HeroLinik

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In a rather unexpected announcement, what appears to be a Pokemon MOBA has been revealed: Pokemon Unite! Further details are in the article. Thoughts?

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I expected nothing, yet I am still disappointed.

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This is by far the funniest thing I've seen announced in a looooong time. It's like they were deliberately trying to top the Diablo Immortal reveal. xD

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Expected nothing, was hoping for Sinnoh's remake. But horrible disappointed nonetheless GF hates us all.
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PageEmperor

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I’m actually not disappointed at all at this (although I may be slightly if it turns out the mons shown are the only mons available to use) but hey I’m probably going to buy it.

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People should have known that this wasn't going to be a remake of any type. I figured it would at least be Sleep, but nope.

Normally, a reveal for a remake comes 6 to 10 months before its release. Tundra takes that place in 6 months or so. Not only that, but a Pokemon Presents is usually something different than normal. Pokemon Direct is what you need for major game reveals. Snap is not completely Nintendo like other pokemon games as far as I know and isn't really considered a major game.

11 minutes should have also given it away, since a reveal for a major game is normally 30 minutes long.


I’m actually not disappointed at all at this (although I may be slightly if it turns out the mons shown are the only mons available to use) but hey I’m probably going to buy it.
Likely that is the case. They said free to start. You will probably have to buy a lot of characters and stages and the likes and probably to actually do well otherwise, you will be left in the dust by people who spends hundreds.

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looks.... ok i guess. haven't really played a moba before, they don't seem like my kinda thing. i'll pass.

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Likely that is the case. They said free to start. You will probably have to buy a lot of characters and stages and the likes and probably to actually do well otherwise, you will be left in the dust by people who spends hundreds.
Cool then

Janp

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If GF thinks this was worth the one week delay from the Direct, I don't want them to make any more Pokémon games. Like many others, I didn't expect anything, but GF really outdone themselves.

Also Café Mix is crashing all day, so that's also a great start.
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I am not disappointed by the game itself (it's a spin-off and I don't really care about it), it's just the way they revealed it that baffles me. They hyped it up as a "big project" and made everyone wait a whole week for this, but it turned out to be just a spin-off which will be interesting only to the people who like MOBA genre. Generally, it wasn't worth of its own presentation and should've been shown last week with everything else.

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Wow, the reactions in this thread are much worse than I would have thought.

This is most likely Nintendo wanting to capitalizing on the mobile MOBA market - mobile MOBAs are really popular in Asia and a lot of my Asian friends here play these types of games. They enjoy the competition but it's also doesn't take 30-40 minutes like a traditional MOBA. It's like a "I have 10 minutes to spare so I'll just chill by playing this game" kind of deal.

I think whether this game becomes popular or not depends on the gameplay - I don't really think the Pokémon name is going to carry it that much. Most people play these games to kill time or chill with friends and don't care much about the characters they're using outside of what the character can actually do (i.e. assassin/mage/dps). The gameplay seems fairly typical of what I've seen of other mobile MOBAs, though the "move learning" aspect seems quite interesting.

Of course, I don't play mobile MOBAs since it's not really my cup of tea, but I can see why people would want to play it.

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Can't recommend Pokemon Unite to anyone because Tencent is known for spying.
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Yikes, you're all really negative about this.

Anyway, I'm probably the only person on earth excited about this, so there's that.
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This being a Tencent project has me on the edge of suspicion, as someone who knew exactly the kind of controversy that happened last October with Blizzard getting Blitzchung banned for supporting Hong Kong protests.

Gamers should not be labelled “entitled” if they’re voicing skepticism on marketing to China, especially since South Park had an entire episode on that matter last season.

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I was hoping for Sinnoh remakes, though I’m sure they’ll come in time. Pokémon Unite actually looks like a lot of fun! I’m pleasantly surprised. I’m getting Rumble blast vibes from this!!


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tokyodrift

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As a player of League of Legends, this excites me. As much as I was hanging onto a glimmer of hope for Sinnoh remakes, I knew it was not going to happen this year. Especially with Crown Tundra coming in roughly 3-4ish months.

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Man, they got us fooled with all the Johto stuff in the background last "presents" video. This video was basically a 10 minute ad for one game. I'm never going to play it probably and I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't work on my android anyway so there goes 10 minutes of my life.

Speaking of mobile games, I can't find Masters on Android. Can someone tell me why?

I know there's a Switch version of Unite too, but I don't want to waste space on my SD card for my Switch. So uh....yeah.
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The main reason the announcement was such a disappointment was because it was hyped up with its own presentation. If it was thrown in the first one along with Smile and Cafe Mix, then I might be a little more receptive. As it stands, I only made it about half way through the announcement video, and didn't bother with the rest, since MOBAs aren't my thing.

Might give it a try at some point, but aside from GO and Magikarp Jump when it first came out, mobile Pokemon games have never really got my attention, and probably won't until they make one with a more traditional battle style.

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I'm inclined to believe that the actual big announcement from yesterday was that we were able to download Pokémon Café Mix now, Pokémon Unite was just filler.

Also @ everyone saying "GF really hates us 😭😭😭", this isn't Game Freak's project, just The Pokémon Company and Tencent
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