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Please note that Part 1 (The Isle of Armour) launches in June and Part 2 (The Crown Tundra) launches in the Autumn.


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Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with …you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with all the contentIt's


well that wouldn't be a 3rd version of the game would it. it'd be the same game, just with all the dlc paid for already. If you can add all the content to the original release without needing to rebuy a base game then it's not a new release.


Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

Pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then …Pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then to sell them as add-ons after release,


This sorta remark always gives a chuckle, here's the 2 things people conveniently forget. the whole dexit scandal revolves around the idea they cut out all these pokemon...people act as if all pokemon were obtainable in game. In reality the average number of catchable pokemon natively in new generation games since gen 5 ( there have been more than 600 pokemon since) is 351. sword shield has 400 pokemon. pokemon sword/sheild has more than the average (fyi sun & moon only had 300) every pokemon game since gen 4 has started off with more than half the national pokedex missing.

and in regards to those missing pokemon...

there have been 7 new gens of pokemon since the series started. only 2* allowed you transfer old gen pokemon without any additional costs to any player. that 2 gets an asterisk next to it too, as by the time black & white came out in 2010, the dsi had replaced all other models of ds. so any user with the new model could no longer access the gba pokemon.

gen 1 over to gen 2 required a link cable,
gen1&2 to gen 3 was NOT possible. (you only had access to the cut 180+ pokemon when they remade red & blue over a year later...ontop of that you either needed a gba link cbale or the more expensive version of the remakes which had a wireless adapter.

gen 3 to gen 4 was doable (old ds models required.)

gen 4 to 5 was doable (gen 3 to 5 was complicated as pointed out)

gen 5 to 6 required pokemon bank.

gen 6 to 7 required pokemon bank.

& also, you don't need to pay a penny for the returning pokemon. literally a day after they're released they'll be all over the games trading lobbies.

Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game …I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game without either patching the hell out of it once its printed because they didn't test it properly or cutting out things for future DLC that were probably in the original game anyway


You and i remember the old days differently lol. Games used to ship broken all the time back then too...difference was they usually stayed broken. alot of games back then didn't even have full teams of testers like they do now so the majority shipped with some kind of bug or issue. it was even worse back then because sometimes they'd "patch' the game years later fixing bugs and the like for the best seller release. SO the only way to get an update was to rebuy the whole thing.

take mortal kombat 3, on release it was broken. 6 months later they fixed it added 'dlc that were probably in the original game anyway' & charged full price for it.

then there's street fighter 2, on the snes we also got street fighter 2 champion edition, street fighter 2 turbo & ultra street fighter 2.

all of those games tweaked the game in ways that would be patched in for free now rather than you needing you to buy a whole new game.

Hell SF2 turbo specifically was what in a modern game would just be a patch, they tweaked the balance & added different speeds. in 2020 that's a patch in 1994 that was another £50.

it wasn't just fighting games either. they rereleased mario all stars & added an updated & tweaked version of mario world. So if you want the best version of either of those games, you need rebuy them.
Edited by: "bobafettish" 10th Jan
Hecklersfieldday10/01/2020 00:26

Instead of the standard 3rd game or sequel versions, yes


That's how they validate chopping the game up into parts before they release it... They would have always planned to do this and you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with all the content

It's pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then to sell them as add-ons after release

I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game without either patching the hell out of it once its printed because they didn't test it properly or cutting out things for future DLC that were probably in the original game anyway
Bit cheeky to announce the first paid Pokemon season pass following the most controversial (and imo rushed and disappointing) launch of the series.
Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be included.
You would pay £45 for a 3rd version but not £27 for the extra content and more than what a remake would offer!!
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Wait...Pokemon now has paid-for DLC expansions?
herrbz10/01/2020 00:18

Wait...Pokemon now has paid-for DLC expansions?


Instead of the standard 3rd game or sequel versions, yes
Hecklersfieldday10/01/2020 00:26

Instead of the standard 3rd game or sequel versions, yes


That's how they validate chopping the game up into parts before they release it... They would have always planned to do this and you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with all the content

It's pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then to sell them as add-ons after release

I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game without either patching the hell out of it once its printed because they didn't test it properly or cutting out things for future DLC that were probably in the original game anyway
Unsure how I feel about this. On the one hand you can get all the extra Pokémon for free via trading so you don't need the dlc to complete your pokedex which is nice.

On the other hand this seems like a silly price for what seems like very little in terms of content. That said, the "ultra" versions were by and large complete rehashes of the previous game with very little new content either. You did at least get to play a full game again though.
intresting
Very scummy
How much cheaper ?
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The fact that they have version exclusive expansion packs seems like such pointless greed.

Nintendo are the only company that could find a way to punish people who decided to buy almost the same game twice.
Bit cheeky to announce the first paid Pokemon season pass following the most controversial (and imo rushed and disappointing) launch of the series.
Elivercury10/01/2020 00:40

Unsure how I feel about this. On the one hand you can get all the extra …Unsure how I feel about this. On the one hand you can get all the extra Pokémon for free via trading so you don't need the dlc to complete your pokedex which is nice. On the other hand this seems like a silly price for what seems like very little in terms of content. That said, the "ultra" versions were by and large complete rehashes of the previous game with very little new content either. You did at least get to play a full game again though.


Well, you can always play through the game again here if you want to.
I remember people arguing that Nintendo games were better for not having DLC. RIP that. Still cheaper than RRP so voted hot.
Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be included.
You would pay £45 for a 3rd version but not £27 for the extra content and more than what a remake would offer!!
mario_boi10/01/2020 03:09

Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be …Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be included. You would pay £45 for a 3rd version but not £27 for the extra content and more than what a remake would offer!!


Not neccesarily - it includes the two announced pieces of expansion content, but there could conceiveably be more announced at a later date, which wouldn't be included.
My son competed Sword in a couple of days. Now I know why, half the content was cut out to make an overpriced DLC pack...

Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with …you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with all the contentIt's


well that wouldn't be a 3rd version of the game would it. it'd be the same game, just with all the dlc paid for already. If you can add all the content to the original release without needing to rebuy a base game then it's not a new release.


Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

Pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then …Pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then to sell them as add-ons after release,


This sorta remark always gives a chuckle, here's the 2 things people conveniently forget. the whole dexit scandal revolves around the idea they cut out all these pokemon...people act as if all pokemon were obtainable in game. In reality the average number of catchable pokemon natively in new generation games since gen 5 ( there have been more than 600 pokemon since) is 351. sword shield has 400 pokemon. pokemon sword/sheild has more than the average (fyi sun & moon only had 300) every pokemon game since gen 4 has started off with more than half the national pokedex missing.

and in regards to those missing pokemon...

there have been 7 new gens of pokemon since the series started. only 2* allowed you transfer old gen pokemon without any additional costs to any player. that 2 gets an asterisk next to it too, as by the time black & white came out in 2010, the dsi had replaced all other models of ds. so any user with the new model could no longer access the gba pokemon.

gen 1 over to gen 2 required a link cable,
gen1&2 to gen 3 was NOT possible. (you only had access to the cut 180+ pokemon when they remade red & blue over a year later...ontop of that you either needed a gba link cbale or the more expensive version of the remakes which had a wireless adapter.

gen 3 to gen 4 was doable (old ds models required.)

gen 4 to 5 was doable (gen 3 to 5 was complicated as pointed out)

gen 5 to 6 required pokemon bank.

gen 6 to 7 required pokemon bank.

& also, you don't need to pay a penny for the returning pokemon. literally a day after they're released they'll be all over the games trading lobbies.

Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game …I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game without either patching the hell out of it once its printed because they didn't test it properly or cutting out things for future DLC that were probably in the original game anyway


You and i remember the old days differently lol. Games used to ship broken all the time back then too...difference was they usually stayed broken. alot of games back then didn't even have full teams of testers like they do now so the majority shipped with some kind of bug or issue. it was even worse back then because sometimes they'd "patch' the game years later fixing bugs and the like for the best seller release. SO the only way to get an update was to rebuy the whole thing.

take mortal kombat 3, on release it was broken. 6 months later they fixed it added 'dlc that were probably in the original game anyway' & charged full price for it.

then there's street fighter 2, on the snes we also got street fighter 2 champion edition, street fighter 2 turbo & ultra street fighter 2.

all of those games tweaked the game in ways that would be patched in for free now rather than you needing you to buy a whole new game.

Hell SF2 turbo specifically was what in a modern game would just be a patch, they tweaked the balance & added different speeds. in 2020 that's a patch in 1994 that was another £50.

it wasn't just fighting games either. they rereleased mario all stars & added an updated & tweaked version of mario world. So if you want the best version of either of those games, you need rebuy them.
Edited by: "bobafettish" 10th Jan
mario_boi10/01/2020 03:09

Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be …Remember this is an expansion pass, meaning all future content will be included. You would pay £45 for a 3rd version but not £27 for the extra content and more than what a remake would offer!!


I paid £30 for moon, a whole new game. £27 is the cost for just 2 areas. There's also the argument of holding back pokemon that would've otherwise been included to give incentive to pay for the expansion pass. I'd also be wary of saying that all future content will be included. If they did decided to release a 3rd and 4th expansion (which may not happen and instead just focus on another game), then I doubt it would be included. I'm sure there will be more mental gymnastics to downplay people's concerns.
Edited by: "frish" 10th Jan
The full Home details have yet to be announced. I've been holding out for that info. If what has happened so far is anything to go buy I am expecting Home to cost similar to a Netflix monthly subscription just so I can keep them trapped in the cloud forever. So if I want to get Sword and Shield and get the full experience now I'll be looking at £60-70 for the game and dlc.
There is nothing to do in the game. Sometimes I want to play, then realise I will just be riding my bike around the wild area for no reason, seeing the same old Pokemon walking around.

I won't be purchasing the DLC as I'm sure there will be a very limited amount of content, and it will be extremely overpriced.
frish10/01/2020 05:18

I paid £30 for moon, a whole new game. £27 is the cost for just 2 areas. T …I paid £30 for moon, a whole new game. £27 is the cost for just 2 areas. There's also the argument of holding back pokemon that would've otherwise been included to give incentive to pay for the expansion pass. I'd also be wary of saying that all future content will be included. If they did decided to release a 3rd and 4th expansion (which may not happen and instead just focus on another game), then I doubt it would be included. I'm sure there will be more mental gymnastics to downplay people's concerns.


"Just two areas" is downplaying the content a tad. It's two areas that are bigger than the existing wild area, and that's not including the sub areas within them like towns and buildings we've seen.

The new Pokemon can also be accessed for free without buying the expansion pass.
frish10/01/2020 05:18

I paid £30 for moon, a whole new game. £27 is the cost for just 2 areas. T …I paid £30 for moon, a whole new game. £27 is the cost for just 2 areas. There's also the argument of holding back pokemon that would've otherwise been included to give incentive to pay for the expansion pass. I'd also be wary of saying that all future content will be included. If they did decided to release a 3rd and 4th expansion (which may not happen and instead just focus on another game), then I doubt it would be included. I'm sure there will be more mental gymnastics to downplay people's concerns.


firstly bad comparison, you're comparing something you paid less than the retail price with another thing at full rrp. that's not a balanced comparison.

you should have either done

£39.99 for the game & £26.99 for this dlc (comparing the rrp)

or

£30 for the game & £21.85 for this offer (compared the cheapest at launch)

even then i'd argue both those are poor choices, it's comparing apples to pears. the more apt comparison would be with ultra moon. the thing it's replacing the "3rd game"

at rrp you're paying £39.99 for the base game (sun/moon) and then a further £39.99 for the expanded version (ultra moon) sw/sh are £49.99 then a further £26.99 right from the start in terms of rrp it's cheaper. what about the cheap route, lets' say £30 for moon then £30 for ultra moon. sword/sheild have been available a few times at £36.99 + the £21.85 for this expansion. So wether you're paying the full rp or trying to get the cheapest versions you're still paying less that buying both moon & ultra moon.

the only real question is the content. Given we know very little about it, it's hard to compare the extra content. the only concrete info we have right now is that there are over 200 new/returning pokemon in this expansion. ultra moon/sun added less than 100. so it's more than doubling the numbers we usually see added in the 3rd games. So far it does look like it will be better for fans than the usual 3rd game entry. story content sounds bigger & we know that the entire areas are open like the wild area, which is significantly more than what we usually see in those 3rd game expansinos, we'll have to wait and see how the whole thing is executed though.
Edited by: "bobafettish" 10th Jan
Almost had a heart attack when I purchased this as I thought I purchased the sword expansion pack (I have shield).

Once you've purchased this, obtained your code and redeem it on the Nintendo eshop you'll be asked whether you want the sword expansion pack or the shield expansion pack. Obviously, you should only pick the expansion pack that corresponds with the game that you have
would have been great if it didnt feel like they were trying to nickle and dime players.

but personally i probably only played on a game boy before sword and shield and the only reason i got the game was for the region. supposed to be based on the uk. So i dont feel as bad about the limited pokemon in sword since i have no real expectations form the previous games

i enjoyed the game a lot and had a great nostalgia trip. will probably get the dlc

feel bad nintendo have screwed over their faithful fans though.

hope the dlc has pidgey. always loved it as a kid, the final evolved form.... i was searching for it in my games and couldnt find it... sadly was not in sword
confused. only 1 region per game? so to get both regions out of that season pass you also would need both games?
The most stripped down version of Pokémon ever released and then they release dlc. No thanks
Heat for this! Had a feeling it would be cheaper somewhere else. I’d recommend waiting for cdkeys to do one if you’re not too bothered about getting the preorder stuff. It’ll probably be reduced again before June
Zanza10/01/2020 06:51

confused. only 1 region per game? so to get both regions out of that …confused. only 1 region per game? so to get both regions out of that season pass you also would need both games?


Both new regions are in the season pass with minor differences between the sword version and the shield version
Nicholas_B10/01/2020 00:39

That's how they validate chopping the game up into parts before they …That's how they validate chopping the game up into parts before they release it... They would have always planned to do this and you can bet your bottom dollar they will still release a 3rd version with all the contentIt's pretty crappy to not have the full roster of previous generations and then to sell them as add-ons after release I miss the days of companies having to actually release a full game without either patching the hell out of it once its printed because they didn't test it properly or cutting out things for future DLC that were probably in the original game anyway


I think they’ve done a fantastic job with the game. It would’ve been a massive task getting all of the Pokemon into this game
repouk10/01/2020 03:56

My son competed Sword in a couple of days. Now I know why, half the …My son competed Sword in a couple of days. Now I know why, half the content was cut out to make an overpriced DLC pack...:{


It’s fairly easy but 2 days? It took me 25hrs to finish the story
Thanks much cheaper
Sorry to cut in, and I hope it's not a silly question... I don't play myself but have two kids who do. If we get this expansion pack, will both be able to play or will I have to purchase twice for them both to be able to use it?
Bargain!
To be honest, while I'm not a fan of dlc in games (especially Nintendo ones) this seems to be fairer then the standard "3rd edition" which would have been charged at full price. This pretty much offers the same, as all the 3rd games added was a rehashed story (Yellow was based on the anime instead of manga, Crystal gave the 3 dogs a bigger role, Emerald merged the stories of Magma and Aqua, Platinum fleshed out Team Plasma and Giratina's story, Black/White 2 was N and focus on Kyurem) but was set in the same locations with perhaps one or two extra areas to explore...this is giving you, what I understand, two wild areas to explore with stories on top of that. The 200 extra Pokemon are available for free for those who download the dlc and will, instead, be obtained via trading (using Pokemon Home) which is the exact same concept of the national dex for every single Pokemon game before this.

Bottom line, if you're still hating on Gamefreak, simple solution is dont buy the dlc...simples
Edited by: "alex260993" 10th Jan
Illusionary10/01/2020 02:18

Well, you can always play through the game again here if you want to.


True! But at least there were small variations with ultra.

Incidentally for me one of the biggest reasons to get the ultra versions were that they usually loaded them full of legendary Pokémon, even some mythical Pokémon in recent games. Curious to see if they'll do the same with this dlc?
bobafettish10/01/2020 06:08

firstly bad comparison, you're comparing something you paid less than the …firstly bad comparison, you're comparing something you paid less than the retail price with another thing at full rrp. that's not a balanced comparison. you should have either done£39.99 for the game & £26.99 for this dlc (comparing the rrp)or£30 for the game & £21.85 for this offer (compared the cheapest at launch)even then i'd argue both those are poor choices, it's comparing apples to pears. the more apt comparison would be with ultra moon. the thing it's replacing the "3rd game"at rrp you're paying £39.99 for the base game (sun/moon) and then a further £39.99 for the expanded version (ultra moon) sw/sh are £49.99 then a further £26.99 right from the start in terms of rrp it's cheaper. what about the cheap route, lets' say £30 for moon then £30 for ultra moon. sword/sheild have been available a few times at £36.99 + the £21.85 for this expansion. So wether you're paying the full rp or trying to get the cheapest versions you're still paying less that buying both moon & ultra moon. the only real question is the content. Given we know very little about it, it's hard to compare the extra content. the only concrete info we have right now is that there are over 200 new/returning pokemon in this expansion. ultra moon/sun added less than 100. so it's more than doubling the numbers we usually see added in the 3rd games. So far it does look like it will be better for fans than the usual 3rd game entry. story content sounds bigger & we know that the entire areas are open like the wild area, which is significantly more than what we usually see in those 3rd game expansinos, we'll have to wait and see how the whole thing is executed though.


That's if you choose to get both sun/moon and ultra sun/moon, you could've just gotten away with the ultra version. Even if you buy both, you can at least sell one of them, can't do that with the expansion. If we've carrying on with the cheaper card, then if wanted to get a deal on both, you could get both for £40 or less. It has been said that the additional returning pokemon will be tradeable for free, but that always used to be a thing, it would be a scummy thing to do otherwise and I'm not sure if that's even practical. The trading system is massively inferior to the GTS system we were used to. I'm not saying don't get it if you're interested, I may pre-order myself, but a lot of the positive attitudes sound like regurgitated marketing or biased. That's also not to say that I support the whole 3rd version thing, they seemed to have milked a lot of money from that, but value from dlc can be questionable and so too can the switch tax. For £22 it seems fine, but the rrp does seem excessive when you could get full 3ds games for that. Particularly since pokemon hasn't really evolved much.
39638868-00TmO.jpgJust gonna leave this here
Delivery says to USA, can those codes be redeemed in the UK ?
Note: When you redeem this you also get £1.35 of Gold points.
Hecklersfieldday10/01/2020 00:26

Instead of the standard 3rd game or sequel versions, yes


Seems a pretty flimsy justification for a company essentially withholding part of the game. The 2 don’t really equate to me personally. Disappointed that Nintendo and Game Freak. Was the business mode of already needing 2 copies of the game to have “catch em all” not enough? So you want pikachu? That will be about tree fiddy
hdl10/01/2020 07:32

Sorry to cut in, and I hope it's not a silly question... I don't play …Sorry to cut in, and I hope it's not a silly question... I don't play myself but have two kids who do. If we get this expansion pack, will both be able to play or will I have to purchase twice for them both to be able to use it?


Do they currently have a Switch, account and base game each? If so you'll need two of the expansion pack. If they're just sharing then you'll only need one.
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