Pokemon Crimson: Give Me Back My Tall Grass With Random Battles!

Samara would not like the truth that she sees Pokémon earlier than she will get concerned within the battle.

So far as Pokémon go, I’ve lived a very long time previously. As a toddler, I began out with the Pink Version earlier than finally switching to the brand new Feuerrot version. I received caught with this one and stored digging it up over time as an alternative of dedicating myself to new adventures. Once I modified that with Pokémon Crimson, I instantly realized that I used to be actually lacking a component from the outdated video games: the tall grass!

The possibility encounters created pleasure

If I wished to seize all of the monsters in (fireplace) purple, I needed to often dig into the completely opaque undergrowth – at the least that is how I imagined it. What truly appeared on display was simply pixel grass, whereas the Pokemon lurking in random spots simply did not present up on the planet in any respect. They solely seem on the battle display.

So I stumbled throughout the little creatures fully out of the blue and was solely capable of see which species they have been when the overly dramatic music began an argument. For me, this mechanic initially introduced an eerie stress into the sport, and when my darling Fukano lastly stood in entrance of me after the fourth Taubebsi, the enjoyment was all of the higher.

It was not attainable to see which Pokémon have been hiding within the lengthy grass.

These sorts of encounters gave the goosebumps to my 11-year-old self, however they nonetheless labored after I final unpacked the sport two years in the past. So it was a little bit of a shock for me after I noticed that the free purple pocket monsters have been simply demonstratively stomping around the globe. I can stroll as much as them and “chat” them as much as interact and seize them.

The brand new system additionally has benefits, however…

In fact, assembly the precise Pokémon is much less of a problem because of this modification. Additionally, the 3D world of Crimson and Crimson must be dropped at life by some means, and the wild Pokémon assist at the least a bit of bit. With out them, the already reasonably barren and texture-poor open world would seem even emptier.

I can perceive the explanations for the change. However Sword and Protect have what I believe is a greater compromise resolution, specifically a mixture of visibly wandering Pokémon and random encounters. I’d respect that in Crimson as effectively, particularly because the outdated mechanic has one other side for me: it makes the world really feel extra harmful and adventurous – and that is one thing I typically miss to start with of Crimson. As a result of I can merely keep away from wild pocket monsters after I do not wish to battle.

Again then, touring by way of the Kanto area, I used to be a toddler despatched alone right into a mysterious world. It went effectively with the truth that I used to be continually being attacked unexpectedly within the lengthy grass with out first seeing which monster was in my method. In fact, there’s plenty of cuteness in Pokémon video games, however the mixture of bizarre and menacing features used to enchantment to me.

In purple, then again, initially of the sport I really feel like I am being held much more than I used to. As quickly as I’ve taken the primary steps, a pal urges me on and I am taught the fundamentals on the academy. I wish to get out into the massive vast world and discover its secrets and techniques! The considerably robust begin can take round two hours.

I am curious to see whether or not the Pokémon method will nonetheless work for me as the sport progresses and whether or not I’ll nonetheless be taught to understand the brand new mechanics. For the time being I am skeptical and would reasonably “graze” every part once more.

What about you: do you miss the tall grass too, or do you want the brand new resolution higher?

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