July 16, 2019 4:12 pm Published by 3 Comments

It seems that some Pokémon fans are still scrutinizing every detail in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield. First it was the lack of the Pokémon National Dex. Then it was complaints about “reusing” animations from past entries in the series. Now fans have taken to nitpicking that the water textures in the game looks like oil.

To be fair, the water textures might not look great but it seems like a case of splitting hairs just for the sake of it now. I would also like to add that Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield are set in the Galar region. The Galar region is based on the UK and as someone who used to live near the River Thames, I can say that the water texture in the games are about as close as they can get to the oily, polluted waters of the river that runs through London, Essex and Kent. It is potentially more realistic than most people realise.

If you would like to read what some people have had to say about the water textures, Nintendo Soup have rounded up some of the comments in their website.

Source: Nintendo Soup

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  • I don’t know if it’s fair to summarize that “fans” are complaining, seeing as they don’t have mouths… or sentience…

    On a serious note I’d guess it’s a small group of complainers, the subset of “assholes” of every fanbase, that thrive on moaning about everything that isn’t as they’re imagined in a game, and that complain about the water. In their minds, details like these ruin their game.

    • This is true, that why we specify that it is only some fans as opposed generalising them as a whole. We know all kinds of gaming communities have their “Bad Eggs”.

      The same could be said about hooligans that also call themselves “football fans”. It is a small group of people that want to start something out of anything just for a reason to cause conflict.

  • No one would be nitpicking if Nintendo hadn’t claimed “high quality animations” as their main excuse for needing to cut the National dex. They are nit picking in direct response to that announcement and were not doing so before.

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