I still think any future 3DS main series game should use a more stylistic models. Masuda claims only 2D sprites are artistic, well, he should take a look at games like Skyward Sword and try to make that statement again. If he's more into making it look artistic, then Game Freak should go and make their own sprites.
I'm not saying these models aren't good, I just don't think the style would work well with human characters and other overworld objects.
How do you get the Pokémon? Is it the same stupid method that the regular Pokédex 3D uses (unlocks only one Pokémon a day)?
I hope all the Pokémon are unlocked from the start...
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Nothing (too) wrong with the models themselves. It's mostly that choise in lighting and shadows that makes them look a bit awkward -- the space scenary is probably the worst one in that sector. I quite agree with The Outrage though; a more simplistic shading, like cel shading, would give Pokémon justice. Especially considering that they aren't looking too much on details in textures, that's probably the way to go in a 3DS game.
You guys are forgetting the 3DS graphical system is no stronger than that of the Wii so of course the models won't be Smash Bros. style realistic, also im pretty sure Creatures reason behind making Pokedex 3D as well as redoing all the gen I, II, III and IV models was to have them ready for Game freak to use in Gen VI i doubt GF would try to make new cel-shaded models for 647+ pokemon when there's a fresh batch that's just been made.
Last edited by 8ther; 16th July 2012 at 04:02 PM.
I don't like them very much... They look like plastic toys. I'm happy we don't have the polygonal messes that Kangaskhan, Blastoise, Mewtwo, Breloom, Seviper and others were, but still... They also look too childish. Charizard doesn't transmit that "dragon-y" fierce look anymore, etc. Props to them for changing some Pokémon's stances, like Persian and Vaporeon (even though I liked Vaporeon's older stance, and I despised Persian's with a passion). Jolteon had its stance animation changed a little bit too.
These are not. Masuda can either swallow his words and admit he's simply calling 2D sprites artistic (and they can be) just so they don't have to move to 3D, or show us that art actually means something to them regardless of 2D or 3D graphics.
And its not like they have to redo the models from scratch. The main issue is the lighting and texture used.
I liked Infernape's PBR pose better. D: Other than that, they look quite spiffy. Is this out in the US? Shoot, I didn't even notice.
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