It’s an ever increasing workload. Graphics is the obvious part but old mons in new gens also get treated by new movepools and often changed stats and new abilities. I’ll agree with their notion it had to happen someday, even if I disagree it had to happen now, but it’s whatever.
Usually games like that get it because they are unanimously considered bad and most people move on pretty soon. This is a game that hasn’t even released yet and I presume few doubt it won’t be at least solid.
Yeah but they didn't make this toy the exact way I want so who cares
Yeah, I'm sure calling Masuda a psychopath is a valid criticism. Hilarious keep it up.
The heat GF has gotten for the Dexit is almost comparable to some of the stuff you see from loot box outrage.
Ultimately, this whole Pokémon controversy is about a video game that doesn’t live up to some people’s expectations - they didn’t commit a crime or hurt anyone or exploit gambling addiction. Criticism is fine, but let’s not go overboard.
Or maybe it's, "We might not like some of the changes you're making, but we're still thankful for what you've given us."
Costs too much? Too many resources? I don’t buy that, this is just excuses for one of the biggest gaming franchise. This sounds like “Game Freak is a small indie company”.It’s an ever increasing workload. Graphics is the obvious part but old mons in new gens also get treated by new movepools and often changed stats and new abilities. I’ll agree with their notion it had to happen someday, even if I disagree it had to happen now, but it’s whatever.
But for some actual justifications:
”It costs too much.”
”It takes up too much resources, we’d have to release games at a slower pace which doesn’t work since the games are just a small part of the Pokémon chain of events.”
Those are the key ones for GameFreak I imagine and I’m fine with anyone disagreeing with them but they are actual justifications.
Unless I'm missing some context here, this is a perfect example of the absolute ridiculousness of Game Freak stans constantly implying that any criticism of the company means you support genuine harassment, too. It's madness.
No one is saying that. What people are referring to is the hateful comments that have been said about Gamefreak devs. Valid and reasonable criticism over their decisions is fine and I completely understand why people don't wanna buy the games. At the same time, its perfectly fine to acknowledge actual human beings worked on these gamesI'm not bending over to soothe the spirits of some billion-dollar company and this shameless corporate bootlicking is definitely not the wave.
I'm not complaining because I never intended on buying the games and I wasn't going to play Gen 8 dex OU either, but the complaints have merit.
And of course, death threats and harassment never have merit.
Pokemon is probably more like Star Wars where the goal is to release as many pieces of media within the IP as possible while tripling down on merch merch merch merch merch merch merch merch. Only difference being that Pokemon tries to coax people into making multiple purchases of the same game by releasing different versions where the difference from one to the other is intentional exclusion of Pokemon.
You seem offended by a single hashtag. I never said you are not allowed to criticize GF. Also, yes, you are missing some context.
You are fine to see it as excuses but in the end it’s a business. As a fan you are free to disagree but ”there’s no justification” is still simply false.
No there are GF defenders who group anyone with the lightest negative thing to say about GF with the worst of the bunch to try and invalidate any criticism they have.To come into this Thank You thread to whine more about GF is on some next level stupid shit imo. But i haven't said or pretended to do whatever it is you say i'm doing. There is a time and place.
Also are you saying Gamefreak is going around harassing and sending death threats to their fans? I don't even know what your trying to get at me about to be honest?
Then the people who have a problem should accept it and move on. No one is entitled to them making their game a specific way. Criticism is making your point and moving on. Continuing to pile on in a vicious manner until they cave into your demands is harassment.
You've just clarified that it was an unrelated Twitter comment, so no, it turns out I wasn't missing any context at all.
Yes, this is exactly it. I hope people can separate wanting to thank the devs for all the work they've done from people's criticism of the game. Unfortunately, there seem to many bad faith actors out there. People who actually harass devs and others who want to paint those with valid complaints as toxic.I really dislike a lot of decisions GameFreak has made with the last few games, especially Sw/Sh. But Pokémon is a franchise that I've loved my entire life and I've had many great friendships and experiences that have happened because of it.
After hearing about how morale is supposedly low at GameFreak right now, I feel like this is a good thing. People can still be critical of some of the choices in the games while thanking the developers for the many great things they've put into them.
They release a purposely gimped version first every generation then add features like post game, move tutors, etc. in the updated version 2 years later and charge full price for it. Then they gimp the first version by removing those previous features added again in the next generation and repeat. They don't sound any better than EA to me.
These people have been mad about it for like what? 6 or 7 months? Let them be mad about it.Then the people who have a problem should accept it and move on. No one is entitled to them making their game a specific way. Criticism is making your point and moving on. Continuing to pile on in a vicious manner until they cave into your demands is harassment.