I don’t know if it’s because I ended up blocking a dozen or so people on Twitter, but it feel like, since the release of Isle of Armor, the heat on the Pokemon franchise has cooled off a little. Those #bringbackthenationaldex people are still there, but I feel like they’re just brainlessly parroting themselves at this point rather than actually thinking they’re getting somewhere with their comment spam.
Rather than just being laser focused on that one issue with the mainline Pokemon games, I’ve started to see the criticism broaden out into a more “normal” series of complaints. In which everyone wants their pet demand fulfilled. One of the most common, and one I can’t disagree with being the return of Mega Evolution.
Today’s game was originally a bit higher up the list. It’s weird, leading up to the release of this game, I have had a bee in my bonnet about how the fan base has been reacting to it. And as a result, I can’t get it out of my mind that I’m being overly lenient towards it as a result of that fact.
In the end though, this hasn’t been my favourite game in the franchise. That doesn’t mean that there is enough good will there for me to still enjoy it anyway, even if it slipped a couple places down the list.
(Links to the lists thus far)
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The new Pokemon game is right around the corner, and I kind of feel that the mass immaturity surrounding the national dex drama has finally started to ease off. That or I’ve blocked enough people In Twitter that I’m just not seeing it anymore.
While I am exasperated by this disorganised revolt against the Pokemon franchise, that doesn’t mean I don’t have my own misgivings about the upcoming game and the direction of the franchise some respects. I am excited for the new game, seeing the franchise make the jump to a home console is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time.
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