My thoughts on the increased trivialisation of the Pokemon franchise

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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I wish I could enjoy Untitled Goose Game up close

Every now and then, culture manages to jump it’s pre-appointed station and grab the attention and imagination of this cynical old internet. Untitled Goose Game was one slice of media that managed to charm the pants off everyone leading up to, and follow its release on Switch and PC a few weeks back.

Like so many games of this type though, the buzz surrounding the game ended up being far more rewarding to interact with than the game itself could ultimately live up to.

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Best and Worst thing about each Pokemon Generation – Part 2

If you want to catch up on this list from the beginning: here’s the link to part 1. Within which I get into my personal favourite things about the first three generations of Pokemon games. Going back and looking at these more recent four Pokemon games helped me double down on my feeling that the Pokemon games were never actually on a slow decline.

Recently, there’s a lot of negativity online surrounding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. But looking at these games, they’ve mostly been on an upward trajectory to me, with Sun/Moon being the only real misstep. But I don’t mean to tip my hand too early. I’ll get into this list now and hopefully get across how I feel.

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