoot series.
I wasn't planning on getting a second Pokemon game on Switch, but if this turns out great I may pick this up.
- As a side note, what's up with all the Pokemon graphics hate these days?? Pokemon is a cartoon style, the Switch games look perfectly fine. I haven't once had a single thought about graphics while playing Sword or watching this Legends trailer. If ya'll are focused on Pokemon for the graphics you're doing things wrong! :p Unless you're hoping for a hyper realistic art direction in pokemon, which obviously won't happen, I don't see why anyone is talking about graphics here.
Last edited by Slownenberg - on 19 August 2021