Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have released the new Pokémon Scarlet and Purple gameplay trailer. This raises serious questions about Switch’s ability to run a truly open-world experience. Here are 6 screenshots that prove it…
Pokémon is a main saga that always gives the impression of changing that there are a lot of trains that are not on schedule. And this is not the last trailer of the Pokemon Scarlet and Purple, to be released on June 1, which will change that fact. In three minutes, the video can shock us (the boils of ultra cute creatures) and make us cry tears of blood.
For, it must be accepted, Pokemon Scarlet and Purple graphically very ugly. There is a purely technical aspect, which is associated with a console that is not strong enough to accommodate a very ambitious project, easily betrayed by coarse textures. There are also art options, with a touch that mixes realism and cartoon in an exotic cocktail. What you want is to liven up the rumors about the arrival of a Switch Pro, without sacrificing the visual side.
Photographs that do not honor the game
Observe the grass, the outlines of the branches of the trees, the rocks, the hair, the cutting of the various elements shown … Nothing is clear. The backgrounds don’t have any hatsing. We can even see that some characters have faces without any detail, while this is a trailer that should show the game at its best. In the current state of things, it is difficult to be completely convinced. And we don’t feel a marked evolution compared to Legends: Pokemon Arceus.
The Switch isn’t strong enough, and the Pokémon are here to prove it
The Nintendo Switch is not yet a very powerful console. Upon its release, it showed irreversible shortcomings. But we’re used to it, because Nintendo does its best to optimize resources (with controlled projects, just as important). BOTW). But the limitations are visible if developers want to go further. Nintendo has an immune totem tied to its superior creativity — which it does — but rejecting it in the race for power becomes problematic if it prevents the possible. Graphics never make a game, but there is a minimum of respect.
The new generation Pokemon Scarlet and Purple a dazzling symbol of it: The Pokémon Company wants to imagine a real experience in an open world, inhabited by many creatures. However, we find ourselves with empty environments, with visual defects that are more pronounced, to the point that we forget the qualities of the game. They confirmed that the Nintendo Switch now has shoulders that are too weak to fulfill the ambitions of a saga that is so accustomed to treading water.
The comparison should be painful when we look at the tenors of the open world, which are especially valued in the more comfortable conditions of the latest consoles (e.g .: Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 5). With Pokemon Scarlet and Purple, we currently have the impression of going back 10 steps. And when we read the press release we could Check out the different areas in the region with the highest 4 players », We have serious doubts about the technical quality of the experience.
Upon arrival, we come to fear the worst for others The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildwhich deserves to be released on a console armed that goes beyond a clear recipe.