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Round Up: Previews Ready for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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The next mainline Pokémon entry, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, is coming out on Switch next month, and as you may have seen previews – including Nintendo Life one – have now gone live.

Although we are a little worried about the performance of the game, the gameplay and new features are actually quite exciting. If you haven’t seen Alex Olney’s preview yet, here it is once again:

In addition to our Nintendo Life app, many other outlets have shared their thoughts. Here is a selection of some other thoughts:

GoNintendo editor Kevin Cassidy said his own experience with the game was blown away, which is probably a good thing:

“With Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, I’ve only just scratched the surface, and honestly, that’s what excites me the most. I haven’t seen anything that worries or upsets me. I’ve just come across features I want to try, areas I want to dive into and catch new Pokémon. Zelda: Breath of the Like Wild, the scope and scale of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is incredibly difficult to grasp in a quick demo session. It’s a good sign for the future. If 2 hours can pass in the blink of an eye, imagine how quickly time will pass as you play the real game!”

IGN said there’s enough new content to shake up the series:

“Overall, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet seem to shake up the traditional Pokemon formula in more ways than one, with an open world to explore freely, three stories to tackle on your own terms, four-player co-op, and even smaller details. didn’t even show up. new After Pokemon Scarlet and Violet launch on November 18, I’m here to make sure I’m largely anticipating a new Pokemon journey.”

Our friends at Eurogamer also expressed concerns about the game’s performance in pre-launch setup:

“Menus are slow and noticeably laggy, and animations are extremely choppy, NPCs move like shaky book illustrations even at close range, and city buildings load as you walk their streets. Again, we’re pre-launch here and things may change. Of course, that changes, but now a few I played the Pokémon game preview, and Scarlet and Violet is without a doubt the roughest feeling of all.”

Polygon said the new entries felt like a “legal open world” – comparing the level of freedom to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:

“Pokémon games always tell you where to go, what to do, and sometimes even how to do it, but retain some esoteric aspects (cough, IV training) hidden to all but the bravest players. They are often guided experiences and are rarely overwhelming. what did i play red it was the opposite: He explained everything to me, then released me. You know, like Breath of the Wild

And finally, thoughts from Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick, who provided a comprehensive breakdown of his own gameplay. He thinks the new entries could potentially be a “huge” step forward for the series:

“All in all, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet feels like it has the potential to be a huge step forward for the series that some were hoping for in the first game. The game may have reached a new high in Pokémon. We’re so desperate to play more to see what else is in Paldea and If the entire game continues as the little piece we played shows, then it’s a really exciting time. For Pokémon fans. Roll over on November 18.”

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch next month. Are you looking forward to these games? Comment below.

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