Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's Graphics Compared To The Original Games'

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Late last week, Nintendo announced remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The original games were released in 2007 on the Nintendo DS, while the remakes will be out on the Switch this year.

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Plus, the new versions will not be developed by Game Freak, but rather, ILCA (the games’ original director, Junichi Masuda, will be overseeing the project, however).

So, of course, there are going to be differences. But there will also be similarities. We don’t have that much footage of the remakes, but that which we do is compared to the original games in the clip below:

Thoughts? Opinions? Feelings?

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DISCUSSION

mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

Some of it looks good (the battles) but somehow the overworld feels a little... cheap I want to say.

The pixelated lower-quality works on a small handheld and with the simple music has a quaint charm to it but the switch version looks like a cheap unity knockoff.