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Announced earlier today, Palworld is a new upcoming indie title that features automatic weapons and Pokémon. Fight, build houses and collect cute creatures. Oh, and shoot them too.
There is always more space for games to collect creatures, especially if they have weapons. Temtem has had a lot of success this year – but this game has no weapons. Pokemon’s Diamond and Pearl remakes will be released later this year, but they don’t have guns either.
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This is of course not meant seriously, because guns can be pretty Bad. I just find it interesting that someone decided to make a game where, instead of trapping poor creatures in tiny balls, the developers just gave it their all to be crazy and let you fire rounds and rounds at mystical animals.
Bizarre is the word I would use. Palworld is certainly a different take on the creature collecting genre.
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– Pocketpair – Craftopia (@PocketpairGames) June 5, 2021
Palworld is developed by Pockeptair. If you’ve never heard of them, they released the early access Craftopia in 2020. Craftopia is an extremely ambitious crafting game with multiplayer features and a huge world that is somehow not entirely disappointing. In fact, it’s a pretty good game, even if the store page, poorly translated by Google, is a bit crazy (“Be the best gamer on this beautifull game.”).
Calling Palworld a blatant Pokemon rip-off is doing the game a disservice. Have got has, on the other hand, is probably closer to Pokemon in terms of game mechanics. There are clearly some companion designs in Palworld that are very familiar to some well-known Pokémon, but the angle Pocketpair takes on the game (based on the short trailer) presents a much darker world than Pokémon.
Creatures are forced to cut grain, build houses, and participate in some sort of automatic weapon hunt. As I said, it’s dark and frankly a bit bizarre, but when Craftopia has proven something in its saturated survival and crafting genre, it works weird at times.
That’s not to say that Pokemon doesn’t have any dark sides. Pokemon ghosts and that Lavender Town music will forever stay in one of the darkest corners of my brain. But it’s been a while since a creature-collecting game pushed the boat out of the way. It’s really exciting to see a new take on the genre, even if parts of the game may seem problematic to some.
Turns out there were guns in the Pokemon anime anyway.
It’s not really surprising that Pocketpair did something different for the genre, as Craftopia is one hell of a weird game. The sheer variety of craftable objects and massive game systems in Craftopia make it pretty clear that Pocketpair isn’t messing around with the ambitions of their games. Palworld could follow.
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