Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: fans point out downgrade in the animation of the battles
It is undeniable that the announcement of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet left the fans astonished with the revelation that the games would mark the series’ entry into the era of open world games. The look of the two titles also seems to have pleased a lot, with Vibrant colors and more detailed character models.
The new game double had everything to be completely adored by the fans were it not for a “small detail”: the attack animations of the pocket monsters look very inferior compared to those seen in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
On twitter, users have been pointing out the “downgrade” when comparing videos of battles in Legends Arceus and Scarlet and Violet, as seen in the post shared by the famous Centro Leaks account — which you can see just below.
Another example of how battle animations are worse in #ScarletViolet compared to #PokemonLegendsArceus https://t.co/bu1UbgRVa4
— Centro LEAKS (@CentroLeaks) September 1, 2022
As can be seen in the video, Combat feels much more dynamic in Legends: Arceus. In the title, which takes place centuries in the past, the pocket monsters advance towards opponents to attack, then return to their original position. In the upcoming games for Switch, the battles follow the more traditional formatwithout contact between the animals, using only some visual effects to illustrate the blows.
A lot of people seem uncomfortable with this return to standard fighting stylewith many calling Game Freak “lazy”. Others, however, point out an important detail: Scarlet and Violet were developed in parallel with Legends: Arceus, with different teams working on each project, which would explain the difference in the combat format.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet arrive exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 18 this year.