Pokemon Sword and Shield has come onto the scene with full force. Millions of fans throughout the years have loved these games on handheld, and now the series makes its jump onto a home console (well, technically a handheld too). Although scoring high reviews on multiple gaming websites, long-time fans seem to have a problem with the game developer GameFreak, who has been developing Pokemon games since Generation one.
Looking at scores on Metacritic, game critics have scored the game with an overall 81 out of 100. But players have scored the game drastically different, with a mere 3.4 out of 10. Why are long-time fans so outraged at these new games, even though critics enjoy them?
'#GameFreakLied' Shows Pokemon Fans Are Not Happy with GameFreak
The reason is because fans feel that GameFreak cut corners while developing the game. From humdrum animations to reusing old game models, GameFreak are on fans’ cutting board. On Twitter, the hashtag #GameFreakLied appeared. Fans feel that GameFreak lied about key moments in the game.
GameFreak has spouted that the reason they cut so many Pokemon from the game is due to heavy work on scratch animation models. They also said that animations would be top quality.
When encountering trainers, they sometimes don’t turn to face you. At the end of the game, dialogue appears when characters mouths aren’t moving. The reason for so many cut Pokemon is because GameFreak wanted the game to feel fresh and have each Pokemon shine.
After a careful review, the game itself isn’t bad, it’s just unpolished until an internet update comes about. If you are a long-time fan or brand new to the series, I’m sure you will like these games for being a groundbreaking Pokemon experience.
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