announced earlier today, Palworld is an upcoming new indie title that marries automatic weapons and Pokemon. Fight, build a house and collect cute creatures. Oh, and shoot them, too.
There is always more room for creature collecting games, especially if they have weapons. mumbled I’ve had a lot of success this year – but this game has no weapons. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl The new versions are slated for release later this year, but they don’t have guns in either.
It’s not dangerous, of course, because guns can be beautiful Bad. I just think it’s interesting that someone decided to make a game where instead of trapping poor creatures inside little balls, the developers just went all out in obscurity and had you shoot and ride on mystical animals.
Strange is the word I would use. Palworld is definitely a different style from the creature collecting genre.
We just announced the new Palworld!
Collect and breed mysterious creatures “Pal” in this next-generation open-world survival crafting game!
– Pocketpair – Craftopia (PocketpairGames) June 5, 2021
Palworld is developed by Pockeptair. If you haven’t heard of them before, they launched Early Access Kraftopia In the year 2020. Craftopia is a very ambitious crafting game, with multiplayer features and a massive world, somehow not completely disappointing. In fact, it’s a very good game, even if the Google translated store page is a bit bad (“Be the best player in this beautiful game.”)
Summoning Palworld is a blatant Pokemon theft that does damage to the game. mumbledOn the other hand, it is probably closer to Pokemon in terms of gameplay mechanics. There are obviously some Palworld companion designs that look very familiar to some of the popular Pokemon, but the angle that Pocketpair takes with the game (based on the short trailer) presents a world much darker than Pokemon.
The creatures are forced to cut crops, build houses, and engage in what feels like hunting with automatic weapons. Like I said, it’s dark, and frankly a little weird, but if Craftopia proves anything in its saturated survival and craftsmanship, it sometimes works weird.
This does not mean that Pokémon does not have a dark side. Pokemon ghosts and that Lavender Town music will forever be in one of the darkest corners of my brain. But it’s been a while since the creature collecting game pushed the boat out like that. 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 really no surprise that Pocketpair does something a little different for the genre, as Craftopia is such an odd game. Craftopia’s sheer variety of buildables and massive gaming systems make it clear that Pocketpair doesn’t tamper with their gaming ambitions. Palworld may follow.