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Title: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Missing? NO! on February 26, 2019, 09:02:16 pm
Looks like there'll be a Pokemon Direct tomorrow at 6 AM PST. If you haven't been following the official Pokemon Twitter account as of late, they've been tweeting out a "tourism" tweet for every region over the past seven days leading up to Pokemon Day (tomorrow).

We'll know more tomorrow, but, until that happens, feel free to use this thread to speculate on what might be revealed tomorrow. My thought is that Generation 8 will be revealed, along with the starters, region, and box legendaries. We'll also definitely get the game titles.

My pipe dream is that we'll be able to travel to every region in that game, as the Switch is much more powerful console than any of the consoles that have housed mainline games in the past. It would definitely be possible... but whether or not it'll actually happen is another thing, though. I definitely think there's a chance, though, given the Pokemon account's past tweets over the last week.
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Parzival on February 26, 2019, 10:04:46 pm
inb4 it's yet another rehash of Gen 1 and the other regions are DLC
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Bert on February 26, 2019, 11:11:46 pm
inb4 it's yet another rehash of Gen 1 and the other regions are DLC

>Implying we'll ever get more than one region again

Lol silly gaijin kids don't have time to play through more than one region, what with all those smartphone games we think we're competing against for some reason. Btw the event Pokemon will be fifty dollars plus tip :^)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Junichi_Masuda.jpg)
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Sherkel on February 26, 2019, 11:33:11 pm
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Which region should we visit next, Trainers?
This makes it seem very likely it'll be about Gen 8, thinking back to how they did the X and Y reveal.

Can't say I have any particular feelings one way or the other until it's announced. I've never been disappointed by a new generation, but between LGPE and the last two simply not being Unova I can't convince myself to be that hyped.
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: ISSOtm on February 27, 2019, 05:05:28 am
I'll just link to what I replied (https://twitter.com/ecpensiveLife/status/1100084623437115392) to a guy asking for expectations on Gen 8.
Seriously, I'm definitely watching that Direct. After it, either I'll be trashing GF as I have been before, or I'll say some good from them - depends on whether that expectation is met. I really hope it is, I don't want Pokémon to become an "EA franchise"...
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Sherkel on February 27, 2019, 01:56:19 pm
(https://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Pokemon-SS_02-27-19.jpg)

Well then! :D

Honestly, not too much I can say about the release trailer. The starters look okay, and the quick glimpses of the region were really nice, but might not represent most of what we'll see. The protagonists look very nondescript, but that could be due to customization features, hopefully increased since Sun and Moon. I do like how they took the chance right away to give an extremely blatant "WE BROUGHT BACK RANDOM ENCOUTNERS AND THE CATCHING SYSTEM", and the logos suggest some sort of change in tone down the line, so overall...yeah, I like what we've got so far (even if it's very little)! Shield these live up to the hype, I'm sure Game Freak will find their popularity has sword again!
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Parzival on February 27, 2019, 04:49:40 pm
3/10 thumbnail has too much water
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Bert on February 27, 2019, 05:17:45 pm
I can't wait to walk down all those straight lines and battle Trainers who carry less than six Pokemon.
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Hālian on February 27, 2019, 05:18:08 pm
3/10 thumbnail has too much water
[judges you in hoennese]
Title: Re: Generation 8
Post by: Raven Freak on February 27, 2019, 06:27:09 pm
Scorbunny is the only decent looking starter this gen. Plus I don't like the names of the other two. :P Nothing is ever going to top Litten as the best starter IMO, cats are my favorite animal and dark types are my favorite. However I am extremely hyped to play Sword! It's been mostly confirmed that this region takes place in the UK, and I bet the evil team will be called Team Royal. I'm also speculating that Meltan/Melmetal play a role in medieval times as Pokemon who helped forged swords and shields and they only appear to trainers with royalty in present times. Their designs make much more sense, now we know the names of the Gen 8 games. I'm curious though, who is getting Shield here? Also I can't be the only one to think of the Yu-gi-oh card Shield and Sword right? :V
Title: Re: Pokemon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Missing? NO! on February 28, 2019, 02:06:51 am
Stickied this due to relevancy / unstickied Sun and Moon Discussion due to irrelevancy.

Have to say, I'm pretty stoked looking at that most recent trailer. Really glad they brought back the catching system, and, though I'm a little disappointed that they're not bringing back overworld encounters from Let's Go, I'm definitely not heartbroken over the return of random battles. Also a little disappointed they didn't decide to go with a more realistic graphical style, a-la HD versions of Colosseum and XD, but the cel-shaded models look really good as is.

I'm a bit interested by the region. It looks really linear, even just by looking at the map. It's pretty clear that the Pokemon League is at the top of the map, past the mountains, and your hometown is at the bottom. I'm really interested to see how they allow us to explore the region, because I know for a fact Game Freak isn't just gonna say "okay walk up to get to your next destination".

Team Scorbunny btw
Title: Re: Pokemon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Epsilon on February 28, 2019, 06:59:17 am
I've gotta chime in here... Can we talk about the starter design?

Just... they look odd outside of Scorbunny. The previous gen's starter designs were so much nicer in comparison - what with Litten, and Rowlet, with Popilio being the only one that might be a little bit out of the box (even then, it was still an OK design for what it's worth).


But in this Gen, the grass-type starter looks as though it was made in a terrible laboratory accident. I'm not even sure what the water-type starter is supposed to represent. That isn't to say Pokemon designs must represent something - but this almost looks like a deformed Mudkip.


Maybe i'm just being a grouch, but that's my $0.02.
Title: Re: Pokemon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Zowayix on February 28, 2019, 08:47:38 am
I definitely have to agree with Raven Freak and Epsilon here. I know I've already talked about it in the Discord, but the more I think about it, the more I really have to agree.

Scorbunny is the only one who doesn't look completely s**t, personally, and that's only because it just looks a little bit s**t. I'm not a character design expert so I can't articulate what it is about these starters, but they just look really.... off.

Anyway, let's talk about the trailer a bit in general.

Feels like they didn't really tell us anything. Just showed us some ugly starters, some opponent trainer is a cute girl (damn right), the region has.... setpieces and details, and it's like… well of course it does.

It almost feels like they've deliberately set the bar low with Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let's Go so they can be like "yeah so we're actually making a Pokemon game". Hey kids! We have random encounters and normal catching mechanics! Yeah if you think about that in perspective, the other proper games had that too, so it's not actually special. The only reason why they need to sell us on that part is because stripped down experiences exist, and they need to reassure us that they _aren't_ giving us a stripped down basic game, they're saying "this could be done wrong but we won't do that", even though they're the ones who did the games without all the features anyway, so they're the ones who set the bar low in the first place, and.... argghhh

I'm falling asleep now, sorry for another tiredpost from your old pal Zowayix, I'm sure when I wake up I'll realise I have a lack of nuance
Title: Re: Pokemon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: ISSOtm on March 01, 2019, 05:46:08 am
It almost feels like they've deliberately set the bar low with Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let's Go so they can be like "yeah so we're actually making a Pokemon game". Hey kids! We have random encounters and normal catching mechanics! Yeah if you think about that in perspective, the other proper games had that too, so it's not actually special. The only reason why they need to sell us on that part is because stripped down experiences exist, and they need to reassure us that they _aren't_ giving us a stripped down basic game, they're saying "this could be done wrong but we won't do that", even though they're the ones who did the games without all the features anyway, so they're the ones who set the bar low in the first place, and.... argghhh
I've felt the same way... it's really too bad - I watched the Direct hoping they'd show something new for the first (not counting Let's Go) entry on a not-so-handheld console. When I told that to people in pret, though, they replied I was expecting Pokémon to become "not Pokémon", though.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: RashFaustinho on March 01, 2019, 09:06:37 am
It's still too soon to tell right now which kind of gameplay changes we will have, if any.

When X and Y were announced, GF took some time before they revealed the new main mechanic of the gen, Mega Evolutions, they didn't tell us immediately. Remember when they introduced Mega Mewtwo?

This trailer was more, like, a way of saying that this will not be a "Let's Go" game, rather than actually showing what it will be about.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Raven Freak on March 01, 2019, 03:27:27 pm
The more I look at the female trainer, the more I fall for her. :V I used to really like Leaf the most, but this new trainer tops her. Also I like Sobble's personality, since I actually read the descriptions since posting in this topic. I hope it'll evolve into something decent looking, because now it looks too much like a short Scraggy. (And I never really cared for Scraggy's design...) Also after watching the trailer again, the graphics look much better than the graphics in Let's Go.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Missing? NO! on March 03, 2019, 12:35:47 am
I have the feeling that Sobble will grow up to be a Water/Fighting type as it gains confidence throughout its life. Just a hunch.

Also, yeah -- they haven't revealed any huge unique gameplay mechanics yet, but I'd have to imagine there'd be something new that they throw into the mix like they have in recent generations. 6th had mega evolutions, 7th had z-moves... I'd have to imagine they'll reveal some sort of new gameplay mechanic eventually, just probably at a later time that isn't in the announcement trailer.

Or... they could just be releasing a no-frills Pokemon game with no added gameplay mechanics. Which I would be totally fine with if they did a good job with the rest of the game.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Sherkel on March 03, 2019, 10:02:00 pm
Accidental lock?

I still think "bland but hopefully better with customization" when it comes to both protagonists, but the male one is the worse case of that.

Snifle Sbubble Sobble is easily my pick from the starters. :)
Title: Subject
Post by: Sherkel on March 03, 2019, 11:03:08 pm
*makes empty topic and merges*

Wow, this just refuses to be reopened!
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Missing? NO! on March 04, 2019, 12:19:49 am
It doesn't appear as "locked" for me despite the indicator. I still have the option to "lock topic".
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Parzival on March 04, 2019, 06:10:47 am
so uh

this ain't locked???
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: ympyrätesti on March 04, 2019, 09:55:19 am
so uh

Looks like you're right. I wonder what caused it before...when you posted, was there a lock on the thread icon?
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Zowayix on March 07, 2019, 11:26:31 pm
Yeah I saw the icon in the recent unread topics list had a lock on it, and I was like "eh? What is this?" but I guess it's just computers being weird. Oh well.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Parzival on March 08, 2019, 07:56:15 am
so uh

Looks like you're right. I wonder what caused it before...when you posted, was there a lock on the thread icon?
yeh
Yeah I saw the icon in the recent unread topics list had a lock on it, and I was like "eh? What is this?" but I guess it's just computers being weird. Oh well.
It's gone now, so whatever. CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION!
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion (this isn't ACTUALLY locked, btw)
Post by: Missing? NO! on March 24, 2019, 02:55:26 am
Seems our attempts to "unlock" this thread have been unsuccessful. Naturally, the topic name has been changed to reflect this.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion (this isn't ACTUALLY locked, btw)
Post by: ISSOtm on March 26, 2019, 05:54:14 am
I wonder if the thread is cursed and if could be that the games are as well? :0
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion (this isn't ACTUALLY locked, btw)
Post by: Missing? NO! on March 26, 2019, 02:07:34 pm
Well, it is Game Freak, so... I think from what I heard, they're not even putting their A-team on this project. Their A-team is handling their new "Town" title, their B-team is handling Sword and Shield, and their C-team was handling Let's Go. Not sure what their C-team is doing now, though.
Title: Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
Post by: Sherkel on March 26, 2019, 06:03:01 pm
Well, it is Game Freak, so... I think from what I heard, they're not even putting their A-team on this project. Their A-team is handling their new "Town" title, their B-team is handling Sword and Shield, and their C-team was handling Let's Go. Not sure what their C-team is doing now, though.
I'm out of the loop. Who would these three teams be and what are some good examples of what they've done?

Nothing more to say, as there's no new info, at least as far as I know. But they still can't seem to get Snifle's name right.

The lock thing kind of fits with the rumors about "armored" Pokémon, by the way.