- Mar 30, 2017
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I'd speak a bit for yourself if I were you.That bit was directed to the suggestion that many people (everywhere, not just here but other sites this news was on) were making about how Essentials could just scrub the assets and go generic, which is stupid.
In terms of legality (and for some people, morality) whether you are a fan or otherwise is inconsequential to how wrong or right it is - but it doesn't take a genius to realize that if someone is trying to make a fan game, legality or making a fresh IP is going to be just as inconsequential to them too. They don't want a fresh IP or originality, they just want Pokemon. If they wanted generic, they'd just use RMXP without the Essentials. They don't - they use Pokemon Essentials for the Pokemon, so suggesting to get rid of the Pokemon is obviously a non-option for these people.
I used to be a huge fan of Pokemon. I still am to an extent, but I am not a fan of the direction they are taking with their Pokemon designs, which is bulimic stick figures bombarding the franchise now. I get that these kind of designs are popular because they're speedy looking and what not, but I absolutely despise these designs for how frail and easy to kill they look. I like designs that are sturdy and full of life, and a lot of us stick figure designs if not all of them are incredibly generic. but of course every time they make a Pokemon that isn't a stick figure, Pokemon fans throw a tantrum. As a result, the fans have basically ruined it for people like me who don't like those designs.
To make matters worse, the stick figure characters are generally overpowered while the ones that aren't stick figures are generally useless. Compare pheromosa to guzzlord for example. Guzzlord was basically the only good meaty tank design in gen 7, and the people working on the game made him competitively worthless, well overpowering creatures like pheromosa, and even going as far as to shoehorning stick figures into defensive roles with Pokemon like celesteel, Tapu Koko, Tapu Fini, Tapu Lele and Toxipex. I had always had a problem with these kind of Pokemon, especially since the metagame basically forces you to use these types of Pokemon if you want to win and be successful, but gen 7 has so far been the worst when it comes to these designs.
So... I personally have been looking for new Pokemon like games to get away from this. I did find EvoCreo which is all right, but at the same time there's quite a lot of bugs and flaws in that game. There is not a lot else out there. Yokai Watch is an insult to my intelligence as far as monster designs go, Dragon Quest monster Joker 3 never got a Statewide release, and that monster hunter monster collecting game from what I can tell isn't that great either.
So what does one do if they want a brand new Pokemon experience? Why, one could potentially make their own Pokemon like game with their own design and sprites. Without Pokemon Essentials, this is still very much possible, but it does complicate things quite a bit.