October 24, 2021

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl look like welcome, if low-key remasters

Watching a new, roughly 25-minute presentation on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, something struck me: Pokémon is actually kind of cute, right?

Of course I know this – the Pokémon Company did not hoist it’s brand to the top of the highest-grossing media franchise lists by playing down the snuggliness of a Pikachu – but it’s weirdly easy to put out of your mind when thinking about the main series games. Generally, people get into Pokémon when they’re still a child, and so the games – whichever they play first – tend to feel big and imposing. Challenging, even.

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