Will you buy Pokemon Sword and/or Shield?

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by leafeon34, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Yes

    51 vote(s)
  2. I was planning to but changed my mind

    45 vote(s)
  3. I wasn't going to buy it anyway

    15 vote(s)
  4. Other (comment below)

    8 vote(s)
  1. leafeon34

    leafeon34 Expecto Patronum!

    Sep 30, 2014
    United Kingdom
    This thread is not a debate about the decision to remove Pokemon which will not appear in the games. We already have two threads about that. This thread asks whether you will buy the games anyway. Personally, I was going to buy Pokemon Sword, but changed my mind. I'll probably borrow the game off a friend.
  2. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    i will get the game anyway but i will probably get it used so its cheaper so not at release date.
  3. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 2, 2009
    Between me and my siblings, we'd often get 3 or 4 games a generation.

    I think this time, there'll only be 1 or less.
  4. 71r3n

    71r3n GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    I will definitly get it, but only used cause of the few ´mons that are actualy in.
    But yeah, first mainline Pokemon for switch so absolutely YES! :D
  5. Lumian

    Lumian Member

    Jun 16, 2019
    United States
    I will give it a chance, and as a matter of principle. I'd rather Nintendo experiment and occasionally flop than do what they used to which is basically regurgitate the same exact things basically every console gen. They seem to be experimenting more on Switch, and it has gone some neat places already.
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  6. SnAQ

    SnAQ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 20, 2010
    Nope, never played any Pokémon games and i never will because they don't intrest me at all

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S10 with Tapatalk
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  7. Tiger21820

    Tiger21820 Advanced Member

    May 6, 2010
    United States
    I preordered both! I am a bit disappointed about the exclusion of most pokémon in any capacity, but I got over it! At least my favorite pokémon is obtainable though! I'm sure that more of the pokémon will be re-added as more games come out, and I'll be damned if the last pokémon game(s) to ever be made does not have every pokémon available in some capacity as well as a national pokédex!
  8. NathanP

    NathanP Newbie

    Jun 17, 2019
    I'm definitely gonna buy it, but hear me out.

    I've really wanted a proper 3D Pokemon game since I first played FireRed, and even though the mainline 3DS games (and GCN games and others I'm probably forgetting) are rendered in 3D, I want something that lets me walk around the world with a 3rd-person camera like most contemporary JRPGs. Parts of X and Y really come close for me, but they mostly feel like the GBA games with a slight camera tilt. I really enjoyed what I played of DQM: Joker on the DS, so maybe I really just want a Pokemon game that plays a lot like that.

    Also, I really hated how much the 1st gen remakes on Switch seemed to be geared toward people that have never played a video game before. I know the main story of a Pokemon game is never supposed to be throw-your-controller hard, but Let's Go was practically on rails. :lol:

    (Also, first post! Hello everybody! I'm just a regular guy who loves old video games.)
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  9. eherrera322

    eherrera322 Member

    May 21, 2012
    United States
    Gonna be like Mario maker 2, a feature that'll be added at launch or a later date to please the fans. They wanted to see how far they could get away with being lazy. Maybe why its releasing this year instead of next, with so many missing pokemon.
  10. gundamu

    gundamu GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 28, 2016
    if by buying you mean getting it's nsp/xci file
    then yes ( ͡º˵◞ل͟◟ ͡º˵)

    fk them, i was gonna buy the dual pack and cancelled it on wednesday. loyal fan for over 15yrs, played every gen and bought every copy. even when s/m was leaked in 2016 still bought sun version.

    sorry for being a bit vulgar but cuckfreaks need to be taught a lesson
  11. Garro

    Garro Pendulum of souls!

    Aug 15, 2009
    I changed my mind, not specifically because of not including all Pokemon but so far it's looking like following the same trend of mediocre single player and no post game since XY. I couldn't care less about Dynamax and I really dislike the whole soccer aesthetic (blame my country for that). Yet we still doesn't know much about how much content the game will have, so I might change my mind (Although most likely I'll just ask a friend to lend it to me).
  12. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat

    pip Contributor
    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    Yeah, definitely. IMO it was time to retire the old linear formula generations ago, and I'm excited to see how big the open world ends up being. I don't see any reason why all the Pokemon shouldn't be included, but I build a new team for every Pokemon game I play regardless, so it doesn't bother me that much personally. Some of the new Mons look pretty slick, too, like Corviknight.
  13. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

    Nov 6, 2002
    United Kingdom
    Wigan, land of the Pies
    Yes of course I will, and that didn't change with THAT news last week.. I don't care for the dynamax thing, too much of a love letter to Poke Go, and just looks ridiculous, but actually wasn't too fond of Megas and the move thingie on Sun/Moon either (before playing them) - doesn't stop me from playing them, and neither will this.
  14. zxr750j

    zxr750j GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 29, 2003
    I'll buy one or both of them, and maybe get en new switch (the new cheap one) for OFW/online.
  15. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

    Jul 27, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Ill have one or the other, wont be buying it though :)
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  16. chartube12

    chartube12 Captain Chaz 86

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    Only cause I already preordered before the bad news dropped. Don’t wanna spend the time on the phone with Nintendo to get a refund
  17. leafeon34

    leafeon34 Expecto Patronum!

    Sep 30, 2014
    United Kingdom
    This poll is not scientific. The sample size is too way small and only a specific demographic (GBAtemp members) have responded to it. Just over 1 in 3 people who were planning to buy the game changed their mind, which suggests that Game Freak's move to omit most of the older Pokemon will cost them money, pressuring them into include all Pokemon in future entries and add them back into Sword and Shield in a patch. With this said, only time will tell.
  18. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    Hell no, I am tire of games where the main character is a prebubescent male or female where no damn adult with 40+ yrs of experience can beat them. Pastel textures. Judging from the trailers, main cities looks boring and unpopulated. Gym leaders looking like jap-queer. No full Pokédex and many more rants. SAD.

  19. thaikhoa

    thaikhoa GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 16, 2008
    just cancelled my preorder at ebgames.
  20. Ian095

    Ian095 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 25, 2018
    United Kingdom
    I feel like I love Pokémon too much to not buy it. Though I do feel like Game Freak are quite a lazy company when it comes down to it. The game should look a lot better in graphical detail than it does, they literally contradict themselves to reasonings of why Pokémon are cut. THEY USE THE SAME ANIMATIONS FROM SINCE XY for Pokémon, Battle Revolution had better animations! Yet apparently they're adding more detail by cutting other Pokémon, where???

    Though it's true graphics don't make a game I feel like the company tries to cut corners too often, especially now that they're trying to cut Pokémon out. I expected so much more from a true switch Pokémon title graphically and by giving Pokémon more movement than just an idle pose. At the end of the day though, I know I'd still buy it or well, in this instance I won't have to in order to play it.
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