Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are a Game Freak technical fiasco

Since the major features of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been revealed, many fans of the world’s biggest franchise games have begun to think that maybe these new titles were very ambitious for development time -and I wanted to be wrong about it. As soon as the first gameplay videos started to appear on the internet we could see the evident technical damage. A game full of good promises, but whose quality and visual performance are far from ideal.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: A Technical Disaster

There are already numerous posts on social networks showing excerpts of the game or screenshots of the main technical problems of the game. First problem: Many low quality textures. Concerns about maintaining a good resolution in an open world, many textures are a stain on the new Pokémon, not pleasant in sight and often victim of an equally defective anti-aliasing, hard to ignore after several hours of play.


Many can say that the graphics are not all -and this would be right, we can enjoy a game a lot despite their graphics, and I am in favor of this opinion. Up to a certain limit, however. The textures are indeed far from being the only problem: ridiculous loading distance, NPCs that freeze, take or blink in the environment or even the animations, buildings that disappear or load randomly… Scarlet and Violet are a compilation of the worst problems Technician a game can have, all in less than 30 fps.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see for yourself, here is a good example of what we can expect from the game.

Problems in animations.

Or progress in general.

A game released too early?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be good games in terms of ideas, but we can clearly see that they came out very early. A dizzying rhythm of release that many fans criticize, wishing to see more finished and polished games. This new franchise entrance is full of evidence that time was running out, with ghost cities, no stores, replaced by menus and available several times in the same city to give a false sense of diversity. Patch Day One did not help, it was focused only on changes related to Pokémon and its skills.

We have to expect performance and the big problems of the game to be solved in the coming days and weeks, but the community does not remain hopeful.