Just by reading the title of the article I know this will anger a lot of long time Pokémon fans. Nothing will compare to the old games we would play on the Gameboy, catching Pokémon and beating gym leaders for the first time. But we might have a new game that will not only revive that spark, but create new experiences. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the newest installment in the Pokémon game series that comes out early 2022. It’s gotten a lot of backlash the past year because it’s not what fans of these games are used to. This attention might make this the biggest Pokémon game we’ve seen in a long time. Here’s why.
It’s Not Just A Pokémon Game
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a game that we’ve never seen from GameFreak before. Usually in these games, you’re a Pokémon trainer. You catch monsters in the wild and battle with other trainers to level them up and become a respected fighter. In this upcoming game, you’re not really a trainer, because when this game takes place Pokémon trainers didn’t exist. People are afraid of Pokémon and don’t want anything to do with them. You will be one of the first people to encounter these Pokémon, capture them, and survive the dangerous situations you’ll come across in the wild. This will be the first game where Pokémon will directly attack you. This means not only do you have to protect your Pokémon but protect yourself. That’s why this game gets compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They both look similar and we know that Zelda game was amazing, so if this Pokémon game can come close to that type of gameplay, we’ll have one of the most unique Pokémon titles ever. Not only would this attract old fans of the franchise but other people that may not like the old Pokémon gameplay style.
GameFreak is Listening
With every trailer we get with Legends: Arceus, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl it seems like the gameplay and graphics get better. This means the developers saw all of the complaints coming from fans and polished these games more and more over time. With Legends: Arceus coming out in a few months, they still have plenty of time to make any last minute changes to make sure the game runs smoothly. Even without more polish, the new trailers make this game look stunning and we’re hyped for what kind of adventures we’ll go on in this new format.
If you’d like to preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the easiest way to get it is through Amazon. They offer physical and digital copies of the game here: