S/V Is Not A Proof Of Concept Or A Test Discussion / Venting
It's just unfinished. Gen 8 was a "test." Legends: Arceus was a "test." How many "test" games do they get to make before we're allowed to criticize Pokémon for being lazy and/or greedy?
You are free to like the game, but others are free to dislike it. Their expectations were high for the first fully open-world Pokémon game. And before anyone mentions it- no, the bar isn't lower. At least, it shouldn't be. I refuse to lower it, and so do others. If your expectations are lower, and you're happy that way, more power to you, but this is how we feel when we criticize them. They have billions of dollars. This is unacceptable for any other large company, so why isn't it seen that way for them? They can take more time if they need to, they just choose not to. Whether it's the devs or the investors or Nintendo or Pokémon Company or whatever, someone is messing up.
Edit: Replaced GF with "Pokémon." I don't know whether GF is to blame or not and neither do you, but for speculation's sake I'll just generalize it. Don't want to blame the wrong group.
Edit 2: Made the post less subjective. Thanks for pointing that out everyone. I'm not looking to start fights :)
Edit 3: Please read the post carefully. I am not saying GF is lazy or GF is to blame, please stop telling me how bad TPC is and how poor GF is given tight deadlines. We all know the narrative. That's not at all what the post is about. I use the term lazy to refer to the individual or group that decided to publish this game in its state. Whether or not GameFreak is amazing or trying their best is irrelevant, I'm not specifically calling them out here. Please stop arguing against something I'm not even claiming. I thought edit 1 addressed this. :)
Edit 4: Put quotations around all instances of "test" in the beginning because too many people thought I was literally calling those games a test lol
Edit 5: I am a programmer. For video games. As in, I program video games. Please stop commenting that I have no knowledge of game development lol, that's such a weird assumption to make by someone who probably doesn't have experience themselves.