My Beef With Upcoming 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
All you have to do is watch the latest gameplay trailer to see why this hardcore Pokémon fan is furious.
Dear Vocal Readers,
Oh, graphics, how they can make or break a videogame. And let one thing be made perfectly clear: they broke 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' for sure.
So, if you couldn't already tell, my beef with this upcoming installment in the beloved Pokémon franchise is the obvious lack of effort they put in to the graphics of this game. Now I am sure that a videogame is extremely hard to make and I am not discrediting the hours of work that goes into making one. However, this is one of the largest videogame franchises ever and you are telling me this was the best they could do? To me it seems they truly did not have high hopes for this game or that they put most of their effort into another project at the time. If you think I am being too hard on the game then why don't we take a little picture journey and compare graphics between this and another hard-hitting Pokémon game that came out in 2019.
First let us start with the uber-popular games 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Pokémon Shield'. You can tell that this game was a number one priority when it came to the company. It came out beautifully and all their effort payed off. The game was not only extremely enjoyable to play, it was also a joy to look at. Its visuals took you on a journey into a new world and you could really immerse yourself in it. To see what I mean, let's take a look through some pictures of the gameplay.
Now were those not beautiful images for your eyes to behold? The scenery is clear as day and the Pokémon are crisp. It is bright even in places like that dark forest and not a thing could be considered blurry. The attention to detail is amazing and that is something you can find even in the blades of grass.
Wouldn't something being released three years later be even more astounding due to our ever-expanding technological advancements? Wouldn't the company who made so much money off of 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Pokémon Shield' make something even more brilliant? Wouldn't it just blow your socks off?
Spoiler alert: it sucks. The Pokémon are gushy blobs and everything seems blurred. I am unsure as to why the atmosphere is so foggy and dark but that was a choice. Here are some unpleasant pictures from gameplay trailers for the upcoming game.
Isn't it just great to see the hard-earned money that you've spent on the company in the past put into work? Is this seriously the best they could do? Just look at the water! They make the creature look like jokes compared to how they have been portrayed in the past. Hell, why don't you play a free game like 'Genshin Impact' and see how much better the graphics are? No seriously, look at how much better they are in this free to play game.
That one picture alone shows you how stark of a difference there is when it comes to quality. I'm sure there are many other free games just like this one who outshine the quality of this newest game. Arceus would be so disappointed, poor guy.
So, Pokémon, how are you going to make this up to us adoring fans of yours? Maybe we will get yet another remake of an old classic that shares none of the old charm from the original. Or maybe we will keep getting $60.00 games that look like garbage compared to free games made by companies making pennies compared to you. Whatever the case is, you should be ashamed of the quality you put out to your loyal fans. Loyal fans like me who were dying to play this latest installment until we were exposed to its gross graphics. Thanks to your billion dollar company for producing a $0.00 game.
Sincerely from my 4k graphic mind,