If you’re going to create the perfect sub-genre for the Pokémon series, a multi-platform MOBA (Online Multiplayer Battleground) is probably a particularly good idea. This is exactly what Pokemon United It will attempt delivery when it arrives at the Switch eShop on July 21, with a mobile launch scheduled to increase its user base in September. It will be free to start, as one would expect, with many microtransactions undoubtedly on offer for those who want to have more fun.
However, it was quite the lead up to launch interesting. At launch, his presentation was bombarded with negative feedback, probably because fans mocked a “big project” and we got another free demo (we’ve had a lot of them over the years). The Hate on YouTube has reached amazing levels, with the Pokémon trying every trick in the book to get around them, eventually giving up and setting the original download to private.
However, based on some metrics, including like/dislike ratios in other loads of trailers and broader in-game videos (like the one above), there are now a lot of positive expectations for the game. As we noted above, conceptually this is probably a golden idea – the franchise is all about finding and then battling a variety of Pokémon, so it makes sense to bring this formula into an online environment where you’re joining in with others. If you want to see enthusiasm for an idea, there is plenty to find.
However, there is also a significant amount of negativity, which we’ve seen in our own comment sections and on social media. There are several factors: one of them is that Pokemon derivatives rarely come close to the appeal of mainstream games, with the exception of pokemon f. And free-to-play as a model is also not universally popular, because the idea of being a constant target of microtransactions is not for everyone. Then there is the genre itself, where MOBA games are very popular all over the world but are a turn off for many players though.
However, several other leads emerge: Tencent. The media/publishing giant has one of its own development studios to produce the game along with The Pokémon Company, which some see as a reason to avoid it. The Chinese company (and its subsidiaries) has invested heavily in stocks and acquisitions of global companies, most recently UK-based Sumo Digital, to grow its business. In many ways, its entertainment business is not so different from the aggressive investment strategies of companies like EA, Disney and Microsoft, but some of them raise questions about Tencent’s ties to the Chinese government. You don’t have to look far from media coverage to explore these connections, and some cite them as reasons to avoid Tencent Projects.
Without a doubt, it is a very complicated topic, perhaps more the shadow Most of the views are regularly shared online. But This is One factor seems to be to some, though consumers may have to get used to: Nintendo is working with Tencent to distribute the Switch in China, and of course the Pokémon Company is working with the company on the Pokémon Unite. With all of Tencent’s investment and impact, we will see their names in many other projects in the coming years.
even with All With that in mind, let us know in the polls and comments below what you think of Pokemon Unite and if you plan on taking the plunge when it launches on Switch.