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BackSet1 A Change from Better to Worse from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
A Change from Better to Worse
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:18:31 PM

It's a terrible day for rain.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:44:05 PM

But it's not raining.

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BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:44:41 PM

I dunno, its raining pretty hard here.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:45:02 PM

Yes, it is.

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:45:56 PM

Oh, so it is.

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HeatEdgeSword Jingle all the way! from Malaysia
Jingle all the way!
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:50:45 PM

Can confirm, I spotted a Pelipper with Drizzle. And it's paired with Mega Swampert.

HandsomeRob The freaky train with a face! from Shining time station Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The freaky train with a face!
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:52:18 PM As a sentient train, I am morally against any kind of de-railing.
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Dec 4th 2018 at 5:54:01 PM Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:02:41 PM

In a thank you letter to fans, Junichi Masuda says Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee took two years to complete; had 100 devs.

I'm wondering if they count outsourcing, like Nintendo counted 500 people for Breath of the Wild despite them maybe only contributing one puzzle.

Edited by tclittle on Dec 4th 2018 at 8:02:49 AM

So I'll make a resolution That I'll never make another one Just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun Until it's done
Anura Resist from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Resist
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:05:35 PM

That pretty much confirms that they started on it very shortly after Go came out.

Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:12:27 PM

On the one hand, making a game as a knee jerk reaction to the overwhelming success of a mobile game seems a little shortsighted.

On the other hand that knee jerk reaction sold 3 million copies in 3 days, so I guess it doesn't matter.

Chariot Just as the spell says. Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Just as the spell says.
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:30:15 PM

What? They know that Pokemon games sell and that the first generation is the most well known/most popular generation. How is Let's Go a knee jerk reaction? The games are guaranteed to sell and that's exactly what happened.

Dec 4th 2018 at 6:31:03 PM

All Pokemon mainline games are guaranteed to sell.

Chariot Just as the spell says. Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Just as the spell says.
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:39:30 PM

Yes so how is making Let's Go a kneejerk reaction?

BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:52:50 PM

Seems like a sound and well-considered business strategy to me.

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
Dec 4th 2018 at 6:59:34 PM

Since they're all going to succeed anyway I think they might of been better served putting time into a proper Switch title and not something they rushed out the door in two years, but it couldn't of cost them much to make so I guess it doesn't matter.

BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Dec 4th 2018 at 7:14:53 PM

Because they wanted to focus on the product that was currently their hottest thing at the moment. There's really nothing out of the ordinary here.

They saw how well GO was doing and we're like "Oh, we should follow through on this hype whole it lasts" and so Let's Go was born.

That's generally how business` work.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
Pichu-kun ...
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Dec 5th 2018 at 4:25:40 AM

It doesn't seem very knee-jerky. Let's Go is, in essence, a normal RPG with a few Go elements put in. If it was literally just Go on a Switch, that'd be off.

I wouldn't mind a port of Pokemon Go, honestly, because I don't own anything to play it on.

BackSet1 A Change from Better to Worse from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
A Change from Better to Worse
Dec 5th 2018 at 4:51:49 AM

The switch has a worthless battery life. My iPhone lasts longer than it and it has the worst battery life ever.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
Dec 5th 2018 at 5:26:45 AM

I can't help but feel like Let's Go would've been better off if it had a new region

Not new Pokemon (besides Meltan and Melmetal), just a new region, so that the environment can be designed around the new mechanics instead of just plopping it into a place that was designed to have wild Pokemon as threats.

Ookamikun Wolves, wolves, wolves! from the lupine den
Wolves, wolves, wolves!
Dec 5th 2018 at 6:46:18 AM

[up][up]I mean, it has that battery life because it's practically a handheld console.

Lone wolf? Hah! "Lone" wolves die out of hunger and loneliness. The wolf needs the pack, and the pack needs the wolf.
Rytex That Guy With The Face from Here. Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
That Guy With The Face
Dec 5th 2018 at 7:12:24 AM

Yeah, it actually lasts about 4 hours in handheld mode. Granted, that's not long, but it's long enough, IMO.

Peditum olfactum est peditum iactum.
BackSet1 A Change from Better to Worse from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
A Change from Better to Worse
Dec 5th 2018 at 9:24:52 AM

But dude. When the switch came out I was excited because it's like "now I can take my favorite console games and play them away from home." Like you oft want to. But the battery life is weak.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Dec 5th 2018 at 9:26:44 AM

It depends on what game you're playing, I think. In my experience, you can get noticeably more battery life playing something simple like Deemo than you can with a more demanding game like Xenoblade 2.

Pichu-kun ...
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Dec 5th 2018 at 9:28:46 AM

[up][up] Aren't all handhelds with rechargeable batteries weak?

I've been using my GBA for the first time in years and it honestly shocks me how long the battery lasts. I can put my GBA down for a hour or two with it on and it's still on green. I've been using it for days and the battery isn't dead yet. The lack of a light must do wonders. In contrast, Wiimotes seem to last 1 day before needing new batteries, DS' and 3DS' last a 3-6 hours, and my Wii U only lasted a hour (now it only lasts 10 minutes tops unplugged).

Edited by Pichu-kun on Dec 5th 2018 at 9:29:03 AM


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