Fans of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet share their thoughts on how the game features the best storytelling and writing in the series to date.
The Pokémon series has been around for decades now and has taken players to all sorts of worlds, locations, and environments.
Despite this, the series has never been known for its expansive or elaborate narrative. The narrative of games generally takes a back seat to other aspects of the experience.
But with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, the newest entry in the series, fans are finally starting to take notice of the story and claim that this generation has the best storytelling of all.
Players of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet believe the game has the best storytelling in the series
In a post on the game’s subreddit, a player asked if anyone else shared their opinion that the current entries feature the best writing, so far.
“This game literally made me cry in places. Is there a Pokémon game where you think the characters are better written?” is the question they ask the community.
Many of the responses to the post seem to reflect this sentiment as well, with many players agreeing that the game does indeed feature the best storytelling in the franchise:
“I’d say she’s not great in general (good, but not great), but she’s definitely high quality for a series like Pokémon that traditionally hasn’t put much effort into character writing or the construction of the world…”
Some players point to the lack of a real villain in the game as an example of the strength of the writing, with one user saying: “…even the characters responsible for all the problems in the game are morally gray at best.”
However, not everyone shares this sentiment in a positive way: “The bar is so low that it’s hardly an accomplishment.”
Many feel that because games have focused so little on story and characters, having one with a little more focus isn’t a big accomplishment.
One commenter summed up this idea in their response, saying: “Like, yeah, Scarlet and Purple has more character stuff than most other Pokémon games, but that bar is completely floored…”
While it seems like the community thinks there’s still work to be done in terms of storytelling as a whole, many are happy to see these latest games moving in the right direction.