The Pokmon developer Game Freak has had a hard time lately. The Japanese studio was criticized by players who were angry about certain aspects of the upcoming Pokmon Sword and Shield. The recent leaks have aggravated the problem.
Now the hashtag "ThankYouGameFreak" is on trend worldwide on Twitter – and people are using it to give the embattled developer a positive attitude.
-? | ? (@gurugurugravity) November 9, 2019
– DodongoHateSmoke (??? THIS MONTH !!!!) (@CabooseShoes) November 9, 2019
– Maddie loves playing Alola! Pokemon shaped my childhood and influenced me more than any other series. I am incredibly thankful for all the work you have done and everything you continue to do. ???? pic.twitter.com/wS2GOnglXy
– Lemoncholic ??? (@ Lemoncholic1) November 9, 2019
#Thanks to GameFreak for my favorite childhood memories. When I moved to a new neighborhood, I had no new friends, but because I had my DS & Pokmon Platinum, I had the opportunity to talk to others and could still find some of my closest friends, so I'll never do it forget that? pic.twitter.com/WheKPs8hTt
– Aero (@ActualAero) November 9, 2019
This week, the Pokmon Company canceled its Japanese opening event for Pokmon Sword and Shield next week in Tokyo. Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori, the series' seasoned lead producer and game director, should both perform.
In a statement apologizing for canceling the event, the Pokmon Company simply blamed "operational reasons."
Chris Tapsell of Eurogamer spoke to both Masuda and Ohmori in a joint interview last month talking about the pressure of delightful Pokmon fans.
Much of Sword and Shield's discussion centered on the fact that the series "National Dex – AKA" for which every Pokemon was ever made is not included for the first time.
The discourse about it only got worse in the last week – when the leaks of Pokmon Sword and Shield from the game started to get online. as well as what virtual creatures I would not go back this time. The theme was referred to by the fans as "#Dexit," an allusion to Sword and Shield's UK-inspired setting.
"Of course you see these kinds of negative comments and feel like developers A bit in terms of certain things," Masuda said to Eurogamer last month.
"But at the same time you have to criticize, for example, Pokmon Let's Go had a lot of comments early on, that it was too easy, or it was a bit too 'child related' and so on This kind of comment is something that you see and you are considering and trying to make improvements in the next game based on the feedback received from the last one.
"So, as for the Pokdex issue you mentioned That was a very difficult decision internally. There was a lot of discussion about where we should go and ultimately we felt that we were concentrating on creating the richest experience we could in this area for the entire game. Keeping the pokdex as We did it was the best solution overall. "It was started by Pokmon YouTuber MysticUmbreon, who tweeted after seeing death threats against Game Freak employees.
I wanted to know if I could start a #ThankYouGameFreak trend. # ThankYouGamefreak for creating the games that have taken me through the difficult times of my childhood, I know that times are tough, but there are still fans who love what you do, spread, if you know What Gamefreak Is Doing.
– MysticUmbreon # GoldenDeer (@ MysticUmbreon94) November 9, 2019
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