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'Pokemon with Guns' proves a blast

See, people always in love with gun.

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Really surprise by the amount of attention of the game, I guess it hits a sweet spot for people that wanted this kind of mixed gameplay without realizing it until the game was out.

But some on social media accused PocketPair of copying from Pokemon, posting images of very similar-looking characters and features from the game and the franchise.

Quite obviously the idea was to make it as close as possible without crossing a line, but seeing the reactions there may be some troubles ahead if Nintendo or Game Freak decide the similarities are too many. And since there are already mods for the game that replace the pals with pokemon the situation may get a little more complicated yet.

See, people always in love with gun.

In games, where nothing living can get hurt in any way? sure. In reality that is not the case.

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I take sakurasuki's point.

Why does something as innoxious as Pokemon - loved by kids the world over - suddenly need to introduce guns into it's realm???

Maybe Disney could introduce Donald & Daisy as a gun-toting couple - ala Bonny & Clyde - to blast/kill their way across the country.

No harm done as they're not real, with the standard "No Duck (or other animal) was hurt in the making of this game", issued to absolve them of any criticism.

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More VIOLENCE PILS for our kids.

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Why does something as innoxious as Pokemon - loved by kids the world over - suddenly need to introduce guns into it's realm???

More VIOLENCE PILS for our kids.

The franchise is not exactly all love and smiles, the premise is already about capturing sentient creatures to make them fight between them using super-powered attacks, that is plenty of violence. I mean, there are already attacks like Spike Cannon, Guillotine or Self-destruct.

The game is also directed to tweens and above, so for children to have access it would be required parents that approve the game for them (or are not interested enough to check if it is appropriate for them).

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You can't sell entertainment in the US without a gunfight, car chase and explosions.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

I'm not a pokemon fan but tell me that isnt Suicune, Ho-Oh, Zekrom right there for everyone to see, are the developers chinese?

https://www.4gamer.net/games/574/G057444/20230608066/

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I'm not a pokemon fan but tell me that isnt Suicune, Ho-Oh, Zekrom right there for everyone to see, are the developers chinese?

Japanese.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Japanese.

But at the end of the day, these japanese always seem to have some kind of connection with china, every single time. Just check "Miniso". Go to SE Asia and will see dozens of 'authentic' japanese chain stores you've never heard of ("Akemi Uchi" furniture stores, etc). This whole game reeks of china.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Gonna give it a go. I love Fortnite but need some variety. My son is psyched about this game.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This whole game reeks of china.

It is created by a team of Japanese developers in Shinagawa. No connection to China. You’ll have to find something else to blame them for.

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virusex - Thanks for the reply.

Yes pokemon is full of adversarial conflicts.

But the gist of my comments was - as NCIS reruns added - why do guns and blasting have to be drawn into the comings & goings of cutie-pie characters?

I'm a big fan of action/violent movies - the well made ones - and see no problem with the action matching the stories.

I'd be a bit surprised if a game re-make of Mary Poppins had her carrying an AK-47 - lol. Just keep it to the John Wick types.

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there may be some troubles ahead if Nintendo or Game Freak decide the similarities are too many.

Trailers for the game have already been out for a couple of years. If Nintendo were to act it would have done so then. PocketPair are pretty confident they have that side covered.

And since there are already mods for the game that replace the pals with pokemon the situation may get a little more complicated yet.

And Nintendo were very quick to shut those down, which adds credence to the idea that the legal position for PocketPair is strong.

You can't sell entertainment in the US without a gunfight, car chase and explosions.

I seem to remember that Animal Crossing was very popular for the Switch.

why do guns and blasting have to be drawn into the comings & goings of cutie-pie characters?

This is nothing new- Fortnite and Roblox is hugely popular with children.

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 why do guns and blasting have to be drawn into the comings & goings of cutie-pie characters?

For practical purposes that is already the case for the original, combat and domination can be a lot of fun and drive competition so they are a popular tool for games. Also, Pokemon is not exactly an example of cutie-pie characters but more a collection of many kinds of them, a top 10 of popular pokemon usually has less than half being primarily cute.

Trailers for the game have already been out for a couple of years. If Nintendo were to act it would have done so then. PocketPair are pretty confident they have that side covered.

There are much stronger incentives to act against something extremely successful than against a game that would not even be well known, the boom in popularity may have put the game in the radar of Game Freak or Nintendo.

And Nintendo were very quick to shut those down, which adds credence to the idea that the legal position for PocketPair is strong.

It may be, but stomping on unofficial mods is much easier, so it is believable that is done almost automatically while action against the official game could take longer.

It is very likely that Pirate Software took every care to toe the line successfully, but it is far from being completely free of risk. And of course I will not hold my breath for a switch port.

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Ninyendo doesn't hold the monopoly of cute small monsters, so I see no reason for them to sue.

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Despite being a well versed shooting enthusiast, I object to the perversion of introducing firearms into Pokemon…but that’s Capitalism for you. Enjoy.

Eventually it will be as bad as Grand Theft Auto

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

A suitable version for a decadent US gun culture country..

One of the developers specifically stated, "the decision to make it pokemon with guns was because [team members] were worried the game would not be a global success unless they added guns to it because 'Americans like to shoot things'" so you're not wrong.

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Ninyendo doesn't hold the monopoly of cute small monsters, so I see no reason for them to sue.

According to their most recent official communication they are investigating the game and will take "appropriate measures" so there is still some risk for palworld's developers.

https://corporate.pokemon.co.jp/media/news/detail/335.html

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More VIOLENCE PILS for our kids.

Exactly, This is exactly what turns people into muderers of fictional creatures when they become adults.

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