Where did Palworld succeed where all other Pokemon killers like Digimon, Yokai Watch, SMT, etc. failed?

Where did Palworld succeed where all other Pokemon killers like Digimon, Yokai Watch, SMT, etc. failed?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's fun

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sponsoring big streamers and youtubers, for starters. Pretty much ALL of the most popular e-celebs were given a copy to play.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Little bit of and a little bit of

      By not being pokemon. I don't want to play some boring ass turn based shit about the power of believing in yourself or whatever the frick.

      Yokai Watch fell off everywhere around the point of that fourth entry, SMT failing isn't really a Pokemon thing and Digimon was always the underdog between it and Pokemon.

      The new DQM came out last year, as did an indie Pokemon clone called Cassette Beasts and nobody talked about it. Too many normies see something that plays like Pokemon and ask "But why would I play that, I have Pokemon!" but then they see this which doesn't play like Pokemon but rather uses them in a different context for an Ark clone and people fricking love survival games for some reason. The real question to ask at this point is whether Palworld will maintain momentuum or if people will get bored of it in a month or two.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By not being pokemon. I don't want to play some boring ass turn based shit about the power of believing in yourself or whatever the frick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was all those "Dube what if pokeman was edgey?" ideas all at once. The crowd is stupid and loves lowest common demmonitator mass appeal garbage.

      Play this then. It's about ghost being ghost busters. The final boss used to be Stay Pufft even.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yokai watch has shit designs, anon. Too kiddy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's what makes it nice. It's not generic and lame. It's flat-out moronic and kinda funny. Especially when something perverted managed to slip through censors. that happened a number of times actually.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Digimon had no idea how to make a coherent game formula and would change it every few years, so nothing would stick
    Yokai Watch failed the 'cute/cool/ test with its roster, and would never have worked outside Japan
    SMT got cannibalized by Persona

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not your pal, buddy.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By releasing it on PC and Steam for a decent price and not $60+60+DLC+Online subscription fee+Tax.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The other devs made the mistake of making pokemon clones. Palworld is a crafting survival game with pokemon. It's easy streamer bait. Consider which video lil zoomie is more likely to click on
    >is [pokemon clone] the successor to pokemon?
    >POKEMON WITH GUNS?!!!!?!!

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer meme appeal, the only way to succeed as an indie dev

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Digimon was never supposed to be a Pokémon killer you fricking moron. Plus, Digimon World 1 is better than any Pokémon game and Palshit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What was it supposed to be then?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yokai Watch almost succeeded in Japan, a friend who was living in Japan at the time it peaked told me Yokai Watch was actually more popular than Pokemon with kids

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers. Pokemon is older than the majoirty of posters on this board.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cuz it panders to normies and its vaguely fun
    the best pokemon clone is digimon cyber sleuth god i love that game
    palwordl blew up cuz streamers played it and goyim do whatever streamers want them to do
    i just pirated palworld cuz i saw gameplay of it like 5 months ago and was eh why not

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the best pokemon clone is digimon cyber sleuth
      That's not Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 you fricking mongoloind.

      What was it supposed to be then?

      Tamagotchis for the boys.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Palworld's monsters are actual monsters. No jobmons or lewackypoop.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pokemon is stuck in time
    palmon is if pokemon matured with its fans

    yeah you can catch people with pokeballs, enslave and butcher them, why would the pokeballs only be used for pokemons?
    and also, what do you think is that beef that ash ate on that episode in which he did?

    IT WAS TAURUS BEEF HOMIE, WE ALL KNOW IT
    Palworld doesn't hide it, pokemon sweeps it under the rug

    That sushi was a fricking magikarp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >what do you think is that beef that ash ate on that episode in which he did?
      Miltank?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    memes, and guns

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >digimon
    never really cared about vidya
    >youkai
    Had the potential but was mismanaged into hell by level 5 and kadokawa
    >SMT
    Even slower combat than pkmn

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It tried to be the ideal rather than a direct copy, it's also how bg3 succeeded. The images of franchises we have in our heads does not necessarily correlate with reality and developers are realizing they can focus on the image rather than the material. In this way they can create the games of our dreams.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But none of those games (especially SMT) were trying to copy pokemon. Yo-kai Watch was a bootleg DQM and that kinda copied Pokemon though. You have room to debate on that one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >But none of those games (especially SMT) were trying to copy pokemon
        They all share the same foundation as pokemon, with a twist. So rather than rebranding or building on a pre-existing genre Palworld builds towards an ideal. Why build on a rotten foundation when people are really in love with the idea?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well, I was interested in Palworld where I wasn't in all those franchises because it feels like an actual game where you do stuff. Menu based combat doesn't really do anything for me and it doesn't really endear me to my creatures like having them wandering around my shack harvesting stuff and fighting off wild animals does.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. marketing and releasing on steam first instead of consoles. Many jap games relegate to releasing on console with bad marketing. they marketed this game just enough, and likely paid streamers to stream the game, and thus, get views. I doubt digimon ever paid someone a cent to play their games.

    2. "wtf factor". its marketed as pokemon with guns, that controversy will spark interest in the game vs a standard monster taming game like the others. you can shoot the mons, force them to work, eat them, etc. ofc people would flock to such bat shit PETA inducing features.

    3. open world, decent graphics compared to pokemon, scarlet running like garbage and being overall kinda meh helped it a ton. when one game does badly, thats when you strike to switch interest.

    4. they chose a safe gameplay loop of being ark and other crafting/survival. something like digimon with its shitty evolution system and dedigivolving mechanics are too convoluted for people to care for. people already hate EV/IV training/breeding in pokemon. the simpler, the better.

    5. yokai watch is too japanesy so doesn't appeal to the wets, and it quite literally appeals to kids where palworld appeals to all ages and certainly america when it comes to guns. digimon fails at everything despite their mon designs being vastly superior to everything else.

    I can tell you where palworld drop the bag tho: the character creator. I think going for the realistic and dark souls ugly abomination route hurts it, they should have chose a more stylized pokemon human route. at this point the humans carry pokemon in terms of fanart, in palworld, artist are seldom gonna draw the humans, so they missed some promotion there. say they make merch or figures or cards too, well, the humans are out of the picture since they're fricking garbage outside of that one punk girl.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    YoKai watch did succeed, a lot actually, pokemon just wiped it out with the future games they put out to counter it, we'll have to see how Nintendo responds

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Massive viral marketing and paying streamers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as a zoomer, I really can't understand the influence of streamers in the vidya industry. I doubt that more than 5% of the sales are because of someone streaming it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sheeple are a thing they're just called npcs now.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If Ganker is anything to go by the answer is extremely inorganic shilling, but I suspect that in general success in vidya is about 50% producing something that ecelebs will talk about.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the designs aren't all rancid horseshit
    >HAHA LOOK LE FUNNI OLD PEOPLE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      but they are all rancid dogshit.
      wait you like pokeslop designs?
      palsloppers…

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pals are just generic and boring.

      >But none of those games (especially SMT) were trying to copy pokemon
      They all share the same foundation as pokemon, with a twist. So rather than rebranding or building on a pre-existing genre Palworld builds towards an ideal. Why build on a rotten foundation when people are really in love with the idea?

      Just say you think JRPGs are gay instead of sniffing your own farts.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's not a carbon copy, it takes the formula into the future

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean when I was a kid I was never too impressed by the Pokémon games though I liked the show. A friend had Pokémon stadium and snap on the N64 and I thought that THAT was the future for Pokémon games, more spectacular 3D battles. But really I wanted a game that felt more fun than a turn based RPG, like the idea of a big open Pokémon world where you could run around and fight Mons in real time was cool but it never really happened.
    Plus this has guns in it which are cool.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chinese viral marketing

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    open world surviving crafting slop and e-celebs

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it doesn't look like pokemon at all aside from the pokemon creatures. looks like rust or ark or some shit

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pokemon was actually the SMT killer if you think about it

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's Pokemon but you play as Team Rocket instead of a goody two shoes trainer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. It said frick it and went full moron, thus doing something that nobody else did yet. Every other pokeclone is stuck with the idea that they must follow the same turn-based (or pseudo-turn-based) gameplay.

    2. Better designs. Shameless cribbing from Pokemon or not, they actually look like goddamn creatures. They’re not senseless amalgamations of objects and shapes.
    Look at the shit that’s in something like Cassette Beasts, the difference is palpable.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dazzi looks like she got lifted right out of yokai watch honestly
    the legacy of geemu lives on

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Presentation, its Pokemon Gun like the absurdity of it and being shown off with normal games made most people aware of it. other clones played it too straight and tried to copy the same gameplay style
    The gameplay loop is actual fun, crafting/survival and fighting shit is like crack for a lot of people plus adding Pokemon on top of that is a bonus I didn't think it would work as well as it does

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