Angry Pokémon twitter had been on Nintendo and Game Freak’s case for months to announce the 4th generation Pokémon remakes. Which they finally did last month with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. However, as per usual the fanbase was left red in the faces when the Diamond and Pearl remakes ended up not being what any of were expecting.
As you may be able to tell, I have a lot of distain for the fanbase that I am 100% a part of. Seems to be happening to everything I like these days.
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I suppose I should be giving my hot takes. That seems to be the internet’s primary purpose these days and with the recent announcement of two new Pokémon games on the horizon, there has been no shortage of Pokémon twitter’s complaining drowning out any of the people actually trying to give an objective opinion these announcements.
Which frustrates me, because there are valid reasons to criticise the Pokémon franchise. It’s just difficult to find that civil discourse amongst all the people who just sound like they’re throwing their toys out of the pram.
There are a ton of different definitions of what constitutes an endgame in the mainline Pokémon franchise. Many of them are endeavours invented by the fanbase themselves to make up for the lack of any actual meaningful things to do from the developers themselves. But that’s neither here nor there. No, one of the big pastimes for many hardcore Pokémon fans is the collection and trade of “Shinies”.