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  1. Oh totally. The later ones are hilariously bad. A lot of the game is hilariously bad if I'm honest. I'm not sure why I'm persisting, but there's definitely something compelling about catching them all. And doing up my schoolgirl character in new hats/socks/shoes. Shame you can't change out of your school uniform.
  2. Lol the gym tests don't get much better. I think you have to remember it is for kids, ultimately. My 9yo kinda digs the goofy stuff
  3. I do love how quaxly's final evolution is like some baffling kung fu drag queen. Defo chose the best starter. The top tier fire Croc looks hella ugly.
  4. Fans of Soul Reaver should watch this just for the soul reaver bit, fascinating to hear how it was made!
  5. Sums up how I feel about a lot of the UI / UX - everyone's banging on about the graphics being low polish, but jeeeeez the menus, man. Using a potion mid fight? Yeah here's about 5 dialog boxes you need to press A to click through before it actually happens.
  6. Another goofy one. If you press X and select a pokemon form the list, you can choose 'check summary' and look at more details of the pokemon. There are tabs on the top of the screen, the second tab lets you press A to remember / forget / reorder moves. Handy!! However, if you access the 'check summary' screen from the Boxes menu, the second tab DOESNT let you do any of those things. Despite it being literally the exact same screen. Baffling.
  7. I think we've misunderstood each other. Lets say a town has 10 shops. If I've never visited the town, sure nothing is shown on the map. But once I visit the town, icons appear on the map. However, it only seems to show a limited number, e.g. 6 of the 10 shops appear on the map. Even if I visit the unmarked shops, they don't then appear on the map.
  8. Nope. I've tested it at each town I've visited. Some are shown when you first arrive, some aren't. Visiting makes no difference.
  9. Can I do another one? Why are only like half of the actual shops visible on the map? Maddening.
  10. It's my first proper pokemon game, I do think it's spectacularly bad / stupid in some ways. For example, am I being thick or is there really no way to sort my "boxes"? The grid is soooo unintuitive I can't even. The search is fucking hilariously bad. The ui / management of *stuff* it terrible. Which is baffling I a game about collecting all the stuff
  11. I just don't understand why they'd not at least put the help stuff behind a button press, or an item, or SOMETHING.
  12. Yeah, I'd like something a bit like a mashup of Jurassic Park, Pokémon Snap and one of those deer hunting simulators. Creeping round an island, spying on pokemon from a distance, laying traps and catching them. Not having a pre-determined pokedex, having to work out which creatures evolve from which, etc. Man that'd be GREAT.
  13. Oh for sure! YOU PEDANT But, I'd say 'low framerate' has less chance of being misunderstood as something else generally
  14. I dunno, my 9 yo loved learning the word "shonky" from me this weekend just gone and using it to describe any new jank we see in the game. He would often describe it as 'laggy' even though I keep trying to tell him that low-framerate isn't the same as lag! We just have to stop and laugh sometimes. Seeing a windmill in the distance that animates at like 12fps is hilarious. People disappearing for no reason. It's terrible. It really does look like a bad PS2 game at times, but one being run on a PC emulator that can't handle the task. The characters and the mons themselves look great, there's some nice texture work and there's a nice lighting/self shadowing thing going on. And that pokedex aesthetic, man!
  15. I'm GLAD Silksong is taking so long - means they're making sure it's the game they want it to be!
  16. For some reason I've had more success with the L lock if I tilt camera t be more centred / aligned wirh the horizon. If that makes sense.
  17. I'm still bemused by the fact that the scarlet version of the bike pokemon doesn't actually use its "wheels" when moving around. The violet version is way cooler!
  18. Is there a way to speed up battles? The delay on the messages and stuff is just a little bit on the wrong side of annoying.
  19. I think the MiSTer project is just mind-blowing, from a nerdy, tech perspective. https://www.polygon.com/22640171/mister-project-classic-gaming-retro-fpga-board-chip-io-explainer-usb-hub Emulating hardware THAT accurately is just nuts and cool and I'm here for it.
  20. It's been seven years. Can't we have a PC version now? Bare minimum effort port would do. I don't have access to a Playstation any more
  21. I've decided to start learning how to use Illustrator a bit more 'properly' - I've previously used i sparingly for line work, but then painting/colouring in photoshop. So I've started by copying my favourite pokemon, Bulba! He turned out pretty amazing!
  22. Didn't this have some hilariously misogynistic card / women collecting thing in it? Gonna be some good drama relating to that being included / excluded from the remake! /gets popcorn
  23. I'm no expert, but it seems the only reason 40fps is acceptable on a 120hz display is because its exactly 1/3rd the refresh. On a TV that does 50/60hx 40hz would look like any other unlocked framerate, i.e. a bit juddery and/or teary.
  24. My partner and her mate do a weekly Pokémon TCG stream on Insta, it's fairly low key but they have a cute little community and commissioned me to do them a custom trainer card to hand out at a comicon at end of month, I'm dead pleased with how it turned out!
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