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I’m on the Fence About Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Later today, Marvel is going to announce which new X-Man won the poll, and I’m gonna share that as soon as I can. Until then, how about a long gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game Pokemon Legends: Arceus? Those two things go together, right?

I’m on the fence about this game. I do finally own a Nintendo Switch, so I can play it. And I’ve played pretty much every main Pokemon game since the very beginning. But I think Arceus may be the company biting off more than they can chew. I don’t really have faith in the people who make Pokemon games to make Arceus everything they’re promising. So I’m probably gonna wait for reviews and feedback on this one before buying.

But it still looks neat! Pokemon Legends: Arceus comes out on Jan. 28.


New Pokemon Snap DLC is Coming Tomorrow!

This was a surprise, but a welcome one. New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch is getting some free DLC tomorrow! This announcement came out of nowhere. It just popped up on YouTube the other day. I hadn’t heard any talk about this, which is a shame, because I loved this game and was hoping for DLC someday. But I’d also just written it off as one and done.

It looks like we’re getting an entire new river biome to travel, and a level where we shrink down to smaller than bugs. Both sound great! And maybe we’ll luck out and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to DLC for New Pokemon Snap. Here’s hoping!

The free DLC will download on Tuesday.


Realistic Computer-Animated Animal Technology is Really Good These Days

A couple new movie trailers arrived yesterday to wow us with how cool animals look in CGI these days! Animals and Pokemon!

Oh man, look how cool those Pokemon are! I’m pretty sure that trailer only exists because the world has gone crazy for the Detective Pikachu critters! I know I have. And those are some real greats buried in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-them montage. All this movie has to do to advertise is show more of the Pokemon!

And all the live action Lion King remake has to do is exist, honestly. Just show the animals and play the classic songs and scenes and you’ve got yourself a trailer!

Looks great! I really enjoyed the live action Jungle Book, so I have high hopes for this film. Dumbo was a dud, but the Lion King has hope.

Though am I the only one disappointed that Scar isn’t a different color? I realize his cartoon color probably wasn’t natural for lions, but he looks too…normal in this trailer.


6 Things I Want to See in a Pokemon Cinematic Universe

With the Detective Pikachu movie already hyped up beyond belief, there was talk recently of a potential Pokemon Cinematic Universe. Word has it that the studio behind Detective Pikachu is already working on a Pokemon Red and Blue movie set in the same world, with all these awesome and adorable realistic-looking animated Pokemon.

Bring it on, I say!

Pokemon CU List 01

He’s so fuzzy!

Like everyone else in the world, I am mesmerized by the Pokemon in the Detective Pikachu movie trailers. They look so amazing! Adorable and realistic and crazy to exist! I have been a Pokemon fan since the Pokemon Red and Blue games first came out. I’ve got my favorites and I’ve got my hopes and dreams. And since I probably won’t be able to play Pokemon Sword and Shield, this movie franchise might be just what I need to get my Pokemon fix.

Seriously, I never stopped playing Pokemon Go. I’m that deep.

Join me after the jump for what I’d like from a Pokemon Cinematic Universe!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Is Ultimate Temptation

The next generation of Pokemon games is here! Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year, marking the very first time a main Pokemon game will come to a console instead of the Nintendo handheld.

Which is the very reason I probably won’t get to play this one.

The video looks great! The graphics, the world, the everything; it looks like the classic Pokemon game, while reveling in the true size and power of a console. It’s everything we Pokemon fans could possibly want!

Except I’m probably not about to shell out $300 for a Nintendo Switch.

Here are the new starters. I think I’m leaning towards the grass starter. Looks like a parrot/monkey hybrid. Though I’ll save my final decision for when I see their final evolutions.

Pokemon Sword Shield 01

Though I’ll probably never get to play.

Look, I thought I’d sworn off consoles years ago by switching to full-time Steam games on PC. Then I went and splurged $400 on a Playstation 4 last year! Now you expect me to spend another $300 on a Nintendo Switch just so that I can play Pokemon Sword and/or Shield?

Granted, there’s a bunch of other Switch games I’d love to play, but I’m not made of money for video game consoles! And granted, I bought both my Nintendo DS and my Nintendo 3DS specifically to play the newly released Pokemon game, and rarely ever played any other handheld games. But I largely regretted spending so much just to play the new Pokemon game.

So no, this isn’t happening. I’m not buying a Nintendo Switch.



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