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Pokémon Crimson & Crimson - Preview, RPG, Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Crimson & Crimson – Preview, RPG, Nintendo Switch


real open world

Oh, what size Paldea is, was the first thing I thought of when I opened the map, and it’s huge by Pokmon standards. Inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, the area can be explored quite freely this time and reminds of the lovingly designed cities of Spain and Portugal for their architecture and local dishes. My gaming adventures begin later in the game, when you are already enrolled in the academy in the city of Messaluna and tasked with finding the treasure.

Since life as a Pokémon trainer is already stressful enough, you don’t have to do this big task on foot: at the touch of a button, Corydon (Scarlet Pokémon) or Miraidon (Purple Pokémon) suddenly appeared in the form of a motorcycle, with which you can roam the world The game, you can climb and fly over the mountains.

Freedom costs performance

The open world can be explored especially well on the back of a Pokmon motorcycle.

In 2022, it may seem a little sad, but for Pokmon fans, the move to the open world is a big deal. The latest Pokmon Legends Arceus and Pokmon Sword & Shield games offered only free regions, and previous generations were completely linear. But as with the natural zone, mediocrity can be seen over and over again in the Karmesin & Purpur gaming world. Frame rate often drops, especially in elaborately designed areas, and motorcycle controls become choppy. Due to the lack of visibility, Pokemon and residents can only be recognized when you are close to them. As a result, the atmosphere, which is so well built, unfortunately falls apart again and again.

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As in the two breeds, Water, Forest & Co. Again low in texture and pale. Anyone hoping for a long-awaited technical improvement will likely be disappointed this time too. The final game test will show if these are just issues with the developer version that is running.