With only a few days left until the release of Pokémon Violet and Scarlet set for November 18, Nintendo’s two big cartridges are in turmoil.
Pokemon Violet & Scarlet are raging even before their release
Recently, many leaks have appeared on the web, such as this player who did not hesitate to stream more than 10 hours of Pokémon Purple & Scarlet in the greatest calm. Worse still, practically all the Pokédex of this 9G would be already online if we believe the recent tweet of Center Leaks. Totally new creatures, whose design remains visibly across the throat of a good part of the fans of the license.
“It doesn’t even look like Pokémon », « It’s lazy », « I’ve seen better fan-arts », « It’s really ugly », « This 9G is a joke? “… negative comments abound on social networks and the discontent of the players is growing more and more. The latter notably criticize Game Freak for resting on its laurels for far too long and for no longer putting soul into the design of its Pokémon which, little by little, no longer look like much.
Pokemon, a breathless series?
We also remember that Legends Pokémon Arceus had also come under heavy criticism, but because of its aesthetics this time, deemed totally obsolete, even for a Nintendo Switch game. But his Pokémon exclusive had not raised the crowds as is the case here for Pokémon Purple and Scarlet.
On the other hand, it may have become difficult to be original since when you take a look in the retro, you realize that the successful license is already more than 25 years old, several dozen games on the counter and several hundred different creatures. Before the release of Legends Pokémon : ArceusNintendo’s little monsters were no less than 901, and they should now cross the thousand mark with Pokémon Purple & Scarlet. It may be starting to do a lot.