Keengamer Podcast Episode 130: What Does Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Need to Do to Succeed?

Join Jessica, Noah, and Marc on this week's episode of the KeenGamer podcast to discuss their hopes for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and what they think it needs to do to succeed. Before breaking down everything they know about the Paldea region so far, the panel discusses what they've been playing, and the biggest news stories of the week.
KeenGamer Podcast #130: What Does Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Need to do to Succeed?

Join Jessica, Noah, and Marc as they break down everything we know about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet so far, and what they think it needs to do to succeed with new and old fans. From the new starters, to the changes to gyms and stories, the ‘first’ fully open world game in the main series, multiplayer, and the Paldea region itself – and a lot more!

Before talking all things Gen 9 for the main topic, as always, the crew talks about some of the games they have been playing recently, and all the biggest news stories of the week.

Timestamps:

[00:00] Intro
[01:25] Two Point Campus
[06:28] V Rising
[12:50] Morrowind
[20:56] Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO)
[25:57] Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct reactions
[32:59] Marvel’s Midnight Suns gets another delay
[37:31] Alone in the Dark remake announced

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

[43:55] Main topic: Our history with Pokemon
[52:25] Everything we know about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
[59:43] General Scarlet and Violet impressions
[1:04:33] Why do we play Pokemon?
[1:07:18] Three main stories and gyms in any order
[1:10:50] New Legendaries Koraidon and Miraidon
[1:15:13] Pokemon four-player online co-op for the first time
[1:20:19] New Pokemon and starters in Gen 9
[1:32:26] The Paldea region
[[1:35:53] Professor Sada and Professor Turo
[1:38:43] Terastal Phenomenon and Terastalizing
[1:43:27] What we don’t want from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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