It has been goin on for a while and I feel like I need to say it, and I know this might be controversial for some, but Pokémon fans and certain gamers sure are entitled.
They have been attacking Game Freak because the new games wouldn't have ALL 700+ Pokémon in it.
I have seen that some think the game is gonna be bad because of a single tree not looking good, even though from what I have seen so is most of the games looking pretty good.
I have been studying game design for two years (and sadly have no games to show), and I know full well how hard and stressful it is making a game.
Just imagining porting 700+ Pokémon models, the human models and environments to a Switch cartridge (which lets be honest doesn't have that much room).
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to ensure that a game will arrive in time to avoid crunch periods.
Wouldn't those years studying as a game designer make me more critical of games?
To be honest so does it feel like I'm a lot forgiving towards them because of my studies.
Ok, I may be critical to older games in a franchise because the latter games are so much better, with all the later versions of Pokémon being better than the original generation (though I will agree that it's a bummer how Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee has less content than Fire Red and Leaf Green, and I didn't enjoy the demo).
I have also heard that Yo-kai Watch 4 for the Switch also doesn't have all the yokais in the game with the rest coming up in an update, and the ammount of yokais in that game are less than Pokémon available in Sword and Shield but people are still not complaining about Yo-kai Watch (I guess the fans are just a lot kinder).
I have heard that a National Dex may be included in an update later, but I'm worried that it will give out the wrong signals and make people think it's okay to harrass and attack developers.
Sure, I think it may be nice to have a National Dex, but often so are the National Dex something you get near end game or after beating the game the first time as a bonus and doesn't affect the core game that much.
With how many Pokémon fans that seems to be entitled so do I feel afraid of being one, but I got to keep myself strong and show that I'm not bad, because I'm sure that I will be enjoying Sword (the version I'm getting) no matter what.
What do you all think?
Oh right, I forgot to mention it, but NO SPOILERS!