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How About a Big, Long Look at Pokemon Violent and Scarlet?

Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are a month away, which means we might as well take a big, long, new look at the game in this extended preview video! Even though I have given in and started playing TemTem, I am definitely still looking forward to Pokemon Violet next month!

All of this still looks pretty great to me! I hope the big, open world doesn’t feel too barren. I’m looking forward to the character designer, as always. The new pokemon all look fine, though the red motorcycle one still looks super dumb while it’s running. That solidified my getting Violet, because at least the purple motorcycle one uses its wheels.

Picnics seem like a natural evolution of the various play-with-the-pokemon stuff they’ve had in past games, so that’s fine. Crafting TMs sounds neat. Crafting sandwiches? Alright, whatever! Adding a photography mode is smart. Pokemon Snap is a great game series. They should have ported in a lot more Snap features, like getting photos rated or something.

I like the look of all of this. Pokemon Violet is a Day 1 buy for me next month, on Nov. 18!


Let’s Take Another Look at Pokemon Violet and Scarlet

We’ve seen a ton so far for the upcoming Scarlet and Violet games, due out in November. It’s going to be an open world RPG — which I love — and will have a lot in common with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which I also enjoyed. Well yesterday gave us even more information, including the stupid new game-specific transformation system.

This looks great! It’s like Arceus, but an actual normal Pokemon game. So all those theories that Arceus was a testing ground are proving correct. So I’m quite thrilled. An open world Pokemon RPG with more detail and world than ever before? Hecks to the yes!

Here’s a video that explains everything more in depth.

So I think I’m definitely going with Violet. Look at those two legendary pokemon. Why the hell does the scarlet one have wheels on its body if it’s going to run everywhere? It looks dumb as hell! It’s got those big wheels just sticking out of its body on both ends, then has to awkwardly run with its legs on either side of the wheels. Meanwhile, the violent one is just straight transforming into motorcycles and rocket ships. Hells yeah.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet still look pretty great. And now that I own a Switch, this is probably a Day One buy for me when it comes out on Nov. 18. I’ll have something to talk to the cousins about at Thanksgiving.


I’m Back! With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Whew, what a week! For the first time in more than a decade of writing this blog, I actually took a whole week off, it seems. I had plans to maybe schedule some movie trailer posts, and I hoped to get home in time to do weekly comic reviews. But my trip to California was a bit too nuts and a bit too torturous to even try. So I just accepted that I wouldn’t and didn’t post. C’est la vie.

We’re going to make up for that with a bunch of posts this week! Including this awesome new trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that came out while I was away.

This game still looks great. Multiplayer? That’s interesting. Some cute new Pokemon. I know I’m going to have fun with all the open world wandering. Will they fill that open world with interesting things to do? We’ll find out. And based on those legendaries, I think I’m definitely getting Pokemon Scarlet. The classic motorcycle dragon looks better than the sci-fi super bike dragon — at least in my opinion.

I still haven’t decided on a starter yet. I’d be willing to take any of them, but we’ll only know for sure when it comes to the final evolution. We’ll just have to keep waiting.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet come out on Nov. 18.


Our Pokemon Futures Have Been Revealed!

The next two mainline Pokemon games will be Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. They were revealed yesterday during a special Pokemon Day livestream, along with some other updates to existing games. Now that I own a Nintendo Switch, I am all prepared for Scarlet and Violet this holiday season!

Based on what little we know so far, it’s looking like Pokemon Legends: Arceus was a testing ground for open world gameplay. Scarlet and Violet are apparently going to be true open world, seamless travel between wild areas and cities and towns. A big, open sandbox of Pokemon adventuring! Obviously, I love the sound of that.

The three new starters are Sprigatito the grass cat, Fuecoco the fire crocodile and Quaxly the water duck. Right now, I’m leaning towards Fuecoco, though I’m pleased to say that I like all three. This is good news for me, considering I did not care for the starters in Arceus or Sword/Shield. So consider my excitement level already starting off at a good spot!

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are promised by the end of the year! Let’s keep our hopes up!


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