Now before you rocket launch off your seat like a drunken hyena out of Pure Conquest excitement, simmer the f*ck down a tad.
See, the development of the game runs under some indie group that dubs themselves the "Pokemon Project." They have no real affiliation with Nintendo at all.
As a matter of fact, they seem to be taking a stance of competition against Nintendo, as they attempt to bash the company and its employees.
On the homepage (which by the way is on the Webege.com sub domain and not an official domain itself - it's always hard to take a company seriously without an official domain), they feature a large exclamation point, which I imagine is to grab your attention.
Wow, jeez. Ya know, right out of the box, these guys come across as whiny kids.
I believe "Please read our disclaimer" would be sufficient enough, honestly. I'm wondering if these guys want to be taken seriously at all.
Without further ado let's open up the disclaimer, shall we?
“Try to see this from our angle, we aren't trying to earn money with your brands, we aren't trying to gain fame or anything like that, we just want to play a game like the game described here... “
And whine, and whine, and whine....
For Christ's sake, my head hurts just reading this first sentence; they go on to complain about how old school Pokemon players passionately want to play the type of game they are developing.
This is true. I, as a kid who grew up battling and trading these pocket monsters with a link cable, would love to explore Kanto in a 3D immersive world.
But I mean after reading a bold statement like "keep in mind that our project it's more original than these newer versions," I completely lose most of my hope for the game. Not only is the sentence grammatically incorrect, but it also puts Nintendo on the defensive.
You don't insult, mock, or brag that you're better than someone (or more creative for that matter) you're trying to get on your side. You just don't, especially if that someone happens to be Ken Sugimori, the lead art director of the Pokemon franchise.
I mean it's like taunting a tiger by saying you're stronger than the thing since you can bench press two hundred. Well guess what? He has claws and can pounce on you faster than you can say "Just kidding."
The entire disclaimer, which is more or less an immature rant, is infected with an onslaught of sentence fragments,grammar mishaps, and lack of structure
Granted, the company is based out of Brazil, so I'll grant a little leeway as far as using the English language goes, but then again obviously the target audience here speaks English.
Don't get me wrong, I'm avid Pokemon fan, especially of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow, and I'd love to see a 3D makeover of one of the most iconic games of my childhood. However, if the Pokemon Project wants to be taken seriously by the gaming industry or just about anyone, except blind fanboys and people struck by nostalgia, the group needs to honestly re-think their overall stance.
While it looks like these guys have the passion, I think they really have the wrong attitude. If you're trying to enhance a series there is no reason to act like a cocky douche hole.
The menu displays, 3D models, and demo landscapes all look sharp on Devian Art (of course, they're not the best graphics I've seen), but the team's personality is dull and a major turn off. I like what these guys are doing but I don't like how they are doing it.
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